|Original author(s)||Egan Ford|
|Developer(s)||Egan Ford, Jarrod Johnson, Bruce Potter, Andy Wray|
|Initial release||October 31, 1999|
|Stable release||2.7.3 / June 22, 2012|
|Preview release||2.7.4 / July 4, 2012|
|Operating system||Linux, IBM AIX, WINDOWS|
|License||Eclipse Public License|
xCAT (Extreme Cloud Administration Toolkit) is open-source distributed computing management software developed by IBM, used for the deployment and administration of Linux or AIX based clusters. It can:
- create and manage diskless clusters
- install and manage many Linux cluster machines in parallel
- set up a high-performance computing software stack, including software for batch job submission, parallel libraries, and other software that is useful on a cluster
- cloning and imaging Linux and Windows machines
xCAT has specific features designed to take advantage of IBM hardware including:
- Remote Power Control
- Remote POST/BIOS console
- Serial over LAN functions
- Hardware alerts and vitals provided via SNMP and email
- Inventory and hardware management
xCAT is the default systems management tool of the IBM Intelligent Cluster solution.
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