ExoGENI Racks Project

The ExoGENI Racks address the GENI Rack Requirements and follow the process below to deliver experimenter resources:

Ordering ExoGENI Racks

Please contact Ilya Baldin <Ilia Baldine> for estimates and information on purchasing ExoGENI racks.

ExoGENI Design

Three ExoGENI Design document versions have been made available:

ExoGENI Design V1.02 document Posted after the design meeting to deliver wordsmithing changes, no design changes were made in this version.
ExoGENI Design V1.01 document Used for the review meeting.
ExoGENI Design V1.0 document Initial version of the ExoGENI design.

In response to the proposed design the following were defined and discussed on the mail list named

  • ExoGENI Use Cases - Eight Use Cases were submitted for discussion in the design review. Post-meeting discussions on the mail list are captured in this page.
  • ExoGENI Open Questions - Questions submitted for the design meeting were not discussed due to time constraints and were addressed in the mail list.

Acceptance Tests

Although GENI Rack Requirements are the same for each of the GENI rack projects, a separate ExoGENI System Acceptance Test Plan is defined based on the ExoGENI Use Cases.

See the ExoGENI Acceptance Test Status page for test status and issues as the ExoGENI Acceptance Tests are executed.

An ExoGENI Preliminary Acceptance Test Report was generated for the ExoGENI Acceptance Tests as of August 15, 2012.

The ExoGENI Final Acceptance Test Report will be made available upon project completion, this page will capture all test findings, configurations used, unresolved issues, etc.

Sites Deployment

The GPO works with Campus Engineering and the ExoGENI Rack Team to set up and coordinate testing of the control, OpenFlow, and campus connections. An outline of the GENI Rack Site Installation Checklist is available that is a baseline for the ExoGENI Sites installation.

The GPO also executed ExoGENI New Site Confirmation Tests to validate the introduction of each new ExoGENI site. See the ExoGENI Confirmation Test Status page for all new ExoGENI sites. This page captures status as sites are deployed and validated for general use by Experimenters. Upon completion of the site confirmation tests, campus engineering will be able to manage resources and access monitoring data for their site.

The GPO additionally creates a test slice that run continuously even after the confirmation tests. This slice is part of the Plastic Slices measurements experiment and collects measurement data that can be found <<insert_link_here>>.

Racks Administration

ExoGENI Rack Administration information for managing is available along with additional help available at the ExoGENI wiki site.

See the ExoGENI Rack Monitoring page for details about available rack monitoring features.

Additional help is available by contacting us at or at the real-time public IRC chat room channel #geni, see HowTo/ConnectToGENIChatRoom for details.

The Post-GEC13 status report captures the development status post GEC 13.

The ExoGENI Aggregate Surveys is a historical page that captures the initial testing completed while the rack solution was first being implemented. Experiments include the following: a simple 2 node experiment, AM API Acceptance test results and the GPO Development Analysis of the results.

Email for GENI support or email me with feedback on this page!
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