The documentation listed below is maintained by staff at PlanetLab Operations. If you would like to contribute official documentation, send e-mail to PlanetLab Support (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you are a member of the PlanetLab Community, feel free to maintain your own documentation on the PlanetLab Wiki and let users know about it.
MyPLC User's Guide
This document describes the design, installation, and
administration of MyPLC, a complete PlanetLab Central (PLC)
portable installation contained within a chroot
BootManager Technical Documentation
The PlanetLab BootManager is responsible for securely booting
nodes into the PlanetLab environment. This document outlines
the operation of this component. For motivation behind the design
of the BootManager, see the BootManager PDN.
This document describes the operation of, and how to build,
PlanetLab node boot cds. Most users will not need to read this,
and can simply download a prebuilt cd for their nodes.
The VNET modules on PlanetLab let you set up virtual topologies and provide increased control over the network.
Bandwidth usage is actively controlled on PlanetLab nodes
through a policy of fair share access, similarly to how CPU usage
is controlled. If you are performing measurement experiments on
PlanetLab, it is essential that you understand how bandwidth usage
is controlled in order to qualify your results.