We are having a little trouble with our farm recently. Had been perfect since setting up, but 6 month-ish later we are now getting jobs stuck in the queue. There are machines in our farm available to rendering, but the job stays stuck on ‘waiting for nodes’ and the nodes are saying ‘searching for task’.
Wierdly, if we send the exact same job to the queue again, it will start rendering straight away, but the first submission just sits there doing nothing. There are no errors showing at all with these hung jobs.
The 2 possible ideas I have, but Im not a pro in these things, are either short interupts in our network/internet connection. Or maybe the anti-virus our company uses. It is the ‘endpoint’ suite. I include this as we had major trouble with a protection program and backburner in the past.
many thanks in advance
Through some testing we have found that a job will start rendering if we send it twice. The first one sits waiting for nodes for eternity, the 2nd starts like normal.