Re: Debian Live netboot installations
On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 1:41 PM, Daniel Baumann <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Ivan Shmakov wrote:
>> BTW, I wonder, what are the largest Debian Live
>> ``installations'' booted over the network? It seems that I'll
>> be able to have at least 30 hosts or so boot Debian Live and be
>> running at the same time here, if I get the security thing
> i've heard that someone has a setup with about 150 machines, however, the
> clients are not booting all at the same time, but cascaded, and do some nfs
> tricks with multiple servers.
I have set up clusters of 50 machines using methods very similar to
Debian Live netboot, using a single server. Making the filesystem
available as a single squashfs file seems to work pretty well with
NFS. Maybe with larger setups some NFS tricks are needed.