hostgroup - host group entry file format
A host group entry is used to merge host names to groups. Each host group entry
file defines one group. Inside a group definition file you can also reference
groups. These groups are called subgroups. A subgroup is referenced by the
sign "@" as first character of the name.
A list of currently-configured host group entries can be displayed via the
option. The contents of each listed host group entry can be
shown via the -shgrp
switch. The output follows the hostgroup
format description. New host group entries can be created and existing can be
modified via the -ahgrp
Note, Grid Engine allows backslashes (\) be used to escape newline characters.
The backslash and the newline are replaced with a space character before any
A host group entry contains the following parameters:
The group_name defines the host group name. Host group names have to begin with
an '@' character as explained for hostgroup_name
The names of all hosts and host groups (see host_identifier
in which are
members of the group. Only whitespace is allowed as list separators. The
default value for this parameter is NONE.
Note, if the first character of the host_identifier
is an "@"
sign the name is used to reference a which is taken as a subgroup of this
This is a typical host group entry:
hostlist @solaris64 @solaris32 fangorn balrog
The entry will define a new host group called @bigMachines
. In this host
group are the host fangorn
and all members of the host
See for a full statement of rights and permissions.