Linux OS User
How it is used
Runs the initial installation of the ClustrixDB software. The installation can be run indirectly through sudo privileges granted to another Linux user. Subsequent upgrades of ClustrixDB do not need root-level permissions.
The ClustrixDB processes run as the clxd Linux user. This is a daemon account, and therefore administrators should not log into Linux using this account. The one exception is when performing ClustrixDB upgrades, the upgrade is executed as the clxd Linux user.
This Linux user is intended to be used by administrators to work with the ClustrixDB software. This user is typically configured to have its environment set for convenient use of the ClustrixDB command-line tools. The ClustrixDBI uses clustrix instead of clxm.
There is no performance difference with running ClustrixDB as a non-root user. The ClustrixDB installer will create both the clxd and clxm users if they do not already exist.