NQE User's Guide

Document Number: 007-3794-001

Front Matter

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Table of Contents

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1. Seeing the Big Picture
NQE Components and NQE Cluster Components
How NQE Works
User Interfaces
Preparing to Use NQE
Creating Batch Requests
Submitting Requests
Monitoring Requests and Queues
Examining Output
Deleting or Signaling Requests
Transferring Files
Using the ilb Command

2. Preparing to Use NQE
NQE File Structure
Setting Environment Variables
NQE Database Authorization
NQS Validation Requirements
File Validation
Password Validation
File and Password Validation
Validation File Examples

3. Creating Batch Requests
What Are Batch Requests?
Creating Requests
Deciding What to Include
Specifying Request Options

4. Submitting Requests
Submitting Batch Requests
Using the NLB Default Queue for Submitting Requests
Submitting a Request to the NQE Database
Using DCE/DFS When Submitting Requests to NQE
Using Security Labels When Submitting Requests
Using Request Attributes
Successful Submissions
Suppressing Informational Messages
Unsuccessful Submissions
NQS System Limits
Using NQS Mail
Accessing Data Files
Obtaining Job Accounting
Error Messages
Recovery and Restart
Using the Request /tmp Directory

5. Customizing Requests
Using Resource Limits
Specifying Time Limits
Specifying a Shell
Specifying an NQS Queue
Specifying a Request Name
Using Password Prompting
Selecting an Account Name or Project Name under Which to Execute the Request
Using Alternative User Names
Using Request Priority
Submitting Requests to the IRIX Miser Scheduler

6. Working with Output Files
Naming Output Files
Redirecting Output
Merging Output Files
Finding Lost Output

7. Communicating with Requests
Monitoring the Job Log or Event History
Writing Messages to Output Files
Monitoring Output during Execution

8. Using Job Dependency
Using Job Dependency
Using cevent
Job Dependency Example

9. Customizing Your Environment
Environment Variables Automatically Set
Customizing Your NQE Environment
Configuring NQE Load Window Elements

10. Monitoring Requests
Using the NQE GUI Status Window
Using the cqstatl and qstat Commands
Request Status

11. Monitoring Queues
Displaying Queue Summaries
Displaying Queue Details
Displaying Batch Queue Limits
Monitoring Remote Queues

12. Deleting Requests
Deleting Your Requests
Deleting Requests on Another NQS Server
Deleting Another User's Requests

13. Signaling Requests
Signaling Your Requests
Signaling Another User's Requests

14. Transferring Files
File Transfer Terms
Using ftua
Using rft
Using Autologin
Using NPPA

15. Monitoring Machine Load

16. Solving Problems
Commands Do Not Execute
Requests Not Queued
Requests Not Executing
Connection Failure Messages
Authorization Failure Messages
NQE Database Authorization Failures
Requests Disappear
NQE Scheduler Not Scheduling
-h Option Displays Error
Resource Limits Exceeded
Output Files Cannot Be Found
stdout Reports no access to tty
stderr Reports Many Syntax Errors
stderr Reports file not found
No Licenses Are Available
DCE/DFS Credentials Not Obtained

A. Man Page List

B. Command Line Interface Tutorial
Creating the Batch Request
Submitting a Batch Request for Execution
Monitoring NQS
Deleting a Batch Request
Removing Files from Your Directory after the Tutorial

C. Using FTP with NQS
FTP Commands
Sample Session