pcluster create-cluster - AWS ParallelCluster

pcluster create-cluster

Creates an AWS ParallelCluster cluster.

pcluster create-cluster [-h] --cluster-configuration CLUSTER_CONFIGURATION --cluster-name CLUSTER_NAME [--debug] [--dryrun DRYRUN] [--query QUERY] [--region REGION] [--rollback-on-failure ROLLBACK_ON_FAILURE] [--suppress-validators SUPPRESS_VALIDATORS [SUPPRESS_VALIDATORS ...]] [--validation-failure-level {INFO,WARNING,ERROR}]

Named arguments

-h, --help

Shows the help text for pcluster create-cluster.

--cluster-configuration, -c CLUSTER_CONFIGURATION

Specifies the YAML cluster configuration file.

--cluster-name, -n CLUSTER_NAME

Specifies the name of the cluster to be created.


Enables debug logging.

--dryrun DRYRUN

When true, the command performs validation without creating any resources. You can use this to validate the cluster configuration. (Defaults to false.)

--query QUERY

Specifies the JMESPath query to perform on the output.

--region, -r REGION

Specifies the AWS Region to use. The Region must be specified, using the Region setting in the cluster configuration file, the AWS_DEFAULT_REGION environment variable, the region setting in the [default] section of the ~/.aws/config file, or the --region parameter.

--rollback-on-failure ROLLBACK_ON_FAILURE

When true, automatically initiates a cluster stack rollback on failures. (Defaults to true.)


Identifies one or more config validators to suppress.

Format: (ALL|type:[A-Za-z0-9]+)

--validation-failure-level {INFO,WARNING,ERROR}

Specifies the minimum validation level that will cause the creation to fail. (Defaults to ERROR.)

Example using AWS ParallelCluster version 3.1.4:

$ pcluster create-cluster -c cluster-config.yaml -n cluster-v3 { "cluster": { "clusterName": "cluster-v3", "cloudformationStackStatus": "CREATE_IN_PROGRESS", "cloudformationStackArn": "arn:aws:cloudformation:us-east-1:123456789012:stack/cluster-v3/1234abcd-56ef-78gh-90ij-abcd1234efgh", "region": "us-east-1", "version": "3.1.4", "clusterStatus": "CREATE_IN_PROGRESS" } }