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Red Hat: Teaching your cluster and storage systems to dance: An introduction to Conga

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This article introduces Conga, a new application released as part of Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 5. Walk through setting up your cluster and storage systems properly. Preview some of the major features of this new clustering and storage management tool.

The problem: Multiple cluster and storage system management tools

In the past, in order to create and manage complex clusters and storage systems you had to make use of multiple managements tools. Conga solves the problem of individually installing and managing storage systems and cluster nodes.

Conga grew out of the lineage of GUI applications developed to support storage and clusters. Tools such as red-hat-cluster, system-config-cluster, deploy-tool, and system-config-lvm are examples of Conga’s heritage. “Conga addresses a number of ‘pain points’ customers encountered in our earlier X/Gtk management applications.”

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