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Geoff Savage, 01/27/2020 01:05 PM

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h1. Initial DAQ cluster setup checklist.
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_Objective: To reduce the number service desk tickets during the initial setup of DAQ development / production clusters._
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h2. Networking
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# define subnets for IPMI, fnal/public and data interfaces
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# define host names for all network interfaces and make them consistent
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** mydaq-br01, mydaq-eb01, mydaq-ipmi-br01, mydaq-data-br01
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** the list of host names should be complete as if all hardware is available
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** put all host names into /etc/hosts and distribute it across all servers
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# make a consistent IP address assignment across all subnets
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** use address blocks for the same server roles
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** make the last octet of an IP address being the same across all NICs of the same host
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# configure authentication
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** Kerberos for the public interface 
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** publickey for the data interface
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# create instructions for rebooting servers using IPMI
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# enable the 9000 MTU frames on all interfaces and networking equipment by default
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# configure and verify that multicasting is  enabled and working all networking equipment
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h2. Users
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# define a shared user for 
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** managing UPS products
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** running daq, dcs, databases
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# add all people from  the RSI group to the /root/.k5login
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# add all known daq users to the daq and dcs shared accounts
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# shared user profiles are not expected to have any customizations
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h2. Storage areas
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# setup a reliable NFS server for /home, /daq/products, /daq/database, /daq/log, /daq/database, /daq/tmp,.... /data /scratch, /daq/backup
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# reserve adequate disk space for each area
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# create a designated scratch area for doing builds on a local NVMe derive, preferably on the fastest server
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** a faster NVMe drive such as Samsung 970 Pro or faster is preferred
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# setup a nightly backup for /home and a weekly backup  for /daq/backup areas
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# the performance of the NFS should be monitored
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h2. Software
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# any base software such as the OS and productivity RPMs should be identical on all servers
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# a default list of installed software packages should not be impeding the development/ testing work, e.g. emacs, vim, mc, tmux, perf, iperf, strace, dstat,..... VNC/MATE should be installed by default
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# implement system monitoring using ganglia
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 or similar software
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h2. System Services
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# Optional: DNS, Kerberos, NIS, Supervisord,  influxdb, prometheus.
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# Ganglia, graphite.
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h2. Geoff
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* Turn off checking of raid arrays.
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* Raid arrays must be raid 10?   You lose half the disk size?
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* Do we really need hosts file?
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** If we use a hosts file we should use a script to create the file.
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* ntp from fermilab servers works well.  No need for an experiment ntp server.
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* Who is in the RSI group?
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* Use Ansible to verify the settings from puppet are correct?
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* Buffer sizes in network switches
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* Database computer specs