Beauregard renovations

August 16, 2013

Beauregard has been updated to Ubuntu 12.04-amd64 LTS , from Debian. Beauregard now provides Mysql, NFS and backup services to the blades.

For backup, the blades are sandboxed, we generally do not snapshot the system; user data should be either on the NFS mounted partition, in the mysql database, or on our subversion server. The blade is a compute engine, treat it as interchangeable and quickly re-installable.

  • NFS Howto:On beauregard:
    mkdir /opt/cluster/nfs/${BLADE} ;\
    echo "/exp/blades/${BLADE} ${BLADEIP}(rw,sync,no_root_squash,no_subtree_check)"\
    >> /etc/exports ;\
    /usr/sbin/exportfs -r

    On {$BLADE}:
    echo "beauregard:/exp/blades/${BLADE} /opt nfs soft,intr 0 0" >> /etc/fstab ; mount -a

    See also: beauregard:/opt/cluster/nfs/Makefile; note symlink from /exp/blades to /opt/cluster/nfs.

  • Mysql Howto:On beauregard:
    create database ${DATABASE};
    grant all privileges on ${DATABASE}.* to '${USER}'@'${BLADEIP}' \
    identified by '${PASSWORD}' with grant option ;

    On ${BLADE} with IP ${BLADEIP}:
    mysql -u ${USER} -p -h beauregard.cs.miami.edu
    use ${DATABASE};

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