ARC Client Installation
The ARC client provide all middleware command line tools for proxy, job and data management.
While most on the client installation works out-of-the-box and one does not need administrator privileges, some small platform dependent setup steps may still be needed.
- Download the installer file from the client download page and run it. It will install the ARC software as well as all needed dependencies.
- Install Grid certificate (usercert.pem) and private key (userkey.pem) by copying them into a .globus directory in your home directory:
On Windows XP:
Copy your usercert.pem file to: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\.globus\usercert.pem Copy your userkey.pem file to: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\.globus\userkey.pem
On Vista and later:
Copy your usercert.pem file to: C:\Users\<username>\.globus\usercert.pem Copy your userkey.pem file to: C:\Users\<username>\.globus\userkey.pem
NB! One may have problems with making a .globus file (starting with a dot) using the explorer. Open a DOS prompt and make the directory
XP: cd C:\Documents and Settings\<username> Vista: cd C:\Users\<username> mkdir .globus
Check the Client Configuration.
The standalone client is distributed as a tar ball and can be installed at any location and does not require root privileges.
- If not already done: download the "Standalone client package" for your system. DOWNLOAD
- Place it in any suitable place and unpack
tar -xzf nordugrid-arc-standalone-11.05-1.i386.tgz cd nordugrid-arc-standalone source setup.sh/csh
Client from repository
If one wants to use the python arclib an additional package is needed nordugrid-arc-python. Example with yum:
yum install nordugrid-arc-python
The client will at the first run create a configuration directory in your home directory called .arc .
It will provide you with a default client configuration file client.conf
You can uncomment various options. Below is an example of some working default settings:
[common] defaultservices=index:ARC0:ldap://grid.tsl.uu.se:2135/Mds-Vo-name=Sweden,o=grid computing:ARC1:https://interop.grid.niif.hu:2010/arex-x509 [alias] arc1=computing:ARC0:ldap://grid.tsl.uu.se:2135/nordugrid-cluster-name=grid.tsl.uu.se,Mds-Vo-name=local,o=grid arc2=computing:ARC0:ldap://ce03.titan.uio.no:2135/nordugrid-cluster-name=ce03.titan.uio.no,Mds-Vo-name=local,o=grid arc3=computing:ARC0:ldap://grid.uio.no:2135/nordugrid-cluster-name=grid.uio.no,Mds-Vo-name=local,o=grid arex1=computing:ARC1:https://interop.grid.niif.hu:2010/arex-x509
ARC Server Installation
ARC services have limited support on non-Linux platforms. Services may be fully functional, work with reduced functionality, or not work at all. See the main NorduGrid documentation pages.