Users demand continuous availability of HPC clusters. However, HPC administrators need to perform regular maintenance to keep these environments up to date, and secure. This session will cover the best practices for upgrading IBM Spectrum LSF clusters using techniques to minimize or eliminate downtime. These techniques can be used for example when upgrading to the next major Linux release or performing systems maintenance. Join Larry Adams, Senior Consultant, to discuss a variety of systems management tools such as xCAT, Ansible and NFS based installs of Spectrum LSF.