[gpfsug-discuss] Seeking cNFS/GPFS advice. Add two IPs to cNFS pool

Ward, Michael mike-ward at utc.edu
Mon Mar 28 00:20:31 BST 2022

Hello, I am relatively new to GPFS/cNFS.  I have contacted reps and IBM and DDN (our vendor) w/no concrete answers.

We have two servers
 linux server gpfs0 infiniband IP addr
 linux server gpfs1 infiniband IP addr
 gpfs0 server already has cnfs node name gpfs0-adm
 gpfs1 server already has cnfs node name gpfs1-adm

We want to bind, to these nodes to extend the cnfs pool.
Below are the commands I think will work

mmchnode --cnfs-interface= -N  gpfs0-adm  

mmchnode --cnfs-interface= -N  gpfs1-adm  

Below are some information about the current setup for Ethernet.

[root at gpfs1 ~]# mmlscluster --cnfs

GPFS cluster information
  GPFS cluster name:         gpfs0-adm
  GPFS cluster id:           5815169472987570192

Cluster NFS global parameters
  Shared root directory:                /gpfs/gsfs1/.cnfs
  rpc.mountd port number:               597
  nfsd threads:                         256
  Reboot on failure enabled:            no
  CNFS monitor enabled:                 yes

 Node  Daemon node name            IP address       CNFS state  group  CNFS IP address list
   1   gpfs0-adm            enabled        0
   2   gpfs1-adm            enabled        0

[root at gpfs1 ~]# mmgetstate -N nsdnodes --cnfs

 Node number  Node name        GPFS state  CNFS state
       1      gpfs0-adm        active      active
       2      gpfs1-adm        active      active

[root at gpfs1 ~]# ip addr show dev ib3
11: ib3: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 2044 qdisc mq state UP group default qlen 256
    link/infiniband 20:00:19:0e:fe:80:00:00:00:00:00:00:24:8a:07:03:00:b1:bb:c9 brd 00:ff:ff:ff:ff:12:40:1b:ff:ff:00:00:00:00:00:00:ff:ff:ff:ff
    inet brd scope global ib3
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 fe80::268a:703:b1:bbc9/64 scope link
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
[root at gpfs1 ~]#

Michael Ward, Ed.D 
HPC/HTC Administrator and Advanced Cyber
Infrastructure Facilitator 
111B SimCenter 
UT Chattanooga 

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