[Beowulf] KVM to a compute node

Guy Coates gmpc at sanger.ac.uk
Wed Jun 2 08:54:26 PDT 2004

> What kind of solutions do people go to boot up an individual compute
> node.

You can't beat a good old serial console.

A lot of the newer servers will also give you bios level access across the
serial port too. Some of the newer HP intel hardware goes a step further,
and replaces the traditional bios with a script-friendly command line

2.6 has a netconsole feature which put a console out over UDP. This is
handy for catching and logging panics, but you don't get console access
for the first stages of system booting.


Guy Coates,  Informatics System Group
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SA, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1223 834244 ex 7199

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