[Beowulf] cluster deployment and config management
datakid at gmail.com
Tue Sep 5 02:06:25 PDT 2017
Re scale, I can't speak to that because we just don't have that size. But
Ansible has been bought/absorbed into Redhat now, so the Ansible Tower
infrastructure may scale. You would need to test :)
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On 5 September 2017 at 17:21, John Hearns via Beowulf <beowulf at beowulf.org>
> Fusty? Lachlan - you really are fromt he Western Isles aren't you?
> Another word: 'oose' - the fluff which collects under the bed. Or inside
> On 5 September 2017 at 08:57, Carsten Aulbert <carsten.aulbert at aei.mpg.de>
>> On 09/05/17 08:43, Stu Midgley wrote:
>> > Interesting. Ansible has come up a few times.
>> > Our largest cluster is 2000 KNL nodes and we are looking towards 10k...
>> > so it needs to scale well :)
>> We went with ansible at the end of 2015 until we hit a road block with
>> it not using a client daemon a fat ferew months. When having a few 1000
>> states to perform on each client, the lag for initiating the next state
>> centrally from the server was quite noticeable - in the end a single run
>> took more than half an hour without any changes (for a single host!).
>> After that we re-evaluated with salt stack being the outcome scaling
>> well enough for our O(2500) clients.
>> Note, I ave not tracked if and how ansible progressed over the past
>> ~2yrs which may or may not exhibit the same problems today.
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