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Monitor Job Progress

After a pipeline starts a job, you can run one of the following commands to monitor its status:

pachctl list pipeline

This command shows all the pipelines that run in your cluster and the status of the last job.

  • The STATE column shows the current state of the pipeline. If you see that a pipeline is in running state, it means that pods were spun up in the underlying Kubernetes cluster for this pipeline. The running state does not necessarily mean that the pipeline is actively processing a job. If you see failed in the STATE column, this means that the Kubernetes cluster failed to schedule a pod for this pipeline.

  • The LAST JOB column shows the status of the most recent job that ran for this pipeline, which can be either success, failed, or crashing. If a pipeline is in a failed state, you need to find the reason of the failure and fix it. The crashing state indicates that the pipeline worker is failing for potentially transient reasons. The most common reasons for crashing are image pull failures, such as incorrect image name or registry credentials, or scheduling failures, such as not enough resources on your Kubernetes cluster.


montage 1       (edges:/ тип images:/)  2 seconds ago starting / starting A montage pipeline
edges   1       images:/*             2 seconds ago running / starting  An edge detection pipeline.

pachctl list job

This command shows the jobs that were run for each pipeline.

For each job, Pachyderm shows the related pipeline, the time since the job started and its duration, the number of datums in the PROGRESS section, and other information. The format of the progress column is DATUMS PROCESSED + DATUMS SKIPPED / TOTAL DATUMS.

For more information, see Datum Processing States.


% pachctl list job
ID                               PIPELINE STARTED       DURATION           RESTART PROGRESS    DL       UL       STATE
7321952b9a214d3dbb64cc4369cc67da montage  6 minutes ago 1 second           0       1 + 0 / 1   371.9KiB 1.283MiB success
95adc138e82e48949909364e8b9dbb53 edges    6 minutes ago 1 second           0       2 + 1 / 3   181.1KiB 111.4KiB success
84fe22432f22492c9fd4f23036c3c8b5 montage  6 minutes ago Less than a second 0       1 + 0 / 1   79.49KiB 378.6KiB success
2fbbc54ab3514d8a94d1b7a75bab96a7 edges    6 minutes ago Less than a second 0       1 + 0 / 1   57.27KiB 22.22KiB success

pachctl list commit <repo>

This command shows the status of the downstream jobs further in the DAG that result from this commit.

In the Hyperparameter Tuning example, we have four pipelines, or a four-stage pipeline. Every subsequent pipeline takes the results in the output repository of the previous pipeline and performs a computation. Therefore, each step is executed one after another. The PROGRESS bar in the output of the pachctl list commit <first-repo-in-dag> command reflects these changes.

Running the command against the first repo in the DAG displays a progress bar that shows job progress for all steps in your DAG.

The following animation shows how the progress bar is updated when a job for each pipeline completes.

Progress bar

The progress bar is equally divided to the number of steps, or pipelines, you have in your DAG. In the example above, it is four steps. If one of the jobs fails, you will see the progress bar turn red for that pipeline step. To troubleshoot, look into that particular pipeline job.

Last update: June 3, 2021
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