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What is the GENIDesktop ?

The GENIDesktop is a tool that supports multiple ways to “visualize” a slice, and makes it easy to apply an operation to a subset of resources within a slice. It basically uses a file-browser-like interface that users are familiar with. The analogy is selecting files in a file browser and applying an operation (regardless of the “view” – e.g., jack view, list view, icon view, detailed view, etc.). GENIDesktop provides many function we called Modules to perform commonly used operations like ssh, file-copy, running a command, rebooting nodes , etc . It also provides graphs and table data for various statistics collected from the nodes in your slice. This done using an Instrumentation framework that interacts with your experiment’s resources over the control plane via the Global Node?.

Prerequisites:

NOTE: GENIDesktop pages may not load properly on Smartphones and Tablets. Windows , Linux and MAC are the preferred desktop to be used for this tutorial.

Tools:

  • latest version of Firefox browser or the Google Chrome browser installed
  • Pop-up blockers and javascript blockers disabled in the browser being used

NOTE: SAFARI on MAC and IE on WINDOWS are not supported. Java related features will not work due to recent browser issues on Google Chrome.

Where to get help: