[Beowulf] diskless cluster questions

Andrew Latham lathama at gmail.com
Wed Jul 7 10:22:40 EDT 2010


Tools like DHCP can manage information for individual nodes as a
server.  The nodes can be identified by the network card MAC address.
Things like IP, Netmask, Router, DNS, Hostname and other options can
be set per MAC identifier.  A great example is the mass deployment of
VoIP Hardphones that ask a central server for a configuration based on
the MAC address.


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On Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 1:36 AM, Holden Dapenor <holden.dapenor at gmail.com> wrote:
> How does diskless clustering work for those aspects of the OS that need to
> be unique for each node? For instance, network configuration and hostfiles
> need to be specified somewhere, but if all nodes boot the same root, then
> where is this information stored?
>
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