-- ColinLeavettBrown - 2015-06-22

Cloud howto: running batch jobs with HTCondor/Cloud Scheduler

  • Obtain images - three methods:
    1. Use cloud provided default images (installed as public images by sysadmins) - easiest method.
    2. Download an existing image (see OpenStack image guide, section 2):
      • Select and image and copy its' URL
      • Use the horizon "Create Image" dialog and copied URL to upload the required image to your cloud account.
    3. Create image with virt-install (and cobbler):
      1. Hardware confguration
      2. On hypervisor node:
        • create and run /root/qemu/mk-cc-demo. This will create a virtual machine with a vnc console that will fail to boot. At this point, the vnc console can be closed.
        • Issue "virsh edit cc-demo" and copy the "MAC" address.
        • Modify /root/qemu/mk-cc-demo to include the copied MAC address.
        • "virsh destroy cc-demo"
        • "virsh undefine cc-demo"
      3. On cobbler server:
        • Create a public/private ssh key: ssh-keygen -f /root/.ssh/id_rsa_cc-demo
        • Create a /var/lib/cobbler/kickstarts/cc-demo.cfg suitable to your application needs.
          • Create an encrypted root password (make sure cipher matches passalgo) and insert in kickstart: mkpasswd -m sha-512 following [[][these instructions]].
          • Copy your new public key to the end of your kickstart file.
        • Create /root/cobbler/add-cc-demo specifying the kickstart file and the copied MAC address. Run the shell script and then "cobbler sync"
      4. On the hypervisor node:
        • Re-run the "mk-cc-demo" shell script. This will recreate the VM with a vnc console, but this time it will boot/install. * ( 5 minutes) *
        • After the reboot, prepare the VM for other network connections:
          • ssh login from the cobbler server: ssh -i ~/.ssh/id_rsa_cc-demo
          • /etc/sysconfig/network (no host or gateway, nozeroconf=yes)
          • /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
          • /etc/inittab
          • halt
          • virsh edit cc-demo and change the network bridge to br3 (public network)
          • virsh start cc-demo (virsh start cc-demo; virt-viewer cc-demo)
        • Which public IP did it get?
          • reboot in single user mode
          • ifup eth0 and ifconfig
          • reboot
        • Log in through ssh and make any required customizations (see, OpenStack image guide, section 5):
          • yum -y update * (10 minutes) *
          • yum -y install epel-release
          • yum -y install cloud-init (may complain about not having python-six)
          • Batch jobs? Need to install HTCtcondor:
          • Authenticating condor server/workers with GSI?:
          • rm -fv /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules
        • shutdown the VM
        • Use the horizon "Create Image" dialog to upload the image to your cloud account.

  • Customizing images interactively on the cloud:
    • Interractive instantiation:
      • Images->Actions->Launch
      • Provide name, flavor, key pair, network - then Launch
      • Instances->actions->associate floating IP
    • Modifying an image:
      • Login as root
      • Make changes
      • Snapshot:
        • Instances->Actions->Snapshot, provide snapshot name.

  • Running batch jobs:
    • On CC (litai08) demonstrate the necessity for grid credentials:
      • condor_q
      • ~/.globus
      • grid-proxy-ini
      • condor_q
    • Submit jobs:
      • Prepare batch control files:
      • cc-demo.sh - executable
      • cc-demo.job - Job Description Language (JDL) file
      • condor_submit
    • Monitoring jobs:
      • bin/watch: cloud_status -m, condor_status -m, condor_q
    • Retrieving job output & removing jobs:
      • condor_transfer
      • condor_q & condor_rm
      • check our spool directory
    • Custom VM contextualization:
      • yaml/custom.yaml
      • scp yaml/custom.yaml unix.uvic.ca:www/
      • condor_submit
      • condor_release
      • The job log.
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