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Re: New to clusters

Once you have the first node set up (the master node), adding client
machines can be enabled through a couple of mechanisms, the most popular of
which is booting your unformatted machine from a special boot disk which
arps for awhile and then configures your hard drive to the specifications
of a "golden" node. This bypasses the need for making sure you have your
network cards set up correctly first (since you don't need them for

RedHat does it with Kickstart, Scyld does it with beoboot. There are a
couple of tools Debian folk use (including FAI which seems to be pretty
popular here). But decide which System Mangement tool you want to use and
that will streamline the process. There is a good roundup of these at

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