RT: 11 secrets for lazy cluster admins

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Pretty old post, but still worth jotting down:

  1. Don’t reinvent the wheel.
  2. Use open source.
  3. Automate everything.
  4. Design for scale – plan to be lazy from the start.
  5. Design for hardware manageability.
  6. Use good cluster management software – don’t dig wells with teaspoons.
  7. Use open source monitoring solutions.
  8. Control your users with a queuing system.
  9. Verify you get what you pay for – benchmark it!
  10. Manage cluster communication.
  11. Look for ways to become lazier.


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