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  • User Management: How do I authenticate against Kerberos?
    Answer: How do I authenticate against Kerberos? How do I authenticate agains Kerberos? For Red Hat based system such as RHEL, CentOS or Scientific Linux: Rather than modifying files ...

  • Workload Management: How do I integrate Univa Grid Engine with Bright Cluster Manager?
    Answer: How do I integrate Univa Grid Engine with Bright Cluster Manager?   For updated versions of Bright Cluster Manager version 7 and beyond, UGE is integrated with ...

  • Configuring: How do I add a login node?
    Answer:   How do I add a login node?   Table of contents   Why have a login node?What do we need to consider for login nodes?1. Make a login image ...

  • Workload Management: How do I integrate externally executed UGE/SGE server with Bright Cluster Manager 6.0?
    Answer: Mount the $SGE_ROOT directory from your external server that is to be managed by the Bright Cluster Manager (BCM) head node. Make sure that q* ...

  • Workload Management: Why is my workload manager configuration changed by Bright?
    Answer: Why is my workload manager configuration changed by Bright?   Or perhaps:   How do I make configuration changes to the workload manager (WLM) permanent?   If the configuration changes of ...

  • Third Party Software: How do I run the HPL test on a Bright Cluster?
    Answer: How do I run the HPL test on a Bright Cluster? What is HPL?   Slightly rewording from http://www.netlib.org/benchmark/hpl/:   HPL is a software package that solves a random, dense ...

  • Configuring: How do I update behind a proxy?
    Answer: How do I update Bright if it is connected to the network behind a web proxy server?   If you are sitting behind a network proxy server ...

  • Day-to-day Administration: Can I mix Linux distributions on my cluster?
    Answer: Can the Bright Cluster Manager (BCM) be used to manage a mix of Linux distributions within the same cluster?Yes.   Introduction   With BCM, multiple, different images can be ...

  • Software Management: How do I add a Bright ISO as a YUM repository?
    Answer: How do I add a Bright ISO as a YUM repository? or How do I update my cluster from a new Bright ISO that I just downloaded?   Outline If ...

  • Third Party Software: How can I use the Intel VTune XE with Bright?
    Answer: Introduction   Intel's VTune Amplifier is a commercial application for performance analysis on 32 and 64-bit x86 based machines, and has both GUI and command-line interfaces. Basic features ...

  • Third Party Software: How can I login to cmgui with a one-time password?
    Answer: How can I authenticate to cmgui with a one-time password?   Introduction:   One time password (OTP) authentication overcomes replay attacks. It allows an administrator to login to a ...

  • User Management: How can I migrate system users to LDAP?
    Answer: How can I migrate users and groups from /etc/passwd and /etc/group to Bright's LDAP?   The following steps should be done on the head node.   1. Install the ...

  • Configuring: How do I make hostname -f return the FQDN for a dynamic IP address (on
    Answer: How do I make hostname -f return the FQDN for a dynamic IP address (on the non-bootable network interface)? This comes in useful for some SGE  ...

  • General: Why is rsh not working?
    Answer: Why does RSH  not work?   Symptoms   - rsh <hostname> <command> results in poll: protocol failure in circuit setup - /var/log/messages contains in.rshd message like “Could not allocate space ...

  • General: How do I change CMDaemon's port?
    Answer: CMDaemon by default uses the pair of ports: 8080 and 8081 (for SSL).   To change these ports to other ones, for example: 8084 and 8085 (SSL):   Stop CMDaemon on the headnodes ...

  • Workload Management: Stale files from MPI jobs filled /dev/shm, what now?
    Answer: Stale files from MPI jobs filled /dev/shm, what now?Sometimes when compute nodes stay up for long periods of time, /dev/shm gets filled with stale files. ...

  • Installing BCM: How do I install Bright on Virtual Box?
    Answer: How do I install Bright on Virtual Box?   Prerequisite: In order to use PXE booting, the VirtualBox Extension Pack should be installed.   Create a Virtual Machine (VM) for ...

  • Installing BCM: How do I run Bright under MS Windows Server Hyper-V (Windows Server 2012R2)?
    Answer: How do I run Bright under MS Windows Server Hyper-V (Windows Server 2012R2)?   This article walks you through an install of Bright under Microsoft Hyper-V (Windows ...

  • OpenStack: How do I set up Cluster as a Service (CaaS) on Bright OpenStack 7.2?
    Answer: Cluster as a Service on Bright OpenStack 7.2         [The following notes explain setting up a clusters as a service in Bright Cluster Manager. This ...

  • Installing BCM: How do I do a remote installation?
    Answer:   How do I do a bare-metal remote installation?   Why do it?       The default bare-metal installation is pretty much a no-brainer, so a bare-metal remote installation isn't that ...

  • Workload Management: How do I add a submit host to GE?
    Answer: How do I add a submit host to GE (Grid Engine)? Edit /cm/local/apps/cmd/etc/cmd.conf and add the following advanced configuration parameter: # vim /cm/local/apps/cmd/etc/cmd.conf [...] AdvancedConfig = { "AdditionalSubmitHosts=<hostname>" } restart ...

  • Installing BCM: How do I install Bright under VMWare Workstation?
    Answer: How do I install Bright under VMWare Workstation? You can follow this guide:   Create a virtual machine for the head node   1. Switch to “Home” tab and click ...

  • General: How do I upgrade to Bright 7.3?
    Answer: How do I upgrade from Bright 6.0/6.1/7.0/7.1/7.2 to Bright 7.3?   The procedure below can be used to upgrade a Bright 6.0 or 6.1 or 7.0 or ...

  • General: How do I upgrade to Bright 8.1?
    Answer:   How do I upgrade from Bright 6.0/6.1/7.0/7.1/7.2/7.3/8.0 to Bright 8.1?   The procedure below can be used to upgrade a Bright 6.0 or 6.1 or 7.0 or ...

  • High Availability: How do I set up high-availability NFS with Bright?
    Answer: How do I set up high-availability NFS with Bright?   Setting up an HA NFS storage   This article describes how to setup a high availability NFS storage service ...

  • Configuring: How do I run NFSv4 with Bright?
    Answer: How can I use NFS version 4 with Bright? NFS version 3 is provided by the parent distributions by default. Bright is therefore configured to work ...

  • Configuring: How do I run NFSv4 with Bright?
    Answer: How can I use NFS version 4 with Bright? NFS version 3 is provided by the parent distributions by default. Bright is therefore configured to work ...

  • Configuring: How do I run NFSv4 with Bright?
    Answer: How can I use NFS version 4 with Bright? NFS version 3 is provided by the parent distributions by default. Bright is therefore configured to work ...

  • Configuring: How do I run NFSv4 with Bright?
    Answer: How can I use NFS version 4 with Bright?   By configuring it as shown in the example later on. But first, some background.   Why have NFSv3 as ...

  • Workload Management: How can UGE use PostrgreSQL for the spooling Database?
    Answer: How can UGE use PostrgreSQL for the spooling Database?   For  clusters running UGE, its plain text spool is rarely a performance bottleneck.   For busy enough clusters the ...

  • Node Provisioning: How can Windows Server 2008 R2 be provisioned to a node with Bright?
    Answer: How can Windows Server 2008 R2 be provisioned to a node, using Bright?   This guide walks through configuring Bright Cluster Manager 7.1/RHEL7 to deploy Windows Server ...

  • General: How do I integrate PWM (password manager) with Bright?
    Answer: How do I integrate PWM with Bright Cluster Manager?   What is PWM? PWM is an open source self-service password application for LDAP directories. PWM is an ideal ...

  • General: How do I upgrade to Bright 8.0 ?
    Answer:   How do I upgrade from Bright 6.0/6.1/7.0/7.1/7.2/7.3 to Bright 8.0?   The procedure below can be used to upgrade a Bright 6.0 or 6.1 or 7.0 or ...