These are very general questions that *should* be addressed in generally
available documentation but I may be wrong but I think they are.

Either way to the best of my knowledge Lustre is currently only supported
on Linux, the officially supported distributions are RHEL and its'
We run Debian clients I believe there are also people who have Debian or
ubuntu servers but I'm not sure of that.

At the bare minimum you would need one machine as metadata server and one
as object storage server.

It looks like this page is now again up to date so it is probably worth the


On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 11:30 AM, Aditya Sarma <>

> Hello all!
> I was wondering if I could get some help in setting up and using the
> lustre parallel file system for a project that I'm working on. Can any one
> point out the prerequisites required and the process to be followed to
> setup and use the lustre file system?
> Information like What operating system to use?, how many minimum number of
> nodes are required? and how to go about the installation would be
> invaluable to me.
> Thanks!
> Aditya
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