6. Installing the TransformationSystem

6.1. Pre-Requisite

You should:

6.2. Tutorial Goal

The aim of the tutorial is to install the Transformation system components and to use it to perform an automatic replication.

6.4. Installing the TransformationSystem

This section is to be executed as diracuser with a proxy int the dirac_admin group.

The Transformation System(TS) needs the TransformationManager service and the TransformationAgent, InputDataAgent, RequestTaskAgent to work for data management purposes. The WorkflowTaskAgent is needed to submit jobs. Finally the TransformationCleaning cleans up if transformations are finished. As the agents need to run one after the other we set the PollingTime to 30 seconds to reduce the waiting time once we create transformations.

The TS is no different than any other DIRAC system. The installation steps are thus very simple:

[[email protected] ~]$ dirac-admin-sysadmin-cli --host dirac-tuto
Pinging dirac-tuto...
[dirac-tuto]$ add instance Transformation Production
Adding Transformation system as Production self.instance for MyDIRAC-Production self.setup to dirac.cfg and CS
Transformation system instance Production added successfully
[dirac-tuto]$ restart *
All systems are restarted, connection to SystemAdministrator is lost
[dirac-tuto]$ install db TransformationDB
MySQL root password:
Adding to CS Transformation/TransformationDB
Database TransformationDB from DIRAC/TransformationSystem installed successfully
[dirac-tuto]$ install service Transformation TransformationManager
Loading configuration template /home/diracuser/DiracInstallation/DIRAC/TransformationSystem/ConfigTemplate.cfg
Adding to CS service Transformation/TransformationManager
service Transformation_TransformationManager is installed, runit status: Run
[dirac-tuto]$ install agent Transformation TransformationAgent -p PollingTime=30
Loading configuration template /home/diracuser/DiracInstallation/DIRAC/TransformationSystem/ConfigTemplate.cfg
Adding to CS agent Transformation/TransformationAgent
agent Transformation_TransformationAgent is installed, runit status: Run
[dirac-tuto]$ install agent Transformation InputDataAgent -p PollingTime=30
Loading configuration template /home/diracuser/DiracInstallation/DIRAC/TransformationSystem/ConfigTemplate.cfg
Adding to CS agent Transformation/InputDataAgent
agent Transformation_InputDataAgent is installed, runit status: Run
[dirac-tuto]$ install agent Transformation WorkflowTaskAgent -p PollingTime=30 -p MonitorTasks=True -p MonitorFiles=True
Loading configuration template /home/diracuser/DiracInstallation/DIRAC/TransformationSystem/ConfigTemplate.cfg
Adding to CS agent Transformation/WorkflowTaskAgent
agent Transformation_WorkflowTaskAgent is installed, runit status: Run
[dirac-tuto]$ install agent Transformation RequestTaskAgent -p PollingTime=30 -p MonitorTasks=True -p MonitorFiles=True
Loading configuration template /home/diracuser/DiracInstallation/DIRAC/TransformationSystem/ConfigTemplate.cfg
Adding to CS agent Transformation/RequestTaskAgent
agent Transformation_RequestTaskAgent is installed, runit status: Run

6.5. Add a ProductionManagement Group

We create a new group dirac_prod, which will be used to manage transformations

Using the Configuration Manager application in the WebApp, create a new section dirac_prod in /Registry/Groups:

Users = ciuser
Properties = ProductionManagement, NormalUser
AutoUploadProxy = True

After restarting the ProxyManager, you should now be able to get a proxy belonging to the dirac_prod group that will be automatically uploaded.

6.6. Add a ProdManager Shifter

Using the Configuration Manager application in the WebApp, create a new shifter ProdManager in the /Operations/Defaults/Shifter section:

ProdManager
{
  User = ciuser
  Group = dirac_prod
}

6.7. Add a Sites which the StorageElements belong to

Using the Configuration Manager application in the WebApp, create a new section Sites in /Resources, which contains a Grid with two Sites, to which the two SEs are associated:

Sites
{
  MyGrid
  {
    MyGrid.Site1.uk
    {
      SE = StorageElementOne
    }
    MyGrid.Site2.de
    {
      SE = StorageElementTwo
    }
  }
}

6.8. Conclusion

You now have a Transformation System in place, which is the base for all automatic operations in DIRAC.