Rebooting my clusterboard
#1
Greetings all,

It's been almost a year since I spent any serious time working with my Clusterboard.  I'm wondering what developments have been made in the meantime, if there is a "go-to" distribution, etc.

Specifically, I'm interested in network booting the SOPINE modules from a single head node (A separate PINE64 board connected via Ethernet that will serve as a gateway between the Clusterboard network and the LAN).  Previously I had installed SD cards and O/S images on each SOPINE and I'd like to avoid doing that again if possible.

Has anyone successfully set this up, and/or can point me in the right direction?

Thanks!
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#2
(01-17-2020, 11:21 AM)jgullickson Wrote: Greetings all,

It's been almost a year since I spent any serious time working with my Clusterboard.  I'm wondering what developments have been made in the meantime, if there is a "go-to" distribution, etc.

Specifically, I'm interested in network booting the SOPINE modules from a single head node (A separate PINE64 board connected via Ethernet that will serve as a gateway between the Clusterboard network and the LAN).  Previously I had installed SD cards and O/S images on each SOPINE and I'd like to avoid doing that again if possible.

Has anyone successfully set this up, and/or can point me in the right direction?

Thanks!
Hi jgullickson,

I have it running  4 sopines with archlinux using pxeboot and nfsroot.
It works very well moreover I cannot reboot the sopine yet.

If you need I can make available a simple how to and a basic rootfs based on archlinux for aarch64
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(03-11-2020, 09:02 AM)xblack86 Wrote:
(01-17-2020, 11:21 AM)jgullickson Wrote: Greetings all,

It's been almost a year since I spent any serious time working with my Clusterboard.  I'm wondering what developments have been made in the meantime, if there is a "go-to" distribution, etc.

Specifically, I'm interested in network booting the SOPINE modules from a single head node (A separate PINE64 board connected via Ethernet that will serve as a gateway between the Clusterboard network and the LAN).  Previously I had installed SD cards and O/S images on each SOPINE and I'd like to avoid doing that again if possible.

Has anyone successfully set this up, and/or can point me in the right direction?

Thanks!
Hi jgullickson,

I have it running  4 sopines with archlinux using pxeboot and nfsroot.
It works very well moreover I cannot reboot the sopine yet.

If you need I can make available a simple how to and a basic rootfs based on archlinux for aarch64

I would like that very much!
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#4
(01-17-2020, 11:21 AM)jgullickson Wrote: Greetings all,

It's been almost a year since I spent any serious time working with my Clusterboard.  I'm wondering what developments have been made in the meantime, if there is a "go-to" distribution, etc.

Specifically, I'm interested in network booting the SOPINE modules from a single head node (A separate PINE64 board connected via Ethernet that will serve as a gateway between the Clusterboard network and the LAN).  Previously I had installed SD cards and O/S images on each SOPINE and I'd like to avoid doing that again if possible.

Has anyone successfully set this up, and/or can point me in the right direction?

Thanks!

I'm currently working on a Fedora 32 aarch64 based cluster.  booting of each board is not 100% reliable (might be something with my sdcards), and the realtek NIC has a known bug that requires a bit of extra work.  

Here's some of the knowledge I've collected if you are interested.

https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=9902
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