There will be no indication that the configuration is in place. Error messages will be displayed if the daemon encounters any problems in starting up on any of the computers listed in the hostfile. To confirm that all requested computers have been added to your virtual machine, start the PVM console program.
makina1> pvm3/lib/SUN4/pvm pvmd already running. pvm>
The prompt for the PVM console is
From this prompt you can add or delete computers from your virtual
machine, list the current virtual machine configuration and check the
status of executing tasks.
The help or ? command accesses the interactive help
The conf command lists the current virtual machine configuration. This list includes the host name, PVM daemon task id, architecture type, and relative speed rating.
pvm> conf 6 hosts, 1 data format HOST DTID ARCH SPEED makina1 40000 SUN4 1000 makina2 80000 SUN4 1000 makina3 c0000 SUN4 1000 makina4 100000 SUN4 1000 makina5 140000 SUN4 1000 makina6 180000 SUN4 1000