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ExoGENI Aggregate

University of Houston

This ExoGENI aggregate supports the GENI Aggregate Provider Agreement (05/23/2013).

ExoGENI Aggregate Overview

Aggregate Manager URL Compute Aggregate:
Aggregate Manager URN
Aggregate Manager Common Name uh-eg
Aggregate Resources An ExoGENI aggregate includes 10 servers (8 VM capable servers and 2 bare metal servers) that can load experimenter specified OS images. Racks also support OpenFlow topologies, usually including extensions onto campus OpenFlow networks.
Typical Experiments ExoGENI 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. There are 3 types of ExoGENI racks: IBM, Cisco and Ciena. This site is an IBM ExoGENI rack type.
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 Interconnectivity to ExoGENI racks is implemented through a hub and spoke topology that maps ExoGENI rack participants to RENCI ExoGENI resources using Internet2. For UH, Vlans 861-870 extend from RENCI to LEARN where they're delivered to UH.

Aggregate Management

Aggregate Operator Keith A Crabb <KACrabb@Central.UH.EDU>
Resource Owner Deniz Gurkan <dgurkan@Central.UH.EDU>
Technical POC
Developer Links Software pages: ExoGENI, InstaGENI, FOAM, and FlowVisor; Project page: ExoGENI Racks Project; Developer mailing list: