I've been given 34 servers (HP Proliant) to use for HPC. Due to the server owners' request, 33 of these will need to act as diskless thick clients, and one will act as DHCP and TFTP server to enable network booting for the others.
The "head" server is already configured with Debian Squeeze and is operational.
The problem lies in how the network is organized:
- Each server has 2 network interfaces
- Each server has only 1 IP allocated (unmodifiable)
- Everything is under a VLAN, so all interfaces interfaces must be given the proper VLAN tag
While setting the interfaces is not difficult, the issue is how to handle the DHCP server: I'm not sure we can use the other network card, and as I said, we cannot request more IPs.
What would be a suggested course of action in this case?