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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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