[Bioclusters] About an Xserve cluster

Tim Cutts tjrc at sanger.ac.uk
Wed May 11 15:20:26 EDT 2005

On 11 May 2005, at 7:41 pm, Carlos Lopez Nataren wrote:

> I've found very frustrating to configure even the ethernet cards, I use
> one real IP address, then I configure the second card to use the
> configuration as follows:
> IP:
> Subnet mask:
> Router:
> DNS Server:

Well, that certainly doesn't look right.  You're configuring the 
interface to use send all packets destined for the subnet to itself, 
and also telling it that itself is the DNS server.  Of course it's 
going to go silent on you.  :-)

> I took this conf from the "Mac OS X Server Getting started" booklet for
> version 10.3 or later and it kills the external interface, it just
> doesn't work.

> I'm very new to BSD so everything is kind of new to me, so I found this
> list to ask you for a site concerning this kind of configuration, any
> help would be greatly appreciated.

I suspect you should probably look at the GUI tools first, and only 
start manually configuring nodes if you have to.  One thing all of us 
aim for in cluster building is that you should never have to configure 
individual nodes by hand; it's doable for 10 or so machines, but is 
totally unfeasible in larger configurations (such as here, where we 
have a cluster of over 1000 nodes)


Dr Tim Cutts
Informatics Systems Group, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
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