[Beowulf] KVM advice

Jon Forrest jlforrest at berkeley.edu
Fri Jan 16 12:33:10 EST 2009


stephen mulcahy wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Do people here normally use KVMs for management of compute nodes or 
> forego those and either have a grad student with a keyboard+monitor on a 
> trolley or rely entirely on remote management cards and/or IPMI?

My problem with old fasion KVMs is that all those extra
cables really mess things up. Plus, they're expensive.

For modern clusters with pretty reliable hardware, I just
use a crash cart or equivalent. I don't need to do this
very often so it works out OK.

Cordially,
-- 
Jon Forrest
Research Computing Support
College of Chemistry
173 Tan Hall
University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
94720-1460
510-643-1032
jlforrest at berkeley.edu
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