This walk-thru is intended to provide simple instructions to create a client of your Lustre filesystem.
- You have a Lustre filesystem available on your local network. This walk-thru assumes the server and client are both running Lustre MASTER code. In this walk-thru the MGS is assumed to be at: 192.168.1.1 on a tcp network.
- You have a Linux distribution installed that uses on of the Whamcloud supported client kernels.
- In this walk-thru the Linux distribution is assumed to be RHEL 6, kernel=2.6.32_131.6.1.el6, on a host with IP address: 192.168.1.100.
- iptables should be disabled on the MGS node.
Fetching to correct RPMs
- Visit the Whamcloud build server and choose the correct build from the matrix. In this case it is 'client', 'x86_64, el6, inkernel'. A direct link to this page is: http://build.whamcloud.com/job/lustre-master/arch=x86_64,build_type=client,distro=el6,ib_stack=inkernel/.
Network stacks and Lustre
Lustre supports a wide variety of networks. Whamcloud builds two version of Lustre, one with Infiniband drivers that are shipped with the kernel (inkernel) and the other with Infiniband drivers that are provided by OpenFabrics Alliance (ofa)
lustre-clientfrom build.whamcloud.com to your host.
Installing the client RPMs
The RPMs for the client provide the kernel modules to allow the client to mount the Lustre filesystem.
yumto install the RPMs.
- Install the module into the kernel.
Mounting the Lustre filesystem.
mountto mount the filesystem:
- A basic test that the filesystem is working:
Q Mount returns:
- Check the MGS is available on the network.
- Check that iptables are disabled on the MGS machine.