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        addclients - assign clients to an image


        addclients  [  -help  ]  [  -version ] [ -host HOSTNAME ] [ -domainname
        DOMAINNAME ] [ -host-range X-Y ] [ -script SCRIPT ] [ -ip-range IP-IP ]
        [ -interactive YES|NO ]


        This manual page documents briefly the addclients command.
        addclients  is  a  tool  for  mapping  clients to a SystemImager image.
        There are three sections to the addclients utility:
        1. The first section is where you define what a hostname in your  clus‐
           ter  looks like, and define a range of hostnames that you will asso‐
           ciate with an image in the next section.  (You should  already  have
           created  the  image  for these clients to use by this point).  Host‐
           names are of the form prefixnumber.domainname For  example,  if  you
           specify  "bogus.net"  as  your domainname, "node" as your base host‐
           name, a starting number of 1 and an ending number of  10,  you  will
           have defined the following hosts:
           Note:  Currently, addclients does not support hostnames with leading
           zeros (e.g. node09.bogus.net, instead of node9.bogus.net), but  this
           will likely be added in a future release.  One reason for making the
           no-padded-zeros method the  default  behavior  is  flexible  cluster
           expansion.  For example, if you had initially chosen node01 - node80
           as your cluster range, and later decide to add 25 more nodes to your
           cluster,  you will have to renumber all of your nodes to add another
           leading zero (i.e. node001 - node105).
        2. Section 2 is where you specify the image you want to assign  to  the
           hosts defined in section 1.
        3. Section  3 gives you the option of automatically generating (or just
           updating) entries in your hosts files.  During an  autoinstallation,
           a  client  will request a hosts file in order to determine its host‐
           name from its IP address.  An autoinstall client will attempt  other
           methods for determining it’s hostname, including DNS, so this is not
           always necessary.  Once an entry for a host has been added, there is
           no  need  to complete this section for that host again (but doing so
           is harmless).


        A summary of options is included below.  By default, if an insufficient
        set  of  options is specified, addclients will fall back to an interac‐
        tive mode.  See -interactive below if you wish to alter this  behavior.
        -help  Show summary of options
               Display version and copyright information.
        -host HOST
               Base  host  name  of the client(s) to be autoinstalled.  Will be
               combined with "-host-range" to derive actual host names.
        -domainname DOMAINNAME
               If this option is used,  DOMAINNAME  will  be  appended  to  the
               client host name(s).
        -host-range X-Y
               Number  range used to create a series of host names based on the
               -client option.  For example,  "-client  www  -range  1-3"  will
               cause  addclients to use www1, www2, and www3 as host names.  If
               leading zeros are used, then host  names  will  be  padded  with
               zeros.   For  example,  "-client www -range 01-03" produces host
               names www01, www02, and www03.  Padding hostnames with zeros  is
               not recommended.
        -ip-range IP0-IP1
               The range of IP addresses to assign to your autoinstall clients.
               Where IP0 is the first IP address in the range and  IP1  is  the
               last ip address in the range.
        -interactive YES|NO
               This program will go interactive by default if domainname, host,
               host-range, and script are all specified.
               If you specify YES here, then it will go  interactive,  even  if
               all of these values are specified.
               If you specify NO here, then it will not go interactive, even if
               it is missing some of the required values.
        -script IMAGE
               Master autoinstall script name (typically the imagename).  Don’t
               include the path or the .master extension.
        More details can be found in the SystemImager manual.


        This  manual  page  was  compiled  by dann <<dannf@debian.org>> for the
        Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).


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