Resource Groups

Defining Resource Groups and Resource Attributes

Command Center allows you to view resource groups that have been created in Greenplum Database, to add or delete resource groups, and to edit the resource group attributes Concurrency, CPU %, and Memory %.

To change values of the MEMORY_AUDITOR, CPUSET, MEMORY_SHARED_QUOTA, or MEMORY_SPILL_RATIO resource group attributes, use the ALTER RESOURCE GROUP SQL command.

Resource Group Editor

  1. Click EDIT to open the Resource Group editor.

  2. To delete a resource group, select the resource group, and click the minus sign that appears at the right.

    You cannot delete the default_group or admin_group resource groups. You cannot delete a resource group that is assigned to any Greenplum Database role.

  3. To add a resource group, click ADD RESOURCE GROUP and enter a name for the resource group in the Name column. Resource group names must be unique and are case-sensitive.

  4. Adjust the values of the Concurrency, CPU %, and Memory % resource group attributes.

    The maximum number of concurrent transactions, including active and idle transactions, that are permitted in the resource group. Concurrency sets the CONCURRENCY attribute of the resource group. The total of the Concurrency columns cannot exceed the value of the Greenplum Database max_connections master server configuration parameter.
    CPU %
    The percentage of CPU resources available to this resource group. The percentage is the portion of the total CPU percentage allocated for all resource groups (reserved CPUs excluded), which is set with the gp_resource_group_cpu_limit server configuration parameter. CPU % sets the CPU_RATE_LIMIT attribute of the resource group.
    Memory %
    The percentage of memory resources available to this resource group. The percentage is the portion of the total memory allocated for all resource groups, which is set with the gp_resource_group_memory_limit Greenplum Database configuration parameter. Changing the Memory % value sets the MEMORY_LIMIT attribute of the resource group.
    Memory Spill Ratio %
    The memory usage threshold for memory-intensive transactions. When a transaction reaches this threshold, it spills to disk.
    Statement Memory
    The amount of memory allocated to a query. This column is recalculated as you adjust other resource group settings. If a query needs more memory, it is allocated from the resource group shared memory pool and the global shared memory pool, if available.
    The totals of the CPU % and Memory % columns must not exceed 100%. You should not allow the total of the CPU % column to exceed 90%, because this could cause resource-intensive queries to consume nearly all CPU, starving other Greenplum Database processes. If the total of the Memory % column is less than 100%, the unreserved memory is part of the resource group shared global memory pool. See “Global Shared Memory” in Using Resource Groups in the Greenplum Database Administrator Guide for information about the global resource group shared memory pool.

  5. Click Apply to save your changes or click Cancel to abandon your changes.

Assigning Roles to Resource Groups

Every Greenplum Database role is assigned to a single resource group in the pg_roles system table. Transactions executed by a role are managed by its assigned resource group, unless you create an assignment rule to override the default.

You can view the current resource group assignments for all roles and change a role’s resource group by adding it to a different resource group.

Role Assignment Editor

To move a role to a different resource group:

  1. Enter all or part of the role name in the add role field beneath the new resource group.

  2. Choose the role from the list that is displayed and press Enter.

The change is immediately applied to the Greenplum Database pg_roles system table.