Now assign your cell's name. The chapter in the OpenAFS Administration Guide about cell configuration and administration issues discusses the important considerations, explains why changing the name is difficult, and outlines the restrictions on name format. Two of the most important restrictions are that the name cannot include uppercase letters or more than 64 characters.
Use the bos setcellname command to assign the cell name. It creates two files:
/usr/afs/etc/ThisCell, which defines this machine's cell membership
/usr/afs/etc/CellServDB, which lists the cell's database server machines; the machine named on the command line is placed on the list automatically
In the following and every instruction in this guide, for the
machine name argument
substitute the fully-qualified hostname (such as fs1.example.com) of the machine you are
installing. For the
cell name argument substitute your cell's complete name (such as example.com).
If necessary, add the directory containing the bos command to your path.
# export PATH=$PATH:/usr/afs/bin
Issue the bos setcellname command to set the cell name.
# bos setcellname <
machine name> <
cell name> -noauth
Because you are not authenticated and authorization checking is disabled, the bos command interpreter possibly produces error messages about being unable to obtain tickets and running unauthenticated. You can safely ignore the messages.
Issue the bos listhosts command to verify that the machine you are installing is now registered as the cell's first database server machine.
# bos listhosts <
machine name> -noauth Cell name is
cell_nameHost 1 is