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Prework for the GENI Tutorial at ICDCS 2013

Attendee Checklist

Before you arrive at the tutorial please make sure to:

  1. Get an account at the GENI Experimenter Portal. See instructions below.
    • If you are a student do not request to become a project lead. We will create a project you can join for this tutorial.
  2. Identify a laptop you can bring with you to the tutorial. Minimum requirements for the laptop:
    • 4GB of memory
    • A modern processor, at least dual core and >1.5 GHz, (no Intel Atom, no netbooks, no tablets)
    • A wi-fi and an ethernet interface.
  3. Download and install VirtualBox on the the laptop. If your laptop runs Ubuntu 10.04 which comes with VirtualBox 3.1.6_OSE, please download the latest version of VirtualBox.

GENI Portal Account Instructions

This pre-work is to test if you are able to log into the GENI portal using the username and password you use at your home institution. If it turns out this username and password does not work, we will create an account for you. (Note: GENI never sees your home institution username and password. For more information on how this works, see

  1. Go to and click the big orange "Use GENI" button.
  2. On the institution chooser page, select your home institution. The text entry field will autocomplete institutions if you type in a few characters. Or you can choose the "pick from list" option and find your institution in the drop down box.
    IF your institution does not appear here, STOP and and fill out this form:
  3. Click "Continue". You should be redirected to your home institution's login page.
  4. Type in your usual home institution Username and Password. Again, note this information is not sent to GENI.
  5. You should be redirected to a GENI agreement page.
    IF this does not happen, STOP and and fill out this form:
  6. On the GENI agreement page, check the two boxes that indicate you agree to all policies and to let the portal work on your behalf. Then "submit" the page.

Congratulations, you're done! You should now be at the portal home page and you are ready for the GENI tutorial.

If you have any problems or questions, please contact and we'll help you out.