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Welcome to the Warewulf Project

Warewulf is a scalable systems management suite originally developed to manage large high-performance Linux clusters. Focused on general scalable systems management, it includes a framework for system configuration, management, provisioning/installation, monitoring, event notification, and more via a modular plugin architecture. Install the components and features you need or leverage the existing system configurations stored within Warewulf to create custom solutions to meet your particular needs.

Warewulf is a flexible solution that has proven itself to be scalable and easy to use.


News

2014.02.10 - Warewulf Updates to version 3.5

This Warewulf release adds immunity to zombie bites, now Warewulfs always win.

  • Warewulf Common - 3.5
  • Warewulf Provision - 3.5
  • Warewulf Cluster - 3.5
  • Warewulf VNFS - 3.5
  • Warewulf ICR - 3.5
  • Warewulf MIC - 3.5

2013.07.10 - Warewulf Updates to version 3.4

Warewulf updates!!!

  • Warewulf Common - 3.4
  • Warewulf Provision - 3.4
  • Warewulf Cluster - 3.4
  • Warewulf VNFS - 3.4
  • Warewulf ICR - 3.4
  • Warewulf MIC - 3.4

2013.01.30 - Provision update!

I just posted the Warewulf provision 3.3.2 tarball that addresses the warnings and errors that have been reported. Special thanks goes out to Jason Stover for quickly fixing this in trunk and helping everybody out in the Warewulf group.

2013.01.16 - Common, Provision and VNFS updates!

Happy new year and congratulations for surviving the zombie apocalypse! In celebration, there are some minor patch level updates available via the download page!

  • Warewulf Common - 3.3.1
  • Warewulf Provision - 3.3.1
  • Warewulf VNFS - 3.3.1

Enjoy the release and beware of the few remaining zombie cats.

2012.11.08 - YAY!!! Package updates!

Just in time for Super Computing, the following packages are now available via our download page!

  • Warewulf Common - 3.3
  • Warewulf Provision - 3.3
  • Warewulf Cluster - 3.3
  • Warewulf VNFS - 3.3
  • Warewulf ICR - 3.3
  • Warewulf Node Health Check (NHC) - 1.2.1

2012.06.20 - In the press: Warewulf Cluster Manager – Completing the Environment

Jeff Layton's second article in the HPC Linux Cluster series. Check out the second article at  HPC Admin Magazine where Jeff walks through how to setup an HPC environment.

2012.06.20 - Warewulf Common, Provision, IPMI, and VNFS updates available!

After a lot of updates, fixes, rewrites and patience, it is with great pleasure that we make available version 3.2 of Warewulf common, provision, IPMI and VNFS. You can download the source packages and get information on obtaining the packages via YUM on our download page.

2012.05.23 - In the press: Warewulf Cluster Manager – Howlingly Great

Jeff Layton is writing an article series on HPC Linux Clusters with Warewulf at the core. Check out the first part of the article series at:  HPC Admin Magazine which includes a hands on walk through on setting up a Warewulf based cluster.

2012.03.28 - Node Health Check

Documentation is now available for the Warewulf Node Health Check subproject. NHC is a tool for checking the health of a node and taking actions (syslog, resource manager offline/online, etc.) for nodes that fail.

2011.11.14 - Join us at Super Computing 2011 in Seattle!

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is hosting a Warewulf roundtable event at Super Computing this year! Come by the LBNL booth (booth number 512) on Wednesday, November 16th at 3pm to participate. For more information please see the  SC11 Warewulf handout. Looking forward to seeing you there!

2011.11.03 - Warewulf version 3.1 has been released!

It is with great pleasure that we make available the 3.1 release of the Warewulf Common, Provision, VNFS, and IPMI components! Please download the source code from our Download page. Update: RPMs are also available, and users of the yum repository can use the "yum upgrade" command to install the new packages. You may also need to "yum install warewulf-provision-server warewulf-ipmi" depending on your setup.

2011.07.26 - Warewulf Common and the provisioning stack have been released at version 3.0!

For over a decade, Warewulf has helped to shape the direction of the High Performance Computing industry, and today I am happy to announce the immediate release and general availability of the next generation of Warewulf!

Warewulf Common, Provision, and VNFS have all been released at 3.0 and can be obtained in source code form from our Download page.

2011.07.21 - Warewulf 3.0 almost ready, and IPMI testers needed

Warewulf Common, Provision, and VNFS were just about ready to be released when several bug reports were submitted. Those have been fixed at this point, and we are just finishing up testing now.

In parallel the Warewulf IPMI package is also undergoing development, and the auto configuration for IPMI on the nodes from within the provisioning bootstrap needs testing against the different vendor's implementations. Vendors? Step on up! :)

2011.07.06 - Warewulf goes BETA!

On behalf of the Warewulf development team I am happy to announce the first public release of the following Warewulf components:

  •  Warewulf-common-2.9.0: The Warewulf core that contains the primary datastore interface, utility libraries, module and event drivers.
  •  Warewulf-provision-2.9.0: Warewulf provisioning module capable of imaging systems configured in the datastore either stateful or stateless.
  •  Warewulf-vnfs-2.9.0: Scripts and tools for creating and managing VNFS (and bootstrap) images for Warewulf Provision.

The release of these three components together makes up the initial beta Warewulf provisioning and systems management functionality.

2011.06.22 - Second alpha release

Thank you to our testers, contributors, and support team we have identified many areas that needed, uhmm... optimization. A result of this is that the alpha stage is going a little longer then anticipated, but at the same time the first stable release should be much more tested and intuitive. Check out the builds for the second alpha at:

EDIT: Minor bug fix, use this release instead:

2011.06.07 - Warewulf goes ALPHA!

We are happy to announce the alpha availability of Warewulf core, provision, and vnfs! Download the Alpha/testing release from:

Presently we have some basic documentation in the form of quick starts and recipes and will begin working on a more comprehensive user guide shortly!

We need testers, so if you are interested please join our Google Groups? and let us know!