[Beowulf] Diskless cluster provisioning/installation

Matthew Wallis mattw at madmonks.org
Wed Nov 4 01:15:10 PST 2015

Hi Jon,

> On 4 Nov 2015, at 5:06 PM, <tegner at renget.se> <tegner at renget.se> wrote:
> Hi,
> I need to set up a diskless cluster. Some years ago I did this using Perceus, http://www.perceus.org/ <http://www.perceus.org/>. Wored nicely, but since I know there are several other systems around; e.g., Warewulf, http://warewulf.lbl.gov/trac <http://warewulf.lbl.gov/trac> or http://www.admin-magazine.com/HPC/Articles/Warewulf-Cluster-Manager-Master-and-Compute-Nodes <http://www.admin-magazine.com/HPC/Articles/Warewulf-Cluster-Manager-Master-and-Compute-Nodes>, and Onesis, http://onesis.org/ <http://onesis.org/> I just wanted to check what people are using these days. 
> is there one system in particular which is more actively developed? Or do people tend to use different, more "basic" tools these days?

xCAT is still fairly popular.


I would point you at the excellent documentation on sumavi.com, but that site doesn’t appear to be responding at the moment.

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