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.
  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
          The main LicenseAllocator daemon
          used as part of the LicenseAllocator product
          to allocate licenses across multiple NetworkComputer sites
          and multiple LSF clusters.
          % vovlad  [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.
          % 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