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Whatsup is a cluster node up/down detection utility. It can quickly calculate and output the up and down nodes of a cluster through one of several possible backend tools and several optional cluster node databases. The currently supported backend tools are Ganglia, Cerebro, and Pingd (which can be downloaded as a subpackage of Whatsup). The curently supported cluster databases are genders, gendersllnl (a locally supported LLNL version of genders), and hostsfile (a textfile list of host names). C and Perl libraries for detecting up/down nodes are also included in the package.

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Recent releases

  •  07 Jul 2010 23:18

    Release Notes: The pingd daemon was re-architected to use fewer sockets. Template /etc/nodeupdown.conf and /etc/pingd.conf config files added. Minor documentation fixes were made.

    •  22 Jun 2010 20:40

      Release Notes: This release supports quick restarts on the pingd server. It also supports an empty or nonexistent hosts file. If this file does not exist, it falls back to the default behavior instead of returning an error. There are various documentation updates.

      •  19 Sep 2007 17:28

        Release Notes: A libnodeupdown nodeupdown_last_up_time() function has been added. last_up_time support has been added to the nodeupdown cerebro backend. A whatsup -r option has been added.

        •  05 May 2007 22:48

          Release Notes: The whatsup cerebro --monitor option was added. The whatsup --log options were added. The whatsup --module option was added. The openib up/down backend module was added.


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