[OpenAFS] openafs with diskless clients

Mike Polek mike@pictage.com
Wed, 26 Oct 2005 11:29:56 -0700

Hi, Andreas,
   I created the presentation mentioned by Chris. Of our 215 or
so servers, we currently boot 135 as diskless machines (63%).
The presentation gives an overview of the basics. I currently
have machines running a 2.4.30 kernel and RedHat 7.3 (production),
and a 2.6.11 kernel and Fedora Core 3 (testing). Let me know if
you need/want information beyond what is in the presentation.

Take care,

Michael Polek
Manager of System Operations
Pictage, Inc.
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> Message: 4
> Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 17:01:45 +0200 (CEST)
> From: Chris Huebsch <chris.huebsch@informatik.tu-chemnitz.de>
> To: Andreas <ahasenack@terra.com.br>
> Cc: openafs-info@openafs.org
> Subject: Re: [OpenAFS] openafs with diskless clients
> Hi,
> On Wed, 26 Oct 2005, Andreas wrote:
>>I was wondering if anybody has ever used openafs with diskless clients
>>booting via PXE and mounting it as the root filesystem. Doable?
> there was a presentation at one of the last AFS-Workshops about that
> problem.
> I think it was this one:
> http://www-conf.slac.stanford.edu/AFSBestPractices/Slides/afsboot.pdf
> We tested it here for a Cluster and it worked very well.
> Chris