There are two ways of creating clusters using the UI:
- Create an all-purpose cluster that can be shared by multiple users. These are typically used to run notebooks. All-Purpose clusters remain active until you terminate them.
- Create a job cluster to run a job. You create a job cluster when you create a job. Such clusters are terminated automatically after the job is completed.
This article describes how to create an all-purpose cluster using the UI. To learn how to create job clusters, see Create a job.
You must have permission to create a cluster. See Configure cluster creation permission.
To create a cluster using the UI:
Click the clusters icon in the sidebar.
Click the Create Cluster button.
If you are using a Trial workspace and the trial has expired, the Create Cluster button will be disabled and you will not be able to create a cluster.
Name and configure the cluster.
There are many cluster configuration options, which are described in detail in cluster configuration.
Click the Create button.
The cluster Configuration tab displays a spinning progress indicator while the cluster is in a
When the cluster has started and is ready to use, the progress spinner turns into a solid green circle:
This indicates that cluster is in the
runningstate, and you can now attach notebooks and start running commands and queries.