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Getting Started With GENI - Part I


Tutorial Setup

Reserve two VMs at the same location connected by a Layer 2 circuit.

Then send layer 2 traffic between these two nodes (without IP).


In order to participate in this tutorial you need to have an account at an InCommon institution or from the GPO. If you haven't done so before, please sign in to the GENI Portal.

Make sure you know which institution will provide you access to GENI and the username and password you need to authenticate. If you don't know, please let us know.

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  • What knowledge is the experimenter expected to have/obtain before starting this tutorial?
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Where to get help:

GENI Experimenter Tutorial:



  • two virtual machines at one GENI rack

Tutorial Instructions

  • Part I: Design/Setup
    • Step 1: Design Experiment
    • Step 2: Establish Management Environment
    • Step 3: Obtain Resources
  • Part II: Execute
    • Step 4: Configure and Initialize Services
    • Step 5: Execute Experiment
    • Step 6: Analyze and Visualize Experiment

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