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Re: Automated cluster installs...

On Thu, 25 Jul 2002, Carlos O'Donell <carlos@baldric.uwo.ca> wrote...

: Out of curiosity, what install methodology have people
: employed in the field?

: Are people using FAI?
: Are you dd'ing disks?
: Manually installing all the nodes?

I'm currently in the middle of writing some talk notes / slides about
mass-installs. I've used both FAI and SystemImager myself, and I'd
appreciate any feedback, or input anyone may have in this area.

To answer your question- I'm using FAI now, primarily because it fits
in better with our system administration policy, and can easily be
extended to cover multiple roles, and multiple hardware. [Not
specifically beowulf related, but its a bonus when I can use the same
system to install beowulf nodes as to setup mail servers].

SystemImager, on the other hand, is much easier to get running.


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