What is xCAT?
xCAT is Extreme Cluster/Cloud Administration Toolkit, 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, Ubuntu, AIX, Windows, VMWare, KVM, PowerVM, PowerKVM, 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.