10.4.1. Creating an INI file

When using an INI configuration, installation and updates will still be done using the tpm command. Instead of providing configuration information on the command line, the tpm command will look for an INI file in three files:

tpm will automatically search all tungsten*.ini files within the /etc/tungsten directory.

An alternative directory can be searched using --ini option to tpm. This option can also be used to specify a specific ini file if you choose to name the file something different, for example --ini /my/directory/myconfig.ini

The INI file(s) must be readable by the tungsten system user.

Here is an example of a tungsten.ini file that would setup a simple dataservice.

shell> vi /etc/tungsten/tungsten.ini


The property names in the INI file are the same as what is used on the command line. Simply remove the leading -- characters and add it to the proper section. Each section in the INI file replaces a single tpm configure call. The section name inside of the square brackets is used as the service name. In the case of the [defaults] section, this will act like the tpm configure defaults command.

Include any host-specific options in the appropriate section. This configuration will only apply to the local server, so there is no need to put host-specific settings in a different section.