Globus Connect Server

Globus Connect Server is the name of the software used to create Globus Connect Server endpoints, for allowing multiple users to access their files on a server (or the server’s connected storage). It is meant to be installed on multi-user machines, and on machines where multiple users have data (even if they can not log in directly).

Linux Only

Globus Connect Server is only available for Linux systems. Software is available for the Debian/Ubuntu, Red Hat/CentOS/Fedora/Scientific, and SuSE Linux distributions.

No High-Risk Data

Globus may only be used at Stanford with Low or Moderate Risk data. Please do not install this software on systems which have access to any form of High Risk data (including PCI and PHI data).

Globus Connect Server requires:

  • A Public IP address.

    Even if you are only doing data transfer within Stanford, your system must be able to accept unsolicited connections from Globus.

    It is actually possible to use Globus Connect Server with a private IP address (for example, Globus Connect Server running on an EC2 instance). In this case, you must still have access to a public IP address, which is able to NAT the ports Globus needs.

  • Preferably, a server that you can dedicate to doing data transfer.

    Even with a single transfer, if configured appropriately, Globus will happily saturate a Gigabit or 10 Gigabit link.

Once you have the above items, you should read the Pre-Installation Planning guide for information on how to prepare your system, and how to install Globus Connect Server.