NFS

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This guide describes the instructions to configure NFS as Alluxio’s under storage system.

You’ll need to have a configured and running installation of NFS for the rest of this guide. If you need to get your own NFS installation up and running, we recommend taking a look at the NFS-HOW TO

Initial Setup

The Alluxio binaries must be on your machine. You can either compile Alluxio, or download the binaries locally.

Configuring Alluxio

Configure Alluxio to use under storage systems by modifying conf/alluxio-site.properties. If it does not exist, create the configuration file from the template.

$ cp conf/alluxio-site.properties.template conf/alluxio-site.properties

The following configuration assumes that all NFS clients are co-located with Alluxio nodes. We also assume that all of the NFS shares are located at the same location of /mnt/nfs. Given those assumptions, the following lines should be exist within the conf/alluxio-site.properties file.

alluxio.master.hostname=localhost
alluxio.master.mount.table.root.ufs=/mnt/nfs

Running Alluxio with NFS

Run the following command to start Alluxio filesystem.

$ ./bin/alluxio format
$ ./bin/alluxio-start.sh local

To verify that Alluxio is running, you can visit http://localhost:19999, or see the log in the logs folder.

Run a simple example program:

$ ./bin/alluxio runTests

Visit your NFS volume at /mnt/nfs to verify the files and directories created by Alluxio exist. For this test, you should see files named:

/mnt/nfs/default_tests_files/Basic_CACHE_THROUGH

Stop Alluxio by running:

$ ./bin/alluxio-stop.sh local
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