Four Quick Steps to Add PDUs Your HPC Cluster - with Bright


By Robert Stober | September 14, 2012 | HPC cluster management, Linux Cluster Management, Power Distribution Units, PDU



Bright Cluster Manager makes so many tasks fast and easy, so that you can move on to more important priorities. Let's look at managing Power Distribution Units (PDUs).

Bright Cluster Manager enables you to easily manage all the components of your HPC cluster, including PDUs. Adding a PDU is one of the first things you'll want to do after you complete the initial head node installation. Once added, you'll be able to monitor and manage the PDU through Bright. This article shows how to add a PDU using the Bright CMGUI.

Let's get started.


Step 1: Select the "Power Distribution Units" resource, then press the "Add" button.

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Step 2: Press the "Add" button and assign a name to the PDU. Then press "Ok" to dismiss the dialog box.

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Step 3: Select the newly-added PDU then press the "Open" button.

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Step 4: Select the "Settings" tab. Configure an IP address and select the network that contains it. Assuming that your switch is on the internal network, I recommend using the first IP address above the DHCP range. Press the "Save" button to apply your changes.

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That's it. You can now control the PDU through Bright. You may see a red arrow on the PDU for a minute or two until the health management framework runs the initial "DeviceIsUp" health check on the PDU. 

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