Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Red Hat
User Name
Red Hat This forum is for the discussion of Red Hat Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 06-22-2015, 02:28 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jun 2015
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Setting up Kickstart server RHEL 6.5 for compute nodes, GPU nodes and PHI nodes

Hello all!

I am assigned the daunting task of setting up a RHEL kickstart server for a cluster consisting of some compute nodes, GPU nodes, and Xeon PHI nodes.

I need the kickstart server to be able to assign static IP to each node based on their mac address. The kickstart server also needs to assign the correct hostname during kickstart installation based on the mac address or the static ip address. Any help or suggestion would be appreciated!

Secondly, does anyone know what is the best way to handle the installation image? Since there are regular compute nodes, GPU nodes and PHI nodes. The GPU and PHI nodes need their corresponding driver installed during kickstart. What is the best way to accomplish this? I have never kickstarted installation with GPU or PHI driver installation. Please help!


Old 06-23-2015, 03:28 PM   #2
John VV
LQ Muse
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: A2 area Mi.
Posts: 17,564

Rep: Reputation: 2629Reputation: 2629Reputation: 2629Reputation: 2629Reputation: 2629Reputation: 2629Reputation: 2629Reputation: 2629Reputation: 2629Reputation: 2629Reputation: 2629
Have you read and studied the redhat documentation on "kickstarter" and on clusters ?

you have a valid license so you have access to the RedHat Knowledgebase .

So login to redhat site ,and do a search .

-- the docs

Last edited by John VV; 06-23-2015 at 04:46 PM.
Old 06-23-2015, 03:57 PM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Jan 2009
Location: RHELtopia....
Distribution: Solaris 11.2/Slackware/RHEL/
Posts: 1,491
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
so you have assess to the RedHat Knowledgebase .
That makes it hard to read.....
Old 06-23-2015, 04:20 PM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jun 2015
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Thanks for your suggestions! I have read the docs regarding kickstart. The Redhat clusters docs seem to relate to High availability which I will not need to address.

I have setup kickstart server in the past, however, the DHCP server was just DHCP. It just assigns any ip address to the pxe boot system. The one I am setting up now need ip address specific to node mac address. For this, I see in the docs that I should add host line in my dhcpd.conf file. I should also have 3 images and 3 classes in the dhcpd.conf file, one class for compute node, GPU node and PHI node.

But does anyone know how I would assign specific hostname during the kickstart install?

For example, eth0 mac 00:00:00:aa:aa:aa ipaddr hostname host-0-2

How do I kickstart this to automatically complete installation with host-0-2?

I will have all the system mac addresses + ip addresses + hosnames in a text file.

If anyone has any experience like this in a real deployment situation, please help!




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to use compute-nodes as NAS? AlexGg ROCK 7 01-09-2015 12:24 PM
Compute nodes Getting error ahsanpmd Linux - General 2 02-12-2013 08:57 PM
[SOLVED] RHEL 5.8 Cluster: Nodes keep prompting to change PW Enochs Linux - Security 1 12-13-2012 03:54 PM
compute nodes can not dedect the file but the master node can. Does someone know why? boubalos Linux - General 0 11-25-2012 04:44 PM
SSH from master node to compute nodes w/out passwd haiders Linux - Networking 2 09-20-2006 11:50 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Red Hat

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:00 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration