Changes between Version 36 and Version 37 of GIR3.2_INSTOOLS


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  • GIR3.2_INSTOOLS

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    33= INSTOOLS Evaluation =
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    5 The INSTOOLS software is available in two ways: as part of the ProtoGENI Flack Client and as a standalone software package. Both are evaluated as part of the GIR 3.2 effort.
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    7 The ProtoGENI FLACK Client has been integrated the INSTOOLS, so that a user may simply click a button to ''instrumentize'' nodes in an experiment. The ProtoGENI Flack Client is available [http://protogeni.net/flack.html here]. Flack Client version vGEC11.9 was used for this evaluation.
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    9 Three versions of the INSTOOLS software were evaluated all named [http://www.uky.emulab.net/downloads/INSTOOLSv3_3.tgz  V3.3].
     5The INSTOOLS software is available in two ways: as part of the ProtoGENI Flack Client and as a standalone software package. Both approaches are evaluated as part of the GIR 3.2 effort.
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     7The ProtoGENI FLACK Client has integrated the INSTOOLS so that a user may simply click a button to ''instrumentize'' nodes in an experiment. The ProtoGENI Flack Client is available [http://protogeni.net/flack.html here]. Flack Client version vGEC11.9 was used for this evaluation.
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     9Three versions of the INSTOOLS software package were evaluated all named [http://www.uky.emulab.net/downloads/INSTOOLSv3_3.tgz  V3.3].
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    1111Time Frame:  Evaluation started September 14th, 2011 through September 26, 2011.
     
    1515The ProtoGENI Flack Client Instrumentation was reviewed on September 15 and 16, 2011, version vGEC11.9 was used for this evaluation. No issues were found!
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    17 The first version of the standalone software package was [http://www.uky.emulab.net/downloads/INSTOOLSv3_3.tgz INSTOOLS V3.3] was found from the [http://groups.geni.net/geni/wiki/Instrumentize Instrumentize ] wiki page.  After running into problem, found out that this version should not be used due to issue that are to be addressed in the next version.
     17The first version of the standalone software package [http://www.uky.emulab.net/downloads/INSTOOLSv3_3.tgz INSTOOLS V3.3] was found from the [http://groups.geni.net/geni/wiki/Instrumentize Instrumentize ] wiki page.  After running into problems found out that the version should not be used due to issues that are to be addressed in the next version.
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    1919A second version was made available named [http://www.uky.emulab.net/downloads/INSTOOLSv3_3.tgz INSTOOLS V3.3] using the same version number and location.  This version was successfully used to create an experiment and instrumentize it. The following issues were found:
     
    2222 * creating a UKY and Utah tunnel experiment with the file rspecs/tunnel-rspec causes an exception in the Flack client.
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     24A third version was made available named [http://www.uky.emulab.net/downloads/INSTOOLSv3_3.tgz INSTOOLS V3.3] using the same version number and location. The third version addressed the issues discovered in the second evaluation.
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    2426= INSTOOLS  How-to =
    25 Both Flack Client and package version of the INSTOOLS software were evaluated. Detailed of usage are captured in this section.
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    27 == INSTOOLS V3.3 package (candidate 2) ==
    28 The second [http://www.uky.emulab.net/downloads/INSTOOLSv3_3.tgz INSTOOLS V3.3] package was made available on 9/20/2011, using naming and version number from the previous candidate.  The following steps were executed:
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     28Both Flack Client and package version of the INSTOOLS software were evaluated. Detailed of usage for both are captured in this section.
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     30== INSTOOLS V3.3 package (candidate 2 & 3) ==
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     32The second [http://www.uky.emulab.net/downloads/INSTOOLSv3_3.tgz INSTOOLS V3.3] package was made available on 9/20/2011, using naming and version number from the previous candidate. Issues were found which are detailed above, a third version was made available  on 09/25/2011 to address the issues discovered. The third version did not show any differences in usage, requirement or output, thus it is not explicitly captured.   The following steps were executed to evaluate INSTOOLS:
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    4347Other prerequisites include:
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    4449  1. Get an Emulab account, as described [http://www.protogeni.net/trac/protogeni/wiki/Tutorial#GetanEmulabAccount here]  [[BR]]
    4550  2. Create an SSL certificate as described [http://www.protogeni.net/trac/protogeni/wiki/Tutorial#SSLCertificate here] and saved to $HOME/.ssl/encrypted.pem   [[BR]]
     
    5257
    5358=== Create an experiment ===
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    5460Using a simple two node rspec created an experiment:
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    97103=== Instrumentize the slice ===
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    98105Using the slice and sliver created by the createExp.py command above, next the node can be instrumentized:
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    215222 Measurement Controller URL for the ukgeni.cm Aggregate is http://pc64.uky.emulab.net/
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    217225=== Access Measurements ===
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    227235=== Archive Measuraments ===
    228 All measurament data can be archived to the [http://groups.geni.net/geni/wiki/DigitalObjectRegistry CNRI Digital Object Repository project] (DOR) with the archive_using_mda.py script which uploads the INSTOOLS data (tarball containing INSTOOLS data in RRD,HTML and PNG format ) with a METADATA.txt file with details about the tar file contents. To uniquely identify
    229 each archive, a time stamp is also included in the metadata.txt file.
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     237All measurament data can be archived to the [http://groups.geni.net/geni/wiki/DigitalObjectRegistry CNRI Digital Object Repository project] (DOR) with the archive_using_mda.py script which uploads the INSTOOLS data (tarball containing INSTOOLS data in RRD,HTML and PNG format ) with a METADATA.txt file with details about the tar file contents. To uniquely identify each archive, a time stamp is also included in the metadata.txt file.
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    231239To save this data into the Digital archive space a user account for the [http://mda.doregistry.org/ MDA] must be requested pior to using the script by sending an email request to Giridhar Manepalli (gmanepalli@cnri.reston.va.us).  Once you have an account, you can store your measuraments as follows:
     
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