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  • 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 ...

  • General: What do the version numbers mean?
    Answer: A major Bright Cluster Manager release has a major number associated with it. For example:   5 (same as 5.0), or 6 (same as 6.0).   A minor ...

  • Node Provisioning: How can I flash update all my nodes (from DOS)?
    Answer: How can I flash update all my nodes (from DOS)? (For update via Linux, see http://kb.brightcomputing.com/faq/index.php?action=artikel&cat=11&id=105 )   The problem:I have to perform some maintenance on the nodes ...

  • Software Management: My program needs Python 3 in order to run. How do I install it?
    Answer: You can install Python 3.x in /cm/shared/apps and create anenvironment module file to select when you want to use it:   Step 1 - Download the source code: - wget http://python.org/ftp/python/3.3.4/Python-3.3.4.tar.xz   Step ...

  • Development: How can I install the latest Python in Bright?
    Answer: RedHat, SUSE, and similar Linux-based OS distributors provide versions of Python that lag behind the latest upstream. This is normally a good thing, since the ...

  • OpenStack: OpenStack Neutron Mellanox ML2 Driver Configuration in Bright
    Answer: Abstract This article describes how to use the Mellanox Neutron ...

  • 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 ...

  • Node Provisioning: How can I flash update all my nodes (from Linux)?
    Answer: How can I flash update all my nodes (from Linux)?   (For update via DOS, see http://kb.brightcomputing.com/faq/index.php?action=artikel&cat=20&id=94  )   Some manufacturers like Dell provide a flash BIOS upgrade utility ...

  • Big Data: How can I import data from MySQL to Hadoop with Apache Sqoop?
    Answer: How can I import data from MySQL to Hadoop with Apache Sqoop?   This is best explained with an example.   Apache Sqoop is a data transfer tool used ...

  • Big Data: How can I add Apache Oozie to my Hadoop instance?
    Answer: How can I add Apache Oozie to my Hadoop instance?   Apache Oozie is a workflow scheduler system to manage Apache Hadoop jobs. Here we describe how ...

  • Software Management: Can I use Lustre on the Intel Xeon Phi?
    Answer: Can I use Lustre on the Intel Xeon  Phi?   Yes. You will need to update the Bright Cluster Manager 7.0 intel-mic-*-<distro> packages to the latest version ...

  • Big Data: How can I add Apache Mahout to my Hadoop instance?
    Answer: How can I add Apache Mahout to my Hadoop instance?   Apache Mahout is a suite of machine learning libraries. Depending on the algorithm, Mahout can work ...

  • OpenStack: How do I install Cloud Foundry on Bright OpenStack?
    Answer: Cloud Foundry installation on Bright Openstack   1- A working Openstack environment, API access, credentials, and a working networking configuration with metadata access is assumed.   Running  the following ...

  • Power Management: How Do I monitor APM In An HP Apollo 8000?
    Answer: APM Monitoring Setup for An HP Apollo 8000 rack in Bright 7.x Static Routes: The head node can access the APMs through an intermediate host which has ...

  • Configuring: How do I install BeeGFS?
    Answer: How do I install BeeGFS?   Integrating BeeGFS with Bright is described here. We use the following configuration: Hosts: beegfs-mgmt: Bright 7.1/RHEL7 Head Node beegfs-mds: RHEL7 Server beegfs-ss01: RHEL7 Server beegfs-ss02: RHEL7 Server beegfs-client001: ...

  • Big Data: How can I add Apache Oozie to my Hortonworks Hadoop instance?
    Answer: How can I add Apache Oozie to my Hadoop instance?   Apache Oozie is a workflow scheduler system to manage Apache Hadoop jobs. Here we describe how ...

  • Big Data: How can I add Apache Oozie to my hadoop Cloudera CDH 5.7.1 instance (based on
    Answer: How can I add Apache Oozie to my Hadoop instance?   Apache Oozie is a workflow scheduler system to manage Apache Hadoop jobs. Here we describe how ...

  • User Management: How can PowerBroker be used with Bright?
    Answer: How can PowerBroker be used with Bright?   PowerBroker allows AD authentication services to work with Linux. It can be made to work with Bright. The following ...

  • Workload Management: How to install Gold Allocation Manager on top of Bright Cluster
    Answer: How to install Gold Allocation Manager on top of Bright Cluster Gold Allocation Manager is an HPC resource accounting tool. It is open source, and released ...

  • Installing BCM: How do I run Bright under MS Windows Server Hyper-V (Windows Server 2008/R2)?
    Answer: How do I run Bright under MS Windows Server Hyper-V (Windows Server 2008/R2)? This article walks you through an install of Bright under Microsoft Hyper-V (Windows ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Cluster Monitoring: How can I monitor a CoolIT rack with Bright?
    Answer: How can I monitor a CoolIT rack with Bright?   CoolIT is a vendor of water-cooled racks that have sensors to monitor the rack. CoolIT racks can ...

  • Third Party Software: How do I install the AMD FirePro GPU Driver on Bright?
    Answer: How do I install the AMD FirePro GPU Driver on Bright?   The AMD FirePro GPU driver can be installed, and the OpenCL feature checked, on Bright ...

  • Third Party Software: How do I use ScaleMP on Bright?
    Answer: How can I run ScaleMP on Bright?   This guide describes how to use ScaleMP’s vSMP for Cloud product to create virtual SMP nodes in a cluster. Installing ...

  • Big Data: How can I add Apache Oozie to my Hortonworks HDP 2.3.0 Hadoop instance?
    Answer: How can I add Apache Oozie to my Hadoop instance?   Apache Oozie is a workflow scheduler system to manage Apache Hadoop jobs. Here we describe how ...

  • Third Party Software: How do I install Mesos on a Bright Cluster?
    Answer: The installation of Mesos with the Marathon and Chronos frameworks on a Bright Cluster is described in this article.   Upstream documentation for these applications can be ...

  • Workload Management: How do I Install MOAB 9.x on top of Bright?
    Answer: How do I install MOAB in Bright? (Tested on Bright 7.3 with torque 6.0.1)   1. Download MOAB sources from Adaptive website and extract it on the head ...

  • High Availability: How to Install Lustre with ZFS and HA for OSS and MDS Nodes
    Answer: Prerequisites: 2 OSS nodes connected via SAS over multiple paths to their own JBOD shared storage (minimum eight drives) 2 MDS nodes connected via SAS over multiple ...

  • Cluster Monitoring: How do I configure Grafana for Bright 8.1
    Answer: Setup Grafana with Bright 8.1 With this KB article we are going to setup Grafana on a Bright cluster, in order to consume metrics from cmdaemon. Note: ...

  • Cloudbursting: How can I create an RDMA-ready cloud instance and software image?
    Answer: How to create an RDMA ready cloud instances and software image   Prepare The Azure RDMA Cloud instances: 1. Create an availability set in Azure Portal Click on “All ...

  • Installing BCM: How do I run Intel Cluster Checker on a Bright cluster?
    Answer: This document assumes that Intel Cluster Checker 2019 is used. If a different version of Cluster Checker is used, instructions are probably similar but may ...

  • Third Party Software: How to build Lustre RPMs for the Mellanox OFED
    Answer: You will need to  download the Lustre source RPM from: https://downloads.hpdd.intel.com/public/lustre/lustre-2.9.0/el7/client/   Replace 2.9.0 with the desired version The SRPM can be installed  on a node that is running ...

  • User Management: How do I integrate ldap-passwd-webui with Bright?
    Answer: What is ldap-passwd-webui? A simple tool, written entirely in Python. The original tool can be found at https://github.com/jirutka/ldap-passwd-webuiIt allows the end user to change their password ...

  • Third Party Software: How to build Lustre RPMs for the Mellanox OFED
    Answer: You will need to  download the Lustre source RPM from: https://downloads.hpdd.intel.com/public/lustre/lustre-2.9.0/el7/client/ Replace 2.9.0 with the desired version The SRPM can be installed  on a node that is running ...

  • General: How do I install OrangeFS?
    Answer: These instructions are tested on Bright 7.3 Centos7u3 for the head node and the compute nodes. The head node is the storage server. Install the dependencies. [root@mg-73-centos73-ofs ...

  • Workload Management: How can I submit TORQUE or SLURM Jobs from my Linux Desktops
    Answer: Bright provides an AdvancedConfig which allows additional submit hosts. This is configured in the "/cm/local/apps/cmd/etc/cmd.conf" as follows.    AdvancedConfig = {"AdditionalSubmitHosts=node002,login01,user-desktop1,user-desktop2"}   It is important to note that ...

  • Cluster Management: Why does cmgui only work with Firefox upto version 56.x.x?
    Answer: For Bright 7.3 and earlier versions, cmgui will not work with Firefox versions higher than 56.x.x -- why?   Starting from Firefox 57, only extensions developed using ...

  • OpenStack: How to manually add cluster on demand for OpenStack images
    Answer: Introduction The recommended way to add images to a Cluster On Demand cluster, for deployment within OpenStack, is described in the setup article http://kb.brightcomputing.com/faq/index.php?action=artikel&id=328. However, the standard ...