Commit 52bc9106 authored by Robert Ricci's avatar Robert Ricci

New file giving tips for setting up BIOS, etc. on nodes

parent c2d9af2b
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##### Configuration suggestions for testbed nodes
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This file contains tips we've found useful in setting up our nodes.
##### Disable PXE on non-control interfaces
Nodes will boot much quicker if you disable PXE booting (through whatever means
provided by your card) on experimental net interfaces.
##### Set power-loss behavior
Many BIOSes have an option about what to do after a power failure (which is
what it looks like to the node when it gets power cycled by a power
controller.) They're usally 'always off', 'always on', and 'last state'.
Always on is the best - last state is OK, but if someone does a 'shutdown -h'
on the node, you can't bring it back up with power cycling - you have to go
punch the power button. Just make sure they're not set to always off.
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