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A set of system configuration utilities were added to Lustre in Release 1.6.  These utilities include:
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A set of system configuration utilities are provided with Lustre.  These utilities include:
  
 
: '''mkfs.lustre''' - Used to format a disk for a Lustre service.
 
: '''mkfs.lustre''' - Used to format a disk for a Lustre service.
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For examples using these utilities, see:
 
For examples using these utilities, see:
* [[Configuring the Lustre File System]] - ''mksf.lustre'' and ''tunefs.lustre'' are used to configure a Lustre file system after installation.
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* [[Completing Basic Administrative Tasks]] - many of these procedures use one or more system configuration utilities. For example, in [http://wiki.lustre.org/manual/LustreManual20_HTML/LustreOperations.html#50438194_pgfId-1307131 ''Running Multiple Lustre File Systems''], ''mkfs.lustre'' is used to create a second file system and to set up a Lustre installation with two file systems.
* [[Running Multiple Lustre File Systems]] -
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* [[Configuring the Lustre File System]] - ''mkfs.lustre'' and ''tunefs.lustre'' are used to configure a Lustre file system after installation.
* [[Managing OSTs]] and related subtopics - ''lctl'' is used to show the status of an OST, deactivate and activate an OST, set weighting for free space, and create a new pool and add an OST.
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* [[Managing OSTs]] and related subtopics - ''lctl'' is used to show the status of an OST, to deactivate and activate an OST, to set weighting for free space, and to create a new pool and add an OST.
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For more information about the Lustre system configuration utilities, see [http://wiki.lustre.org/manual/LustreManual20_HTML/SystemConfigurationUtilities_HTML.html#50438219_pgfId-5529 Chapter 36: ''System Configuration Utilities''] in the [http://wiki.lustre.org/manual/LustreManual20_HTML/index.html ''Lustre Operations Manual'']. This chapter also describes other system configuration utilities, as well as utilities to manage large clusters, perform application profiling, and test and debug Lustre.
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For additional information and examples, see the following chapters in the [http://wiki.lustre.org/manual/LustreManual20_HTML/index.html ''Lustre Operations Manual'']:
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* [http://wiki.lustre.org/manual/LustreManual20_HTML/ConfiguringLustre.html#50438267_pgfId-1290860 Chapter 10: ''Configuring Lustre'']
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* [http://wiki.lustre.org/manual/LustreManual20_HTML/ConfiguringLustre.html#50438267_pgfId-1290956 Section 10.1.1: ''Simple Lustre Configuration Example'']
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* [http://wiki.lustre.org/manual/LustreManual20_HTML/ConfiguringLustre.html#50438267_pgfId-1293213 Section 10.2: ''Additional Configuration Options'']
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* [http://wiki.lustre.org/manual/LustreManual20_HTML/LustreMonitoring.html#50438273_pgfId-5529 Chapter 12: ''Lustre Monitoring'']
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* [http://wiki.lustre.org/manual/LustreManual20_HTML/LustreOperations.html#50438194_pgfId-1289959 Chapter 13: ''Lustre Operations'']
  
For more information about these utilities, see [http://wiki.lustre.org/manual/LustreManual18_HTML/SystemConfigurationUtilitiesMan8_HTML.html#50532408_pgfId-5529 Chapter 31: ''System Configuration Utilities''] in the [[Lustre_Documentation|''Lustre Operations Manual'']]. This section also describes other system configuration utilities, such as ''lustre_rmmod'', ''e2scan'', ''l_getgroups'', ''llobdstat'', ''llstat'', ''lst'', ''plot-llstat'', ''routerstat'', and ''ll_recover_lost_found_objs'', as well as utilities to manage large clusters, perform application profiling, and test and debug Lustre.
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* [http://wiki.lustre.org/manual/LustreManual20_HTML/UserUtilities_HTML.html#50438206_pgfId-5529 Chapter 32: ''User Utilities'']

Latest revision as of 09:47, 20 January 2011

(Updated: Jan 2010)

A set of system configuration utilities are provided with Lustre. These utilities include:

mkfs.lustre - Used to format a disk for a Lustre service.
tunefs.lustre - Used to modify configuration information on a Lustre target disk.
lctl - Used to directly control Lustre via an ioctl interface, allowing various configuration, maintenance and debugging features to be accessed.
mount.lustre - Used to start a Lustre client or target service.

For examples using these utilities, see:

For more information about the Lustre system configuration utilities, see Chapter 36: System Configuration Utilities in the Lustre Operations Manual. This chapter also describes other system configuration utilities, as well as utilities to manage large clusters, perform application profiling, and test and debug Lustre.

For additional information and examples, see the following chapters in the Lustre Operations Manual: