HOW TO: GUMS VDT installation

This article describes how to quickly install a GUMS service with VDT.

What is VDT and why you should use it to install GUMS.

Virtual Data Toolkit (VDT) is an ensemble of grid middleware that can be easily installed and configured. The goal of the VDT is to make it as easy as possible for users to deploy, maintain and use grid middleware. GUMS was added to the VDT since VDT 1.3.4. By installing GUMS through VDT, all the dependencies will be deployed for you (i.e. java, tomcat, the CAs, the globus tools that you need to generate proxies, ...) and preconfigured. It will run out of the box.

If you need to integrate the GUMS installation within a different environment, you might prefer the "manual" installation.

Installing through VDT

We are not providing detailed instructions here. Specific instruction for GUMS and VDT 1.3.7 are available at:

General VDT instructions at Look for the latest version in the 1.3.x branch, and the GUMS software package.