Rocks Cluster Distribution: Users Guide

The current release of Rocks is 4.2.1. (PDF version)

Table of Contents
Preface
1. User Testimonials
2. Introduction
3. Contact
4. Collaborators
1. Installing a Rocks Cluster
1.1. Getting Started
1.2. Install and Configure Your Frontend
1.3. Install Your Compute Nodes
1.4. Cross Kickstarting
1.5. Upgrade or Reconfigure Your Existing Frontend
1.6. Installing a Frontend over the Network
1.7. Frontend Central Server
2. Start Computing
2.1. Launching Interactive Jobs
2.2. Launching Batch Jobs Using Grid Engine
2.3. Running Linpack
3. Monitoring
3.1. Monitoring Your Cluster
3.2. The Cluster Database
3.3. Cluster Status (Ganglia)
3.4. Cluster Top
3.5. Other Cluster Monitoring Facilities
3.6. Monitoring Multiple Clusters with Ganglia
4. Cluster Services
4.1. Cluster Services
4.2. 411 Secure Information Service
4.3. Domain Name Service (DNS)
4.4. Mail
5. Customizing your Rocks Installation
5.1. Adding Packages to Compute Nodes
5.2. Customizing Configuration of Compute Nodes
5.3. Adding Applications to Compute Nodes
5.4. Configuring Additional Ethernet Interfaces
5.5. Compute Node Disk Partitioning
5.6. Creating a Custom Kernel RPM
5.7. Enabling RSH on Compute Nodes
5.8. Customizing Ganglia Monitors
5.9. Adding a New Appliance Type to the Cluster
5.10. Adding a Device Driver
6. Downloads
6.1. ISO images and RPMS
6.2. CVS Access to the Rocks Source Tree
7. Frequently Asked Questions
7.1. Installation
7.2. Configuration
7.3. System Administration
7.4. Architecture
8. Resources
8.1. Discussion List Archive
Bibliography
A. Release Notes
A.1. Release 3.2.0 - changes from 3.1.0
A.2. Release 3.1.0 - changes from 3.0.0
A.3. Release 3.0.0 - changes from 2.3.2
A.4. Release 2.3.2 - changes from 2.3.1
A.5. Release 2.3.1 - changes from 2.3
A.6. Release 2.2.1 - changes from 2.2
A.7. Release 2.2 - changes from 2.1.2
A.8. Release 2.1.2 - changes from 2.1.1
A.9. Release 2.1.1 - changes from 2.1
A.10. Release 2.1 - changes from 2.0.1
A.11. Release 2.0.1 - changes from 2.0
B. Kickstart Nodes Reference
B.1. Rocks Base Nodes
C. Errata
C.1. Errata for Rocks Version 3.2.0
C.2. Errata for Rocks Version 3.1.0
C.3. Errata for Rocks Version 3.0.0
C.4. Errata for Rocks Version 2.3.2
C.5. Errata for Rocks Version 2.3.1
C.6. Errata for Rocks Version 2.3.0
List of Tables
1-1. Frontend -- Default Root Disk Partition
5-1. Compute Node -- Default Root Disk Partition
5-2. A Compute Node with 3 SCSI Drives