[TriLUG] IBM BladeCenter and Linux
jdturner at nc.rr.com
Fri Jan 28 17:01:44 EST 2005
One thing I should note is that none of the blades have local disks
everything is on the SAN.
Anyone have some links to setting up a linux cluster with a shared OS
On Jan 28, 2005, at 4:41 PM, Steve Hoffman wrote:
> Actually yes...I've done it several ways. PXE booting was probably
> the easiest...but the pain factor of setting up a PXE boot machine can
> be pretty brutal. Another way we installed was with DD...install your
> OS to your liking on one machine then with a linux boot disk, boot to
> rescue mode and dd the good install (again and again and again...).
> That was nice but pulling a machine and removing the HD over and over
> was tedius. The best way is probably NFS installs with KickStart!
> The only caveat was hostname/IP addresses needed to be changed, but
> minor considering the time you could have spend doing it one at a
> time! I think when I was at my peak I could build an entire chassis
> in about 2-3 hours (including re-configuration).
> On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 15:53:58 -0500, John Turner <jdturner at nc.rr.com>
>> So anyone setup a BladeCenter (14 nodes) with Linux? Did you do any
>> kind of OS imaging or shared booting? Or did you just have individual
>> OS installs?
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