I hope "light" green belts can ask questions since I am more a user than a system admin. But still I am system admin of my xeon phi running mpss 3.2.2. :) For the moment I am not trying to create a cluster. I am testing if phi can be a solution.
I have a server (server1) with one mic on it and I would like to mount the home partition to the mic via NFS. Mounting the home partition of server 2 to server 1 via NFS works through 10GB intel X520 card.
I looked at the mpss manual and thought that although external bridge are certainly meant for clustering, it could still help me to mount the home partition of server 2 to the mic.
When installed, the mic has default IP 172.31.1.254 on server 1 and 172.31.1.1 when logged into the mic. Should I create an external bridge with address 172.31.1.254 linking eth2 (the 10GB card interface) to the mic? For that I created the ifcfg-eth2 file with DEVICE=eth2 and even copied it to ifcfg-eth0 with DEVICE=eth2 (in case eth0 would be hard coded) and bridge=br0. But this did not work and my feeling is that something much more simpler should work.
Is it right to set the 10GB cards both on server 1 and server 2 in the 172.31.1.x subnetwork?