Documentation for PlanetLab testbed administrators

Set up and run your own PlanetLab testbed

This is the PlanetLab Europe management-level documentation set, but we expect it to be useful for those who wish to create their own PlanetLab testbed. It aims to document the management processes for a PlanetLab system (such as PlanetLab Europe or a private PlanetLab) based on the OneLab build software.

The processes described include installation, platform updates and upgrades, and support procedures. This documentation set is available online and will be updated regularly as procedures are created, tuned or rendered obsolete.

A first draft has been produced which can be divided roughly into two sections, technical documentation (chapters 1-12) and policies and procedures (chapters 13-16). The documentation has been produced through collaboration between technical and administrative staff, using XML Mind Editor software to develop a DocBook document.

The documentation set is also available in easy-to-print and use PDF format, and can be downloaded and consulted online:

Alternatively, the documentation is also available on an SVN repository:

Created by the OneLab Operations Team (UPMC, INRIA) in December 2010, this documentation is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License, see Appendix A for details.