Extreme Cloud Administration Toolkit (xCAT)

Extreme Cloud Administration Toolkit (xCAT) is an open source scalable distributed computing management and provisioning tool that provides a unified interface for hardware control, discovery, and OS diskful/diskfree deployment. This robust toolkit can be used for the deployment and administration of AIX or Linux clusters. Its features are based on user requirements, and take advantage of IBM System x, IBM System z and Power Systems hardware.

xCAT makes simple clusters easy and complex clusters possible, by making it easy to:

xCAT works well with the following cluster types: