Previously I wrote about IBM’s Spectrum Scale Developer Edition.
To get the code, you start by navigating to https://www.ibm.com/products/scale-out-file-and-object-storage.
Click on the “Try free developer edition” button near the top. This will lead you to a form to either create an IBM account or log in using your existing “IBMid”:
If you create an account for yourself, you will be asked to provide your name and a valid email address, then be asked to create a password. Since I already have an IBM account with an associated email address, I will use my IBMid to log in:
Here I type in my existing “IBMid” and press “Continue”. That leads me to a page where I enter my password:
As always, you should be sure you understand the policy. Assuming you do, and you acknowledge you are old enough, you press “Proceed” to verify that your email address is really a valid email address you own. A verification code, good for 20 minutes, will be emailed to the address you’ve associated with your IBMid. Please enter it:
Now you will be asked how IBM can contact you, for marketing purposes.
You do not need to agree to any further communication to use the Spectrum Scale Developer Edition! I did not consent to any further communication, and pressed “Continue” to get to the download link:
Go ahead and press the link! Here it reads “Spectrum Scale 188.8.131.52 Developer Edition”. Since I did this using Safari on MacOS, I am also asked by Safari to confirm that I am allowing this download:
Finally we are downloading! This is over 2 GiB, so depending on your Internet connection, it may take a few minutes, or longer. The download is actually a ZIP file, which your browser may or may not unpack automatically – usually you can unpack it if you “Open” it. When I am done, I see the following folder:
The file that ends with
*-install is a the actual Spectrum Scale “installer”, a giant Bourne shell script that when executed will confirm that you accept the license, then unpacks its contents under
/usr/lpp/mmfs. You will want to put this installer file on the systems where you plan to actually install Spectrum Scale.