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Lustre FAQ

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(Updated: Feb 2010)

You will find answers to a variety of questions about Lustre™ in the topics below.

Fundamentals - Fundamentals of Lustre components and functionality.

Sizing - File system, file, I/O request, OSS, and node limitations.

Installation - Configurations, storage interconnections and more.

Networking - Interconnects, protocols, and topologies.

Metadata Servers - Metadata server features, failover, functionality, and more.

Object Servers and I/O Throughput - OSS scaling, configuration, data allocation, object locking protocol.

Recovery - Configuration, failure, failover.

OS Support - Supported operating systems, distros and more.

Release Testing and Upgrading - Bug tracking and fixing, testing, release compatibility, upgrading.

Licensing and Support - Licensing model, commercial distribution, support services.

Glossary - Lustre-related terms defined.