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See Section 1.5, on page . Also, you might want to read the platform-specific information in Chapter 6 on page .
See Section 6.1 on page .
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This series of steps explains how to upgrade a pool of machines from running Condor version 6.4.x to version 6.6.x. Read through the entire set of directions before following them.
Briefly, the steps are to download the new version in order to replace your current binaries with the new binaries. Condor will notice that there are new binaries, since it checks for this every few minutes. The next time it checks, the new binaries will be used.
Manufacture test jobs that utilize each universe you use in your Condor pool. Submit each job, and put the job in the hold state, using condor_ hold.
cd <release-dir> mkdir new cd new
Locate the correct version of the Condor binary, and download into this new directory.
Do not install the downloaded version. Do uncompress and then untar the downloaded version. Further untar the release directory (called release.tar). This will create the directories
bin etc include sbin libexec lib manFrom this list of created directories, bin, include, sbin, libexec, and lib will be used to replace current directories. Note that older versions of Condor do not have a libexec directory.
Make a backup copy of the current configuration, to safeguard backing out of the upgrade, if something goes wrong.
Work through the new example configuration file to see if there is anything useful and merge with your site-specific (current) configuration file.
Note that starting in Condor 6.6.x, security sessions are turned on by default. If you will be retaining some 6.4.x series Condor installations in your pool, you must turn security sessions off in your 6.6.x configuration files. This can be accomplished by setting
SEC_DEFAULT_NEGOTIATION = NEVER
Also in 6.6.x, the definition of Hawkeye / Startd Cron jobs has changed. The old syntax allowed the following
HAWKEYE_JOBS =\ job1:job1_:/path/to/job1:1h \ job2:job2_:/path/to/job2:5m \ ...
This is no longer supported, and must be replaced with the following
HAWKEYE_JOBS = job1:job1_:/path/to/job1:1h HAWKEYE_JOBS = $(HAWKEYE_JOBS) job2:job2_:/path/to/job2:5m HAWKEYE_JOBS = $(HAWKEYE_JOBS) ...
It should also be noted that in 6.6.x, the condor_ collector and condor_ negotiator can be set to run on non-standard ports. This will cause older (6.4.x and earlier) Condor installations in that pool to no longer function.
cd <release-dir> mv bin bin.v64 mv new/bin bin mv include include.v64 mv new/include include mv sbin sbin.v64 mv new/sbin sbin mv lib lib.v64 mv new/lib lib
Do this series of directory moves at one sitting, especially avoiding a long time lag between the moves relating to the sbin directory. Condor imposes a delay by design, but it does not idly wait for the new binaries to be in place.
Use condor_ status to observe the propagation of the upgrade through the pool. As the machines notice and use the new binaries, their version number will change. Complete propagation should occur in five to ten minutes.
condor_status -format "%s" Machine -format " %s\n" CondorVersiongives a single line of information about each machine in the pool, containing only the machine name and version of Condor it is running.
The man directory was new with Condor version 6.4.x. It contains manual pages. Note that installation of manual pages is optional; the chapter containing manual pages are in section 9.
To install the manual pages, move the man directory from <release-dir>/new to the desired location. Add the path name to this directory to the MANPATH.
Personal Condor is a term used to describe a specific style of Condor installation suited for individual users who do not have their own pool of machines, but want to submit Condor jobs to run elsewhere.
A Personal Condor is essentially a one-machine, self-contained Condor pool which can use flocking to access resources in other Condor pools. See Section 5.2, on page for more information on flocking.
What to do to get Condor running properly depends on what sort of error occurs. One common error category are communication errors. Condor daemon log files report a failure to bind. For example:
(date and time) Failed to bind to command ReliSock
Or, the errors in the various log files may be of the form:
(date and time) Error sending update to collector(s) (date and time) Can't send end_of_message (date and time) Error sending UDP update to the collector (date and time) failed to update central manager (date and time) Can't send EOM to the collector
This problem can also be observed by running condor_ status. It will give a message of the form:
Error: Could not fetch ads --- error communication error
To solve this problem, understand that Condor uses the first network interface it sees on the machine. Since machines often have more than one interface, this problem usually implies that the wrong network interface is being used. It also may be the case that the system simply has the wrong IP address configured.
It is incorrect to use the localhost network interface. This has IP address 127.0.0.1 on all machines. To check if this incorrect IP address is being used, look at the contents of the CollectorLog file on the pool's your central manager right after it is started. The contents will be of the form:
5/25 15:39:33 ****************************************************** 5/25 15:39:33 ** condor_collector (CONDOR_COLLECTOR) STARTING UP 5/25 15:39:33 ** $CondorVersion: 6.2.0 Mar 16 2001 $ 5/25 15:39:33 ** $CondorPlatform: INTEL-LINUX-GLIBC21 $ 5/25 15:39:33 ** PID = 18658 5/25 15:39:33 ****************************************************** 5/25 15:39:33 DaemonCore: Command Socket at <22.214.171.124:9618>
The last line tells the IP address and port the collector has bound to and is listening on. If the IP address is 127.0.0.1, then Condor is definitely using the wrong network interface.
There are two solutions to this problem. One solution changes the order of the network interfaces. The preferred solution sets which network interface Condor should use by adding the following parameter to the local Condor configuration file:
NETWORK_INTERFACE = machine-ip-address
machine-ip-address is the IP address of the interface you wish
Condor to use.
ERROR "The following configuration macros appear to contain default values that must be changed before Condor will run. These macros are: hostallow_write (found on line 1853 of /scratch/adesmet/TRUNK/work/src/localdir/condor_config)" at line 217 in file condor_config.C
As of Condor 6.8.0, if Condor sees the bare key word: YOU_MUST_CHANGE_THIS_INVALID_CONDOR_CONFIGURATION_VALUE as the value of a configuration file entry, Condor daemons will log the given error message and exit.
By default, an installation of Condor 6.8.0 and later releases
will have the
configuration file entry HOSTALLOW_WRITE set to the above sentinel
The Condor administrator must alter this value to be the correct domain
or IP addresses that the administrator desires.
The wildcard character (
*) may be used to define this entry,
but that allows anyone, from anywhere,
to submit jobs into your pool.
A better value will be of the form *.domainname.com.
Standard universe jobs that remain in the job queue across an upgrade from any Condor release previous to 6.7.15 to any Condor release of 6.7.15 or more recent cannot run. They are missing a required ClassAd attribute (LastCheckpointPlatform) added for all standard universe jobs as of Condor version 6.7.15. This new attribute describes the platform where a job was running when it produced a checkpoint. The attribute is utilized to identify platforms capable of continuing the job (using the checkpoint).
This attribute becomes necessary due to bugs in some Linux kernels. A standard universe job may be continued on some, but not all Linux machines. And, the CkptOpSys attribute is not specific enough to be utilized.
There are two possible solutions for these standard universe jobs that cannot run, yet are in the queue:
Note that if the upgrade to Condor takes place at the same time as a platform change (such as booting an upgraded kernel), there is no way to properly set the LastCheckpointPlatform attribute. The only option is to remove and resubmit the standard universe jobs.