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Building Clustered Linux Systems by Robert W. Lucke

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Chapter 13. Improving Your Images: System Installation with SystemImager

Chapter Objectives

  • Describe installation, configuration, and standard operation of SystemImager

  • Detail extending SystemImager to use multicast compressed archives

  • Introduce the SystemImager flamethrower facility for multicast installation

The SystemImager tool is one of the most flexible and versatile installation tools available—at any price. This chapter covers the information necessary to start using SystemImager in your cluster. We will prototype an extension of the standard SystemImager tool to multicast compressed tar archives to client systems to show the inner workings of the tool. Finally, I introduce the flamethrower extension to SystemImager that provides an integrated ...

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