[Beowulf] query: aggregate cluster performance monitoring without multicast

Chris Dagdigian dag at sonsorol.org
Thu Jan 8 14:12:20 EST 2004

{Forwarded to this list on behalf of a friend with some email troubles...}

> I am in the process of trying to get a stopgap perfomance monitoring
> system going on a 64 CPU Linux cluster with LSF.  Ultimately, I hope to
> use PCP for data collection, but since nobody seems to be doing this yet,
> we are going to be rolling our own solution.  To meet some of their needs,
> management has asked for an interim solution that gives them a web page
> with aggregate usage statistics and such.
> Unfortunately, ganglia is a non-starter because our networking group can't
> enable multicast for the private network the cluster lives on (it would
> break almost everything else).
> Does anyone have any suggestions for an alternative that can be quickly
> implemented, doesn't rely on multicast, and that can generate graphs of aggregate
> statistics on the fly?


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