Sun Grid Engine Easy Install
By templedf on Sep 04, 2007
One of the things people find a little challenging about Grid Engine is installing it the first time. The Install Guide is very detailed, but it's also a little intimidating. It makes the install process sound much more complicated than it really is.
In preparing a give-away CD for SuperComputing 07, I wrote a simple auto-install configuration file that creates a basic single-node grid. Honestly, I don't know why it never occurred to me to do this before. It lowers the bar to getting started with Grid Engine dramatically.
So, now here's the process for installing Grid Engine:
- Download the common files bundle and the architecture-specific bundle for your architecture.
- Unpack both bundles into your selected install directory.
- Download the easy_install.conf file.
- cd to your selected install directory.
./inst_sge -m -x -auto /<path>/easy_install.conf.
That's all there is to it. The cell name will be "default". To start using the grid, just source the settings file (
. default/common/settings.sh for sh/ksh/bash or
source default/common/settings.csh for csh/tcsh), and run qmon.
The easy_install.conf configuration file will work for both root and non-root users. In other words, it does not try to install the init.d scripts. Feedback is welcome.