wiki:UGREE-GENI/GREE-WC2014/Prework

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Prework for GREE-WC 2014

Attendee Checklist

Before you arrive at the winter camp make sure that:

  1. You get an account at the GENI Experimenter Portal (instructions)
    • If you are a student, please do not request to become a project lead. You should ask your advisor to create a project for you
  2. Identify a laptop that you can bring with you to the winter camp with:
    • at least 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 above machine. If your computer runs Ubuntu 10.04 which comes with VirtualBox 3.1.6_OSE, please download the latest version of VirtualBox.
  4. Get familiarized with GENI, by browsing this page

Adviser Checklist

If you are sending a student to the winter camp, please be sure to do the following as soon as possible. Your student may not be able to attend the hands-on tutorial until you finish these steps:

  1. Create an GENI Experimenter Portal account (instructions)
  2. Create a GENI Experimenter Portal project (instructions)

Instructions

GENI Portal Account Instructions

The GENI Experimenter Portal is federated with InCommon. You may be a member of an institution which is a member of InCommon. If so, you may just be able to log in to the GENI Experimenter Portal using your regular home institution username and password. (Note that GENI never sees your username and password, only some information about who you are.)

Please try logging into the GENI Experimenter Portal:

  1. Go to https://portal.geni.net 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 on the drop down box.
    IF your institution does not appear here, STOP and fill out this form: https://portal.geni.net/idp/request.html
  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 that this is not sent to GENI.
  5. You should be redirected to a GENI agreement page.
    IF this does not happen, STOP and fill out this form: https://portal.geni.net/idp/request.html
  6. Check both boxes and submit the page to indicate that you agree to all policies and agree to let the portal work on your behalf.

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

If you have any problems or questions, please contact portal-help@geni.net and we'll help you out.

Create GENI Portal Project

Only faculty members and senior technical staff should follow these instructions, if you are a student go back to the checklist and continue with the next item.

After you have successfully logged in to the portal, you should create a project by using the following steps:

  1. In the portal home page you will see a button that says "Request to be a project Lead"
    Please mention "GREE-WC 2014" in your information
  2. Once your request is approved, please login and create a new project (there is a button in the home page). The project name should be not only descriptive of your research but also short, so please try to keep it below 30 characters.