[Beowulf] Diskless cluster provisioning/installation
sdm900 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 5 20:49:00 PST 2015
Write your own. I personally find all the packaged systems way too
stifling and don't do what you want, so you end up bending how you
want to work.
It is relatively simple to setup pxe booting and network booting from
nfs or lustre or any other shared file system (or just rsync down the
image to a ram disk).
At least then, you have a bash script that you can tune to do what you want.
Once you have a booted image, pdsh is about all you need.
On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 10:58 AM, Novosielski, Ryan
<novosirj at ca.rutgers.edu> wrote:
> Another vote here for Warewulf. Good stuff. Easy to use, but not lacking any features I need.
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> From: Beowulf [beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org] On Behalf Of Vaughn Clinton [vclinton at msn.com]
> Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2015 9:40 PM
> To: Chris Samuel; beowulf at beowulf.org
> Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Diskless cluster provisioning/installation
> XCat is long in the tooth now. I'd take serious look at WareWulf. I've used WW and was happy with it:
>> From: samuel at unimelb.edu.au
>> To: beowulf at beowulf.org
>> Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2015 10:52:54 +1100
>> Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Diskless cluster provisioning/installation
>> On Wed, 4 Nov 2015 05:15:10 PM Matthew Wallis wrote:
>> > xCAT is still fairly popular.
>> This is what we use here on our IBM and Lenovo gear (and previously our SGI
>> gear too) for statelite (diskless nodes booting RAMdisk with NFS mounts for
>> certain files & directories that we want to preserve information in such as
>> GPFS config, Slurm logs, etc).
>> All the best,
>> Christopher Samuel Senior Systems Administrator
>> VLSCI - Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative
>> Email: samuel at unimelb.edu.au Phone: +61 (0)3 903 55545
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