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Building Clustered Linux Systems by Robert W. Lucke

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Chapter 6. Tying It Together: Cluster Data, Management, and Control Networks

Chapter Objectives

  • Provide an example of serial port console management equipment

  • Describe remote system management cards and their features

  • Investigate the design of management and data networks

In addition to the HSI, there may be one or more Ethernet networks in a cluster. Here I present some of the design characteristics and choices for these networks, along with an example IP addressing scheme for a cluster.

Networked System Management and Serial Port Access

There are at least two classes of management access possible with compute slices, network devices, and other active elements in your cluster. How you access the devices will depend on their capabilities and the software ...

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