Creating a cluster

Requirements

  • Client machine:
    • Windows, Mac, or Linux, 64-bit
    • Anaconda for cluster management client library installed
  • Cluster Nodes:
    • One or more 64-bit Linux machines with 8+ GB RAM, 8+ cores (recommended)
    • Access to ports 22, 4505, and 4506 from the client machine to the cluster nodes to provision the cluster via SSH and Salt

Supported operating systems

For the cluster nodes, we support and test Anaconda for cluster management with the following Linux distributions:

  • CentOS 6 and CentOS 7
  • RHEL 6 and RHEL 7
  • Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 14.04

Cloud-based or bare-metal cluster creation

For more information about configuring and creating a cloud-based or bare-metal cluster, refer to the following documentation:

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