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xCAT offers complete management for HPC clusters, RenderFarms, Grids, WebFarms, Online Gaming Infrastructure, Clouds, Datacenters, and whatever tomorrow's buzzwords may be. It is agile, extendable, and based on years of system administration best practices and experience.
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<p class="xcat-sidebar-heading">News</p>
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This wiki site supplements the information found at [http://xcat.sf.net/ xcat.sf.net]
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* Jan 23, 2012: xCAT 2.6.10 released.
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* Nov 15, 2011: xCAT 2.6.9 released.
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* Sep 30, 2011: xCAT 2.6.8 released.
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* Aug 26, 2011: xCAT 2.6.6 released.
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* May 20, 2011: xCAT 2.6 released.
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* Feb 14, 2011: Watson plays on<br>Jeopardy and is managed by xCAT!
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==Info For The xCAT User==
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* New! '''[[xCAT Documentation]]'''
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<p class="xcat-sidebar-heading">History</p>
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* [[Release Notes]]
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* [[XCAT Features|XCAT Features and Supported HW/OS]]
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* Oct 22, 2010: xCAT 2.5 released.
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* [[Wish List for xCAT 2|Wish List for xCAT]]
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* Apr 30, 2010: xCAT 2.4 is released.
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* [https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=208749&atid=1006945 Bug List for xCAT]
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* Oct 31, 2009: xCAT 2.3 released.<br>xCAT's 10 year anniversary!
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* [[Debugging xCAT Problems]]
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* Apr 16, 2009: xCAT 2.2 released.
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* Oct 31, 2008: xCAT 2.1 released.
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* Sep 12, 2008: Support for xCAT 2<br>can now be purchased!
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* June 9, 2008: xCAT breaths life into<br>(at the time) the fastest<br>supercomputer on the planet
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* May 30, 2008: xCAT 2.0 for Linux<br>officially released!
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* Oct 31, 1999: xCAT 1.0 is born!
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<p class="xcat-content-heading">What is xCAT?</p>
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xCAT offers complete management for HPC clusters, RenderFarms, Grids, WebFarms, Online Gaming Infrastructure, Clouds, Datacenters, and whatever tomorrow's buzzwords may be. It is agile, extensible, and based on years of system administration best practices and experience.  It enables you to:
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* Provision Operating Systems on physical or virtual machines: RHEL, CentOS, Fedora, SLES, AIX, Windows, VMWare, KVM, PowerVM, zVM.
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* Provision using scripted install, stateless, statelite, iSCSI, or cloning
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* Remotely manage systems: lights-out management, remote console, and distributed shell support
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* Quickly configure and control management node services: DNS, HTTP, DHCP, TFTP, NFS
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<p class="xcat-content-heading">Get Started With xCAT</p>
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* [http://xcat.sourceforge.net/#download Download xCAT]
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* Try [[xCAT iDataPlex Cluster Quick Start]]
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* Or go to [[xCAT Documentation]] and pick your environment
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* Need help? [http://xcat.org/mailman/listinfo/xcat-user xCAT Mailing List]
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<p class="xcat-content-heading">Go Further With xCAT</p>
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* [[xCAT Features|xCAT Features and Supported HW/OS]]
* [[Tips and Tricks]]
* [[Tips and Tricks]]
* [[HowTos]]
* [[HowTos]]
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* [[Xcat users|xCAT Users]]
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* [[Debugging xCAT Problems]]
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==Info For The xCAT Developer==
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* [[Wish List for xCAT 2|Wish List for xCAT]]
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* [https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=208749&atid=1006945 Bug List for xCAT]
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* [[xcat users|xCAT Users]]
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* [[XCAT 2 Architecture]]
 
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* [[XCAT 2 Mini Designs for New Features]]
 
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* [[Programming Tips|xCAT 2 Programming Tips]]
 
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* [[XCAT_Developer_Guide]] (includes contribution guidelines)
 
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* [[XCAT 2 Packaging]]
 
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* [[Node Deployment and Software Maintenance]]
 
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* [[Hierarchical Design]]
 
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* [[XCAT 2 Security]]
 
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==Misc==
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* [[Comparison of xcat and NPACI ROCKS|Comparison of xCAT 1.3 and NPACI ROCKS]]
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<center>xCAT is developed under the [http://www.eclipse.org/legal/epl-v10.html Eclipse Public License].</center>
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* [[XCAT1.3|xCAT 1.3]]
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* [[Main Test]]
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Revision as of 14:58, 28 January 2012

News

  • Jan 23, 2012: xCAT 2.6.10 released.
  • Nov 15, 2011: xCAT 2.6.9 released.
  • Sep 30, 2011: xCAT 2.6.8 released.
  • Aug 26, 2011: xCAT 2.6.6 released.
  • May 20, 2011: xCAT 2.6 released.
  • Feb 14, 2011: Watson plays on
    Jeopardy and is managed by xCAT!



History

  • Oct 22, 2010: xCAT 2.5 released.
  • Apr 30, 2010: xCAT 2.4 is released.
  • Oct 31, 2009: xCAT 2.3 released.
    xCAT's 10 year anniversary!
  • Apr 16, 2009: xCAT 2.2 released.
  • Oct 31, 2008: xCAT 2.1 released.
  • Sep 12, 2008: Support for xCAT 2
    can now be purchased!
  • June 9, 2008: xCAT breaths life into
    (at the time) the fastest
    supercomputer on the planet
  • May 30, 2008: xCAT 2.0 for Linux
    officially released!
  • Oct 31, 1999: xCAT 1.0 is born!

What is xCAT?

xCAT offers complete management for HPC clusters, RenderFarms, Grids, WebFarms, Online Gaming Infrastructure, Clouds, Datacenters, and whatever tomorrow's buzzwords may be. It is agile, extensible, and based on years of system administration best practices and experience. It enables you to:

  • Provision Operating Systems on physical or virtual machines: RHEL, CentOS, Fedora, SLES, AIX, Windows, VMWare, KVM, PowerVM, zVM.
  • Provision using scripted install, stateless, statelite, iSCSI, or cloning
  • Remotely manage systems: lights-out management, remote console, and distributed shell support
  • Quickly configure and control management node services: DNS, HTTP, DHCP, TFTP, NFS

Get Started With xCAT

Go Further With xCAT



xCAT is developed under the Eclipse Public License.
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