Create and submit a basic container job

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Create and submit a sample Batch job that runs a simple command specified as a container image. After you submit the job, Batch automatically queues, schedules, and executes the job on Compute Engine VMs.

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Code sample

Go

For more information, see the Batch Go API reference documentation.

import (
	"context"
	"fmt"
	"io"

	batch "cloud.google.com/go/batch/apiv1"
	"cloud.google.com/go/batch/apiv1/batchpb"
	durationpb "google.golang.org/protobuf/types/known/durationpb"
)

// Creates and runs a job that runs the specified container
func createContainerJob(w io.Writer, projectID, region, jobName string) error {
	// projectID := "your_project_id"
	// region := "us-central1"
	// jobName := "some-job"

	ctx := context.Background()
	batchClient, err := batch.NewClient(ctx)
	if err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("NewClient: %v", err)
	}
	defer batchClient.Close()

	container := &batchpb.Runnable_Container{
		ImageUri:   "gcr.io/google-containers/busybox",
		Commands:   []string{"-c", "echo Hello world! This is task ${BATCH_TASK_INDEX}. This job has a total of ${BATCH_TASK_COUNT} tasks."},
		Entrypoint: "/bin/sh",
	}

	// We can specify what resources are requested by each task.
	resources := &batchpb.ComputeResource{
		// CpuMilli is milliseconds per cpu-second. This means the task requires 2 whole CPUs.
		CpuMilli:  2000,
		MemoryMib: 16,
	}

	taskSpec := &batchpb.TaskSpec{
		Runnables: []*batchpb.Runnable{{
			Executable: &batchpb.Runnable_Container_{Container: container},
		}},
		ComputeResource: resources,
		MaxRunDuration: &durationpb.Duration{
			Seconds: 3600,
		},
		MaxRetryCount: 2,
	}

	// Tasks are grouped inside a job using TaskGroups.
	taskGroups := []*batchpb.TaskGroup{
		{
			TaskCount: 4,
			TaskSpec:  taskSpec,
		},
	}

	// Policies are used to define on what kind of virtual machines the tasks will run on.
	// In this case, we tell the system to use "e2-standard-4" machine type.
	// Read more about machine types here: https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/machine-types
	allocationPolicy := &batchpb.AllocationPolicy{
		Instances: []*batchpb.AllocationPolicy_InstancePolicyOrTemplate{{
			PolicyTemplate: &batchpb.AllocationPolicy_InstancePolicyOrTemplate_Policy{
				Policy: &batchpb.AllocationPolicy_InstancePolicy{
					MachineType: "e2-standard-4",
				},
			},
		}},
	}

	// We use Cloud Logging as it's an out of the box available option
	logsPolicy := &batchpb.LogsPolicy{
		Destination: batchpb.LogsPolicy_CLOUD_LOGGING,
	}

	jobLabels := map[string]string{"env": "testing", "type": "container"}

	// The job's parent is the region in which the job will run
	parent := fmt.Sprintf("projects/%s/locations/%s", projectID, region)

	job := batchpb.Job{
		TaskGroups:       taskGroups,
		AllocationPolicy: allocationPolicy,
		Labels:           jobLabels,
		LogsPolicy:       logsPolicy,
	}

	req := &batchpb.CreateJobRequest{
		Parent: parent,
		JobId:  jobName,
		Job:    &job,
	}

	created_job, err := batchClient.CreateJob(ctx, req)
	if err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("unable to create job: %v", err)
	}

	fmt.Fprintf(w, "Job created: %v\n", created_job)

	return nil
}

Java

For more information, see the Batch Java API reference documentation.


import com.google.cloud.batch.v1.AllocationPolicy;
import com.google.cloud.batch.v1.AllocationPolicy.InstancePolicy;
import com.google.cloud.batch.v1.AllocationPolicy.InstancePolicyOrTemplate;
import com.google.cloud.batch.v1.BatchServiceClient;
import com.google.cloud.batch.v1.ComputeResource;
import com.google.cloud.batch.v1.CreateJobRequest;
import com.google.cloud.batch.v1.Job;
import com.google.cloud.batch.v1.LogsPolicy;
import com.google.cloud.batch.v1.LogsPolicy.Destination;
import com.google.cloud.batch.v1.Runnable;
import com.google.cloud.batch.v1.Runnable.Container;
import com.google.cloud.batch.v1.TaskGroup;
import com.google.cloud.batch.v1.TaskSpec;
import com.google.protobuf.Duration;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.util.concurrent.ExecutionException;
import java.util.concurrent.TimeUnit;
import java.util.concurrent.TimeoutException;

public class CreateWithContainerNoMounting {

  public static void main(String[] args)
      throws IOException, ExecutionException, InterruptedException, TimeoutException {
    // TODO(developer): Replace these variables before running the sample.
    // Project ID or project number of the Cloud project you want to use.
    String projectId = "YOUR_PROJECT_ID";

    // Name of the region you want to use to run the job. Regions that are
    // available for Batch are listed on: https://cloud.google.com/batch/docs/get-started#locations
    String region = "europe-central2";

    // The name of the job that will be created.
    // It needs to be unique for each project and region pair.
    String jobName = "JOB_NAME";

    createContainerJob(projectId, region, jobName);
  }

  // This method shows how to create a sample Batch Job that will run a simple command inside a
  // container on Cloud Compute instances.
  public static void createContainerJob(String projectId, String region, String jobName)
      throws IOException, ExecutionException, InterruptedException, TimeoutException {
    // Initialize client that will be used to send requests. This client only needs to be created
    // once, and can be reused for multiple requests. After completing all of your requests, call
    // the `batchServiceClient.close()` method on the client to safely
    // clean up any remaining background resources.
    try (BatchServiceClient batchServiceClient = BatchServiceClient.create()) {

      // Define what will be done as part of the job.
      Runnable runnable =
          Runnable.newBuilder()
              .setContainer(
                  Container.newBuilder()
                      .setImageUri("gcr.io/google-containers/busybox")
                      .setEntrypoint("/bin/sh")
                      .addCommands("-c")
                      .addCommands(
                          "echo Hello world! This is task ${BATCH_TASK_INDEX}. "
                              + "This job has a total of ${BATCH_TASK_COUNT} tasks.")
                      .build())
              .build();

      // We can specify what resources are requested by each task.
      ComputeResource computeResource =
          ComputeResource.newBuilder()
              // In milliseconds per cpu-second. This means the task requires 2 whole CPUs.
              .setCpuMilli(2000)
              // In MiB.
              .setMemoryMib(16)
              .build();

      TaskSpec task =
          TaskSpec.newBuilder()
              // Jobs can be divided into tasks. In this case, we have only one task.
              .addRunnables(runnable)
              .setComputeResource(computeResource)
              .setMaxRetryCount(2)
              .setMaxRunDuration(Duration.newBuilder().setSeconds(3600).build())
              .build();

      // Tasks are grouped inside a job using TaskGroups.
      TaskGroup taskGroup = TaskGroup.newBuilder().setTaskCount(4).setTaskSpec(task).build();

      // Policies are used to define on what kind of virtual machines the tasks will run on.
      // In this case, we tell the system to use "e2-standard-4" machine type.
      // Read more about machine types here: https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/machine-types
      InstancePolicy instancePolicy =
          InstancePolicy.newBuilder().setMachineType("e2-standard-4").build();

      AllocationPolicy allocationPolicy =
          AllocationPolicy.newBuilder()
              .addInstances(InstancePolicyOrTemplate.newBuilder().setPolicy(instancePolicy).build())
              .build();

      Job job =
          Job.newBuilder()
              .addTaskGroups(taskGroup)
              .setAllocationPolicy(allocationPolicy)
              .putLabels("env", "testing")
              .putLabels("type", "container")
              // We use Cloud Logging as it's an out of the box available option.
              .setLogsPolicy(
                  LogsPolicy.newBuilder().setDestination(Destination.CLOUD_LOGGING).build())
              .build();

      CreateJobRequest createJobRequest =
          CreateJobRequest.newBuilder()
              // The job's parent is the region in which the job will run.
              .setParent(String.format("projects/%s/locations/%s", projectId, region))
              .setJob(job)
              .setJobId(jobName)
              .build();

      Job result =
          batchServiceClient
              .createJobCallable()
              .futureCall(createJobRequest)
              .get(5, TimeUnit.MINUTES);

      System.out.printf("Successfully created the job: %s", result.getName());
    }
  }
}

Node.js

For more information, see the Batch Node.js API reference documentation.

/**
 * TODO(developer): Uncomment and replace these variables before running the sample.
 */
// const projectId = 'YOUR_PROJECT_ID';
/**
 * The region you want to the job to run in. The regions that support Batch are listed here:
 * https://cloud.google.com/batch/docs/get-started#locations
 */
// const region = 'us-central-1';
/**
 * The name of the job that will be created.
 * It needs to be unique for each project and region pair.
 */
// const jobName = 'YOUR_JOB_NAME';

// Imports the Batch library
const batchLib = require('@google-cloud/batch');
const batch = batchLib.protos.google.cloud.batch.v1;

// Instantiates a client
const batchClient = new batchLib.v1.BatchServiceClient();

// Define what will be done as part of the job.
const task = new batch.TaskSpec();
const runnable = new batch.Runnable();
runnable.container = new batch.Runnable.Container();
runnable.container.imageUri = 'gcr.io/google-containers/busybox';
runnable.container.entrypoint = '/bin/sh';
runnable.container.commands = [
  'echo Hello world! This is task ${BATCH_TASK_INDEX}. This job has a total of ${BATCH_TASK_COUNT} tasks.',
];
task.runnables = [runnable];

// We can specify what resources are requested by each task.
const resources = new batch.ComputeResource();
resources.cpuMilli = 2000; // in milliseconds per cpu-second. This means the task requires 2 whole CPUs.
resources.memoryMib = 16;
task.computeResource = resources;

task.maxRetryCount = 2;
task.maxRunDuration = {seconds: 3600};

// Tasks are grouped inside a job using TaskGroups.
const group = new batch.TaskGroup();
group.taskCount = 4;
group.taskSpec = task;

// Policies are used to define on what kind of virtual machines the tasks will run on.
// In this case, we tell the system to use "e2-standard-4" machine type.
// Read more about machine types here: https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/machine-types
const allocationPolicy = new batch.AllocationPolicy();
const policy = new batch.AllocationPolicy.InstancePolicy();
policy.machineType = 'e2-standard-4';
const instances = new batch.AllocationPolicy.InstancePolicyOrTemplate();
instances.policy = policy;
allocationPolicy.instances = [instances];

const job = new batch.Job();
job.name = jobName;
job.taskGroups = [group];
job.allocationPolicy = allocationPolicy;
job.labels = {env: 'testing', type: 'container'};
// We use Cloud Logging as it's an out option available out of the box
job.logsPolicy = new batch.LogsPolicy();
job.logsPolicy.destination = batch.LogsPolicy.Destination.CLOUD_LOGGING;

// The job's parent is the project and region in which the job will run
const parent = `projects/${projectId}/locations/${region}`;

async function callCreateJob() {
  // Construct request
  const request = {
    parent,
    jobId: jobName,
    job,
  };

  // Run request
  const response = await batchClient.createJob(request);
  console.log(response);
}

callCreateJob();

Python

For more information, see the Batch Python API reference documentation.

from google.cloud import batch_v1


def create_container_job(project_id: str, region: str, job_name: str) -> batch_v1.Job:
    """
    This method shows how to create a sample Batch Job that will run
    a simple command inside a container on Cloud Compute instances.

    Args:
        project_id: project ID or project number of the Cloud project you want to use.
        region: name of the region you want to use to run the job. Regions that are
            available for Batch are listed on: https://cloud.google.com/batch/docs/get-started#locations
        job_name: the name of the job that will be created.
            It needs to be unique for each project and region pair.

    Returns:
        A job object representing the job created.
    """
    client = batch_v1.BatchServiceClient()

    # Define what will be done as part of the job.
    runnable = batch_v1.Runnable()
    runnable.container = batch_v1.Runnable.Container()
    runnable.container.image_uri = "gcr.io/google-containers/busybox"
    runnable.container.entrypoint = "/bin/sh"
    runnable.container.commands = ["-c", "echo Hello world! This is task ${BATCH_TASK_INDEX}. This job has a total of ${BATCH_TASK_COUNT} tasks."]

    # Jobs can be divided into tasks. In this case, we have only one task.
    task = batch_v1.TaskSpec()
    task.runnables = [runnable]

    # We can specify what resources are requested by each task.
    resources = batch_v1.ComputeResource()
    resources.cpu_milli = 2000  # in milliseconds per cpu-second. This means the task requires 2 whole CPUs.
    resources.memory_mib = 16  # in MiB
    task.compute_resource = resources

    task.max_retry_count = 2
    task.max_run_duration = "3600s"

    # Tasks are grouped inside a job using TaskGroups.
    # Currently, it's possible to have only one task group.
    group = batch_v1.TaskGroup()
    group.task_count = 4
    group.task_spec = task

    # Policies are used to define on what kind of virtual machines the tasks will run on.
    # In this case, we tell the system to use "e2-standard-4" machine type.
    # Read more about machine types here: https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/machine-types
    policy = batch_v1.AllocationPolicy.InstancePolicy()
    policy.machine_type = "e2-standard-4"
    instances = batch_v1.AllocationPolicy.InstancePolicyOrTemplate()
    instances.policy = policy
    allocation_policy = batch_v1.AllocationPolicy()
    allocation_policy.instances = [instances]

    job = batch_v1.Job()
    job.task_groups = [group]
    job.allocation_policy = allocation_policy
    job.labels = {"env": "testing", "type": "container"}
    # We use Cloud Logging as it's an out of the box available option
    job.logs_policy = batch_v1.LogsPolicy()
    job.logs_policy.destination = batch_v1.LogsPolicy.Destination.CLOUD_LOGGING

    create_request = batch_v1.CreateJobRequest()
    create_request.job = job
    create_request.job_id = job_name
    # The job's parent is the region in which the job will run
    create_request.parent = f"projects/{project_id}/locations/{region}"

    return client.create_job(create_request)

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