# [Pvfs2-cvs] commit by pcarns in pvfs2-1/doc: pvfs2-quickstart.tex

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Mon Feb 25 09:17:06 EST 2008

Update of /projects/cvsroot/pvfs2-1/doc
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Tag: pvfs-2-7-branch
pvfs2-quickstart.tex
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Index: pvfs2-quickstart.tex
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RCS file: /projects/cvsroot/pvfs2-1/doc/pvfs2-quickstart.tex,v
diff -p -u -r1.41.4.6 -r1.41.4.7
--- pvfs2-quickstart.tex	22 Feb 2008 21:16:27 -0000	1.41.4.6
+++ pvfs2-quickstart.tex	25 Feb 2008 14:17:05 -0000	1.41.4.7
@@ -171,14 +171,10 @@ several questions to determine your desi
particular attention to the listing of the metadata servers and I/O
servers.  In this example we will use testhost'' for both.

-The pvfs2-genconfig tool will generate two configuration files.  One
-is a file system configuration file that will be identical for all
-servers (if we had more than one).  The second is a server specific
-configuration file that will be different for each server.  The server
-specific files have the hostname of the server that they belong to
-appended to the file name.  This script should be excuted as root, so
-that we can place the configuration files in their default /etc/
-locations.
+The pvfs2-genconfig tool will generate a single file system configuration
+file that will be identical for all servers.  This script should be
+excuted as root, so that we can place the configuration file in its
+default /etc/ location.

In this simple configuration, we can accept the default options for
every field.  We will use the hostname testhost'' rather than
@@ -235,7 +231,7 @@ Writing fs config file... Done.
Configuration complete!
\end{verbatim}

-The generated config files will have conservative default values.  The PVFS2
+The generated config file will have conservative default values.  The PVFS2
setting more aggressive, high performance values.

@@ -266,6 +262,14 @@ you may run the server as follows:
\begin{verbatim}
bash-2.05b# /usr/sbin/pvfs2-server /etc/pvfs2-fs.conf -d
\end{verbatim}
+
+On startup, the PVFS2 server uses the hostname of the machine that it
+is running on to determine necessary information from the configuration
+file.  If the hostname doesn't match any of the addresses specified in
+the config file, then then you must use the -a option.  For example,
+each of above command lines could include -a testhost'' to
+specify that the server is using the \texttt{testhost} alias in the
+configuration file.

\subsubsection{Automatic server startup and shutdown}
\label{sec:rc}