New features released on April, 25

26 Apr 2017

The whole FIT IoT-LAB testbed was closed on April 25th afternoon for upgrade operations.

Here is the details of the new features available from today.

Run Script

We finally release a feature we would like to provide from a long time ago. For sure, it is really convenient to be able to specify a firmware that will be flashed automatically at the experiment starting, as much as to specify a profile for the automatic monitoring setup. But we are quite sure that you may have already say to yourself: “I just miss something to launch my own script automatically after that”.

We finally had some time to integrate this feature in our Open REST API, letting the possibility to specify a script that will be run in background on the SSH frontends. You can launch this script manually at any time during your experiment or you can specify this script at experiment submission. In this last case, it will be launched automatically at experiment starting.

We made this new feature easy to use by providing it to the CLI tools. Follow this documentation to get an introduction of this feature and learn how it works.

CLI Tools 2.4.0

Version 2.4.0 of our IoT-LAB CLI tools is here, with new interesting features:

  • a script subcommand, enabling the use of the new Run Script feature explained just above
  • an update-idle and a profile-reset commands, to respectively set firmware and profile to defaults
  • a profile-load command, to update profiles
  • improvement in filtering possibilities in commands

This new version is now available on PyPI, easy to install with this command:

pip install iotlabcli --upgrade

You will also find on the module page the complete changelog.

Contiki 3.x Support

11 Apr 2017

We have updated our Contiki repository with the official one, providing support for Contiki 3.x.

From now, you will be able to test your Contiki solutions on the IoT-LAB testbed, using the last features provided by the Contiki OS, like, for example, the last er-coap implementation or the RPL/TSCH network.

This release comes with dedicated IoT-LAB examples, available in the examples/iotlab directory, including new examples on er-coap and RPL/TSCH. We have updated our Contiki tutorials.

Our master branch will now regularly be updated with the official repository master branch. Just run a git pull if you want to synchronize your local repository with the IoT-LAB one. Afterward, you will be able to easily retrieve the last Contiki updates with this set of commands:

git remote add contiki https://github.com/contiki-os/contiki
git fetch contiki
git merge contiki/master

For those who prefer to continue working with Contiki 2.7, we created an iotlab-2-7 branch containing the previous master branch. Note that the support brought in this branch for the WSN430 node has not been tested in the current master branch. But we are open to feedback and contributions to bring support for this in Contiki 3.x as well. Don’t hesitate to open a pull request on GitHub

IEEE 802.15.4-2015 TSCH and IETF 6TiSCH

Time Slotted Channel Hopping (TSCH) is a MAC layer of the IEEE 802.15.4e-2012 amendment, currently being integrated as part of the new IEEE 802.15.4-2015. 6TiSCH is an IETF Working Group focused on IPv6 over TSCH.

source: https://github.com/contiki-os/contiki/blob/master/core/net/mac/tsch/README.md

See this history for details on the work done for TSCH support.

Lille site is IPv6 ready

06 Apr 2017

We are pleased to announce that the public IPv6 service on the FIT IoT-LAB testbed as been extended with the Lille site.

As a reminder, four sites implement now this service:

You can find more details about M3/A8 nodes global IPv6 subnetting by following this documentation.

Moreover, on the Learn page, you will find some tutorials to learn how to use public IPv6 addresses with M3/A8 nodes with Contiki or RIOT.

New tutorials for RIOT on A8-M3 nodes

23 Jun 2016

IoT-LAB supports various embedded operating systems that are well suited for the Internet Of Things, such as RIOT.
RIOT is an open source operating system for the Internet of Things (IoT) targetting embedded devices with minimal resources.

The IoT-LAB team has prepared two new tutorials that show the networking capabilities of RIOT on A8-M3 nodes:

Opening of Lyon Site

20 Jun 2016

We are pleased to announce the opening of Lyon site.

More information about the topology and the resources of this new site is available here.