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Re: [Linux-cluster] Diskless Shared-Root GFS/Cluster



Did you ever give it a try at all? I mean, isn't anything potentially 
devastating if it becomes broken? 

In my case, it's silly to have drives running on every server and then also 
having centralized storage. It would save power, heat and another level of 
failure if I could use a sharedroot system.

Of course, along the same lines, if it's too complex or finicky then it might 
not be worth the trouble... for now.

Mike


On Wed, 31 Jan 2007 01:26:02 -0800, Tom Mornini wrote:
> We strongly considered this when implementing our cluster
> 
> infrastructure,
> but decided against it when we realized just how devastating *any*
> problem
> with that shared root would be...
> 
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> On Jan 30, 2007, at 11:39 PM, Marc Grimme wrote:
> 
>> Mike,
>> On Tuesday 30 January 2007 17:50, isplist logicore net wrote:
>>> I saw a few posts from some working on this. Has anyone gotten
>>> this to work
>>> properly? My nodes simply do not need their hard drives, it's a
>>> waste of
>>> power and hardware since I have plenty of central storage. I would
>>> like to
>>> remove drives from nodes and boot the cluster diskless.
>>> 
>>> I've seen the open shared-root project and such but those seem to
>>> be about
>>> building the entire cluster. Since I have the cluster going, I'm
>>> looking
>>> for information on how I can convert my nodes to diskless.
>>> 
>>> Thanks for any information you can provide.
>>> 
>>> Mike
>> There are quite a some people (increasing every day) using open-
>> sharedroot
>> clusters in productive environments with loads of different
>> applications. I
>> also wrote a MiniHowto and some other docs (have a look at
>> www.open-sharedroot.org) to give assistance.
>> 
>> As Mike Hagmann already stated it is not a trivial task to build up
>> such a
>> cluster (as it's not a trivialtask to build up any type of productive
>> clusters, but isn't that a reason why we are doing all that ;-) )
>> but the
>> MiniHowto should help you on the one hand and on the other hand you
>> can get
>> more help from open-sharedroot or us at ATIX (www.atix.de). If you
>> like.
>> Feel free to ask.
>> Regards and have fun
>> Marc.
>>> 
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