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InstaGENI Aggregate Name

Northwestern University InstaGENI Openflow This InstaGENI aggregate supports the GENI Aggregate Provider Agreement (01/29/2013).

InstaGENI Aggregate Overview

Aggregate Resources An InstaGENI aggregate includes 5 Hosts (2 VM Servers and 3 dedicated PCs) that can load experimenter specified OS images. Racks support also OpenFlow topologies, usually including extensions onto campus OpenFlow networks.
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 an operating system of their choice, and connect nodes in an arbitrary topology that can support OpenFlow.
Aggregate Status Operational monitoring is not widely available at this time. There is restricted access monitoring at
Layer 2 Connectivity GENI Core:vlan 1750 Others: Vlan 461,3792,1517,1591,1592,1595

InstaGENI Rack OF switch Port 24

Using this Aggregate

Slice Authorities Recognized GENI Project Office (, ProtoGENI (
Usage Policies A GENI Recommended Use Policy is available. Site should also add links here to their own usage policies
Aggregate Manager URL FOAM:

Aggregate Management

Aggregate Operator POC: Jim Chen,
Resource Owner PI: Joe Mambretti
Technical POC
Developer Links IG Software:, FOAM:; FlowVisor, InstaGENI design docs:, Developer mailing lists:

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