[slurm-users] Slurm Multi-cluster implementation

Tina Friedrich tina.friedrich at it.ox.ac.uk
Thu Oct 28 13:33:02 UTC 2021

Hi Navin,

well, I have two clusters & login nodes that allow access to both. That 
do? I don't think a third would make any difference in setup.

They need to share a database. As long as the share a database, the 
clusters have 'knowledge' of each other.

So if you set up one database server (running slurmdbd), and then a 
SLURM controller for each cluster (running slurmctld) using that one 
central database, the '-M' option should work.


On 28/10/2021 10:54, navin srivastava wrote:
> Hi ,
> I am looking for a stepwise guide to setup multi cluster implementation.
> We wanted to set up 3 clusters and one Login Node to run the job using 
> -M cluster option.
> can anybody have such a setup and can share some insight into how it 
> works and it is really a stable solution.
> Regards
> Navin.

Tina Friedrich, Advanced Research Computing Snr HPC Systems Administrator

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