[Beowulf] how are people doing this?

Brent M. Clements bclem at rice.edu
Wed Feb 11 14:44:02 EST 2004


Mike, we use systemimager, systemconfigurator and a custom utility called
"cupdate" to maintain our clusters. In our case it works beautifully and
easilly.

-Brent

Brent Clements
Linux Technology Specialist
Information Technology
Rice University


On Wed, 11 Feb 2004, Mike Eggleston wrote:

> I feel that in a proper cluster that the nodes are all (basically)
> identical. I 'own' a server environment of 20+ servers that  are
> all dedicated to specific applications and this is not a cluster.
> However, I would like to manage config files (/etc/resolv.conf, etc),
> user accounts, patches, etc., as I would in a clustered environment.
> I have read the papers at infrastructures.org and agree with the
> principles mentioned there. I have looked extensively at cfengine,
> though I prefer the solution be in PERL as all my servers have
> PERL already (the manufacturer installs PERL as default on the boxes).
>
> How is everyone managing their cluster or what are suggestions
> on how I can manage my server environment.
>
> Mike
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