Below I try to summary my experience with SGE and it’s using on vary platform ( Solaris 10, Ubuntu, OpenSolaris, etc.. ). If you use Solaris – check out my Solaris – common questions and it’s differences from Linux – may be your problems deal with Solaris, but not SGE.
So let’s go :

  • when I installing SGE, and after export SGE_ROOT=<my_sge_path> i try to run util/ I got ‘can’t find script /util/arch‘ error as shown below :
    root@domU-12-31-39-03-CC-95:/opt/ge6.2u2_1# util/ $SGE_ROOT
    can’t find script /util/arch
    this error can be fixed by set SDM_DIST enviroment variable :
    export SDM_DIST=$SGE_ROOT
  • I got commlib error :
    error: commlib error: access denied (client IP resolved to host name “”. This is not identical to clients host name “”)ERROR: unable to contact qmaster using port 10500 on host “”
    rebooting SGE master host helps – see Sun Grid Engine : execution host can’t connet to master host with “commlib error: access denied
  • to be continued..

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