[Pvfs2-users] PVFS2 Installation
robl at mcs.anl.gov
Tue Apr 11 10:55:53 EDT 2006
On Tue, Apr 11, 2006 at 09:30:34AM -0500, Jeff Pummill wrote:
> Good Morning,
> I am about to attempt my first installation of PVFS2. The cluster I am
> installing on is a Rocks 4.0 cluster with a master node and 30 compute
I don't have too much experience with rocks but I'll assume setting up
pvfs2 is more or less the same as anywhere else.
> I acquired a "roll" for pvfs2 and have installed that on the master node
> (pvfs2 directory shows up under /opt now). I want to make compute node
> 23 the metadata server and nodes 24-29 I/O servers.
> I do have the PVFS2 Quick Start guide printed out, but the process is
> still a little grey for my particular installation.
Ok, what specifically are you unclear about? I think any
rocks-specific setup is limited to providing you with the binaries.
That is, i don't know of any rocks-specific "pvfs2 config tool".
Start with pvfs2-genconfig. It will prompt you for some information
and generate one cluster-wide config file (e.g. 'fs.conf') and one
machine-specific config file for each pvfs2 host (e.g.
> Would anyone out there be willing to share some info on this process? I
> plan on making a things gone right / things gone wrong info sheet once
> the process is complete for others who are configuring PVFS2 on Rocks
If you could send along a list of the parts of the installation
process or documentation you found most confusing or misleading, that
would be fantastic.
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