JIRA Issue

[#XCI-657] Documentation for CVMFS client installation

[XCI-657] Documentation for CVMFS client installation Created: 10/02/2019  Updated: 08/06/2020

Status: Planned
Project: XSEDE Cyberinfrastructure Integration
Component/s: Research Software Portal (RSP)
Fix Version/s: PY10 (Sep '20 - Aug '21)

Type: XCI New Capability Priority: Normal
Reporter: Lee Liming Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0

Target Operator:
XSEDE Enterprise Services
XSEDE Priority: 3.7 UREP
XSEDE Areas:
RACD Data, RACD Integration Services
Use Case Priority: Medium
Public activity link: https://software.xsede.org/display/xci-657
Devel Repository:
Use Cases:
RC-08: Access a repository of files from a compute resource administered by a service provider, RC-09: Access a repository of files from a cloud resource administered by the researcher
Effort and Costs:
Staff Name (Lastname, Firstname) Effort (person weeks) Roles or Contributions Status
<Activity Lead Name – Last, First> 0.2 one day of effort to lead the activity (required) none
<User Doc Drafter – Last, First> 1 one week of effort to draft the documentation (required ) none
TBD (tester) 1 one week of effort to test the documentation none
... ... .. none
Due by Activity Deliverable
TRR CVMFS installation/configuration documentation*
TRR Test plan*
TRR (post) TRR Baseline* (Shava)
  • Click on "Deliverables" tab for URL.
Planned Launch Date:
Planned Design Review Date:
Planned Test Readiness Review Date:
Planned Complete Date:
Activity Lead: JP Navarro JP Navarro
Lead Tester: Shava Smallen Shava Smallen


We need to provide documentation for installing and configuring the CVMFS client.

This documentation has two audiences:

  1. XSEDE SP resource administrators who want to offer CVMFS access on an XSEDE-allocated resource
  2. Researchers and gateway developers who want to access a CVMFS repository on a VM (or any system, really) that they administer themselves.


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