[Beowulf] looking for good distributed shell program
mm at yuhu.biz
Wed May 12 00:57:23 PDT 2010
We manage more then 2k linux installations and we don't use any distributed
shells. Actually we use this script:
What it does is take a command and executes it in parallel or sequential on a
list of servers.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Prentice Bisbal <prentice at ias.edu>
> > Date: Mon, 10 May 2010 15:43:04
> > To: Beowulf Mailing List<beowulf at beowulf.org>
> > Subject: [Beowulf] looking for good distributed shell program
> > Beowulfers,
> > I'm looking for something that isn't exactly cluster-related, but this
> > is something that most cluster admins would be familiar with. I'm
> > looking for a good distributed shell, something similar to tentakel or
> > gsh. I figure all of you probably have recommendations/opinions on the
> > best ones.
> > I'm familiar with tentakel, but I find it lacking in a few areas, and
> > it's recently been abandoned by it's developer. The author of tentakel
> > recommends gsh, but gsh doesn't allow to create pre-defined groups of
> > hosts in a config file.
> > Here's my wish list:
> > 1. Be able to maintain a central config file with different group
> > definitiosn with in it.
> > 2. Run the commands in parallel and organize the output
> > 3. Be able specify the user the command runs as on the command-line, so
> > I don't have to become root just to run a single command as root.
> > 4. Be able to subtract systems from a group or add additional ones on
> > the commandline. For example, if I have group "cluster", but node05 is
> > down, so I want to omit it and add desktop1 instead, I could do
> > something like.
> > <command> -g cluster-node05+desktop1
> > I used a program with these features about 10 years ago. I think it was
> > gsh or dsh, but the gsh and dsh I've found today, are different than
> > what I used 10 years ago.
> > any recommendations?
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