[Beowulf] KVM to a compute node

Rivera, Angel R Angel.R.Rivera at conocophillips.com
Wed Jun 2 13:51:31 EDT 2004



-----Original Message-----
From: beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org [mailto:beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org]On
Behalf Of Guy Coates
Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2004 10:54 AM
To: Suvendra Nath Dutta
Cc: beowulf at beowulf.org
Subject: Re: [Beowulf] KVM to a compute node


>> What kind of solutions do people go to boot up an individual compute
>> node.
>
> You can't beat a good old serial console.
>
> A lot of the newer servers will also give you bios level access across
the
> serial port too. Some of the newer HP intel hardware goes a step
further,
> and replaces the traditional bios with a script-friendly command line
> interface.
>
> 2.6 has a netconsole feature which put a console out over UDP. This is
> handy for catching and logging panics, but you don't get console
access
> for the first stages of system booting.

I too vote for serial-there is so much you can do and log using it. With
a cluster of any size KVMs become very unwieldy.





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