Notes about Installation and Configuration of a top-bdii - EMI-2 - SL6 x86_64

  • These notes are provided by site admins on a best effort base as a contribution to the IGI communities and MUST not be considered as a subsitute of the Official IGI documentation.
  • This document is addressed to site administrators responsible for middleware installation and configuration.
  • The goal of this page is to provide some hints and examples on how to install and configure an IGI Top BDII based on EMI/UMD middleware.

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

References

  1. About IGI - Italian Grid infrastructure
  2. About IGI Release
  3. EMI 2 Matterhorn Products - BDII top v. 1.0.2
  4. EMI-2 Release
  5. Yaim Guide
  6. site-info.def yaim variables

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.

Service Installation

O.S. and Repos

  • Starts from a fresh installation of Scientific Linux 6.x (x86_64).
# cat /etc/redhat-release 
Scientific Linux release 6.3 (Carbon)

  • Install the additional repositories: EPEL, Certification Authority, EMI
# cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
# rpm -ivh http://mirror.switch.ch/ftp/mirror/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-5.noarch.rpm
# wget http://repo-pd.italiangrid.it/mrepo/repos/egi-trustanchors.repo
# rpm -ivh http://emisoft.web.cern.ch/emisoft/dist/EMI/2/sl6/x86_64/base/emi-release-2.0.0-1.sl6.noarch.rpm
# yum install yum-priorities yum-protectbase

  • Be sure that SELINUX is disabled (or permissive). Details on how to disable SELINUX are here:
# getenforce 
Disabled

Update host and perform the installation of package(s)

# yum clean all
Loaded plugins: downloadonly, kernel-module, priorities, protect-packages, protectbase, security, verify, versionlock
Cleaning up Everything

# yum install ca-policy-egi-core emi-bdii-top 
Loaded plugins: downloadonly, kernel-module, priorities, protect-packages, protectbase, security, verify, versionlock
[...]     
Complete!

Service configuration

site-info.def

The configuration file for this service is really basic:
# cat /root/igi-siteinfo/site-info.def 
################################
# Site configuration variables #
################################
SITE_NAME=IGI-BOLOGNA
SITE_EMAIL="grid-operations@lists.cnaf.infn.it"
SITE_LAT=44.4948
SITE_LONG=11.3417

################################
# BDII configuration variables #
################################

# Hostname of the top level BDII
BDII_HOST=top-bdii01.cnaf.infn.it

###############################
# DEFAULT VALUE               #
###############################
#Time in seconds between updates of the bdii.
BDII_BREATHE_TIME=120

#Amount of time in seconds to wait until an information is assumed
BDII_READ_TIMEOUT=300

#Number of dumps of the database to keep for debugging purposes.
BDII_ARCHIVE_SIZE=0

# Variable that enables IPv6 support. If set to "yes" it works with both IPv4 and IPv6.
BDII_IPV6_SUPPORT=no

#It defines whether a RAM disk is used to improve performance
BDII_RAM_DISK=yes

#Stand-alone LDAP daemon location.
SLAPD=/usr/sbin/slapd

#Configuration file location for slapd.
SLAPD_CONF=/etc/bdii/bdii-top-slapd.conf

#Time to wait in seconds before deleting removed entries. Default is 12 hours. This variable activates the caching mode.
BDII_DELETE_DELAY=43200

yaim check

#  chmod -R 600 /root/igi-siteinfo

# /opt/glite/yaim/bin/yaim -v -s /root/igi-siteinfo/site-info.def -n BDII_top 
   INFO: Configuring HOST: top-bdii01.cnaf.infn.it
   INFO: Using site configuration file: /root/igi-siteinfo/site-info.def
   INFO: 
         ###################################################################
         
         .             /'.-. ')
         .     yA,-"-,( ,m,:/ )   .oo.     oo    o      ooo  o.     .oo
         .    /      .-Y a  a Y-.     8. .8'    8'8.     8    8b   d'8
         .   /           ~ ~ /         8'    .8oo88.     8    8  8'  8
         . (_/         '===='          8    .8'     8.   8    8  Y   8
         .   Y,-''-,Yy,-.,/           o8o  o8o    o88o  o8o  o8o    o8o
         .    I_))_) I_))_)
         
         
         current working directory: /root
         site-info.def date: Aug 9 14:31 /root/igi-siteinfo/site-info.def
         yaim command: -v -s /root/igi-siteinfo/site-info.def -n BDII_top
         log file: /opt/glite/yaim/bin/../log/yaimlog
         Thu Aug  9 14:33:23 CEST 2012 : /opt/glite/yaim/bin/yaim
         
         Installed YAIM versions:
         glite-yaim-bdii 4.3.11-1
         glite-yaim-core 5.1.0-1
[...]
   INFO: YAIM terminated succesfully.

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.
# /opt/glite/yaim/bin/yaim -c -d 6 -s /root/igi-siteinfo/site-info.def -n BDII_top
   DEBUG: Checking siteinfo dir is not world readable
   DEBUG: Checking site-info.def is syntactically correct
   INFO: Configuring HOST: top-bdii01.cnaf.infn.it
   DEBUG: Sourcing /opt/glite/yaim/bin/../defaults/site-info.pre
   DEBUG: Sourcing /opt/glite/yaim/bin/../defaults/emi-bdii_top.pre
   INFO: Using site configuration file: /root/igi-siteinfo/site-info.def
   DEBUG: Sourcing site-info.def file: /root/igi-siteinfo/site-info.def
   DEBUG: Sourcing /opt/glite/yaim/bin/../defaults/site-info.post
   DEBUG: Sourcing /opt/glite/yaim/bin/../defaults/mapping
   INFO: 
         ###################################################################
         
         .             /'.-. ')
         .     yA,-"-,( ,m,:/ )   .oo.     oo    o      ooo  o.     .oo
         .    /      .-Y a  a Y-.     8. .8'    8'8.     8    8b   d'8
         .   /           ~ ~ /         8'    .8oo88.     8    8  8'  8
         . (_/         '===='          8    .8'     8.   8    8  Y   8
         .   Y,-''-,Yy,-.,/           o8o  o8o    o88o  o8o  o8o    o8o
         .    I_))_) I_))_)
         
         
         current working directory: /root
         site-info.def date: Aug 9 14:31 /root/igi-siteinfo/site-info.def
         yaim command: -c -d 6 -s /root/igi-siteinfo/site-info.def -n BDII_top
         log file: /opt/glite/yaim/bin/../log/yaimlog
         Thu Aug  9 14:36:44 CEST 2012 : /opt/glite/yaim/bin/yaim
         
         Installed YAIM versions:
         glite-yaim-bdii 4.3.11-1
         glite-yaim-core 5.1.0-1
         
         ####################################################################
   INFO: The default location of the grid-env.(c)sh files will be: /usr/libexec
   INFO: Sourcing the utilities in /opt/glite/yaim/functions/utils
   INFO: Detecting environment
   DEBUG: Detect platform: OS flavour detected is: "Scientific Linux release 6.3 (Carbon)"
   DEBUG: Detected architecture is 64BIT
   DEBUG: Detect platform: OS type detected: sl6
   DEBUG: Resulted NODE_TYPE_LIST is : BDII_top
   DEBUG: Setting environment variable GRID_ENV_LOCATION, to value "/usr/libexec".
   DEBUG: Unset environment variable GRID_ENV_LOCATION.
   DEBUG: Setting environment variable LCG_LOCATION, to value "/usr".
   DEBUG: Unset environment variable LCG_LOCATION.
   DEBUG: Setting environment variable GLITE_LOCATION, to value "/usr".
   DEBUG: Unset environment variable GLITE_LOCATION.
   DEBUG: Setting environment variable GLITE_LOCATION_VAR, to value "/var".
   DEBUG: Unset environment variable GLITE_LOCATION_VAR.
   DEBUG: Appending value "/bin" to environment variable PATH.
   DEBUG: Deleting value "/bin" from environment variable PATH.
   DEBUG: Appending value "/opt/glite/share/man" to environment variable MANPATH.
   DEBUG: Deleting value "/opt/glite/share/man" from environment variable MANPATH.
   DEBUG: Sourcing node definition file: /opt/glite/yaim/bin/../node-info.d/emi-bdii_top
   INFO: Executing function: config_info_service_bdii_top_check 
   INFO: Executing function: config_bdii_5.2_check 
   INFO: Executing function: config_info_service_bdii_top_setenv 
   DEBUG: This function currently doesn't set any environment variables.
   INFO: Executing function: config_info_service_bdii_top 
   DEBUG: Skipping function: config_bdii_5.2_setenv because it is not defined
   INFO: Executing function: config_bdii_5.2 
Stopping BDII: BDII already stopped
Starting BDII slapd:                                       [  OK  ]
Starting BDII update process:                              [  OK  ]
   INFO: Configuration Complete.                                               [  OK  ]
   INFO: YAIM terminated succesfully.

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):
  • telnet top-bdii01.cnaf.infn.it 2170. The port 2170 must be opened.
  • lcg-infosites --is top-bdii01.cnaf.infn.it --vo ops ce| wc -l should return a number at least grater than 500
  • check freshness: the information published must be updated. Downolad check_bdii_entries and execute it like in the example:
        ./check_bdii_entries -H top-bdii01.cnaf.infn.it -t 60 -b Mds-Vo-Name=local,O=Grid -p 2170 -w 1200:1 -c 3600:1 -f stats
         OK: freshness=276s, entries=1 |freshness=276s;entries=1

Revision

Date Comment
2012-08-09 top-bdii fresh installation - EMI 2 Matterhorn Products - BDII top v. 1.0.2

-- PaoloVeronesi - 2012-08-09

Topic revision: r1 - 2012-08-09 - PaoloVeronesi
 
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