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InstaGENI Racks Project

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

Ordering InstaGENI Racks

Please contact Shannon Champion <> for quotes and information on purchasing InstaGENI racks.

InstaGENI Design

An InstaGENI Design Document is available. HP also published detailed manufacturing documentation.

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

  • InstaGENI Use Cases - Nine Use Cases were submitted for discussion in the design review, discussions are captured in this page.
  • InstaGENI Open Questions - Page capturing InstaGENI design question discussed at Design meeting and on the mail list.

Acceptance Tests

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

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

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

Site Deployment

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

The GPO also executed InstaGENI New Site Confirmation Tests to validate the introduction of each new InstaGENI site. See the InstaGENI Confirmation Test Status page for all new InstaGENI 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 fully manage resources and access monitoring data for their site.

InstaGENI sites are also being configured to support GENI Network Stitching, for a list of operational InstaGENI sites that support stitching see the GENI Network Stitching Sites page.

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 here.

Operators information is available for InstaGENI Rack that capture sites connectivity details.

Racks Administration

The InstaGENI Administration page provides details about administrative tasks for the racks and available documentation for managing an InstaGENI site.

See the InstaGENI 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 InstaGENI Aggregate Surveys is a historical page that captures the initial testing completed while the rack solution was first being implemented. Experiments included: 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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