Re: Automated cluster installs...
begin quote Carlos O'Donell <firstname.lastname@example.org> 2002-07-26
>Out of curiosity, what install methodology have people
>employed in the field?
[ snip ]
In the one cluster I've had to set up so far (current
kit: 1 master, 3 computes, 4 workstations; all Athlons),
we used FAI. I'd use it again, but would pay greater
attention to keeping its setup up-to-date as users
demand "just one more package", and would insist
on using a local Debian mirror.
>I can elaborate more on our install methods if people
>really want to hear a quick-n-dirty install method.
A list of war stories, or pointers to them, might be a
Good Thing (tm). If and when the compute nodes in
the aforementioned cluster get upgraded, or we get
a second cluster, I'll keep more detailed notes.
Dr M J Carter
Physics and Astronomy
University of Nottingham
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