Chapter 4. Installing Additional Client Machines

Table of Contents

Summary of Procedures
Creating AFS Directories on the Local Disk
Performing Platform-Specific Procedures
Getting Started on Linux Systems
Loading AFS into the Linux Kernel
Enabling AFS Login on Linux Systems
Getting Started on Solaris Systems
Loading AFS into the Solaris Kernel
Enabling AFS Login on Solaris Systems
Editing the File Systems Clean-up Script on Solaris Systems
Loading and Creating Client Files
Configuring the Cache
Configuring a Disk Cache
Configuring a Memory Cache
Configuring the Cache Manager
Starting the Cache Manager and Installing the AFS Initialization Script
Running the Script on Fedora / RHEL Systems
Running the Script on other Linux Systems
Running the Script on Solaris Systems
Setting Up Volumes and Loading Binaries into AFS
Linking /usr/afsws on an Existing System Type
Creating Binary Volumes for a New System Type

This chapter describes how to install AFS client machines after you have installed the first AFS machine. Some parts of the installation differ depending on whether or not the new client is of the same AFS system type (uses the same AFS binaries) as a previously installed client machine.

Summary of Procedures

  1. Incorporate AFS into the machine's kernel

  2. Define the machine's cell membership

  3. Define cache location and size

  4. Create the /usr/vice/etc/CellServDB file, which determines which foreign cells the client can access in addition to the local cell

  5. Create the /afs directory and start the Cache Manager

  6. Create and mount volumes for housing AFS client binaries (necessary only for clients of a new system type)

  7. Create a link from the local /usr/afsws directory to the AFS directory housing the AFS client binaries

  8. Modify the machine's authentication system to enable AFS users to obtain tokens at login