Site Adapter

The site adapters provide interfaces to various Cloud APIs and batch systems in order to allow a on-demand provisioning of resources and a dynamic orchestration of pre-built VM images and containers.

Sites are generally configured in the Sites configuration block. One has to specify a site name, the adapter to use and a site quota in units of cores. Negative values for the site quota are interpreted as infinity. Optionally a minimum lifetime in seconds of the Drone can be specified. This is defined as the time the Drone remains in AvailableState before draining it. If no value is given, infinite lifetime is assumed. Multiple sites are supported by using SequenceNodes.

Note

Even if a minimum lifetime is set, it is not guaranteed that the Drone is not drained due to its dropping demand before its minimum lifetime is exceeded.

Generic Site Adapter Configuration

Available configuration options

Option

Short Description

Requirement

name

Name of the site

Required

adapter

Site adapter to use. Adapter will be auto-imported (class name without Adapter)

Required

quota

Core quota to be used for this site. Negative values are interpreted as infinity

Required

drone_heartbeat_interval

Time in seconds between two consecutive executions of tardis.resources.drone.run(). Defaults to 60s.

Optional

drone_minimum_lifetime

Time in seconds the drone will remain in AvailableState before draining it.

Optional

For each site in the Sites configuration block. A site specific configuration block carrying the site name has to be added to the configuration as well.

The site specific MappingNode contains site adapter specific configuration options that you can find below in the particular site adapter documentation.

In addition, it is required to add the following MappingNodes:

  • MachineTypes containing a SequenceNode of available machine types to be supported at the given site.

  • MachineTypeConfiguration a MappingNode for each machine type containing machine type specific configurations, details can be found below in the particular site adapter documentation.

  • MachineTypeMetaData containing a MappingNode for each machine type specifying the amount of Cores, Memory and Disk available

Note

The amount of memory and disk space is always specified in units of Gigabytes (GB) in TARDIS. The amount of cores is equivalent to the number of single core job slots provided by a machine.

Example configuration

Sites:
  - name: MySiteName_1
    adapter: MyAdapter2Use
    quota: 123
    drone_heartbeat_interval: 10
    drone_minimum_lifetime: 3600
  - name: MySiteName_2
    adapter: OtherAdapter2Use
    quota: 987

MySiteName_1:
  general_adapter_option: something
  MachineTypes:
    - Micro
    - Fat
  MachineTypeConfiguration:
    Micro:
      machine_type_specific_option_1: 124234-1245-1345-15
      machine_type_specific_option_2: 4583453-3245-345-2345
    Fat:
      machine_type_specific_option_1: 0034532-345-234-2341
      machine_type_specific_option_2: 1345-134-1345-134-1
  MachineMetaData:
    Micro:
      Cores: 1
      Memory: 2
      Disk: 30
    Fat:
      Cores: 32
      Memory: 128
      Disk: 256

MySiteName_2:
  general_adapter_option: something_else
  MachineTypes:
    - XL
  MachineTypeConfiguration:
    XL:
      machine_type_specific_option_1: 9847867-467846-468748BC
  MachineMetaData:
    XL:
      Cores: 128
      Memory: 256
      Disk: 1024

Cloud Stack Site Adapter

The CloudStackAdapter implements an interface to the CloudStack API. The following general adapter configuration options are available.

Available adapter configuration options

Option

Short Description

Requirement

api_key

Your CloudStack API Key to authenticate yourself.

Required

api_secret

Your CloudStack API secret to authenticate yourself.

Required

end_point

The end point of the CloudStack API to contact.

Required

All configuration entries in the MachineTypeConfiguration section of the machine types are directly added as keyword arguments to the CloudStack API deployVirtualMachine call. All available options are described in the CloudStack documentation

Example configuration

Sites:
  - name: Hexascale
    adapter: CloudStack
    quota: 300

Hexascale:
  api_key: BlaBlubbFooBar123456
  api_secret: AKshflajsdfjnASJFkajsfd
  end_point: https://api.hexascale.com/compute
  MachineTypes:
    - Micro
    - Tiny
  MachineTypeConfiguration:
    Micro:
      templateid: 909ce5b7-2132-4ff0-9bf8-aadbb423f7d9
      serviceofferingid: 71004023-bb72-4a97-b1e9-bc66dfce9470
      zoneid: 35eb7739-d19e-45f7-a581-4687c54d6d02
      securitygroupnames: "secgrp-WN,NFS-access,Squid-access"
      userdata: ini/hexascale.ini
      keypair: MG
      rootdisksize: 70
    Tiny:
      templateid: 909ce5b7-2132-4ff0-9bf8-aadbb423f7d9
      serviceofferingid: b6cd1ff5-3a2f-4e9d-a4d1-8988c1191fe8
      zoneid: 35eb7739-d19e-45f7-a581-4687c54d6d02
      securitygroupnames: "secgrp-WN,NFS-access,Squid-access"
      userdata: ini/hexascale.ini
      keypair: MG
      rootdisksize: 70

HTCondor Site Adapter

The HTCondorAdapter implements an interface to the HTCondor batch system. Regular batch jobs are submitted that start the actual Drone, which than is integrated itself in overlay batch system using the chosen BatchSystemAdapter.

Available adapter configuration options

Option

Short Description

Requirement

max_age

The result of the condor_status call is cached for max_age in minutes.

Required

executor

The executor used to run submission and further calls to the Moab batch system.

Default: ShellExecutor is used!

Optional

The only available option in the MachineTypeConfiguration section is a template jdl used to submit drones to the HTCondor batch system. The template jdl is using the Python template string syntax (see example HTCondor JDL for details).

Note

The $(…) used for HTCondor variables needs to be replaced by $$(…) in the JDL.

Example configuration

Sites:
  - name: TOPAS
    adapter: HTCondor
    quota: 462

TOPAS:
  max_age: 1
  MachineTypes:
    - wholenode
  MachineTypeConfiguration:
    wholenode:
      jdl: pilot_wholenode.jdl
  MachineMetaData:
    wholenode:
      Cores: 42
      Memory: 256
      Disk: 840

Example HTCondor JDL

executable = start_pilot.sh
transfer_input_files = setup_pilot.sh,grid-mapfile
output = logs/$$(cluster).$$(process).out
error = logs/$$(cluster).$$(process).err
log = logs/cluster.log

accounting_group=tardis
x509userproxy = /home/tardis/proxy

environment=${Environment}

request_cpus=${Cores}
request_memory=${Memory}
request_disk=${Disk}

queue 1

Moab Site Adapter

The MoabAdapter implements an interface to the Moab batch system. Regular batch jobs are submitted that start the actual Drone, which than is integrated itself in overlay batch system using the chosen BatchSystemAdapter..

Available adapter configuration options

Option

Short Description

Requirement

StatusUpdate

The result of the status call is cached for StatusUpdate in minutes.

Required

StartupCommand

The command executed in the batch job. (Deprecated: Moved to MachineTypeConfiguration!)

Deprecated

executor

The executor used to run submission and further calls to the Moab batch system.

Default: ShellExecutor is used!

Optional

SubmitOptions

Options to add to the msub command. long and short arguments are supported (see example)

Optional

The available options in the MachineTypeConfiguration section are the expected WallTime of the placeholder jobs and the requested NodeType. For details see the Moab documentation.

Example configuration

Sites:
  - name: moab-site
    adapter: Moab
    quota: 2000

moab-site:
  executor: !SSHExecutor
    host: login.dorie.somewherein.de
    username: clown
    client_keys:
      - /opt/tardis/ssh/tardis
  StatusUpdate: 2
  MachineTypes:
    - singularity_d2.large
    - singularity_d1.large
  MachineTypeConfiguration:
    singularity_d2.large:
      Walltime: '02:00:00:00'
      NodeType: '1:ppn=20'
      StartupCommand: startVM.py
      SubmitOptions:
        short:
          M: "someone@somewhere.com"
        long:
          timeout: 60
    singularity_d1.large:
      Walltime: '01:00:00:00'
      NodeType: '1:ppn=20'
      StartupCommand: startVM.py
  MachineMetaData:
    singularity_d2.large:
      Cores: 20
      Memory: 120
      Disk: 196
    singularity_d1.large:
      Cores: 20
      Memory: 120
      Disk: 196

OpenStack Site Adapter

The OpenStackAdapter implements an interface to the OpenStack Cloud API. The following general adapter configuration options are available.

Available adapter configuration options

Option

Short Description

Requirement

auth_url

The end point of the OpenStack API to contact.

Required

username

Your OpenStack API username to authenticate yourself.

Required

password

Your OpenStack API password to authenticate yourself.

Required

user_domain_name

The name of the OpenStack user domain.

Required

project_domain_name

The name of the OpenStack project domain.

Required

All configuration entries in the MachineTypeConfiguration section of the machine types are directly added as keyword arguments to the OpenStack API create-server call. All available options are described in the OpenStack documentation

Example configuration

Sites:
  - name: Woohoo
    adapter: OpenStack
    quota: 10 # CPU core quota

Woohoo:
  auth_url: https://whoowhoo:13000/v3
  username: woohoo
  password: Woohoo123
  project_name: WooHoo
  user_domain_name: Default
  project_domain_name: Default
  MachineTypes:
    - m1.xlarge
  MachineTypeConfiguration:
    m1.xlarge:
      flavorRef: 5 # ID of m1.xlarge
      networks:
        - uuid: fe0317c6-0bed-488b-9108-13726656a0ea
      imageRef: bc613271-6a54-48ca-9222-47e009dc0c29
      key_name: MG
      user_data: tardis/cloudinit/woohoo.ini
  MachineMetaData:
    m1.xlarge:
      Cores: 8
      Memory: 16
      Disk: 160

Slurm Site Adapter

The SlurmAdapter implements an interface to the SLURM batch system. Regular batch jobs are submitted that start the actual Drone, which than is integrated itself in overlay batch system using the chosen BatchSystemAdapter..

Available adapter configuration options

Option

Short Description

Requirement

StatusUpdate

The result of the status call is cached for StatusUpdate in minutes.

Required

StartUpCommand

The command executed in the batch job. (Deprecated: Moved to MachineTypeConfiguration!)

Deprecated

executor

The executor used to run submission and further calls to the Moab batch system.

Default: ShellExecutor is used!

Optional

Available machine type configuration options

Option

Short Description

Requirement

Walltime

Expected walltime of drone

Required

Partition

Name of the Slurm partition to run in

Required

StartupCommand

The command to execute at job start

Required

SubmitOptions

Options to add to the sbatch command. long and short arguments are supported (see example)

Optional

Example configuration

Sites:
  - name: hpc2000
    adapter: Slurm
    quota: 100

hpc2000:
  executor: !SSHExecutor
    host: hpc2000.hpc.org
    username: billy
    client_keys:
     - /opt/tardis/ssh/tardis
  StatusUpdate: 2
  MachineTypes:
    - one_day
    - twelve_hours
  MachineTypeConfiguration:
    one_day:
      Walltime: '1440'
      Partition: normal
      StartupCommand: 'pilot_clean.sh'
      SubmitOptions:
        short:
          C: "intel"
        long:
          gres: "gpu:2,mic:1"
    six_hours:
      Walltime: '360'
      Partition: normal
      StartupCommand: 'pilot_clean.sh'
      SubmitOptions:
        long:
          gres: "gpu:2,mic:1"
    twelve_hours:
      Walltime: '720'
      Partition: normal
      StartupCommand: 'pilot_clean.sh'
  MachineMetaData:
    one_day:
      Cores: 20
      Memory: 62
      Disk: 480
    twelve_hours:
      Cores: 20
      Memory: 62
      Disk: 480
    six_hours:
      Cores: 20
      Memory: 62
      Disk: 480

Kubernetes Site Adapter

The KubernetesAdapter implements an interface to the Kubernetes API. The following general adapter configuration options are available.

Available adapter configuration options

Option

Short Description

Requirement

host

The end point of the Kubernetes Cluster.

Required

token

Bearer token used to authenticate yourself.

Required

To create a token refer to: Kubernetes documentation

Available machine type configuration options

Option

Short Description

Requirement

namespace

Namespace for pods to run in.

Required

image

Image for the pods.

Required

args

Arguments for the containers that run in your pods.

Required

hpa

Set TrueFalse to enabledisable kubernetes horizontal pod autoscaler feature.

Required

min_replicas

Minimum number of pods to scale to. (Only required when hpa is set to True)

Required

max_replicas

Maximum number of pods to scale to. (Only required when hpa is set to True)

Required

cpu_utilization

Average Cpu utilization to maintain across pods of a deployment.

(Only required when hpa is set to True)

Required

Example configuration

Sites:
  - name: Kube-site
    adapter: Kubernetes
    quota: 10


Kube-site:
  host: https://127.0.0.1:443
  token: 31ada4fd-adec-460c-809a-9e56ceb75269
  MachineTypes:
    - example
  MachineTypeConfiguration:
    example:
      namespace: default
      image: busybox:1.26.1
      label: busybox
      args: ["sleep", "3600"]
  MachineMetaData:
    example:
      Cores: 2
      Memory: 4

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