OAI RRH on ORBIT with eNB Baseband Running on GENI

This tutorial assumes you have a GENI account, and can reserve resources in the Rutgers instageni rack, as well as the Rutgers ORBIT testbed. You will need a reservation for

  • Overview of GENI wireless testbed as an Edge computing resource are here
  • Instructions on logging into ORBIT via GENI Portal are here
  • Instructions on how to reserve a GENI wireless testbed are at here

This example uses node3-2 in the ORBIT Grid as the RRH, node 7-1 as the client, and as the remote eNB, with the acting as the EPC.

  1. Setup
    1. GENI
      1. With a valid GENI Project and Slice, use the attached RSPEC to reserve resources in the Rutgers Instageni Rack.
        1. attached rspec
        2. You will need to modify it to ensure your SSH keys are added properly.
    2. ORBIT
      1. Execute the following commands on the grid console, from separate ssh sessions (They can be done at the same time)
        1. omf load -t node3-2 -i oai-rrh.ndz
        2. omf load -t node7-1 -i baseline.ndz
      2. After they are imaged, turn the nodes on
        1. omf tell -a on -t node3-2,node7-1
      3. Disable the long-running basestations, to ensure we connect to the correct eNB.
        1. curl
        2. curl
  2. Execution
    1. Open a ssh session to each device
      1. ssh
      2. ssh
      3. ssh
    2. On node3-2
      1. Run script ./
      2. Run ~/openairinterface5g/cmake_targets/rrh_gw/build/rrh_gw -n1 -i eth1 -m0 -x
    3. On
      1. sudo /opt/openairinterface5g/cmake_targets/lte_build_oai/build/lte-softmodem -O /opt/conf/enb.band25.tm1.rrh.usrpb210.conf
        1. which is to launch the softmodem with a known good configuration file.
        2. Add the -d flag to use visualizations over X11 forwarding.
        3. To use a different grid node as the RRH, you must edit the config file line remote_address = ""; to the appropriate IP.
    4. After executing both run scripts, you should see the RRH node load a USRP image, and the eNB node start printing log messages.
    5. On node7-1
      1. Follow the instructions from the COTS UE tutorial to connect.
      2. The UE should get an address, and be able to send traffic to the WAN.
      3. You will start seeing messages appear in stdout on the RRH and eNB.
      4. If you see messages like UUULLULULLL on either, the interfaces are experiencing under/overrun. This is caused by not meeting the roundtrip deadlines, either from processing power limits, or latency between the RRH and the eNB.
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