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Sysman: A Virtual File System for Managing Clusters

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Sysman: A Virtual File System for Managing Clusters
Sysman is a system management infrastructure for clusters and data centers similar to the /proc file system. It provides a familiar yet powerful interface for the management of servers, storage systems, and other devices. In the Sysman virtual file system each managed entity (e.g., power on/off button of a server, CPU utilization of a server, a LUN on a storage device), is represented by a file. Reading from Sysman files obtains active information from devices being managed by Sysman. Writing to Sysman files initiates tasks such as turning on/off server blades, discovering new devices, and changing the boot order of a blade. The combination of the file access semantics and existing UNIX utilities such as grep and find that operate on multiple files allow the creation of very short but powerful system management procedures for large clusters. Sysman is an extensible framework and has a simple interface through which new system management procedures can be easily added. We show that by ...
Mohammad Banikazemi, David Daly, Bülent Abali
Added 02 Oct 2010
Updated 02 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where LISA
Authors Mohammad Banikazemi, David Daly, Bülent Abali
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