Configuring Advanced Settings for Azure

  • Ganglia monitoring: see Performance Monitoring with Ganglia.

  • Default resource group. When you configured your account, you specified the Azure resource group in which QDS brings up your clusters. This allowed QDS to create a default resource group. If you want your clusters to use a predefined resource group instead, shut down any running clusters and proceed as follows:

    1. Define the resource group in the Azure Portal.

    2. Navigate to Account Settings in the QDS UI.

    3. Set Default Resource Group to Use Existing.

    4. Choose your resource group from the drop-down list.

    5. Check the box to Push Compute Settings to all clusters.

    6. Click Save.

    Clusters will use this resource group by default from now on. You can override the default at the cluster level; see Overriding the Azure Default Resource Group.

  • Idle Session Timeout - Optionally specify how long (in minutes) QDS should wait to terminate an idle QDS UI session. The default is 1440 minutes (24 hours). To change it, enter a number from 1 to 10080 (10080 minutes is a week).

  • Idle Cluster Timeout - Optionally specify how long (in hours) QDS should wait to terminate an idle cluster. The default is 2 hours. To change it, enter a number between 0 and 6. You can override this timeout at the cluster level. See also Shutting Down an Idle Cluster.


    See Aggressive Downscaling (Azure) for information about an additional set of capabilities that currently require a Qubole Support ticket.