Detail the high-level steps involved in designing and deploying a cluster
Propose a formal process for implementing a cluster project
Discuss required information for large projects at each stage of the implementation
Getting a cluster out of the back-of-the-napkin stage and into the computer room involves a sequence of interrelated steps from design to rollout. The larger the cluster and the tighter the time schedule, the more organized the implementation process needs to be. Even small clusters may benefit from an organized approach such as the one presented in this chapter.
Creating a reliable cluster from scratch can be one of ...