beostatus -- Configure, restart, and view information about a Scyld ClusterWare cluster


beosetup [--disable-sound] [--enable-sound] [--espeaker=HOSTNAME:PORT] [--gdk-debug=FLAGS]
[--gdk-no-debug=FLAGS] [--display=DISPLAY] [--sync] [--no-xshm] [--name=NAME] [--class=CLASS]
[--gxid_host=HOST] [--gxid_port=PORT] [--xim-preedit=STYLE] [--xim-status=STYLE] [--gtk-debug=FLAGS]
[--gtk-no-debug=FLAGS] [--g-fatal-warnings] [--gtk-module=MODULE] [--disable-crash-dialog]
[--sm-client-id=ID] [--sm-config-prefix=PREFIX] [--sm-disable] [-c, --conf=CONFIGURATION_FILENAME]
[-n, --new=NEW_NODE_FILENAME] [-d, --debug] [-m, --cm=CLUSTER_MANAGER] [-?, --help]
[--usage] [--version]


The beosetup cluster configuration tool is a graphical tool for simplifying installation and control of the compute nodes in the cluster. Running beosetup isn't required for adding compute nodes; they will join the cluster by default. However, running beosetup as you initially power on the compute nodes gives you a graphical view of the nodes as they join the cluster.

beosetup is a thin layer over the underlying cluster functionality, not the cluster interface itself. Every operation that beosetup performs and every status that it reports is available from the command line, using scripts and with a library interface. Most of the configuration settings are written to the configuration file /etc/beowulf/config. Many of the actions, such as generating a boot floppy, report the command and options used to accomplish the task.

beosetup may be run by any user to monitor cluster node state, run commands, and read node logs; however, the full functionality is available only to the "root" user. When you start this tool as a user other than "root", you are asked for the root password. If you don't supply it, functionality is limited. For this reason, Scyld recommends running beosetup as "root".

The default display is a GTK X11 graphical display, and various other formats are available.

See the Installation Guide for additional information on beosetup.


The following options are available to the beosetup program.

GTK options:


Gdk debugging flags to set


Gdk debugging flags to unset


X display to use


Make X calls synchronous


Don't use X shared memory extension


Program name as used by the window manager


Program class as used by the window manager






Gtk+ debugging flags to set


Gtk+ debugging flags to unset


Make all warnings fatal


Load an additional Gtk module

Session management options:


Specify session management ID


Specify prefix of saved configuration


Disable connection to session manager

beosetup options:


Configuration file read in initially and used for output continuously


New Node file read continuously for new nodes

-d, --debug

Enable internal state status messages


Cluster Management type

Miscellaneous options:

-?, --help

Show this help message


Display brief usage message


Display version information


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