The visual basic application is working with windows based nodes. Our cluster nodes are running a copy of Red Hat Linux operating system so this week I was trying to port the program into Linux. I found this task quite challanging.

There are different approaches possible and I was trying to find the best feasible solution to this problem. I could use a web management application in order to cross platforms, or find a way to run VB application in Linux, or start writing my own Perl program to do the trick. I was also advised by Linux technical support people to use one of the web management tools in order to monitor cluster nodes performances. Sounds to me it is time for some testing.