[GE users] Grid configuration change-management
E.Soyez at science-computing.de
Mon Jan 14 12:33:57 GMT 2008
Good day Nikhil,
in my opinion this would be a very very useful feature. Fortunately
we can use scVenus with most of our SGE installations - otherwise I
would call this feature "most essential". One first step could be
a qconf option like "-dump" and "-restore" to backup the entire
cluster configuration as a plain text file (or xml). I've been
missing that for a long time. It would not only be great for
configuration backups and version control interfaces but also to get
an instant configuration overview (e.g. for support and debugging).
P.S.: Another important feature for multi admin environments would be
a qmod option to add comments e.g. why queues have been disabled etc.
On Sun, 13 Jan 2008, Mulley, Nikhil wrote:
> Hi Andreas,
> Thanks for the response.
> If I read your message correctly on the EDITOR variable pointing to
> a wrapper for producing the diffs, it is certainly doable, but what
> would have been more appropriate is it if it were a feature from SGE
> itself whether people are interested in the change management itself,
> if yes, send notifications on the changes. In my case, there are
> multiple people associated with the changes, in the sense of relying
> on all of them for setting their EDITOR variable would not be
> appropriate. As such as request, I guess this could be well made
> into SGE itself.
> Admittingly, I mostly rely on command line qconf, than qmon as the
> tool for SGE admin changes. [I actually never used it :-/]
> If it were to do for both qmon and qconf, then this I guess, requires
> on SGE front itself to get configuration change (plug-in)... Than
> having a admin to have his EDITOR variable set to a custom wrapper
> Please let me know your consent.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andreas.Haas at Sun.COM [mailto:Andreas.Haas at Sun.COM]
> Sent: Friday, January 11, 2008 6:27 PM
> To: users at gridengine.sunsource.net
> Subject: Re: [GE users] Grid configuration change-management
> Hi Nikhil,
> actually it should be possible to do this based on EDITOR environment
> variable. It would have to point on a script wrapper that saves the
> file before editing under /tmp/saved.$$ so that it can mail the diff
> to a mailing list after editing.
> As for an RFE the question would be whether somehing related could
> be done for qmon. I think it would be possible even though no editor
> is launched by qmon. Having such a configuration change plug-in would
> be interesting as it could be the base for use of a version control
> system such as CVS as a mirror for the SGE configuration.
> On Fri, 11 Jan 2008, Mulley, Nikhil wrote:
>> In our environment, we are group of people who administer the grid.
>> Whenever we make any changes to the grid configuration in any detail, we
>> mail the diffs to track the changes among ourselves.
>> Would it be possible, in a better way, that whenever there is any change
>> to the grid configuration by the qconf command, there is a mail
>> generated. In the sense, please have another option like 'change_mail
>> yes|no' and send an diff to the email id defined in 'administrator_mail'
>> of the grid configuration based on the parameter value. Can this make
>> out as an RFE ? Please let me know to file it.
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