Synchronizing Files during the installation process¶
The policy table must have the entry to allow syncfiles postscript to access the Management Node. Make sure this entry is in your policy table:
Hierarchy and Service Nodes¶
If using Service nodes to manage you nodes, you should make sure that the service nodes have been synchronized with the latest files from the Management Node before installing. If you have a group of compute nodes compute that are going to be installed that are serviced by SN1, then run the following before the install to sync the current files to SN1.:
updatenode compute -f
updatenode will figure out which service nodes need updating.
The syncfiles postscript is in the defaults section of the postscripts table. To enable the syncfiles postscript to sync files to the nodes during install the user need to do the following:
- Create the synclist file with the entries indicating which files should be synced. (refer to The Format of synclist file )
- Put the synclist into the proper location for the node type (refer to The location of synclist file for updatenode and install process)
Make sure your postscripts table has the syncfiles postscript listed:
The diskless boot is similar with the diskful installation for the synchronizing files operation, except that the
packimage command will sync files to the root directories of image during the creating image process.
Creating the synclist file as the steps in Diskful installation section, then the synced files will be synced to the os image during the
mkdsklsnode commands running.
Also the files will always be re-synced during the booting up of the diskless node.