Difference: NotesAboutInstallationAndConfigurationOfATopBDII (4 vs. 5)

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Notes about Installation and Configuration of a Top BDII

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  NB: The TOP-BDII service is a CORE service, it should not be installed at Resource Center level. The official endpoint provided by IGI is egee-bdii.cnaf.infn.it and MUST be used by all Resource Centers and Services part of the IGI infrastructure. If you want to provide an official instances which will be added to the IGI endpoint, please contact igi-noc@lists.italiangrid.it
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References

  1. About IGI - Italian Grid infrastructure
  2. About IGI Release
  3. IGI Official Installation and Configuration guide
  4. Troubleshooting Guide for Operational Errors on EGI Sites
  5. Grid Administration FAQs page
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Reccommendations

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Recommendations

 
  • The service needs at least two cores, 4 GB RAM, 10 GB disk space. A full virtualized machine based on KVM has been used in the following notes.
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O.S. and Repos

  • Starts from a fresh installation of Scientific Linux 5.x (x86_64).
# cat /etc/redhat-release 
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 sl-contrib.repo sl-fastbugs.repo sl-security.repo sl-testing.repo sl-debuginfo.repo sl.repo sl-srpms.repo egi-trustanchors.repo epel.repo
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Update host and perform the installation of package(s)

# yum clean all
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 Complete!

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Service configuration

The configuration file for this service is really basic:
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 # Hostname of the top level BDII BDII_HOST=top-bdii01.cnaf.infn.it
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YAIM check

#  chmod -R 600 /root/siteinfo
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INFO
controlled in the _check functions.
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YAIM terminated succesfully.
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Know Issue and Workaround

Missing /etc/bdii/gip/glite-info-site-defaults.conf, GGUS
  • Workaround: Check if the file exists and it's contents. If it's missing do (replace INFN-CNAF with your SITE-NAME):
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    • echo "SITE_NAME=INFN-CNAF" > /etc/bdii/gip/glite-info-site-defaults.conf
Check also the permission of the directory /opt/glite/var/cache/gip if it is not ldap:ldap change it:
  • chown -R ldap:ldap /opt/glite/var/cache/gip/
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YAIM config

Please use the debug flag ( "-d 6") to configure the services in order to have detailed information. For your convenience yo can save all the configuration information in a log file you can look at any time, separated from the yaimlog defulat one.
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INFO
Configuration Complete. [ OK ]
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YAIM terminated succesfully.
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Service checks

The service could takes ~10 minutes to publish all the informations. From a User Interfaces, try the following commands (replace top-bdii01.cnaf.infn.it with your top-bdii hostname):
 
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