[Beowulf] how are people doing this?

John Hearns john.hearns at clustervision.com
Thu Feb 12 03:24:10 EST 2004

On Wed, 11 Feb 2004, Mike Eggleston wrote:

> I feel that in a proper cluster that the nodes are all (basically)
> identical. I 'own' a server environment of 20+ servers that  are
> all dedicated to specific applications and this is not a cluster.
> However, I would like to manage config files (/etc/resolv.conf, etc),
> user accounts, patches, etc., as I would in a clustered environment.
> I have read the papers at infrastructures.org and agree with the
> principles mentioned there. I have looked extensively at cfengine,
> though I prefer the solution be in PERL as all my servers have
> PERL already (the manufacturer installs PERL as default on the boxes).

Alternatives you might look at are:

 LCFG http://www.lcfg.org/

The European Datagrid people have the Quattor project  http://quattor.org/

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