Creating a Context from Cloudlab CredentialsΒΆ

You can use the generic build-context tool included with geni-lib to build a context definition for use with Cloudlab. You will need the following files before you start:

  • A Cloudlab x509 credential in .pem format
  • The name of a project of which you are a member
  • An ssh public key

Given the above, you can run the build-context tool directly:

build-context --type cloudlab --cert /path/to/cloudlab.pem \
  --pubkey /path/to/ --project projectname

Replacing the paths and project name with values appropriate for your environment. This will create a context definition which will be loaded automatically when using the genish or ipython interfaces, and can be loaded into your custom scripts using geni.util.loadContext().