[lustre-devel] An updated quick start guide for a virtual Lustre clustre - call for input

John Suykerbuyk john.suykerbuyk at seagate.com
Wed Jun 3 14:52:13 PDT 2015

Thanks Chris,

Is there a particular section or place you'd like me to post my Lustre
Quick Start guide?  Looking around on wiki.lustre.org, the best fit seems
to be to add a "Guides" subsection to the developer page and then add my
document to that.

- John "S"

On Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 3:35 PM, Christopher J. Morrone <morrone2 at llnl.gov>

> Hi John,
> Welcome aboard!  We are happy to have you.
> I don't have to much to say, except that we probably won't have much
> useful input for you until we can see the draft.  When you get the draft up
> on wiki.lustre.org, let us know again and I am sure that some of us will
> have some feedback for you.
> Thanks,
> Chris
> On 06/03/2015 01:27 PM, John Suykerbuyk wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I’m a fairly new hire with Seagate’s Cloud Services group supporting and
>> contributing to Lustre.  Being relatively unfamiliar with Lustre, I was
>> given the opportunity to write a quick-start guide that new developers
>> such as myself could follow.
>> I’m soliciting any input as to what others might want to be included
>> before submitting my final draft.
>> At LUG 2015, Brian Andrus had an excellent presentation that I’m basing
>> my document upon and extending
>> (http://cdn.opensfs.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Lustre-101_Andrus.pdf
>> ).
>> My intent is to enable new developers to quickly get a virtual Lustre
>> cluster up and running with very little knowledge of Lustre, KVM or even
>> specifics of which repositories and packages to pull from to get things
>> to “just work”.
>> At the moment, my write up is about 80% complete, and I have a
>> collection of very simple BASH scripts that bootstraps Centos 6.6 VM’s
>> entirely from a local kickstart file with no local installation media
>> required (everything is pulled from mirrors.centos.org
>> <http://mirrors.centos.org>).  I am also setting up YUM in the VM’s to
>> prioritise the repos at
>> https://downloads.hpdd.intel.com/public/lustreand
>> https://downloads.hpdd.intel.com/public/e2fsprogsahead of anything else
>> along with another very simple script that does the the actual install
>> and configuration.
>> I chose to document much of the menial steps in scripts as it serves to
>> both document what pages of text would attempt to explain and it gives
>> the option to “just use it”.
>> Before wrapping this up and presenting the final draft, I am turning to
>> the community for any input on things that should be included.
>> Thank you!
>> John Suykerbuyk
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