[slurm-users] HA for slurmdbd

Xand Meaden xand.meaden at kcl.ac.uk
Tue Feb 15 18:30:45 UTC 2022

OK, feeling a bit silly about having sent this after re-re-reading the 
man page for slurm.conf... and discovering the 
AccountingStorageBackupHost setting.

Sorry for wasting the time of anyone who read that :)


On 15/02/2022 15:46, Xand Meaden wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm wondering what others are doing to make their slurmdbd service 
> resilient? We have the following setup right now:
> - two VMs running slurmctld (and also slurmdbd)
> - shared storage for StateSaveLocation using CephFS
> - three-way mysql cluster using Percona XtraDB
> However I can see no "Slurm native" way to make slurmdbd resilient - 
> there is no option for a backup server in slurm.conf. I naively tried 
> setting the AccountingStorageHost to "localhost" but this only worked 
> on the primary control node.
> Can we use something like Keepalived to present slurmdbd running on 
> both control nodes via a floating IP, or will this cause complications 
> with Slurm's use of it?
> Thanks for any advice,
> Xand
Xand Meaden
Senior Research Infrastructure Engineer
King's College London
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