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IG-EXP-1: Bare Metal Support Acceptance Test

This page captures status for the test case IG-EXP-1, which verified support for bare metal nodes. For overall status see the ExoGENI Acceptance Test Status page.

Last update: 08/20/12

Test Status

This section captures the status for each step in the acceptance test plan.

Step State Date completed Ticket Comments
Step 1 Color(green,Pass)?
Step 2 Color(red,Fail)? instaticket:13 Windows XP instructions exist, not worth taking up resources for weeks.
Step 3 Color(red,Fail)? Windows XP instructions exist, not worth taking up resources for weeks.
Step 4 Color(green,Pass)?
Step 5 Color(green,Pass)?
Step 6 Color(green,Pass)?
Step 7

State Legend Description
Color(green,Pass)? Test completed and met all criteria
Color(#98FB98,Pass: most criteria)? Test completed and met most criteria. Exceptions documented
Color(red,Fail)? Test completed and failed to meet criteria.
Color(yellow,Complete)? Test completed but will require re-execution due to expected changes
Color(orange,Blocked)? Blocked by ticketed issue(s).
Color(#63B8FF,In Progress)? Currently under test.

Test Plan Steps

A nick_name alias is used for the Utah InstaGENI aggregate manager in the omni_config:


GPO ProtoGENI user credentials for were used for Experimenter1.

Step 1. Determine which nodes can be used as exclusive nodes

Able to determine which node are exclusive and if they are available via Omni listresources. No issues found. ListResources obtained with the following Omni command:

 $ -a insta-utah listresources --available --api-version 2 -t GENI 3 -o

Step 2. Obtain 2 licensed recent Microsoft OS images for physical nodes from the site (BBN)

Need to get InstaGENI folks to document the non-support of MS Windows and cleanup of windows references (ticket 13).

Step 3. Reserve and boot 2 physical nodes using Microsoft image

MS Windows is not verified (ticket 13) According to email from Leigh, this is very time intensive and would require weeks. Also Windows XP instructions exist.

Step 4. Obtain a recent Linux OS image for physical nodes from the InstaGENI list

Have requested the list of currently supported OS by InstaGENI. Initially only Standard 32-bit Fedora 15 image was available, two images have been added to the list of available OS in the Utah InstaGENI rack (ticket 13). Tested each images made available to experimenters, by setting up a 2 raw pc with 1 lan experiment for each image and attached Rspec:

  • FreeBSD 8.2 32-bit version
  • Standard 64-bit Ubuntu 11 image
  • Standard 32-bit Fedora 15 image (default)

Command used to determine images:

 $ -a insta-utah listresources --available --api-version 2 -t GENI 3 --available -o
 $ egrep "node component|disk_image|available" rspec-boss-utah-geniracks-net-protogeni-xmlrpc-am-2-0.xml 

Step 5. Reserve and boot physical node using each loading a different Linux OS image

Using the RSpec IG-EXP-1.rspec that includes 1 FreeBSD, and 1 Ubuntu node, create a slice and sliver:

$ createslice IG-EXP-1
$ -a insta-utah createsliver IG-EXP-1 IG-EXP-1.rspec --api-version 2 -t GENI 3 

Verify that the sliver is ready with a Omni sliverstatus command and verify that 'pg_status' is 'ready':

 $ -a insta-utah sliverstatus IG-EXP-1 --api-version 2 -t GENI 3

Once sliver is ready, check the host allocation for the sliver EG-EXP-1:

 $ -a insta-utah listresources IG-EXP-1 --api-version 2 -t GENI 3 -o
 $ egrep "login" IG-EXP-1-rspec-utah-geniracks-net-protogeni.xml 
      <login authentication="ssh-keys" hostname="" port="22" username="lnevers"/>    
      <login authentication="ssh-keys" hostname="" port="22" username="lnevers"/>   

VerifY dataplane connectivity for each host in each experiment. Check the FreeBSD host:

 $ ssh 
 %ifconfig bce1
 bce1: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
	ether e8:39:35:b1:ec:9e
	inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
	media: Ethernet 1000baseT <full-duplex>
	status: active
  PING ( 56 data bytes
  64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=0.251 ms
  64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.109 ms
  64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.107 ms
  $ ssh 
  host-ubuntu12:~% ifconfig eth1
  eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr e8:39:35:b1:0c:7e  
            inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
            inet6 addr: fe80::ea39:35ff:feb1:c7e/64 Scope:Link
            UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
            RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
            TX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
            collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
            RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:492 (492.0 B)
            Interrupt:37 Memory:f2000000-f2012800 
 host-ubuntu12:~% ping
 PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
 64 bytes from icmp_req=1 ttl=64 time=0.067 ms
 64 bytes from icmp_req=2 ttl=64 time=0.093 ms
 64 bytes from icmp_req=3 ttl=64 time=0.095 ms

Step 6. Release physical node resource

Release compute resources:

 $ -a insta-utah deletesliver IG-EXP-1

Step 7. Modify Aggregate resource allocation for the rack to add 1 additional physical node

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