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       slurmdbd.conf - Slurm Database Daemon (SlurmDBD) configuration file


       /etc/slurmdb.conf  is  an  ASCII  file  which  describes Slurm Database
       Daemon (SlurmDBD) configuration information.  The file location can  be
       modified at system build time using the DEFAULT_SLURM_CONF parameter.

       The  contents  of the file are case insensitive except for the names of
       nodes and files. Any text following a "#" in the configuration file  is
       treated  as  a  comment through the end of that line.  The size of each
       line in the file  is  limited  to  1024  characters.   Changes  to  the
       configuration  file  take  effect  upon  restart  of SlurmDbd or daemon
       receipt of the SIGHUP signal unless otherwise noted.

       This file should be only on the computer where  SlurmDBD  executes  and
       should  only  be  readable  by  the  user which executes SlurmDBD (e.g.
       "slurm").  This file should be protected from unauthorized access since
       it  contains a database password.  The overall configuration parameters
       available include:

              If ArchiveScript is not set the slurmdbd will  generate  a  text
              file  that  can  be read in anytime with sacctmgr load filename.
              This directory is where the file will be placed archive has ran.
              Default is /tmp.

              Boolean, yes to archive job data, no other wise.  Default is no.

              This script  is  executed  periodically  in  order  to  transfer
              accounting  records  out  of  the  database into an archive. The
              script  is  executed  with  a  no   arguments,   The   following
              environment variables are set.

                     1 for archive steps 0 otherwise.

                     Time of last step start to archive.

                     1 for achive jobs 0 otherwise.

                     Time of last job submit to archive.

              Boolean,  yes  to  archive step data, no other wise.  Default is

              Additional  information  to  be  used  for   authentication   of
              communications with the Slurm control daemon (slurmctld) on each
              cluster.  The interpretation of this option is specific  to  the
              configured  AuthType.   In  the  case of auth/munge, this can be
              configured to use a  Munge  daemon  specifically  configured  to
              provide  authentication between clusters while the default Munge
              daemon provides authentication within a cluster.  In that  case,
              this  will  specify  the  pathname  of  the  socket to use.  The
              default  value  is  NULL,   which   results   in   the   default
              authentication mechanism being used.

              Define  the  authentication  method  for  communications between
              SLURM  components.   Acceptable  values   at   present   include
              "auth/none",  "auth/authd", and "auth/munge".  The default value
              is "auth/none", which means the UID  included  in  communication
              messages  is  not  verified.   This  may  be  fine  for  testing
              purposes, but do not use "auth/none" if you desire any security.
              "auth/authd"  indicates  that  Brett  Chun’s authd is to be used
              (see  ""  for  more  information).
              "auth/munge"  indicates  that  LLNL’s Munge system is to be used
              (this is the best supported authentication mechanism for  SLURM,
              see    ""   for   more   information).
              SlurmDbd must be terminated  prior  to  changing  the  value  of
              AuthType and later restarted.

              Name  that  DbdHost  should  be  referred  to  in establishing a
              communications path to the Slurm  Database  Daemon.   This  name
              will  be used as an argument to the gethostbyname() function for
              identification.  For  example,  "elx0000"  might  be   used   to
              designate  the  ethernet  address for node "lx0000".  By default
              the DbdAddr will be identical in value to DbdHost.   This  value
              must  be  equal  to the SlurmDbdAddr parameter in the slurm.conf

              The name of the machine  where  the  Slurm  Database  Daemon  is
              executed.   This  should  be a node name without the full domain
              name (e.g. "lx0001").  This value must be specified.

              The port  number  that  the  Slurm  Database  Daemon  (slurmdbd)
              listens  to  for  work.  The  default  value is SLURMDBD_PORT as
              established  at  system  build  time.  If  none  is   explicitly
              specified,  it will be set to 6819.  This value must be equal to
              the SlurmDbdPort parameter in the slurm.conf file.

              The level of detail to provide the Slurm Database Daemon’s logs.
              Values  from  0 to 9 are legal, with ‘0’ being "quiet" operation
              and ‘9’ being insanely verbose.  The default value is 3.

              When adding a new cluster this will be used as the qos  for  the
              cluster unless something is explicitly set by the admin with the

              Individual job  records  over  this  age  are  purged  from  the
              database.     Aggregated    information    will   be   preserved
              indefinitely.  The time is a numeric value and is  a  number  of
              months.  If zero (default), then job records are never purged.

              Fully qualified pathname of a file into which the Slurm Database
              Daemon’s logs are written.  The default value is none  (performs
              logging via syslog).

              Time  permitted  for  a  round-trip communication to complete in
              seconds. Default value is 10 seconds.

              Fully qualified pathname of a file into which the Slurm Database
              Daemon  may write its process ID. This may be used for automated
              signal     processing.       The      default      value      is

              Identifies  the places in which to look for SLURM plugins.  This
              is  a  colon-separated  list  of  directories,  like  the   PATH
              environment      variable.      The     default     value     is

              This controls what type of information is  hidden  from  regular
              users.   By  default,  all  information is visible to all users.
              User SlurmUser, root, and users with AdminLevel=Admin can always
              view  all  information.  Multiple values may be specified with a
              comma separator.  Acceptable values include:

                     prevents  users  from  viewing  any  account  definitions
                     unless they are coordinators of them.

              jobs   prevents  users  from  viewing  job  records belonging to
                     other  users  unless  they  are   coordinators   of   the
                     association running the job when using sacct.

              users  prevents users from viewing information of any user other
                     than themselves, this also makes it so users can only see
                     associations   they  deal  with.   Coordinators  can  see
                     associations of all users they are  coordinator  of,  but
                     can only see themselves when listing users.

              usage  prevents  users  from  viewing  usage  of any other user.
                     This applys to sreport.

              The name of the user that  the  slurmctld  daemon  executes  as.
              This user must exist on the machine executing the Slurm Database
              Daemon and have the same user ID as the hosts on which slurmctld
              execute.   For  security  purposes,  a user other than "root" is
              recommended.  The default value is "root".

              Individual job step records over this age are  purged  from  the
              database.     Aggregated    information    will   be   preserved
              indefinitely.  The time is a numeric value and is  a  number  of
              months.   If  zero  (default),  then  job step records are never

              Define the name of the host the database is running where we are
              going  to  store  the  data.  Ideally this should be the host on
              which slurmdbd executes.

              Specify  the  name  of  the  database  as  the  location   where
              accounting records are written.

              Define the password used to gain access to the database to store
              the job accounting data.

              The port  number  that  the  Slurm  Database  Daemon  (slurmdbd)
              communicates with the database.

              Define the accounting storage mechanism type.  Acceptable values
              at       present       include        "accounting_storage/gold",
              "accounting_storage/mysql", and "accounting_storage/pgsql".  The
              value "accounting_storage/gold" indicates that  account  records
              will            be           written           to           Gold
              manager.php),  which  maintains  its  own  database.   The value
              "accounting_storage/mysql"  indicates  that  accounting  records
              should be written to a MySQL database specified by the torageLoc
              parameter.  The value "accounting_storage/pgsql" indicates  that
              accounting  records  should  be written to a PostgreSQL database
              specified by the  StorageLoc  parameter.   This  plugin  is  not
              complete  and should not be used if wanting to use associations.
              It will however work with  basic  accounting  of  jobs  and  job
              steps.    If   interested  in  completing  please  email  slurm-
      This value must be specified.

              Define the name of the user we  are  going  to  connect  to  the
              database with to store the job accounting data.

              Boolean  yes  or  no.   Used  to  set  display  and track of the
              Workload Characterization Key. Must be set to track wckey usage.


       # Sample /etc/slurmdbd.conf


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       slurm.conf(5), slurmctld(8), slurmdbd(8) syslog(2)