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Re: [Condor-users] Running jobs in Xen (vm universe)


There are a few easy ways to get condor running your executable. If you look at the information here:

-In your VM Image configured to run a script, say run.bat, on the CD-ROM. Then your submit files would contain something like:
 vm_cdrom_files = run.bat, input.txt, common.data.txt
 vm_should_transfer_cdrom_files = YES

-Put a script in the Startup sequence for windows that runs the arguments passed in via condor. The start-up script could execute the CD-ROMs condor.arg file, and your submit file would contain:
arguments= c:\myprog\program_to_run.exe -i inputs

-Have Condor run inside your VM

There are a few considerations for each of these options, but these are the general strategies for doing what you're trying to do.

Hope this helps,

On Jul 30, 2009, at 3:53 PM, Acharya, Trilok wrote:

 I'm working on setting up condor to run windows batch jobs on top of Xen (running on linux). My understanding of the vm universe is that condor just starts up the vm and doesn't have the ability to execute scripts in the VM once it starts up. So, if I wanted a generic disk image for Xen, I'd have to get a program to start up when windows loads, find a job and run it using some mechanism unrelated to condor. I'm wondering if anyone knows of a windows program that does this fetching and running of jobs in the VM.
    I would think this is something people run up against all the time, so I find it hard to believe that condor doesn't recommend tools to do this. I apologize if I've completely overlooked something in the documentation inadvertantly.

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