Setting Preferences

You can use Apple Qadministrator preferences to configure several aspects of Apple Qadministrator. These include setting preferences for specific cluster as well as setting preferences for using Apple Qadministrator over a wide area network.

To set preferences for a cluster
  1. Open Apple Qadministrator.

  2. In the Cluster list, select the cluster for which you want to set preferences.

  3. Click Preferences.

    Figure. Preferences tab in the Apple Qadministrator window.
  4. Set any of the preferences listed in About the Apple Qadministrator Preferences Tab.

To set preferences for using Apple Qadministrator over a wide area network
  • Choose Apple Qadministrator > Preferences, or press Command-Comma (,).

About the Apple Qadministrator Preferences Tab

This section describes the features available in the Apple Qadministrator Preferences tab.

Controls in the Apple Qadministrator Preferences Tab

You can use the Apple Qadministrator Preferences tab to configure a number of Apple Qadministrator settings.

Figure. Apple Qadministrator Preferences tab.

The Apple Qadministrator Preferences tab contains the following items.

Queue

Use the following settings to configure queue preferences in Apple Qadministrator.

  • Maximum number of jobs in queue: Enter the maximum number of batches that can be queued up at one time for this cluster. If the maximum number is reached, the cluster does not accept new batches until there is an opening in the queue.
  • Keep job history for: Set how long batches are listed in the History table of Batch Monitor.
  • Email notification for service down after: Set how much time should pass, after a service becomes inaccessible, before the cluster controller sends an alert message to the administrator. (See About the Work Schedule Dialog.)
  • Status Interval: Set how often status information about this cluster should be generated and sent to Batch Monitor.
Email Notification

To have the cluster controller send service failure alerts to an administrator, enter the relevant information in the fields provided. See Recovery and Failure Notification Features for more information.

Note: The Apple Qmaster distributed processing system does not currently support SMTP servers that require authentication.

  • Admin Email: Enter the administrator’s email address.
  • Send with mail server: Enter the administrator’s mail server.
  • Domain: Enter the cluster controller’s domain.

About the Apple Qadministrator Wide Area Network Preferences Window

You can set wide area network preferences by choosing Apple Qadministrator > Preferences.

About Wide Area Network Preferences

The Apple Qadministrator wide area network preferences window includes the following items:

Apple Qadministrator Wide Area Network Preferences Details

Use the following controls to configure wide area network preferences.

Figure. Apple Qadministrator wide area network preferences window.
  • “Enter IP addresses or ranges for manually selected computers” table: This table displays information about remote host computers.
  • Add/Remove button: Use the button to add or remove information about remote host computers.
Remote Computer Address Dialog

This dialog is displayed when you click the Add/Remove button in the main Preferences dialog. Use this dialog to enter IP addresses or ranges for remote computers.

Figure. Remote Computer Address dialog.
  • Host and “Host IP address range” buttons: These buttons control whether this dialog is in IP Address mode (in which you enter a specific address) or IP Address Range mode (in which you enter a range of addresses).
    • Host: Use this mode to enter a host name and IP address for a specific remote computer.
    • Host IP address range: Use this mode to enter a name and set of range numbers (Range From, Range To) for a range of remote IP addresses.

Setting Wide Area Network Preferences

Follow the instructions below to set wide area network preferences for Apple Qadministrator.

To enter IP addresses or ranges for remote computers
  1. Click Add (+).

    The host address dialog appears.

    Figure. Apple Qadministrator wide area network preferences window.
  2. In the host address dialog, do one of the following:

    • Select Host, complete the Host Name and IP Address fields, and click Add Host.

    • Select “Host IP address range,” complete the Range fields, and click Add Range.

    The hosts or host ranges appear in the Host table in the main Preferences dialog.