FTS Server Installation Guide 1.5

This is the installation guide for FTS server 1.5. It covers both the agent servers (FTA) and the web-service (FTS) components.

It refers to FTS version 1.5 from gLite release 3.0.

Changes from release 1.4 are described in FtsChangesFrom14To15.

If you are upgrading from 1.4 please read the above changes and then follow the instructions in FtsServerUpgrade14to15 instead.

Administration of the service is described in FtsServerAdmin15.


  1. You should install the FTS and FTA servers on reasonable Scientific Linux 3 machines, ideally of mid-range server-class. It is recommended to have a least 512M memory, and a modern processor. Large amounts of disk space is not critical, so a disk-server class machine is not needed.
  2. There should be a valid hostcert and hostkey in /etc/grid-security/. The installation and configuration procedure should download the CA hash files and CRL lists specified in the current release at http://www.eugridpma.org/distribution/. If these already exist on the system, they will will be upgraded if necessary.
  3. The configuration makes changes to the password file (it creates 2 users). Your system (and in particular the file /etc/security/limits.conf) should allow these users to obtain a shell, although there is no requirement for remote login to these accounts.
  4. Your system should have Java installed on it, this is available from http://java.sun.com. This is not provided by gLite for redistribution licensing restrictions. The recommended default is j2re1.4.2_08.
  5. Your system should have Oracle instantclient installed on it. This is not provided by gLite for redistribution licensing restrictions. Contact the service challenge team for details of how to obtain the RPMs or go to http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/tech/oci/instantclient/index.html. The recommended version is currently
  6. For the host running the FTS web-service, the firewall should be open for incoming on port tcp/8443 for the web-service. The connection from the client to the web-service is secured with GSI.
  7. For the host running the FTA agent daemons, the outgoing firewall (if present) should allow access to your MyProxy server, the database, all source SRM/gridFTP clusters and all destination SRM/gridFTP clusters.

Choose deployment scenario

Examine the possible deployment scenarios from FtsServerDeploy13 and decide which you want.

The miniumum suggested configuration is one machine for the FTS web-service and another for all the FTA agent daemons. Both the web-service instances (if there is more than one) and the agent dameons can be spread across machines for scalability.

RPM installation

The installation is managed by YAIM.

See the YAIM installation guide for more details.


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