[Beowulf] Should I go for diskless or not?
Nifty Tom Mitchell
niftyompi at niftyegg.com
Thu May 21 22:29:38 PDT 2009
On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 01:48:57PM +0530, Dr Cool Santa wrote:
> Finally I was able to get the diskless set up running, and the machines
> each). Since this is diskless at the moment, and the virtually each
> machines hostname and ip address changes according to the order they
> are switched on, you can think how hard it is going to be to access the
> hard disks from some node.
Is this DHCP assigning host names and IP addresses?
If so it is possible (and advisable) to take advantage of
DHCPs ability to associate a physical MAC address with
an IP address/ host name. This lets you correctly track logs
and hardware errors should you need to.
I like to leave a small handfull of addresses that can be
assigned on the fly -- this makes it easy to connect a new
system and configure it. It also makes it easy to connect
a laptop and fix things should I need to.
T o m M i t c h e l l
Found me a new hat, now what?
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