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Building Clustered Linux Systems by Robert W. Lucke

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Chapter 10. Supporting Role: Infrastructure Services and Administration

Chapter Objectives

  • Recommend general principles for cluster infrastructure implementation

  • Identify common Linux infrastructure components used in a cluster

  • Detail configuration options for frequently used infrastructure services

Linux, the operating system, provides a number of infrastructure services that are essential to the proper operation of a cluster. These are the services that are necessary as you begin to install the cluster from a raw hardware state, and are essential to its continued operation. This chapter covers some of the infrastructure services, their relationship to the cluster, and their basic configuration. The configuration examples focus on Red Hat or Red ...

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