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arctest - ARC Test Suite


The arctest command tests basic ARC client and server setup.


arctest [options]


-c, --cluster=name
select one or more computing elements: name can be an alias for a single CE, a
group of CEs or a URL

-g, --index=name
select one or more registries: name can be an alias for a single registry, a group
of registries or a URL

-R, --rejectdiscovery=URL
skip the service with the given URL during service discovery

-S, --submissioninterface=InterfaceName
only use this interface for submitting (e.g. org.nordugrid.gridftpjob,
org.ogf.glue.emies.activitycreation, org.ogf.bes)

-I, --infointerface=InterfaceName
the computing element specified by URL at the command line should be queried using
this information interface (possible options: org.nordugrid.ldapng,
org.nordugrid.ldapglue2, org.nordugrid.wsrfglue2, org.ogf.glue.emies.resourceinfo)

-J jobid, --jobid=jobid
submits testjob given by the jobid.

-r time, --runtime=time
test job runtime specified in case of the 1st test job.

-j, --joblist=filename
the file storing information about active jobs (default ~/.arc/jobs.xml)

-o, --jobids-to-file=filename
the IDs of the submitted jobs will be appended to this file

-D, --dryrun
submit jobs as dry run (no submission to batch system)

submit directly - no resource discovery or matchmaking

-x, --dumpdescription
do not submit - dump job description in the language accepted by the target

-E, --certificate
prints information about installed user- and CA-certificates

-P, --listplugins
list the available plugins

-t, --timeout=seconds
timeout in seconds (default 20)

-z, --conffile=filename
configuration file (default ~/.arc/client.conf)

-d, --debug=debuglevel

-b, --broker=broker
selected broker: Random (default), FastestQueue or custom

-v, -version
print version information

-h, -help
print usage information


The arctest command is used for basic testing of ARC client and server installation
through submitting various test jobs. It can also print basic information about user's
certificate. The command is complementary to arcinfo and arcproxy -I

The test jobs available in this version of arctest are:

Test job 1: This test-job calculates prime-numbers for a number of minutes given by -r
(default 5) and outputs the list to stderr. The source-code for the prime-number program,
the Makefile and the executable are downloaded to the cluster from HTTP and FTP servers
and the program is compiled before running. In this way, the test job constitutes a fairly
comprehensive test of the basic setup of a grid cluster.

Test job 2: attempts to list all environment variables at the remote site

Test job 3: copies a remote file from an HTTP server into a local file


arctest -J 1 -c <clustername>

will submit test job number 1 to the specified cluster belonging to the flavor of it.

arctest --certificate

will print basic information about the user's certificate.



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