Reason: Testing to Lustre 2.5 from a clean CentOS 6.5 install in an openstack.
Three VMs: two servers, one MDS, one OSS and one Client. CentOS65 on all. An open internal ethernet network for the lustre traffic (don’t forget firewalls). Yum updated to latest kernel. Two volumes presented to the lustreserver and lustreoss for MDT + OST, both are at /dev/vdc. Hostnames set. /etc/hosts updated with three IPs: lustreserver, lustreoss and lustreclient.
With 2.6.32-431.17.1.el6.x86_64 there’s some issues at the moment for building the server components. One needs to use the latest branch for 2.5 so the instructions are https://wiki.hpdd.intel.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=8126821
MDT/OST: Install e2fsprogs and reboot after yum update (to run the latest kernel kernel).
yum localinstall all files from: http://downloads.whamcloud.com/public/e2fsprogs/1.42.9.wc1/el6/RPMS/x86_64/
Next is to rebuild lustre kernels to work with the kernel you are running and the one you have installed for next boot: https://wiki.hpdd.intel.com/display/PUB/Rebuilding+the+Lustre-client+rpms+for+a+new+kernel
RPMS are here: http://downloads.whamcloud.com/public/lustre/latest-feature-release/el6/server/SRPMS/
For rebuilding these are also needed:
yum -y install kernel-devel* kernel-debug* rpm-build make libselinux-devel gcc
- git clone -b b2_5 git://git.whamcloud.com/fs/lustre-release.git
- install kernel.src from redhat (puts tar.gz in /root/rpmbuild/SOURCES/)
- if rpmbuilding as user build, then copy files from /root/rpmbuild into /home/build/rpmbuild..
- rebuilding kernel requires quite a bit of hard disk space, as I only had 10G for / then I made symlinks under $HOME to the $HOME/kernel and $HOME/lustre-release
yum -y install expect and install the new kernel with lustre patches and the lustre and lustre modules.
Not important?: WARNING: /lib/modules/2.6.32-431.17.1.el6.x86_64/weak-updates/kernel/fs/lustre/fsfilt_ldiskfs.ko needs unknown symbol ldiskfs_free_blocks
/sbin/new-kernel-pkg –package kernel –mkinitrd –dracut –depmod –install 184.108.40.2061.17.1.el6_lustre
chkconfig lustre on
edit /etc/modprobe.d/lustre.conf and add the lnet parameters
lctl network up
# lctl list_nids
creating MDT: mkfs.lustre –mdt –mgs –index=0 –fsname=wrk /dev/vdc1
mounting MDT: mkdir /mnt/MDT; mount.lustre /dev/vdc1 /mnt/MDT
creating OST: mkfs.lustre –ost –index=0 –fsname=wrk –mgsnode=lustreserver /dev/vdc1
mounting OST: mkdir /mnt/OST1; mount -t lustre /dev/vdc1 /mnt/OST1
rpmbuild --rebuild --without servers
rpm -Uvh lustre-client*
lctl network up
mount.lustre lustreserver@tcp:/wrk /wrk