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Installing Lustre from Downloaded RPMs
This procedure describes how to install Lustre from the RPM packages. [[Note – In all Lustre installations, the server kernel that runs on an MDS, MGS or OSS must be patched. Running a patched kernel on a Lustre client is optional. It is only required on a client if the client will be used for multiple purposes, such as running as both a client and an OST.]]
Caution: Lustre contains kernel modifications that interact with storage devices and may introduce security issues and data loss if not installed, configured or administered properly. Before installing Lustre, back up ALL data.
1. Verify that all of the Lustre installation requirements have been met. For more information on these prerequisites, see [Preparing to Install Lustre]. 2. Download the Lustre RPMs.
- a. Navigate to the Lustre download site and select your platform. The files required to install Lustre (kernels, modules and utilities RPMs) are listed for the selected platform.
- b. Download the required files, either by using the Sun Download Manager (SDM) or by downloading the files individually.
- Caution: For a non-production Lustre environment or for testing, a Lustre client and server can run on the same machine. However, for best performance in a
production environment, Lustre must be installed on dedicated systems. Performance and other issues can occur when an MDS or OSS and a client are running on the same machine. The MDS and MGS can run on the same machine.