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StarLight ExoGENI Operational Data

This page captures information that is intended for operators. The goal is to capture site contacts, connectivity, and VLANs.

See the Northwestern operators page for more operator information on the StarLight OpenFlow Aggregate.


Site contact information for StarLight

Contact Name: Jim Chen

Contact Email:

Data Plane

This section captures Data plane information for StarLight detailing site topology, VLAN, Network Providers (I2/NLR/Regional) and network address information. Additional site which is not specified, but deemed important, can also be captured here.

Data plane connectivity diagram

Provide a diagram that captures device, ports and VLAN information at ingress and egress for transport network. For non-OF connections provide device names and ports connected to transport network (NRL/I2/Regional) and VLAN used for those ports. Diagram should capture campus connections.

Layer 2 information

Provide layer 2 information for Circuits VLANs, plus network connection end-points, and purpose of VLAN.

*In the VLAN column, a single ID indicates that the port is an access port. A T followed by one or more IDs indicates that the port is a trunk (aka tagged) port with those VLAN IDs.

Rack Data Plane Switch

PortConnects To VLAN Config*
1 star-tb1 (at 40 G) T 1921-1930
60 StarLight GENI OpenFlow switch T 1655 1750
64 StarLight Cisco 5410 T 1700-1749

Layer 3 information


Experimental VLANs

Provide a table of Experimental VLAN detailing VLAN numbers, the endpoints, its purposes and whether VLAN is OF or non-OF.

VLAN IDOF Controlled?Purpose
1655 Yes SDX demo VLAN
1700-1749 No ExoGENI stitching VLANs to AL2S
1750 Yes Link to StarLight OpenFlow switch for shared mesoscale
1921-1930 No 40 gig connection to ESnet 100 gig testbed, ExoGENI stitched

VLAN Translation Table

Project based VLAN translations provisioned as needed.

Non-VLAN Connections


Campus Connections

Document what network campus connection are in place for this rack.

Public Internet

If applicable, provide details for public internet connectivity.

Control Plane

This section captures Control plane information for StarLight detailing topology and network address information. Additional site which is not specified, but deemed important, can also be captured here.

Control plane connectivity diagram

Next hop: Northwestern campus network provides IP connectivity, and they peer with many R&E and commercial providers.

Resource control subnets

  • IP:

Firewall/IP tables

Northwestern University campus network firewall, contact ExoGENI Rack site contact for create service ticket

Experiment Resources

Links to resource and network aggregates available for experimenters for StarLight:

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