IRIDIA cluster installing nodes with disks

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Fully Automated Installation (FAI) is the package used to install the nodes with disks (the rack nodes).

Installing FAI

apt-get install fai

Create a user called "fai".

You have to edit the three files:


In those directories you have to setup items like where the image directory should be located, local servers, apt sources etc.

Then you should run:


And if everything goes as planned, you will get lots of warnings and a message saying that image creation was successful at the end.

Make the appropriate adjustments to the files in:


(check fai documentation on how to do this).

On polyphemus add the user fai, with home in /mnt/disk1/fai to keep logs of installations of the rack.

On majorana remember to update


to deal with the rack clients.

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