[Beowulf] How do people keep track of computers in your cluster(s)?

Bruno Coutinho coutinho at dcc.ufmg.br
Sun Oct 21 11:37:36 EDT 2007


2007/10/21, Carsten Aulbert <carsten.aulbert at aei.mpg.de>:
>
> Hi all,
>
> we are currently looking into the problem, how to keep track of
> computers which we are going to buy. On the one hand there are the
> standard tools to monitor a running cluster like ganglia, nagios,
> zenoss, ... but these are - to my understanding - just for monitoring
> the current status.
>
> However, I would like to have something where we have something like a
> large table about the hardware in question. In there information like
>
> * vendor
> * serial number
> * MAC addresses (eth0, eth1,..., IPMI, RAID,...)
> * maybe even firmware versions and serial numbers of exchangeable
> internal hardware (hard disks)
> * basically all physical information of the box
>
>
dmidecode can be used to gather vendor, serial number and firmware version
of bios, processor and motherboard, and the machine as a whole  (if vendor
fill it).

smartctl can gather this information about disks

but I don't know a tool that can grab present this information of the entire
cluster.


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