The BeeGFS server components are userspace daemons, while the client is a native kernel module that does not require any patches to the kernel itself. All BeeGFS components can be installed and updated without even rebooting the machine.
For installation and updates there are rpm/deb package repositories available; for the startup mechanism, easy-to-use system service scripts are provided.
BeeGFS was designed with easy administration in mind. The graphical administration and monitoring system enables dealing with typical management tasks in a simple and intuitive way, while everything is of course also available from a command line interface:
Live load statistics, even for individual users
Storage service management
Excellent documentation helps to have the whole system up and running in one hour.
BeeOND was designed to integrate with cluster batch systems to create temporary parallel file system instances on a perjob basis on the internal SSDs of compute nodes, which are part of a compute job. Such BeeOND instances do not only provide a very fast and easy to use temporary buffer, but also can keep a lot of I/O load for temporary or random access files away from the global cluster storage.