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Status Under review
Workspace Aspera
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 23, 2021

Orch - Resource/Load Manager does not allow view/list tokens used by a resource

Resource and Load Manager Plugins have no way to see what tokens are taken by what workflow or process/token name. If they go stale or fail/bad, the resource pool cannot be managed.

Idea priority Medium
Why is it useful?

Think of old bank teller windows. You have 5 tellers each with a capacity of 2. Wouldn't you want to know who was holding those tellers up in case in case they stalled for a bad ATM card or something else? This way the token could be dynamically reassigned instead of tossed back into the queue (which is what I do today on a resource timeout, but the resource does not time out since the transfers can be hours or days long). I've tried 10 other ways to do this, but direct reporting of tokens in use by Orch makes the most sense.

Use Case - As a resource admin, my application needs to know who owns what resource in the pool. WO and token name are required. This way, I can manage the resource pool timeouts externally versus using simple hold timeouts. Like Queues, WO failures holding tokens need to remove those tokens automatically.

Who would benefit from this idea? Infrastructure owners using limited or costly compute capacity.