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Spectrum Conductor

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ASCD and LIBERTY REST services to use VIPs

IBMSC ports ( 8443, 8543 and 8640 ) related to GUI, Lib and ascd, are not going to be wide open and all the access to these services have to be with VIPs. Can we configure IBMSC to use VIPS for lib and ascd services instead of hostname on which th...
5 months ago in Spectrum Conductor / Version 2.5.1 1 Delivered

making the token expiration customizable instead of fixed at 8 hours

Currently spectrum conductor re-authentication happens every 8 hrs. PNC has jobs which runs more than 8 hrs and token gets expired in between running jobs. This problem was not existing in sas lsf and it was auto authenticated. application is regu...
6 months ago in Spectrum Conductor / Future Version 1 Delivered

PySpark Kernel unable to read/extract when connected to external database using Kerberos Keytab

IBM JRE supplied as part of Sym 7.3.1 + Conductor 2.5 is incompatible with current use-case Use-case: We have a client that uses Spark/Notebooks (PySpark kernel) to connect an external database via ODBC using kerberos. Whenever they try to connect...
about 1 year ago in Spectrum Conductor / Future Version 3 Delivered

Support Spark History Server with NFSv4.1 KRB5P

Currently IBM Spectrum Conductor does not support the Spark History Server when using NFSv4.1 with KRB5P. Bank of America requires concurrent support of Spark History Server and NFSv4.1 with KRB5P.
over 1 year ago in Spectrum Conductor / Version 2.4.1 1 Delivered

Spark 3.x on Conductor 2.4.1

Our applications want to start using Spark 3 on Conductor 2.4.1. Upgrading to Conductor 2.5.x is in long term plan.
over 1 year ago in Spectrum Conductor / Version 2.4.1 1 Delivered

Submitting spark applications without the use of spark-submit binary

We would like to be able to submit Spark applications from external client as follows: "java --classpath... --spark-master ...."without the use of spark-submit binary. We tested this approach with java SparkPi example by adding parameters spark ur...
almost 2 years ago in Spectrum Conductor / Version 2.4.1 1 Delivered

NFSV4 Support

NFSv4 upgrade
almost 3 years ago in Spectrum Conductor / Version 2.3 1 Delivered

Support for Spark 3 in Spectrum Conductor 2.4.1

Need Spark 2.4.6 available to ease client application integration
about 2 years ago in Spectrum Conductor / Version 2.4 3 Delivered

Blocking hosts participation in any cluster activity

Request for enhancement to have slot allocations get blocked for spark drivers / executors on nodes that are already declared as blocked by EGO in a scenario in which the Instance Group has not yet been deployed to those nodes. Today, when a node ...
about 2 years ago in Spectrum Conductor / Version 2.4.1 1 Delivered

Enable parallel deployment on "started" SIGs

Request for enhancement in which Conductor allows a running instance group to perform a resource group deploy push to all hosts in a resource group, resulting in a parallel deployment of the SIG onto those hosts. Currently today, that functionalit...
about 2 years ago in Spectrum Conductor / Version 2.4.1 1 Delivered