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Add regular expression filtering for Job Name, Project, and Job Group for searching for jobs

Presently, filtering by wildcard in LSF is only supported in two location, and that filtering is quite limited. It would be nice to extend that filtering to regular expressions and extend it to key fields like project name.
6 days ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Under review

Get available VM count value from cyclecloud provider for resource connector templates using badmin rc view -c templates command

It would be useful if quota from the Azure backend is completely used, LSF admins can easily check if VMs are available in the quota from Azure.
3 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Future consideration

Improving job status problem due to defunct process

Sometimes, defunct can occur in job processes for a variety of reasons. For example, 29460 below is one of the processes of some job. ps -ef | grep bg92 29460 1 1 2022 ? 08:03:02 [Novas] <defunct> And if a defunct process occurs, L...
28 days ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 1 Under review

btop/bbot at usergroup level

This is the current bbot/btop functionality:- Group administrators can change the position of all jobs submitted by users who are members of the user group within a queue (move the selected job before/after the first/last job with the same priorit...
almost 3 years ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Not under consideration

Add Regular Expressions for Project Limits and SLA Auto-Attach and Permissions

We utilize hierarchical projects and at times we would like to allow certain projects and certain functions, both that are a part of the hierarchy to utilize an SLA, for example, assume that the project has three levels project_code:finance_code:f...
6 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Future consideration

hostcache auto-delete function in the mbatchd restart

Dynamic hosts remain in the cluster unless you intentionally remove them.And the manual related to it is as follows. we delete the hostcache file, not modify ...
2 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 1 Future consideration

Dump configs to standardized format for cluster comparisons

We have multiple stand-alone clusters, and frequently have issues with something working differently in one as opposed to another. The solution from our side is to use something like ansible/chef/cfEngine to build the clusters, but for our existin...
5 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Future consideration

Allow user to sumit a job that that can override auto-attach and have a null SLA

Some users jobs are normally auto-attached, but there are times when they actually wish for those jobs to not be assigned to an SLA. Make this possible.
3 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Future consideration

Have LSF Handle ZOMBI job searching using either BTREE or HASH ALGO's

Large number of ZOMBI jobs can impact very large clusters operations resulting in high backlogs and additional lost job status. Improving the ZOMBI search algorithm from Linear Search to BTREE or HASH would reduce this impact.
3 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Future consideration

Enhance the Support Tool to be able to remove ZOMBI jobs and create a log of exec hosts and pgids that need to be cleaned

We had an issue where LSF could not keep up with dispatch due to high numbers of ZOMBI jobs. We would like the ability to shut down LSF and clean up the ZOMBI jobs via a Database repair to accelerate the time-to-restore of the LSF clusters.
3 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Future consideration