Joining Warewulf Managed Compute Nodes to Active Directory

Joining Warewulf Managed Compute Nodes to Active Directory

The following tutorial will walk through how to join your Warewulf managed compute nodes to Active Directory. This tutorial assumes that you have the following prerequisites satisfied:  Join Compute Node to Active Directory Let’s install the required packages to join your compute node to Active Directory into your node image, using the wwctl container shell...

Deploying a Dell PowerEdge and Cornelis Omni-Path Cluster with Warewulf

Deploying a Dell PowerEdge and Cornelis Omni-Path Cluster with Warewulf

CIQ develops and supports open source software for HPC that simplifies your life as a cluster administrator. I recently had the opportunity to deploy and test this software in a Dell PowerEdge cluster with Cornelis Omni-Path networking, with equipment provided in generous partnership by Dell and Cornelis. Both PowerEdge and Omni-Path are frequently deployed in...

Unleash the Full Potential of Warewulf With Community Resources

Unleash the Full Potential of Warewulf With Community Resources

Warewulf is a bare metal, stateless, container-based cluster provisioning solution that builds on a well-established stateless provisioning paradigm and incorporates enterprise-grade containerization workflows to make it easy to manage clustered hardware at scale. Warewulf is among the most successful HPC cluster platforms in the industry with support from OpenHPC, contributors worldwide, and usage from every...

Rocky Linux, Warewulf, and Apptainer for Turnkey Solutions
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Rocky Linux, Warewulf, and Apptainer for Turnkey Solutions

Pulling together proven technology and the latest innovations, CIQ has created a turnkey solution with a traditional high performance computing (HPC) stack that meets the needs of a large variety of users. Easy to deploy, highly scalable, and very flexible, this infrastructure substrate provides a stable, secure, and supported foundation, empowering users to build the...

Splitting Warewulf Images Between PXE and NFS

Splitting Warewulf Images Between PXE and NFS

Please note that this will work on 4.4, currently in release candidate status. Warewulf 4 introduced compatibility with the OCI container ecosystem, which greatly streamlines the process of defining, importing, and maintaining compute node images compared to other systems--even compared to Warewulf 3! But one aspect of compute node images remains unchanged: they can quickly...

Stateless Provisioning of Stateful Nodes: Examples with Warewulf 4

Stateless Provisioning of Stateful Nodes: Examples with Warewulf 4

When deploying Warewulf 4, we often encounter expectations that Warewulf should support stateful provisioning. Typically these expectations are born from experience with another system (such as Foreman, XCAT, or even Warewulf 3) that supported writing a provisioned operating system to the local disk of each compute node. Warewulf 4 intentionally omits this kind of stateful...

Taming Cluster Deployment

Taming Cluster Deployment

The modern high performance computing cluster is a conglomeration of hardware and software components integrated to act like a single machine. With literally thousands of components that can all march at different speeds, the probability of integration problems quickly approaches 100%.  Cluster building was a dark art gathering of all the components, grabbing available software...