Riccardo 

Wonderful explanation. I will indeed post my final method and results

Thank you very much

Cheers from NZ
Shane 

On Monday, April 9, 2018 at 8:14:04 PM UTC+12, Riccardo Murri wrote:
>
> Hello Shane, 
>
> I have seen the issue you filed on GitHub; I'm replying here but 
> either forum is equally good. 
>
> What is not clear to me is: did you install these 20 machines with 
> ElastiCluster? (I'd say 
> no, since you seem not to have an ".elasticluster/config" file...) 
>
> Or rather did you install all the  software you mention by yourself? 
> If yes, then you have basically done all the work that ElastiCluster 
> is supposed to do :-), so what would be the use you envision for 
> ElastiCluster? 
>
> Finally: there are different types of compute clusters that can be 
> installed by ElastiCluster (SLURM, GridEngine, Spark/Hadoop, etc.) -- 
> what is it that you like to install on your machines? 
>
> To clarify a bit, ElastiCluster basically does two things: 
>
> 1. Provision VMs on a IaaS cloud provider 
> 2.Configure these VMs using Ansible playbooks 
>
> With some work arounds, you should be able to skip step 1. and only 
> use the playbooks to configure a bunch of machines, but that requires 
> some knowledge of Ansible's workings (which the main ElastiCluster 
> program tries to shield you from, generally). 
>
> Does this help? 
>
> Ciao, 
> R 
>
> P.S. I have taken the liberty of changing the email subject since I do 
> not think that "FAQ or How-To's" matches the topic. 
>

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