[Beowulf] How do people keep track of computers in your cluster(s)?

Erwan Velu erwan at seanodes.com
Mon Oct 22 07:00:28 PDT 2007

Carsten Aulbert a écrit :
> Hi all,
> we are currently looking into the problem, how to keep track of
> computers which we are going to buy. On the one hand there are the
> standard tools to monitor a running cluster like ganglia, nagios,
> zenoss, ... but these are - to my understanding - just for monitoring
> the current status.
> However, I would like to have something where we have something like a
> large table about the hardware in question. In there information like
> * vendor
> * serial number
> * MAC addresses (eth0, eth1,..., IPMI, RAID,...)
> * maybe even firmware versions and serial numbers of exchangeable
> internal hardware (hard disks)
> * basically all physical information of the box
> another table should hold the current setup, i.e. a mapping between the
> hardware and the "logical" setup, e.g.
I think this two opensource projects might help you in such task :

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