Chapter 1. Introduction

This guide is the starting point for everyone who wants to install Globus Toolkit 3.9.5. It will take you through a basic installation that installs Java WS Core and the following Base Services: a security infrastructure (GSI), GridFTP, Execution Services (GRAM), and Information Services (MDS4).

This admin guide is a first attempt to create a DocBook version of the Admin Guide. It is also available as a PDF. However, the import into DocBook is not yet complete, so some information is only contained in the component-specific admin guides. Any section with the word "import" can be found in the component-specific documentation. The master list of documentation is here.

Important

Important: We highly recommend that you fully read through this installation guide, then the system administrator's guide of the component of your choice before attempting the installation.