Frequently Asked Questions
Moab Cluster Suite consists of three components, Moab Workload Manager, Moab Cluster Manager and Moab Access Portal.
The three components work together creating a complete cluster management and administration resource. The main engine of the Suite is Workload Manager. To evaluate on your own cluster you at least need Workload Manager. Cluster Manager is the graphical administration tool that you can connect to Workload Manager or evaluate through an online demonstration cluster. Access Portal is an end-user submission portal that also connects to Workload Manager or you can evaluate through our online demonstration cluster.
Yes. Moab Cluster Manager allows you to connect to our 256-node online demonstration cluster from your desktop. There you can view and demo most of Moab Cluster Managers capabilities. Cluster Manager online demonstration.
Moab Access Portal is also available through an online demonstration. You can view the features and usability of the end-user submission portal. Access Portal online demonstration
Yes. There are two ways to do this:
You can install Moab Cluster Manager on your desktop and connect to our 256 node online demonstration cluster to view some of the capabilities, as well as view Moab Access Portal by connecting to the online cluster. Cluster Manager online demonstration and Access Portal online demonstration.
You can install Moab Workload Manager on you cluster, but set it to monitor in simulation mode (view the Simulation configuration demo). This mode will show what the Workload Manager would do to your workload, but without actually affecting it. Installing Workload Manager on your cluster will also allow you to use Moab Cluster Manager and Moab Access Portal on your cluster. Workload Manager evaluation
Yes. We provide step-by-step detailed instructions regarding the installation of Moab. We also provide free evaluation support to assist you in the installation and evaluation of the product. View the detailed and basic quickstart guides.
Also, Moab contains graphical interface tools that provide an intuitive-based system for administering your cluster.
Moab Workload Manager is about 2 MB and takes a couple of minutes to install and configure. Configuring the grid capabilities will only take a couple of minutes more.
Moab Cluster Manager is about 26 MB. Download and installation takes 1-2 minutes.
Moab Access Portal is only 7 MB and the simplified installation only takes a couple of minutes.
Support for Linux (all distributions), Unix (AIX, IRIX, HP -UX, FreeBSD, OSF/Tru-64, Solaris and other UNIX platforms), Mac OS X and Windows.
Support includes SLURM,LSF, TORQUE, LoadLeveler, Open PBS, PBSPro, BProc and Native-Batch with SGE under development.
Please contact Cluster Resources by email or phone to request a free evaluation build for your specific OS/hardware architecture.
You can find the grid evaluation at the Grid Eval page. Currently, only Moab Workload Manager for Grids is available for evaluation from the Web site, however the Moab Access Portal for Grids is available upon request. Sites may also use corresponding products from Moab Cluster Suite to see the product functionality, but without grid features.
See the difference between Moab and Maui in the Moab vs. Maui guide.
Upgrading from Maui only takes a few simple steps. For complete instructions see the documentation page.
Cluster Resources provides free documentation on Moab. We also provide a user list for Moab support during the evaluation of Moab. For free evaluation support over the phone or email, please contact Cluster Resources with any questions you may have. View this flash demonstration on using Moab's internal diagnostic tools.
You can choose to install Moab Access Portal on the head node or another server such as a Web server, though we recommend using Moab Cluster Manager on the machine you are physically located at. Exporting the display will drastically affect performance.
You can choose to install Moab Cluster Manager on the head node or a remote workstation.
Yes. You can also add an additional layer of security between the end-user's browser and Access Portal by encrypting all data in a SSL connection.
The eval version of moab is a fully functioning copy of Moab Workload Manager. All that is needed is a license file to extend its expiration date from the internal expiration date.