Genders is a static cluster configuration database used for cluster configuration management. It is used by a variety of tools and scripts for management of large clusters. The genders database is accessed by every node in a cluster, either through a networked file system or by replicating the database on every node of the cluster. The database describes the layout and configuration of the cluster so that tools and scripts can sense the variations of cluster nodes. By abstracting this information into a plain text file, it becomes possible to change the configuration of a cluster by modifying only one file.
|Tags||Clustering/Distributed Networks Systems Administration|
|Operating Systems||Unix POSIX Linux|
Release Notes: This release supports the '+' sign in genders query parsing.
Release Notes: This release adds a new genders_testquery() library function and a nodeattr -Q option for testing node status via genders queries.
Release Notes: Greatly improved performance of genders parsing and many library functions.
Release Notes: Host range calculation corner cases have been fixed.
Release Notes: Minor documentation and bug fixes were made.