Changes between Version 16 and Version 17 of HowToUseOmni


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    3838You are now ready to define the resources required for your experiment. For an overview of available GENI resource see the [wiki:AvailableAggregates Available Aggregates] page. the The Omni tools can be used to query a Aggregate Managers that support the [wiki:GeniApi GENI AM API] to get a list of available resources. In GENI we use [wiki:GENIExperimenter/RSpecs Resource Specification (RSpec) documents] to describe resources. In the supporting  [#Examples examples] it is explained how to create and use rspecs.
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    40 In defining your experiment resources, you need to determine if VLANs are to be used.   The following VLAN options are available for GENI Experiments:
     40If while you are gathering your resources you believe you need a layer 2 connection between different sites, then please contact us at [mailto:help@geni.net]. You can also skim through the [wiki:ConnectivityOverview connectivity overview page] that provides a summary of connectivity options between sites, or take a look at [#Layer2ConnectivityInformation this Section], but if you do not know where to start please [mailto:help@geni.net email us].
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    42   1. ProtoGENI VLAN (Internet2 only) available via the ProtoGENI [http://protogeni.net/flack.html Flack] client.
    43   2. !OpenFlow VLAN, current state available at GENI [wiki:NetworkCore Network Core] page
    44   3. Static VLANs which are setup for NLR, Internet2, Regional Providers, and Campuses.
    45 
    46 If you decide that no VLANs are needed, simply ignore the VLAN and OF VLAN details below and proceed to the Get Resources step below.
    47 
    48 If you are planning to use static or OF VLANs in your GENI experiment, you can reference the GENI [wiki:ConnectivityHome Connectivity Home] page for background and recommendations to set up GENI connections and experiments. Static VLAN are mostly set up as single or multiple VLANs that may or may not use VLAN Translation.  There are other options, which are less common and they include: Layer 2 Tunneling, Direct Fiber Connection, and Higher Layer Tunneling.  A high level overview of these VLAN connectivity options is available at the [wiki:ConnectivityOverview Connectivity Overview] page.  Detailed steps required to acquire various types of connections between two campuses are captured at [wiki:ConnectivityGuidelines VLAN Connectivity Guidelines] page.  Also for a list of supported !OpenFlow VLAN options for your campus you may refer to the [wiki:ConnectivityOptions Connectivity Options] page.   
    49 
    50 To implement your VLAN choice you can contact [mailto:help@geni.net help@geni.net], with a request that defines your VLAN requirements. In the request you should capture the following details:
    51   * VLAN connection type [[BR]]
    52   * your campus VLAN details [[BR]]
    53   * the regional networks provider for the sites/campuses you plan to use [[BR]]
    54   * the national research backbone(s) for your sites.  [[BR]]
    55 If you are not sure what Site/Regional/Backbone VLAN resources you are using, you can get assistance at [mailto:help@geni.net help@geni.net].
    56 
    57 If you are planning to use !OpenFlow (OF) VLAN resources for your experiment you can use Omni tools to query and request OF resources from a site !OpenFlow Aggregate Manager. The [wiki:GENIExperimenter/ExperimentExample-OF GENI OpenFlow Experiment Example 2] page captures an OF Experiment and walks through the Authentication, Omni tools configuration, Resource Allocation, Opt-in Manager Administrative approval, up to running an experiment.
    58 
    59 If you require help to set up your OF resources, support is available at [mailto:help@geni.net help@geni.net], where you will get support to get the OF VLAN resources needed for your experiment and provide the following details: resource needed, location of the resource, and experiment characteristics (Speed, Bandwidth requirements, etc).  Details required for the OF VLAN depend on the experiment, therefore the list of information required will vary for your experiment.  For additional information on how to configure Omni tools see the [http://trac.gpolab.bbn.com/gcf/wiki/OmniOpenFlow Omni OpenFlow] page for details.
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    6143== 4. Get Resources ==
     
    8264Email <a href="mailto:help@geni.net"> help@geni.net </a> for GENI support or email <a href="mailto:luisa.nevers@bbn.com">me</a> with feedback on this page!
    8365}}}
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     67=== Layer 2 Connectivity Information ===
     68The following VLAN options are available for GENI Experiments:
     69
     70  1. ProtoGENI VLAN (Internet2 only) available via the ProtoGENI [http://protogeni.net/flack.html Flack] client.
     71  2. !OpenFlow VLAN, current state available at GENI [wiki:NetworkCore Network Core] page
     72  3. Static VLANs which are setup for NLR, Internet2, Regional Providers, and Campuses.
     73
     74If you are planning to use static or OF VLANs in your GENI experiment, you can reference the GENI [wiki:ConnectivityHome Connectivity Home] page for background and recommendations to set up GENI connections and experiments. Static VLAN are mostly set up as single or multiple VLANs that may or may not use VLAN Translation.  There are other options, which are less common and they include: Layer 2 Tunneling, Direct Fiber Connection, and Higher Layer Tunneling.  A high level overview of these VLAN connectivity options is available at the [wiki:ConnectivityOverview Connectivity Overview] page.  Detailed steps required to acquire various types of connections between two campuses are captured at [wiki:ConnectivityGuidelines VLAN Connectivity Guidelines] page.  Also for a list of supported !OpenFlow VLAN options for your campus you may refer to the [wiki:ConnectivityOptions Connectivity Options] page.   
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     76To implement your VLAN choice you can contact [mailto:help@geni.net help@geni.net], with a request that defines your VLAN requirements. In the request you should capture the following details:
     77  * VLAN connection type [[BR]]
     78  * your campus VLAN details [[BR]]
     79  * the regional networks provider for the sites/campuses you plan to use [[BR]]
     80  * the national research backbone(s) for your sites.  [[BR]]
     81If you are not sure what Site/Regional/Backbone VLAN resources you are using, you can get assistance at [mailto:help@geni.net help@geni.net].
     82
     83If you are planning to use !OpenFlow (OF) VLAN resources for your experiment you can use Omni tools to query and request OF resources from a site !OpenFlow Aggregate Manager. The [wiki:GENIExperimenter/ExperimentExample-OF GENI OpenFlow Experiment Example 2] page captures an OF Experiment and walks through the Authentication, Omni tools configuration, Resource Allocation, Opt-in Manager Administrative approval, up to running an experiment.
     84
     85If you require help to set up your OF resources, support is available at [mailto:help@geni.net help@geni.net], where you will get support to get the OF VLAN resources needed for your experiment and provide the following details: resource needed, location of the resource, and experiment characteristics (Speed, Bandwidth requirements, etc).  Details required for the OF VLAN depend on the experiment, therefore the list of information required will vary for your experiment.  For additional information on how to configure Omni tools see the [http://trac.gpolab.bbn.com/gcf/wiki/OmniOpenFlow Omni OpenFlow] page for details.