Importing a Context from a bundle¶

In order to communicate with any federation resource using geni-lib you need to construct a Context object that contains information about the framework you are using (for example ProtoGENI, Emulab, GENI Clearinghouse, etc.), as well as your user information (SSH keys, login username, federation urn, etc.). This simple tutorial will walk you through the easiest way to create a Context if you have an account at the GENI Portal.

First you need to acquire your GENI credentials.

Run Context Import Tool¶

A script called context-from-bundle was installed as part of your geni-lib installation, which can convert your omni.bundle into the data necessary for geni-lib to create a Context object for you. The instructions for using this tool are below - choose the section appropriate for your OS.

MacOS X / Linux¶

In most installations your path should already include the import tool and it should run cleanly without any additional configuration:

$context-from-bundle --bundle /path/to/omni.bundle  If no arguments are supplied the bundle is assumed to be in the current directory. If your bundle does not contain an SSH public key you will be required to supply a path to one using the --pubkey argument at the command line. Windows¶ Unfortunately the default Python installation on Windows does not add the site Scripts directory to your path, so you need to invoke it directly. If you are using Python 2.8 you will need to replace Python27 with Python28 below: C:\> python C:\Python27\Scripts\context-from-bundle --bundle path\to\omni.bundle  If no arguments are supplied the bundle is assumed to be in the current directory. If your bundle does not contain an SSH public key you will be required to supply a path to one using the --pubkey argument at the command line. Test It Out!¶ Now we can take your newly imported information, instantiate our context, and query an aggregate: $ python
>>> import geni.util
>>> import geni.aggregate.instageni as IG
>>> import pprint
>>> pprint.pprint(IG.GPO.getversion(context))
{'code': {'am_code': 0,
'am_type': 'protogeni',
'geni_code': 0,
'protogeni_error_log': 'urn:publicid:IDN+instageni.gpolab.bbn.com+log+abedbcc20e6defe716eb83b8586c7e08',
'protogeni_error_url': 'https://boss.instageni.gpolab.bbn.com/spewlogfile.php3?logfile=abedbcc20e6defe716eb83b8586c7e08'},
...snip...


You should get a large structure of formatted output telling you version and configuration information about the GPO InstaGENI aggregate. If you get any errors read them thorougly and review what they may be telling you about any mistakes you may have made. You can also ask your instructor if at an in-person tutorial.

Finished!¶

Assuming you have experienced no errors, your geni-lib installation is now set up and can communicate with all aggregates in the federation. If you have any issues you can send a message to the geni-users google group for help.