[slurm-users] [EXT] Software and Config for Job submission host only

Tina Friedrich tina.friedrich at it.ox.ac.uk
Thu May 12 09:42:26 UTC 2022

Hi Richard,

I was about to say, they need to have access to the configuration 
(slurm.conf) and the binaries. And not run slurmd; starting slurmd is 
what makes an execution host :)

There is nothing you need to do to allow job submission from them.

I build rpms; on the login nodes I install the 'slurm-xxxxxx' rpm but 
not sslurmd-xxxxx (apart from 'contrib' for seff, and copy the 
/etc/slurm/ directory.

Hope that helps!


On 12/05/2022 10:35, Ozeryan, Vladimir wrote:
> Hello,
> All you need to setup is the path to the Slurm binaries whether they are available via shared file system or locally on the submit nodes (srun, sbatch, sinfo, sacct, etc.) and possibly man pages.
> Probably want to do this somewhere in /etc/profile.d or equivalent.
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> Hi,
> I am new to SLURM and I am still trying to understand stuff. There is ample documentation available that teaches you how to set it up quickly.
> Pardon me if this was asked before,  I was not able to find anything pointing to this.
> I am trying to figure out if there is something like PBS-execution only for SLURM. Such that I can install it is the Login nodes and those nodes will only be responsible for the job-submission and not job execution.
> Is there any particular package to install and is there a different config that needs to be put in the job submission only nodes ?
> Basically, I want the job submission nodes to have all the commands and all the things that will enable them to get reports,logs whatever an admin and a user will need. Just not execution of the jobs.
> Thanks in advance for your help.
> RC.

Tina Friedrich, Advanced Research Computing Snr HPC Systems Administrator

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