Client Cluster Configuration

A cluster configuration file is used by the Aurora client to describe the Aurora clusters with which it can communicate. Ultimately this allows client users to reference clusters with short names like us-east and eu.

A cluster configuration is formatted as JSON. The simplest cluster configuration is one that communicates with a single (non-leader-elected) scheduler. For example:

[{
  "name": "example",
  "scheduler_uri": "http://localhost:55555",
}]

A configuration for a leader-elected scheduler would contain something like:

[{
  "name": "example",
  "zk": "192.168.33.7",
  "scheduler_zk_path": "/aurora/scheduler"
}]

The following properties may be set:

Property Type Description
name String Cluster name (Required)
slave_root String Path to mesos slave work dir (Required)
slaverundirectory String Name of mesos slave run dir (Required)
zk String Hostname of ZooKeeper instance used to resolve Aurora schedulers.
zk_port Integer Port of ZooKeeper instance used to locate Aurora schedulers (Default: 2181)
schedulerzkpath String ZooKeeper path under which scheduler instances are registered.
scheduler_uri String URI of Aurora scheduler instance.
proxy_url String Used by the client to format URLs for display.
auth_mechanism String The authentication mechanism to use when communicating with the scheduler. (Default: UNAUTHENTICATED)

Details

name

The name of the Aurora cluster represented by this entry. This name will be the cluster portion of any job keys identifying jobs running within the cluster.

slave_root

The path on the mesos slaves where executing tasks can be found. It is used in combination with the slave_run_directory property by aurora task run and aurora task ssh to change into the sandbox directory after connecting to the host. This value should match the value passed to mesos-slave as -work_dir.

slave_run_directory

The name of the directory where the task run can be found. This is used in combination with the slave_root property by aurora task run and aurora task ssh to change into the sandbox directory after connecting to the host. This should almost always be set to latest.

zk

The hostname of the ZooKeeper instance used to resolve the Aurora scheduler. Aurora uses ZooKeeper to elect a leader. The client will connect to this ZooKeeper instance to determine the current leader. This host should match the host passed to the scheduler as -zk_endpoints.

zk_port

The port on which the ZooKeeper instance is running. If not set this will default to the standard ZooKeeper port of 2181. This port should match the port in the host passed to the scheduler as -zk_endpoints.

scheduler_zk_path

The path on the ZooKeeper instance under which the Aurora serverset is registered. This value should match the value passed to the scheduler as -serverset_path.

scheduler_uri

The URI of the scheduler. This would be used in place of the ZooKeeper related configuration above in circumstances where direct communication with a single scheduler is needed (e.g. testing environments). It is strongly advised to never use this property for production deploys.

proxy_url

Instead of using the hostname of the leading scheduler as the base url, if proxy_url is set, its value will be used instead. In that scenario the value for proxy_url would be, for example, the URL of your VIP in a loadbalancer or a roundrobin DNS name.

auth_mechanism

The identifier of an authentication mechanism that the client should use when communicating with the scheduler. Support for values other than UNAUTHENTICATED requires a matching scheduler-side security configuration.