Configuring Backburner Server to Access Backburner Manager
Configure each Backburner Server node with the hostname of the Backburner Manager system from which the nodes should receive processing tasks. You do not need to perform these tasks on Linux nodes if you already entered the correct Backburner Manager hostname when installing Backburner Server:
As root, open for editing /usr/discreet/backburner/cfg/manager.host.
Add the host name of the Backburner Manager system.
Save the file and restart Backburner Server with /etc/init.d/backburner restart (Linux) or sudo /usr/discreet/backburner/backburner_server restart (OS X).
Setting up Backburner Server Nodes to Access Project Metadata
Each Backburner Server node on your network needs to be able to access the project and library metadata directories exported by the Creative Finishing workstations that submit background processing jobs. These directories located under /usr/discreet and are automatically configured to be exported. Backburner Server nodes must mount these shared directories under /hosts/<hostname>, where <hostname> is the name of each workstation submitting background processing jobs. On Burn nodes, these settings are configured automatically by the DKU, so you do not need to perform any of the tasks in this section.
Configuring the automount service on Mac OS X nodes.:
Open for editing /etc/auto_master.
Append the line: /hosts -hosts -nobrowse,hidefromfinder,nosuid
Save the file and restart the system.
Configuring the amd and NFS Services on Linux Nodes
On other Linux nodes, you must configure the amd (automount daemon) and NFS services. If the amd and NFS services are not running or are not properly configured on a Backburner Server node, you get an error similar to the following when you try to submit a background processing job to the node: Notice : NoticeDescription: Creating clips on parent node '/stonefs/Project_name/Library_name' on host '192.168.1.72:7549'.
Notice : ErrorDescription: Can't create clip in parent node '/stonefs/Project_name/Library_name' on host '192.168.1.72:7549'
To configure the amd and NFS services:
As root on the Backburner Server node stop the automounter daemon by with: /etc/init.d/amd stop
Open the /etc/amd.conf
Under #DEFINE AN AMD MOUNT POINT change [ /net ] to [ /hosts ]
Configure the NFS and amd services to start automatically with the commands
> chkconfig nfs on
> chkconfig amd on
Confirm that the NFS and amd services are configured to start at run-levels 2 to 5, with the command chkconfig --list | egrep ‘nfs|amd’. The output should contain:
Reboot the node to ensure all network settings take effect.
Grouping Backburner Server Nodes
Use Backburner Monitor to group your Backburner Server nodes into server groups. This is optional, but highly recommended.
Open a Web browser and enter the URL of the system where you installed Backburner Manager.
In the Autodesk Tools page, click Backburner to open Backburner Monitor. The default user name and password are backburner / backburner.
Select the Backburner Manager from the Manager drop-down list, then click the Server Groups tab.
In the Server Groups tab, click Create. Give a meaningful name to your group, and then use the arrow buttons to add or remove servers from the group. You can include your Creative Finishing workstations in a server group as well, if you wish to use them as processing nodes during off-peak hours.