If you wish to dynamically create or alter your virtual machine, you do not need to create a hostfile. Use the add and delete commands to add and remove computers from your virtual machine.
pvm> add makina9 1 successful HOST DTID makina9 1c0000 pvm> delete makina2 1 successful HOST STATUS makina2 deleted
Other PVM console commands are described in the PVM 3 User's Guide and Reference Manual.
Your PVM application can be started on any of the hosts in
the virtual machine.
To do this from the initial host, we can either put the PVM console
into the background with a control-Z followed by
bg or issue the
The quit command only exits the console program;
all the daemons and PVM tasks are left running.
You may quit and restart the PVM console any number of times without
disturbing any of the PVM daemons or hosts in the configuration.
Of course, if you have multiple windows on the initial host, you can
leave the console program running in one window while you execute your
programs from anoher.
pvm> quit pvmd still running. makina1>