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PASS Technology Update. DCE/DFS support end of life in '08 PASS will continue, we will replace DFS 5 year search yields GPFS. PASS Technology Update. Active GPFS as PASS R&D since '06 GPFS compared to DFS: Faster! SAN based failover System based accounts (UID not UUID) ‏

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Pass technology update

PASS Technology Update

  • DCE/DFS support end of life in '08

  • PASS will continue, we will replace DFS

  • 5 year search yields GPFS


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PASS Technology Update

  • Active GPFS as PASS R&D since '06

  • GPFS compared to DFS:

    • Faster!

    • SAN based failover

    • System based accounts (UID not UUID)‏

    • NFS version 4 support, including ACLs

  • Unique vendor relationship


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PASS Technology Update

  • Planned changes in PASS access methods

    • AFP gateway (mac.pass.psu.edu) to be decommissioned June 12

    • NFS gateway (nfs.pass.psu.edu) to provide NFSv4, may provide NFSv3 support temporarily

    • SMB/CIFS (win.pass.psu.edu)‏

      • new name: smb.pass.psu.edu

      • may become fully kerberized

    • More may come later...


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PASS Technology Update

  • Application changes

    • ACL Explorer / Reset, etc

    • Club Server Admin (admin.clubs.psu.edu)

    • Various internal changes

    • More may come later...


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PASS Technology Update

  • Tentative Timeline

    • Thru Summer '07: GPFS for PASS evaluation

    • Summer '07: “beta test” available

    • Aug '07+: Begin data migration

    • Spring '08: DCE/DFS shutdown target

  • Informational / feedback site to come soon

    • My project blog: www.personal.psu.edu/jcd/blogs/NextPass

  • Questions ??


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PASS Technology Update

  • Glossary:

    • PASS: Penn State Access Account Storage Space, aset.its.psu.edu/ait/storagespace.html

    • DCE/DFS: Distributed Computing Environment and Distributed File System

    • GPFS: General Parallel File System


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