Step-by-Step Install Guide OSCAR Cluster 5.1 on Linux RHEL5 by krabah

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									Global Open Versity ICT Labs                    Step-by-Step Install Guide Oscar Cluster 5.1 on Linux RHEL5 v1.1



                            Global Open Versity
             Systems Integration Hands-on Labs Training Manual

   Step-by-Step Install Guide OSCAR Cluster 5.1 on Linux RHEL5
                                         Kefa Rabah
                            Global Open Versity, Vancouver Canada
                                    krabah@globalopenversity.org
                                     www.globalopenversity.org

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STEP-BY-STEP INSTALL GUIDE OSCAR CLUSTER 5.1 ON LINUX RHEL5                                                    2

Introduction                                                                                                   2
  1. Terminology                                                                                               2
  2. Main Software Requirements                                                                                2
  3. Additional Pre-Installation Software Requirements                                                         3
  4. Hardware Requirements                                                                                     3
  5. Other Requirements                                                                                        4

Part 1: Hands-on Labs Session                                                                                  4
  Step 1: Network Diagram Configuration                                                                        5

Part 2: Connecting the Hardware to Make the OSCAR Cluster                                                      6
  Step 1: Option 1 - Installing on Physical RHEL5 Servers                                                      6
  Step 1: Option 2 - Installing on Virtual RHEL5 Servers                                                       6

Part 3: Installing RHEL5 on the Head Node (Virtual Machine 1)                                                  6
  Step 1: Installation RHEL5                                                                                   6
  Step 2: Setting up the RPMs directories & other requirements                                                 6
  Step 3: Additional Packages Installation & Other Preparations                                                8
  Step 4: Install MySQL Server, Apache (httpd) Server and PHP                                                  8

Part 4: Installing OSCAR 5.1rc1 on the Head Node                                                               8

Part 6: Trouble Shooting Issues:                                                                              22

Part 7: Training & Technology Transfer                                                                        23

Part 8: Hands-on Lab Assignments                                                                              23




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April 2007, Kefa Rabah, Global Open Versity, Vancouver Canada

www.globalopenversity.org                  ICT202 - Linux Enterprise Infrastructure Engineering Diploma
Global Open Versity ICT Labs                   Step-by-Step Install Guide Oscar Cluster 5.1 on Linux RHEL5 v1.1




                            Global Open Versity
             Systems Integration Hands-on Labs Training Manual

        Step-by-Step Install Guide OSCAR Cluster 5.1 on Linux RHEL5
By Kefa Rabah, krabah@globalopenversity.org                Feb 24, 2010                      GTS Institute


Introduction
Oscar - If your organization needs or desires high-performance super-computing power at a very
affordable price, OSCAR (Open Source Cluster Application Resource) software offers the ideal solution.
OSCAR software enables virtually any person with minimal computer skills to transform several standard
computers into a virtual super-computer.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is a Linux distribution produced by Red Hat and targeted toward the
commercial market, including mainframes. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is released in server versions for x86,
x86_64, Itanium, PowerPC and IBM System z, and desktop versions for x86 and x86_64. All of Red Hat's
official support and training, and the Red Hat Certification Program center on the Red Hat Enterprise
Linux platform

On one certified platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux offers your choice of: (i) Applications - Thousands of
certified ISV applications; (ii) Deployment - Including standalone or virtual servers, cloud computing, or
software appliances; (iii) Hardware - Wide range of platforms from the world's leading hardware vendors.
This gives IT departments’ unprecedented levels of operational flexibility. And it gives ISVs unprecedented
market reach when delivering applications. Certify once, deploy anywhere. All while providing world-class
performance, security, and stability. And unbeatable value. This is why today Red Hat is the platform of
choice.

In order to begin creating an OSCAR cluster, several software and hardware items are required. We’ll also
need to learn some terminologies before we kick-off with our lab session.


1. Terminology


    •    Cluster - a group of individual computers bundled together using hardware and software in order
         to make them work as a single machine.
    •    Node - each individual machine of a cluster.

    •    Server (Head) node is responsible for servicing the requests of client nodes.
    •    Client (Child, Slave) node is dedicated to computation.


2. Main Software Requirements
1. Linux Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL5) server must be installed on your head node (explained
   below) and client nodes. Although OSCAR supports several different versions of Red Hat and

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    Mandrake, and other Linux distros, however, these instructions are only valid for clusters using
    RHEL5 as their underlying operating systems. Before installing RHEL5, please read very carefully the
    included step-by-step Linux Installation Guide for OSCAR.

2. If you do not have already RHEL5, you can purchase and download one for subscription fee at
   www.redhat.com. We assume that you’ll have your copy on a single DV
								
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