[slurm-users] Documentation for creating a login node for a SLURM cluster

Michael Gutteridge michael.gutteridge at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 07:31:25 MDT 2018

I'm unaware of specific docs, but I tend to think of these simply as daemon
nodes that aren't listed in slurm.conf.  We use Ubuntu and the packages we
install are munge, slurm-wlm, and slurm-client (which drags in libslurmXX
and slurm-wlm-basic-plugins).

Then the setup is very similar to slurmd nodes- you need matching UIDs and
the same munge key.  Access to the same file systems at the same locations
as on daemon nodes is also advisable.

Hope this helps.


On Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 3:38 AM Aravindh Sampathkumar <aravindh at fastmail.com>

> Hello.
> I built a simple 2 node SLURM cluster for the first time, and I'm able to
> run jobs on the lone compute node from the node that runs Slurmctl.
> However, I'd like to setup a "login node" which only allows users to
> submit jobs to the SLURM cluster and not act as SLURM controller or as a
> compute node. I'm struggling to find documentation about what needs to be
> installed and configured on this login node to be able to submit jobs to
> the cluster.
> console(login node)  ---->  slurm controller(runs slurmctld and slurmdbd)
> ----> compute node (runs slurmd)
> Can anybody point me to any relevant docs to configure the login node?
> Thanks,
> --
>   Aravindh Sampathkumar
>   aravindh at fastmail.com
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