Starts the LIM, RES, and sbatchd daemons on all hosts in the cluster.


lsfstartup -pdsh [-delay seconds] [-num_hosts number]
lsfstartup [-f]
lsfstartup [-h | -V]


Important: This command can be used only by root or users who are listed in the lsf.sudoers file.

Starts the LIM, RES, and sbatchd daemons, in that order, on all hosts. When live configuration with the bconf command is enabled (the LSF_LIVE_CONFDIR parameter is defined in the lsf.conf file), the lsfstartup command uses configuration files that are generated by the bconf command.

By default, prompts for confirmation of the next operation if an error is encountered.

If LSF daemons are already running, use the lsfrestart command instead, or use the lsfshutdown to shut down the running daemons before you use the lsfstartup command.

To be able to control all daemons in the cluster, the file /etc/lsf.sudoers must be set up properly.

Note: To use the lsf.sudoers file, you must enable the setuid bit for the LSF administration commands. Run the hostsetup --setuid command option on the LSF management and candidate hosts. Since this allows LSF administration commands to run with root privileges, do not enable the setuid bit if you do not want these LSF commands to run with root privileges.

The hostsetup --setuid command enables the setuid bit for the following LSF executable files: badmin, lsadmin, egosh, utmpreg, swtbl_api, ntbl_api, lstbl_nid, and swtbl_poe.


Force mode. Continues to start daemons even if an error is encountered.
Enable parallel remote command execution with the PDSH tool. The PDSH tool is required on management hosts and management candidates.
-delay seconds
Time interval between chunks. Valid values are 1 - 60. The default value is 8 seconds.
-num_hosts number
Number of hosts in one chunk. Valid values are 1 - 512. The default value is 250.
Prints command usage to stderr and exits.
Prints LSF release version to stderr and exits.

See also

badmin, lsadmin, lsfrestart, lsfshutdown, lsf.sudoers.