Commit f313e7be authored by Michael Hanselmann's avatar Michael Hanselmann
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Clarify job processing order in admin guide

The fact that jobs don't necessarily execute in order has been source
for some confusion. Hopefully this update will clarify things.
Signed-off-by: default avatarMichael Hanselmann <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarIustin Pop <>
parent 34616379
......@@ -181,7 +181,13 @@ basic cluster operation (e.g. starting an instance) is represented
internall by Ganeti as an *OpCode* (abbreviation from operation
code). These OpCodes are executed as part of a *Job*. The OpCodes in a
single Job are processed serially by Ganeti, but different Jobs will be
processed (depending on resource availability) in parallel.
processed (depending on resource availability) in parallel. They will
not be executed in the submission order, but depending on resource
availability, locks and (starting with Ganeti 2.3) priority. An earlier
job may have to wait for a lock while a newer job doesn't need any locks
and can be executed right away. Operations requiring a certain order
need to be submitted as a single job, or the client must submit one job
at a time and wait for it to finish before continuing.
For example, shutting down the entire cluster can be done by running the
command ``gnt-instance shutdown --all``, which will submit for each
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