[slurm-users] Question about adding and removing features in Slurm

Michael Gutteridge michael.gutteridge at gmail.com
Mon Jun 21 14:57:24 UTC 2021

I believe at the end of the day you do need to edit slurm.conf.  There is a
similar capability in Slurm with scontrol(1) where you can set
"availablefeatures" and "activefeatures":

    sudo scontrol update nodename=node16

I'm not sure how that survives controller reconfigure/restart though.

 - Michael

On Fri, Jun 18, 2021 at 8:54 AM David Henkemeyer <david.henkemeyer at gmail.com>

> We are transitioning from PBS to Slurm.  In PBS, we use the following
> syntax to add/remove properties to a node:
> qmgr -c "set node <nodename> properties += <property>"
> qmgr -c "set node <nodename> properties -= <property>"
> Is there a similar way to do this for Slurm?  Or is it expected that the
> administrator will manually edit slurm.conf to add/remove features?  I've
> searched the docs and this seems to be the case, but I just wanted to check
> with the experts to be sure.
> Thanks so much,
> David
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