[Beowulf] Cluster Diagram of 500 PC
hahn at mcmaster.ca
Wed Jul 11 06:26:34 PDT 2007
> By experience, some IPMI hardware implementations are not sufficient to
> ensure efficient reboot, for example, we had some issues rebooting the
> nodes when they were in the PXE boot stage, or blocked in grub with a
> missing kernel, or worse: when running a freeBSD system.
that is most peculiar - why would any activity on the host affect
the IPMI in the first place? oh - was this IPMI one of the ones
that shares a NIC/port with the host? I can easily imagine that
would cause some possible issues.
> Many other solutions are OK: they tend to be scriptable though a telnet +
> expect script, so it's OK as long as it can reboot all your nodes in any
I guess I'd be surprised if the protocol to the BMC made any difference -
IPMI or telnet. but I'm often surprised ;)
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