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GIMI Instrumentation and Measurement Tool: Tutorial Instructions


  1. To prepare for the tutorial, each participant should install VirtualBox and the GENI User Workspace image on their computer. Instruction for this step can be found here: [TBA]
  1. It is recommended that you attend the [ExoGENI tutorial] given prior to the GIMI tutorial.
  1. Besides OMF/OML and ExoGENI, this tutorial will also make use of iRODS and IREEL and the interested participant can find further information at the links given for both tools.
  1. Account information for all tools will be handed out on paper to the participants at the beginning of the tutorial.

Tutorial Overview

  • What is the goal of the tutorial?
  • This tutorial will show how to reserve resources with Flukes tool, implement experiments on ExoGENI testbed via command line based OML/OMF or web based GIMI portal (IREEL).
  • In this tutorial, Users are expected to get familiar with GIMI portal service and command line based OML/OMF, in order to submit experiment scripts, run experiments, and get visualized results.
  • As GIMI I&M service example, users will get hands on experience on an realistic video streaming experiment.

Common Errors

  • Be careful cutting and pasting
    • Doesn’t work from Trac
    • Sometimes even txt file inserts hidden characters
    • Some lines require edits; don’t cut and paste the newline
    • Make terminal windows big
    • Sometimes terminal gets corrupted when pasting a line that runs to the next line (especially when backspacing)
    • Here you can find some shortcuts on cutting and pasting for tools that run in VirtualBox.

Getting Ready

Tutorial Outline

After GEC15

  • What can be done after GEC15?
  • What resources are available?
  • Who do they contact with questions/problems?

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