[OpenAFS] Re: New Cell setup - ideas?

Andrew Deason adeason@sinenomine.net
Wed, 27 Jan 2010 09:06:05 -0600

On Wed, 27 Jan 2010 09:22:38 +0100
Lars Schimmer <l.schimmer@cgv.tugraz.at> wrote:

> One cell per organization could be done, to - but it needs far more
> admin overhead at the organizations (which are NOT technical
> organizations and admin alike, which means lots of training and kinda
> "thats to much technical stuff, I do not like it, I do not want it").
> It must be easy to manage for the organization - thats why I think one
> cell could be best.

Even if you do a single cell, I'd hope you aren't relying on the
individual organizations to configure AFS servers using normal AFS
commands, configs, etc from the way you describe the organization
admins. Getting 200 orgs who are not that technical (let alone ever seen
AFS before) to admin their own cell -- or even just their own fileserver
-- would be an interesting experience.

So you're going to be going through some scripts or abstraction
interface to automate most of it, anyway. The only difference the cell
layout makes is how you implement the backend for such things; it should
not make much difference to the users or even admins how it is done.

Andrew Deason