Connect a Single Tasker

You can start a tasker at any time. Try the following commands and check the effect on the taskers monitor.

usage: vovtasker [-A startupLogFile] [-a name] [-b capabilities] [-B]
                    [-c coefficient] [-C cpus] [-d] [-D integer]
                    [-e reserveExpr] [-E] [-f tclfile] [-F <file>]
                    [-g taskergroup] [-G group] [-h host]
                    [-H HEALTHCHECKFLAGS] [-i 0|1] [-I tclfile] [-j]
                    [-k d|n|v] [-l rootOfDailyLogFile] [-L <loadSensor>]
                    [-m <integer>] [-M max_load] [-n <integer>] [-N] [-o local
                    resources] [-p project] [-P <double>] [-r resources]
                    [-R resources] [-s] [-S resources] [-t timeout]
                    [-T capacity[/max_capacity]] [-U updateInterval]
                    [-v number] [-V ncName@ncHost[:port]] [-w WX properties]
                    [-z <timeSpec>] [-Z <timeSpec>]
   -A:         The name of startup log file
   -a:         Name this tasker. The name may contain only letters, numbers,
               dash(-) and underscore(_),  or the expressions @HOST@ and @PID@
               that get expanded on the fly
   -b:         Comma-separated list of capabilities, case insensitive:
               	symbolic: FULL NC LM
               	normal  : PROCINFO NETINFO EXEC RT
               	short   : P N X R
               
   -B:         Show BPS tasker objects. Default to not show.
   -c:         Tasker coefficient (positive, default 1.0)
   -C:         Number of CPU's in this machine (automatic on win64). Use 0 to
               specify default value.
   -d:         Activate debugging
   -D:         Min disk space in MB in /tmp and /usr/tmp (default 5)
   -e:         Reserve tasker from the beginning: format of reserveExpr is
               either the old 'GroupName/UserName/Duration' or the new list of
               'keyword value' pairs where the keywords are USER GROUP
               JOBCLASS JOBPROJ BUCKET ID DUR TRANSIENT. -e "JOBCLASS c1 DUR
               1d TRANSIENT 1" will reserve the tasker for JOBCLASS c1 for 1
               day. When the tasker disconnects,the reservation will be
               removed as well
   -E:         Use vovfire to execute jobs: valid for direct taskers only.
               Disables cacheing of environments
   -f:         Source the given Tcl file
   -F:         ncTasker config file.
   -g:         Set the taskergroup for this tasker
   -G:         Specify Fairshare Group used by an indirect tasker. Use with -V.
   -h:         Host    (default is env. var. VOV_HOST_NAME)
   -H:         Select health checks you want:
                 P / p     Enable/Disable portmap check
                 D / d     Enable/Disable disk space check
                 W / w     Enable/Disable writability for /tmp and /usr/tmp
                 U / u     Enable/Disable user script check
               	($VOVDIR/local/slave/health_user_script.csh)
                Example:  -H pDWu  
   -i:         Make the tasker transient (-i 1) or persistent (-i 0). If a
               tasker is transient (the default), it is destroyed when the
               client disconnects. Persistent taskers must be 'indirect'
               taskers (see -I flag).
   -I:         Indirect execution mode. The argument indicates the file that
               describes the procedures to start and stop jobs indirectly. See
               the Reference Manual for more info. If the argument is just a
               dash '-' the option is ignored.
   -j:         Disable job statistics (useful on machines with lots of CPUS)
   -k:         Specify autokill mode (d=direct, n=ncstop, v=vovstop). Default
               'd'
   -l:         Specify root of daily log file. The actual logs will be of the
               form FFFF_YYYY.MM.DD.log. Also closes stdin.
   -L:         Specify a SGE-like Load Sensor
   -m:         Maximum number of jobs allowed to run on tasker.
   -M:         Maximum allowed load on the tasker host. The default value for
               max_load is CAPACITY+0.5. Use 0 or less than 0 to specify
               default value. Use N or CAPACITY[-+*/]N to make adjustments
               from the default. Examples: -M 12.0, -M CAPACITY+2, -M
               CAPACITY*2
   -n:         Run in nice mode with lower CPU priority
   -N:         Normal tasker. Same as -r @STD@
   -o:         Local resources (vovwxd internal)
   -p:         Project (default is env. var. VOV_PROJECT_NAME)
   -P:         Specify raw power of tasker, instead of computing it
               automatically.
   -r:         Resources for this tasker. This can be either a list of
               resources or a Tcl expression that calls a procedure in the
               VovResources:: namespace. To simplify scripting, it is also
               possible to encode the resource string with base64 and pass the
               encoded string XXXX with -r base64:XXXX (i.e. no need to quote
               spaces in argument to -r option)
   -R:         Resources appended to the jobs by the agent. Use only with -V
   -s:         (OBSOLETE) Silent mode. Also closes stdin.
   -S:         Resource filter on what NC taskers to attach to the agent. Use
               only with -V
   -t:         Try multiple times to connect to server. Give up only after
               'timeout' seconds.
   -T:         Specify capacity and optionally the max-capacity of the tasker.
               The capacity is the maximum number of jobs that can be run by
               tasker. The max_capacity is the maximum slots a tasker can be
               expanded to have when jobs are suspended. The default value for
               capacity is equal to the number of CORES present. The default
               value for max_capacity is 2*CAPACITY. Use -1 or 'auto' to
               specify the default. Use N, N/N, CORES[-+*/]N, CORES[-+*/]N/N,
               N/CORES[-+*/]N, CORES[-+*/]N/CORES[-+*/]N to make adjustments
               from the default. Examples: -T 4, -T 4/8, -T AUTO/1000, -T
               CORES-2, -T CORES*0.8, -T CORES+0/20, -T CORES+2/CORES*2
   -U:         Update interval for resources, in seconds (default 60)
   -v:         Set verbose level (0-4): default 1.
   -V:         NetworkComputer indirect tasker
   -w:         Reserved for system use
   -z:         After being idle for given time, tasker exits.
   -Z:         After specified lifetime, tasker does not accept new jobs and
               exits after completing active jobs.