cbox - Cluster in a Box
Script to help building a cluster playground.
Use at your own risk or do not use at all.
cbox is an experimental script to build virtual TEST cluster and it performs actions and configurations that might not be considered safe on both the host and the guests.
The resulting setup has to be used only for TESTING. Do NOT place this cluster into production.
cbox can only be executed once on each host to create a virtual cluster. Second execution will safely request to destroy the previously created cluster, and start all over again.
Build and install
./autogen.sh ./configure make make check make install
Usage by Examples
To create a cluster of 2 (the default) Fedora14 nodes (-r 14), each having 1024MiB of RAM and 2 CPUs run this (the -v option):
cbox -r 14 -t cman -v ram=1024,cpus=2
The default cluster name is testcluster. Replace testcluster with the name used if different.
Then you can connect to the newly built node1 of the cluster like this:
The password is cluster.
You will likely want to run a ssh-agent and add the PKI key like this:
Here are some ideas how to go about starting the ssh-agent and exporting the settings:
man 8 cbox for more options.