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# What is Lustre? Lustre is a scale-out architecture distributed parallel filesystem.  Metadata services and storage are segregated from data services and storage.
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# 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.
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=== What is Lustre? ===
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Lustre is a scale-out architecture distributed parallel filesystem.  Metadata services and storage are segregated from data services and storage.
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=== What is the difference between a server (MDS/OSS) and a target (MDT/OST)? ===
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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.
 
# What is a backing file system?
 
# What is a backing file system?
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# What is an OI?
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=== What is IAM? ===

Revision as of 10:31, 20 May 2015

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.


General

What is Lustre?

Lustre is a scale-out architecture distributed parallel filesystem. Metadata services and storage are segregated from data services and storage.

What is the difference between a server (MDS/OSS) and a target (MDT/OST)?

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.

  1. What is a backing file system?

LNet

What is an endpoint?

Advanced topics

What is an OI?

What is IAM?