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Plastic Slices MyPLC Status

The Plastic Slices project uses small MyPLC-controlled installations of PlanetLab nodes at several participating campuses, to provide compute resources with network interfaces on the OpenFlow-controlled backbone.

MyPLC configuration requirements

The MyPlc/NetworkCoreRecommendations page details the common configuration for MyPLCs participating in Plastic Slices, and links to instructions for how to implement each step. In brief, the necessary configuration items are:

  • AM: Install and configure the SFA software which implements the GENI AM API
  • SA: Configure SFA to trust participating GENI slice authorities
  • Pub: Ensure that the site containing your nodes is public
  • Conn: Connect node secondary interface to OpenFlow-controlled VLANs usable by experimenters
  • IF: Configure subinterfaces on secondary interfaces
  • ARP: Configure static arp tables for Plastic Slices IPs
  • Vis: Ensure all IP addresses on a node are visible to slivers
  • FW: Ensure MyPLC and its nodes are reachable through firewalls
  • QS: Configure fast nodemanager response to MyPLC changes

MyPLC configuration status

This table lists the participating campuses. Use it to record configuration that has been verified. The column names use the abbreviations above, plus the following additional information:

  • Node count: how many MyPLC-controlled planetlab nodes are in the testbed?
  • OF VLAN: The VLAN used at this campus to implement Port-based physical VLAN translation. This is VLAN 1750 in the example on that page.

The deadlines are from PlasticSlices/ProjectPlan.

CampusDeadlineNode countOF VLANAMSAPubIFARPVisFWQSComments
BBN 2011-04-25 5 1750
Clemson 2011-04-25 2 1750
Stanford 2011-04-25
Rutgers 2011-05-02
Washington 2011-05-02
Wisconsin 2011-05-02
Gatech 2011-05-09
Indiana 2011-05-09

Some other pages containing relevant information about participating MyPLC installations:

  • HelloGENI: Description of the Hello GENI experiment. This page records a last IP octet and eth1 MAC address used by each participating MyPLC-controlled PlanetLab node.