Start, Stop and Monitor Allocator

  1. Pick a host as the main controller for the sites. It is recommended to select a host that runs an Accelerator queue.
    % lamgr start
    This starts the vovserver for Allocator and the auxiliary daemon which is called vovlad, which is mostly used to track changes in the config.tcl file.
    Tip: Use the command lamgr -h for more information on the various options available with the lamgr command.
  2. To manually start vovlad, follow this procedure:
    % vovproject enable la
    % cd     `vovserverdir -p vovlad`
    % vi config.tcl
    % vovlad -v 
  3. To start and stop vovlad in the background, use the following utility vovdaemonmgr:
    % vovproject enable la
    % vovdaemonmgr stop vovlad
    % vovdaemonmgr start vovlad
  4. Display the usage message for vovlad with the option -h:
    
    vovlad: Usage Message
    
    DESCRIPTION:
        The main LicenseAllocator daemon
        used as part of the LicenseAllocator product
        to allocate licenses across multiple NetworkComputer sites
        and multiple LSF clusters.
    
    USAGE:
        % vovlad  [OPTIONS] &
    
        OPTIONS:
        -h                  Print this help.
        -v                  Verbose flag (may be repeated).
        -q                  Quiet mode: inverse of -v.
        -config  <file>     Specify a configuration file.
                            (default is config.tcl)
        -loopSleep <t>      Set sleep time for each loop
                            (default 10s)
        -rank  <N>          Ignored: use SetRank instead.
    
    EXAMPLES:
        % vovlad >& vovlad.log &
        % vovlad -v
        % vovlad -v -v -v
    
  5. To terminate the vovserver for Allocator, use
    % lamgr stop 
  6. You can check the operation of Allocator through the web browser inteface Allocator page. You can also use the command line as shown below:
    % vovshow -la
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