How to set up cluster groups#

Cluster members can be assigned to Cluster groups. By default, all cluster members belong to the default group.

To create a cluster group, use the lxc cluster group create command. For example:

lxc cluster group create gpu

To assign a cluster member to a specific group, use the lxc cluster group assign command. For example:

lxc cluster group assign server1 gpu

Launch an instance on a cluster group member#

With cluster groups, you can target an instance to run on one of the members of the cluster group, instead of targeting it to run on a specific member.

Note

scheduler.instance must be set to either all (the default) or group to allow instances to be targeted to a cluster group.

See Automatic assignment of instances for more information.

To launch an instance on a member of a cluster group, follow the instructions in Launch an instance on a specific cluster member, but use the group name prefixed with @ for the --target flag. For example:

lxc launch images:ubuntu/22.04 c1 --target=@gpu