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Is it smart to design a command and control server, that will monitor system resources and spin up/spin down servers at times of peak?

I am building an application that will be modular, in a way that it will be a set of separate systems communicating with each other. It uses Hadoop on all systems, and HBase on 3 of the 4. Scaling ...
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How do you control nodes in a server farm?

I've been reading about hadoop and multi-node setups, and it says in the documentation that you must have a JVM and hadoop software already running on those nodes. My question is, do people install ...