The OnDemand host machine needs to be setup similarly to a login node. This means that it will need:

  • RedHat/CentOS 7+
  • a common user/group database, e.g., LDAP + NSS
  • a common host file list
  • the resource manager (e.g., Torque, Slurm, or LSF) client binaries and libraries used by the batch servers installed
  • configuration on both OnDemand node and batch servers to be able to submit, status, and delete jobs from command line
  • signed SSL certificate with corresponding intermediate certificate for your advertised OnDemand host name (e.g.,
  • your LDAP URL, base DN, and attribute to search for (in some rare cases a bind DN and corresponding bind password)