Storage Resource Broker Tool (SrbTool)

John L. Moreland / SDSC
Last updated: November 20, 1997


Contents

Introduction Prototype

Introduction

Description

Goals


Prototype

SrbTool Usage

  1. Enable Authentication

    1. Click the "Authentication" button in the SrbTool's main panel. This will cause the "Authentication" panel to appear:

    2. Enter your SRB user name and password.

    3. Click the "Enable" button to authenticate yourself with the distributed network cloud. This will cause the "Authentication" panel to change state:

  2. Establish Connection

    1. Click the "Connection" button in the SrbTool's main panel. This will cause the "Connection" panel to appear:

    2. Enter your SRB server hostname and port number.

    3. Click the "Connect" button to initiate a connection with the SRB server. This will cause the "Connection" panel to change state:

    NOTE: If you have not first enabled authentication, the connection panel will remain in a disabled state, and you will not be able to establish a connection the the SRB server:

    After you have establish a connection with the SRB server, the formerly empty file browsers will now display directories and files currently registered with the SRB:

    The file browser is modeled after a standard hierarchical browser you should be familiar with from any modern window system. Simply "double click" directories to change directories INTO the hierarchical tree. Click the "cd .." button to change directories OUT OF the hierarchical tree.

    NOTE: Although the "path" popup menu correctly DISPLAYS the current working directory (CWD), it does not (yet) allow the user to "pop" directories by choosing an item. This feature will be enabled in future implementations.

    NOTE: Although the "filter" popup menu displays a set of name filters, it does not (yet) allow the user to activate a given filter. This feature will be enabled in future implementations.

  3. Pick source file

    1. Use the LEFTHAND file browser to navigate to the desired source directory.

    2. Pick a source file by clicking it once with your mouse.

  4. Choose destination directory

    1. Use the RIGHTHAND file browser to navigate to the desired destination directory.

      The "copy" function will use the current directory of the RIGHTHAND file browser as the destination directory. You don't have to pick any file or directory explicitly.

  5. Choose storage resource

    1. You may optionally choose the physical storage resource to which the datset will be copied by picking one from the "storage resource" popup menu. The physical storage resources that can be chosen include HPSS, UNIX, Databases, etc.

  6. Copy

    1. Click the "Copy" button in the SrbTool's main panel.

SrbTool Applet