FTS3: Data Movement Service in containers deployed in OKD
1 Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL, United States
2 IT Department, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva, Switzerland
3 Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States
Published online: 23 August 2021
The File Transfer Service (FTS3) is a data movement service developed at CERN which is used to distribute the majority of the Large Hadron Collider’s data across the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) infrastructure. At Fermilab, we have deployed FTS3 instances for Intensity Frontier experiments (e.g. DUNE) to transfer data in America and Europe, using a container-based strategy. In this article we summarize our experience building docker images based on work from the SLATE project (slateci.io) and deployed in OKD, the community distribution of Red Hat OpenShift. Additionally, we discuss our method of certificate management and maintenance utilizing Kubernetes CronJobs. Finally, we also report on the configuration currently running at Fermilab.
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