Caos NSA and Perceus: All-in-one Cluster Software Stack
Silence the struggle around cluster software stack configuration. Caos NSA is a distribution that focuses on making things simple, easy to install and upgrade, and easy to manage.
Sometimes it’s a struggle to configure a cluster software stack. Usually the stack is split into a distribution (OS) and the cluster management tool. While there are some advantages to this separation, sometimes people want to have a cluster software stack that is all-in-one. There are several packages that satisfy this definition such as ROCKS and Clustermatic, but there is one that is arguably the best combination - Caos NSA and Perceus.
Skipping on down...
The next few steps deal with some details about the installation. Here is the list of steps I took up to the point of configuring Perceus.
Caos NSA Installation steps:
- Root password
- Time zone configuration
- NIC configuration (eth0, eth1, and eth2 in my case)
- Firewall configuration (including opening ports)
- System Profile (what basic configuration do you want)