Frequently Asked Questions

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Welcome to the Lustre FAQ!

We are building the FAQ up organically. If you have a question that you'd like to see in the FAQ, please post it below.


  • Basics
  1. What is Lustre? Lustre is a scale-out architecture distributed parallel filesystem. Metadata services and storage are segregated from data services and storage.
  2. What is the difference between an Object or Metadata server and a target? A target is the storage device where object (file) or metadata is kept. The servers service request from clients on their behalf. Clients do not access storage directly.
  3. What is a backing file system?
  • LNET
  1. What is an endpoint?
  • Advanced topics
  1. What is an OI?
  2. What is IAM?