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Setting up your Laptop running Windows

1. Installing the Omni experimenter tool

  1. Download this file: attachment.
  2. Run the Windows installer by double clicking on the downloaded file.
  3. Point the PATH environment variable to the installed executables:
    1. Edit environment variables
      1. In Windows 7, open the Control Panel and search for PATH in the search box. Click on "Edit environment variables for your accounts".
      2. In Windows XP, find the System Properties window under Control Panel -> System -> Advanced System Settings and click "Environment Variables".
    2. Set the PATH variable.
      1. Determine the value of your PATH variable:
        • For Windows XP: select C:\Program Files\omniTools
        • For Windows 7: select C:\Program Files (x86)\omniTools
      2. If there is no PATH variable, click "New..." and set the name PATH and the value of C:\Program Files (x86)\omniTools (or C:\Program Files\omniTools`).
      3. If there is a PATH variable, click "Edit..." and append ;C:\Program Files (x86)\omniTools (or ;C:\Program Files\omniTools) to the PATH variable. Be sure to include the ;.

Test the installation:

  1. Test the installation by opening a Command Prompt and running the command:

omni --version

The Windows Command Prompt can be found by navigating: Start menu -> Programs -> Accessories -> Command Prompt

  1. If everything goes well, you should see output that looks like:
    omni: GENI Omni Command Line Aggregate Manager Tool Version 2.4.2
    Copyright (c) 2013 Raytheon BBN Technologies

2. Make sure Flash works

  1. You will need Google Chrome or Firefox.
  2. Make sure you are able to load
  3. If you do not have flash installed and you are using Firefox, install the Flash plugin for Firefox.

3. Make sure you have an ssh client

If you do not have an ssh client installed: Install BitVise, an ssh client for Windows.
Note: If you are using the Putty ssh client, you will need puttygen to convert the private keys used by GENI to Putty's format.

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