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Building Clustered Linux Systems by Robert W. Lucke

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Chapter 19. Getting Your Cluster Wired: An Example Cable-Labeling Scheme

Chapter Objectives

  • Describe two classes of cables present in a cluster

  • Examine a system for labeling and tracking cables and connections

The number of cables present in a cluster, and the amount of work they present to a cluster builder, is frequently underestimated. Along with so many cables comes the burden of tracking (and later debugging) the connections made by the cables. This chapter presents a prototype cable labeling and tracking approach that may be adapted to your cluster construction efforts.

Any cluster you build will have cables; it is an inevitable fact. Cables interconnecting the individual components in a cluster represent a large potential source of interesting ...

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