Etch-x64-big-2.0

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This page describes the 2.0 version of the big environment (see the general strategy for reference images) based on Etch version of Debian distribution for AMD64/EM64T machines. It intends to explain how this environment was built and how to use it with Kadeploy. This page is inspired from Etch-x64-nfs-2.0 and Etch-x64-big-1.1

Contents

Identification sheet

Etch-x64-big-2.0

Kernel version 2.6.18-6-amd64 from Debian for amd64/em64t

Authentication

  • Remote console: enabled on ttyS0 at 34800 bps
  • Services: ldap:yes, nfs:yes
  • Accounts: root:grid5000

Applications

Misc

Build

Here are explanations on how the system was installed and tuned from Etch-x64-nfs-2.0.

Motd

Motd is updated :

cat > /etc/motd.tail <<EOF
Etch-x64-big-2.0 (image based on Debian version Etch for AMD64/EM64T)
Maintained by Cyril Constantin <cyril.constantin@loria.fr>
Valid on Dell {PE1855, PE1950}, HP {DL140G3, DL145G2, DL385G2}, 
       IBM {e325, e326, e326m}, Sun {V20z, X2200 M2, X4100},
       Altix XE 310, Carri CS-5393B
Applications
 * Text: Vim, XEmacs, JED, nano, JOE
 * Script: Perl, Python, Ruby
 (Type "dpkg -l" to see complete installed package list)
Misc
 * i386 shared libraries are available
 * SSH has X11 forwarding enabled
 * Max open files: 8192
 * TCP bandwidth: for 1Gbs
More details: https://www.grid5000.fr/index.php/Etch-x64-big-2.0
EOF

Packages

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
apt-get install autoconf bison cmake cvs elinks emacs flex g77 gdb gfortran git host iperf sun-java5-jre lam-runtime lshw m4 man mpich-bin openmpi-bin patch tcl8.4 php5-cli screen subversion telnet time valgrind zsh g++ automake automake1.9 xml-core libxi6 libxp6 libxtst6 gsfonts-x11 libterm-readline-gnu-perl
cd /usr/local/src/
tar zxf /home/nancy/cconstantin/softwares/mpich2-1.1.tar.gz
cd mpich2-1.1
./configure && make && make install

Mark

Finally, the date of the release is updated.

date > /root/release

Environment

Creating image's archive

Now, a valid minimal environment has been build. Its corresponding image file has to be generated. At this point, the environment contains configuration files that depends of the site which installs it. These files must be excluded from image archive to stay as neutral as possible.

System archive creation and retrieving is now an easy task:

tgz-g5k cconstantin@frontale:images/etch-x64-big-2.0.tgz

Creating postinstall's archive

Postinstall archive is etch-x64-nfs-2.0 postinstall.

Recording environment

With kadeploy2

Recording environment can be done from a description file. So we create /grid5000/descriptions/etch-x64-big-2.0.dsc2:

name = etch-x64-big-2.0
description = https://www.grid5000.fr/index.php/etch-x64-big-2.0
author = cyril.constantin@loria.fr
filebase = file:///grid5000/images/etch-x64-big-2.0.tgz
filesite = file:///grid5000/postinstalls/etch-x64-nfs-2.0-post.tgz
size = 1000
initrdpath = /boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-6-amd64
kernelpath = /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-6-amd64
fdisktype = 83
filesystem = ext3

With karecordenv, the new environment can be known by Kadeploy:

karecordenv -fe etch-x64-big-2.0.dsc2

With kadeploy3

Recording environment can be done from a description file. So we create /grid5000/descriptions/etch-x64-big-2.0.dsc3:

name : etch-x64-big
version : 2
description : https://www.grid5000.fr/index.php/etch-x64-big-2.0
author : cyril.constantin@loria.fr
tarball : /grid5000/images/etch-x64-big-2.0.tgz|tgz
postinstall : /grid5000/postinstalls/etch-x64-nfs-2.0-post.tgz|tgz|traitement.ash /rambin
kernel : /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-6-amd64
initrd : /boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-6-amd64
fdisktype : 83
filesystem : ext3
visibility : public
environment_kind : linux

With kaenv3, the new environment can be known by Kadeploy:

kaenv3 -o add -f etch-x64-big-2.0.dsc3
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