Job, Task, and Node Status

Updated: June 6, 2006

Applies To: Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003

Jobs, tasks, and nodes have life cycles, each stage of which is represented by a status flag.

Job status and life cycle

The following table summarizes the job life cycle status flags.

 

Flag Definition

Not_Submitted

Job has been created using job new but has not been submitted. Job has job ID.

Queued

Job has been submitted and is waiting to be activated (run).

Running

Job is running.

Finished

Job has completed successfully.

Failed

Job has failed to complete.

Canceled

Job has been canceled.

Task status and life cycle

Task life cycle and status flags are identical to those of the job.

Node status and life cycle

The following table summarizes the node life cycle and status flags.

 

Flag Definition

Pending

Node has been added to cluster but not yet approved by administrator.

Ready

Node has been added to cluster and approved by administrator.

Paused

Node has been paused. When a node is in the Paused state, jobs running on the node continue to run but no new jobs from users without administrative rights will be started. New administrator jobs will be started.

Unreachable

System cannot establish a connection between the head node and the Node Manager service on the compute node.

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