Preparing for Cluster Edition Installation

Confirm and Change File LIMIT


To increase the maximum number of files that can be opened, do the following.

  1. Modify the file /etc/security/limits.conf

    sudo vi /etc/security/limits.conf
    *       hard   nofile      65535
    *       soft   nofile      65535
    
  2. Reboot.

    sudo reboot
    # or
    sudo shutdown -r now
  3. Check the results. If the output is 65535, it has been successfully changed.

    ulimit -Sn


Index


Server Time Synchronization


You must synchronize the server time between each host. If they are already synchronized, check for confirmation.

  1. Synchronize the time on all servers with the time server. 

    # Synchronize with the following command.                       
    /usr/bin/rdate -s time.bora.net && /sbin/clock -w
  2. If the time server can not be used, modify it with a direct command.

    # Modify with the following command.                                  
    date -s "2017-10-31 11:15:30"
  3. Check the modified time

    # Check with the following command.                                  
    date



Change Network Kernel Parameters


  1. Check the current set value.

    Check with the following command.                                  
    sysctl -a | egrep 'mem_(max|default)|tcp_.*mem'
  2. Change the setting value with the following command (for 64GB Memory).

    sysctl -w net.core.rmem_default = "33554432"     # 32MB
    sysctl -w net.core.wmem_default = "33554432"
    sysctl -w net.core.rmem_max     = "268435456"    # 256MB
    sysctl -w net.core.wmem_max     = "268435456"   
    sysctl -w net.ipv4.tcp_rmem     = "262144 33554432 268435456" 
    sysctl -w net.ipv4.tcp_wmem     = "262144 33554432 268435456"
    
    # 8388608 Page * 4KB = 32GB 
    sysctl -w net.ipv4.tcp_mem      = "8388608 8388608 8388608"


  3. To keep the changes, add them to the /etc/sysctl.conf file and restart the host OS.

    # Modify the file /etc/sysctl.conf.
    net.core.rmem_default = "33554432"
    net.core.wmem_default = "33554432"
    net.core.rmem_max     = "268435456"
    net.core.wmem_max     = "268435456"
    net.ipv4.tcp_rmem     = "262144 33554432 268435456" 
    net.ipv4.tcp_wmem     = "262144 33554432 268435456"
    net.ipv4.tcp_mem      = "8388608 8388608 8388608"

Create User


  1. Create a Linux OS user 'machbase' for Machbase installation. The user account directory is created as: /home/machbase.

    $ sudo useradd machbase --home-dir "/home/machbase"
  2. Set password (machbase)

    sudo passwd machbase