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Building Clustered Linux Systems by Robert W. Lucke

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Chapter 12. Installment Plan: Introduction to Compute Slice Configuration and Installation

Chapter Objectives

  • Discuss the requirements for configuring software on a cluster's compute slices

  • Describe choices for cluster compute slice operation

  • Compare network-based system installation tools

  • Introduce the pxelinux boot tool

  • Describe the installation and use of Red Hat kickstart for installation

  • Introduce some of the concepts necessary for NFS diskless clusters

With infrastructure nodes firmly in place, available storage for saving system configuration information, and active networks, we are ready to begin installing the cluster's compute slices. Because the compute slices (or “worker” nodes) usually far outnumber the other system types in the cluster, ...

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