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linux clustering with csm and gpfs
Linux Clustering with CSM and GPFS
byStephen HochstetlerandBob Beringer ISBN:073849870X
IBM Redbooks 2004 (338 pages)

This IBM Redbook will guide system architects and systems engineers toward an understanding of cluster technology based on the IBM 1350 Linux Cluster that combines IBM xSeries rack-optimized servers running the Linux operating system.

Table of Contents
Linux Clustering with CSM and GPFS
Notices
Preface
Summary of Changes
Part 1 - Fundamentals
Chapter 1- Clustering Concepts and General Overview
Chapter 2- New Linux Cluster Offering From IBM: Cluster 1350
Chapter 3- Introducing Cluster Systems Management for Linux
Chapter 4- Introducing General Parallel File System for Linux
Part 2 - Implementation and Administration
Chapter 5- Cluster Installation and Configuration with CSM
Chapter 6- Cluster Management with CSM
Chapter 7- GPFS Installation and Configuration
Chapter 8- Managing the GPFS Cluster
Chapter 9- Migrating xCat Clusters to CSM
Part 3 - Appendixes
Appendix A- SRC and RSCT
Appendix B- Common Facilities
Appendix C- Migrating to GPFS 1.3 From Earlier Versions
Appendix D- Planning Worksheets
Glossary
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Related Publications
Index
List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Examples


 

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Back Cover

This IBM Redbook will guide system architects and systems engineers toward an understanding of cluster technology based on the IBM 1350 Linux Cluster that combines IBM xSeries rack-optimized servers running the Linux operating system with robust systems management and world-class service and support to deliver highly scalable, integrated cluster offerings.

The cluster installation and administration is based on Cluster Systems Management (CSM) for Linux, which dramatically simplifies administration of a Linux cluster by providing management from a single point-of-control.

This Redbook also presents the General Parallel File System (GPFS) for Linux Clusters. GPFS provides a cluster-wide file system that allows users shared access to files spanning multiple disk drives. GPFS is based on a shared disk model, providing lower overhead access to disks not directly attached to the application nodes, and using a distributed protocol to provide data coherence for access from any node.



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Linux Clustering with CSM and GPFS

Stephen Hochstetler

Bob Beringer

Redbooks

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Note 

Before using this information and the product it supports, read the information in "Notices" on page xv.

Third Edition (January 2004)

This edition applies to Red Hat Linux Version 7.3, IBM Cluster 1350, IBM xSeries 335 and 345, IBM Cluster Systems Management for Linux Version 1.3, and IBM General Parallel File System for Linux Version 1.3.

Note 

This book is based on a pre-GA version of a product and may not apply when the product becomes generally available. We recommend that you consult the product documentation or follow-on versions of this redbook for more current information.

Copyright © International Business Machines Corporation 2002, 2004.

ISBN:073849870X

All rights reserved.

Note to U.S. Government Users Restricted Rights -- Use, duplication or disclosure restricted by GSA ADP Schedule Contract with IBM Corp.



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