[Beowulf] need for an advice on nfs and diskless clients

Mark Hahn hahn at mcmaster.ca
Mon Feb 25 01:16:54 EST 2008


> /tftpboot/generic and make the node mount the it from there? The problem is I 
> have no idea of which directories have to be local, and which could be 
> shared...

depends.  you can definitely get by with only a few files in /var
being node-specific, since, for instance, compute nodes can all get
their specific IP configuration via dhcp (and clusters normally have 
compute nodes identically configured.)
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