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InstaGENI Aggregate

Naval Post Graduate School

This InstaGENI aggregate supports the GENI Aggregate Provider Agreement (07/11/2014).

InstaGENI Aggregate Overview

Aggregate Manager URL https://foam.instageni.nps.edu:3626/foam/gapi/2
Aggregate Manager URN urn:publicid:IDN+openflow:foam:foam.instageni.nps.edu+authority+am
Aggregate Manager Common Name nps-ig-of
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 http://groups.geni.net/geni/browser/trunk/GENIRacks/InstaGENI/Spiral5/RSpecs/ConfirmationTests/NPS
Aggregate Status Restricted access to monitoring at http://genimon.uky.edu/ and GMOC
Slice Authorities Recognized GENI Portal (https://portal.geni.net), ProtoGENI (http://www.emulab.net)
Usage Policies The GENI Recommended Use Policy. No additional site usage policy.
Layer 2 Connectivity Internet2 via CENIC OpenFlow Regional Network

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 Switch with VLAN 1854 DPID: 07:3e:2c:59:e5:5f:80:00

NOTE: OpenFlow resources at must be allocated at CENIC OpenFlow Regional to connect to the GENI core network.

All NPS InstaGENI nodes are on the following VLAN:

VLAN ID Purpose
1854 Shared Meso-scale OpenFlow VLAN


Shared Meso-scale Port List

Shared Mesoscale Port List

InstaGENI Rack Switch

NameNumberConnects To
A1 1 pc1[eth1]
A2 2 pc1[eth2]
A3 3 pc1[eth3]
A4 4 pc2[eth1]
A5 5 pc2[eth2]
A6 6 pc2[eth3]
A7 7 pc3[eth1]
A8 8 pc3[eth2]
A9 9 pc3[eth3]
A10 10 pc4[eth1]
A11 11 pc4[eth2]
A12 12 pc4[eth3]
A13 13 pc5[eth1]
A14 14 pc5[eth2]
A15 15 pc5[eth3]
A23 23
A24 24 CENIC OpenFlow


NPS OpenFlow connection to the GENI core network is via port name="A19" num="19" on the procurve2 switch.

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:

Hosteth1eth2eth3
pc1 E1/1 E2/2 E3/3
pc2 E4/4 E5/5 E6/6
pc3 E7/7 E8/8 E9/9

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

Hosteth1eth2 eth3
pc4 E10/10 E11/11 E12/12
pc5 E13/13 E14/14 E15/15


Aggregate Management

Aggregate Operator Michael Monahan mkmonaha@nps.edu, Naval Post Graduate School
Resource Owner Michael Monahan
Technical POC instageni-ops@flux.utah.edu
Developer Links Software pages: InstaGENI, InstaGENI, FOAM, and FlowVisor; Project page: InstaGENI Racks Project; Developer mailing list: instageni-design@geni.net

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