[Beowulf] anyone using SALT on your clusters?

Christopher Samuel samuel at unimelb.edu.au
Fri Jun 28 00:49:01 PDT 2013


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On 28/06/13 11:02, Mark Hahn wrote:

> sure, I like auto-configuring clusters too, but do you need
> salt-like tools for this?

No, that's why we use xCAT. :-)

> sure - we currently use onesis, which has groups/roles too, though 
> it doesn't put the customization all on one spot, (still very
> obvious.) we don't actually try to configure all our stuff from one
> place, though (partly for historic and geographic reasons, I
> guess.)  I'm not really sure we'd want *everthing* intertwingled,
> though - for instance the admin/compute/login part of a cluster is
> basically independent from the luster server nodes.  maybe we're
> just not ambitious enough in our automation.

Oh we don't do everything from one place, for our other infrastructure
such as web servers, database servers, RT system, git server, etc) we
use Debian and a few CentOS VMs deployed via Proxmox and managed using
Puppet.

cheers,
Chris
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 Christopher Samuel        Senior Systems Administrator
 VLSCI - Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative
 Email: samuel at unimelb.edu.au Phone: +61 (0)3 903 55545
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