Now that the cluster is powered, I can start setting up the software environment I want to use. Since my plans for the cluster is to try out new things whenever something interesting comes along, I want to be able to remotely start, stop and reinstall the cluster nodes as easily as possible.
Continue reading “Building a mini cluster – Part 8: Cluster software setup woes”
Circumstances dictated that I could not work on my cluster for a few weeks, but this last week, I made some progress. While I am waiting for all the bits and pieces I ordered to arrive, I wanted to play with the server hardware that had arrived a while ago. I need to test everything so I can send out for replacements and check that all the pieces actually work together as I expect them too.
Continue reading “Building a mini cluster – Part 7: Testing the cluster hardware”
Now that the design is “finalised”, I need to get the rest of the materials I will need to put it all together. This post will be a somewhat mixed bag, going over the different things I ordered. Continue reading “Building a mini cluster – Part 6: Fans, push buttons, filters, screws, spacers, tools, etc….”
As promised (and delayed once) this post will go over the case design. The following were the idea’s I had in my head when I started. Continue reading “Building a mini cluster – Part 5: Graphic Design of cluster housing.”
I know I promised that the next post would be about the case design, but that is not finished yet. In the meantime, the postman was kind enough to deliver some hardware and I had a fun time opening my presents: Continue reading “Building a mini cluster – Part 4: The postman rings, and he does ring twice!”