[gridengine users] How to manage grid nodes

Tina Friedrich Tina.Friedrich at diamond.ac.uk
Mon Sep 30 12:41:59 UTC 2013

I take it you do not use any sort of configuration management at the 
moment? We use CFEngine for our cluster, simply because we use CFEngine 
to manage all our machines - and I always thought that was a pretty 
sensible approach (i.e. to use/tie in to an existing system, if there is 


On 30/09/13 12:38, Lionel SPINELLI wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have a question that is not directly linked to SGE but relates to the same. Which tool administrators that have to install, manage, configure and ensure coherence between lot of grid nodes use? I mean, if I have 10 nodes in my grid and need to be sure that all of them have the right software/configuration, I don't want to manually configure each machine. Do you know a simple tool that could do the job? My researches lead me to "Puppet Master" but I would like to get advises from experts...
> thanks in advance
> Regards
> Lionel
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