Can GPFS 3.5 for Windows be installed on Windows env without Domain exist ? (Meaning working in Work-Group)
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2 replies Latest Post - 2013-03-11T09:42:17Z by yard
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Updated on 2013-03-11T09:42:17Z at 2013-03-11T09:42:17Z by yard
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Re: GPFS For Windows2013-03-06T18:49:34Z in response to yardHello,
There is nothing preventing you from installing GPFS/Windows without a domain. However, being a distributed filesystem, it requires user SIDs to be the same across all the nodes so that the ACLs allow for same user rights on all the nodes. You will not get that in a WorkGroup setting.
How many nodes are we talking about? Are there any Linux/AIX nodes in the mix? For a single Windows node without Unix in the mix, you could do without a domain. For multiple Windows nodes, the "domain-less" option will require you to fix the ACLs of all files (allow access to user SID from every node).