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InstaGENI Aggregate

MOXI InstaGENI OpenFlow

This InstaGENI aggregate supports the GENI Aggregate Provider Agreement (mm/dd/yyyy).

InstaGENI Aggregate Overview

Aggregate Manager URL
Aggregate Manager URN
Aggregate Manager Common Name moxi-ig
Aggregate Resources An InstaGENI aggregate includes 5 Hosts (3 VM Servers and 2 dedicated PCs) that can load experimenter specified OS images. Racks also support OpenFlow topologies, usually including extensions onto campus OpenFlow networks. Rack servers are HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8.
Typical Experiments InstaGENI provides a controllable, predictable, and repeatable network environment. Experimenters can get virtual machines or dedicated PCs on which they have full "root" access, run available operating systems of their choice, and connect nodes in an arbitrary topology that can support OpenFlow.
Sample RSpecs
Aggregate Status Operational monitoring not widely available, restricted access to monitoring at GMOC
Slice Authorities Recognized GENI Portal (, ProtoGENI (
Usage Policies A GENI Recommended Use Policy is available. Site should also add links here to their own usage policies.
Layer 2 Connectivity Internet2 ION via CIC OmniPoP OpenFlow Regional Networks

The following is the layout of OpenFlow switch connections for the InstaGENI Aggregate. Shown are the OpenFlow Switches:

  • InstaGENI Switch procurve2: Model: HP J8697A Switch E5406zl with VLAN 2494 (Maps to 1750 in GENI core) DPID: 09:be:2c:59:e5:22:8c:00

NB. OpenFlow resources at MOXI-CIC must be allocated to facilitate connectivity between the InstaGENI rack and the GENI core network.

All MOXI InstaGENI nodes participating in layer2 dataplane OpenFlow experiments are on the following VLAN:

VLAN ID Purpose
2494 Shared Meso-scale OpenFlow VLAN

Shared Meso-scale Port List

MOXI's OpenFlow connection to the GENI core network is via port name="A24" num="24" on the procurve2 switch on VLAN 2494.

All host eth1, eth2 and eth3 interfaces are connected to the OpenFlow switch for experimental use. Full list of port names and port numbers:

Shared Nodes interfaces (port name/port number) details:

pc1 A1/1 A2/2 A3/3 OpenVZ
pc2 A4/4 A5/5 A6/6 OpenVZ
pc3 A7/7 A8/8 A9/9 Xen

Dedicated Nodes interfaces (port name/port number) details:

Hosteth1eth2 eth3
pc4 A10/10 A11/11 A12/12
pc5 A13/13 A14/14 A15/15

Aggregate Management

Aggregate Operator Jeff Ambern, Indiana University
Resource Owner Jeff Ambern
Technical POC
Developer Links Software pages: InstaGENI, FOAM, and FlowVisor; Project page: InstaGENI Racks Project; Developer mailing list:

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