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Shine - Lustre file system administration utility



When possible, please use the RPM distribution for an easy install. You can get it from

Shine is based on ClusterShell, a python library easily available, from EPEL by example.

If you want to do it from source, type:

# python install

On RHEL-6 like systems, you may want to use the provided init script:

# cp /var/share/shine/shine.init.redhat /etc/rc.d/init.d/shine

Quick Start

Make sure Shine is installed on all nodes.

Edit the file /etc/shine/shine.conf and copy it on all nodes.

To create myfs Lustre file system, copy the provided file system model file:

# cd /etc/shine/models
# cp example.lmf myfs.lmf

Edit myfs.lmf to match your needs. This file describes the file system to be installed.

Install the file system with:

# shine install -m /etc/shine/models/myfs.lmf

Then format the file system with:

# shine format -f myfs

Start servers with:

# shine start -f myfs

Mount clients with:

# shine mount -f myfs

Testing code

If you modify Shine source code, do not forget to test it with the test suite available in tests/ directory of the source code.

python-nose is the recommended way to run the testsuite. However unittest provided with Python 2.7 and above should also works.

$ export PYTHONPATH=$PWD/lib
$ cd tests
$ nosetests -v <TESTFILE.PY>
$ nosetests -v --all-modules

Some tests expect being able to ssh into the current hostname without password, make sure ssh $HOSTNAME echo ok works.

Some tests needs to launch real Lustre commands and so needs to have root permissions. These tests will be skipped if you do not have these permissions.

# nosetests -v --all-modules