This document describes the current stable version of Celery (4.0). For development docs, go here.


Start multiple worker instances from the command-line.


$ # Single worker with explicit name and events enabled.
$ celery multi start Leslie -E

$ # Pidfiles and logfiles are stored in the current directory
$ # by default.  Use --pidfile and --logfile argument to change
$ # this.  The abbreviation %n will be expanded to the current
$ # node name.
$ celery multi start Leslie -E --pidfile=/var/run/celery/

$ # You need to add the same arguments when you restart,
$ # as these aren't persisted anywhere.
$ celery multi restart Leslie -E --pidfile=/var/run/celery/

$ # To stop the node, you need to specify the same pidfile.
$ celery multi stop Leslie --pidfile=/var/run/celery/

$ # 3 workers, with 3 processes each
$ celery multi start 3 -c 3
celery worker -n celery1@myhost -c 3
celery worker -n celery2@myhost -c 3
celery worker -n celery3@myhost -c 3

$ # start 3 named workers
$ celery multi start image video data -c 3
celery worker -n image@myhost -c 3
celery worker -n video@myhost -c 3
celery worker -n data@myhost -c 3

$ # specify custom hostname
$ celery multi start 2 -c 3
celery worker -n -c 3
celery worker -n -c 3

$ # specify fully qualified nodenames
$ celery multi start -c 3

$ # fully qualified nodenames but using the current hostname
$ celery multi start foo@%h bar@%h

$ # Advanced example starting 10 workers in the background:
$ #   * Three of the workers processes the images and video queue
$ #   * Two of the workers processes the data queue with loglevel DEBUG
$ #   * the rest processes the default' queue.
$ celery multi start 10 -l INFO -Q:1-3 images,video -Q:4,5 data
    -Q default -L:4,5 DEBUG

$ # You can show the commands necessary to start the workers with
$ # the 'show' command:
$ celery multi show 10 -l INFO -Q:1-3 images,video -Q:4,5 data
    -Q default -L:4,5 DEBUG

$ # Additional options are added to each celery worker' comamnd,
$ # but you can also modify the options for ranges of, or specific workers

$ # 3 workers: Two with 3 processes, and one with 10 processes.
$ celery multi start 3 -c 3 -c:1 10
celery worker -n celery1@myhost -c 10
celery worker -n celery2@myhost -c 3
celery worker -n celery3@myhost -c 3

$ # can also specify options for named workers
$ celery multi start image video data -c 3 -c:image 10
celery worker -n image@myhost -c 10
celery worker -n video@myhost -c 3
celery worker -n data@myhost -c 3

$ # ranges and lists of workers in options is also allowed:
$ # (-c:1-3 can also be written as -c:1,2,3)
$ celery multi start 5 -c 3  -c:1-3 10
celery worker -n celery1@myhost -c 10
celery worker -n celery2@myhost -c 10
celery worker -n celery3@myhost -c 10
celery worker -n celery4@myhost -c 3
celery worker -n celery5@myhost -c 3

$ # lists also works with named workers
$ celery multi start foo bar baz xuzzy -c 3 -c:foo,bar,baz 10
celery worker -n foo@myhost -c 10
celery worker -n bar@myhost -c 10
celery worker -n baz@myhost -c 10
celery worker -n xuzzy@myhost -c 3
class celery.bin.multi.MultiTool(env=None, cmd=None, fh=None, stdout=None, stderr=None, **kwargs)[source]

The celery multi program.

Cluster(nodes, cmd=None)[source]
class MultiParser(cmd=u'celery worker', append=u'', prefix=u'', suffix=u'', range_prefix=u'celery')
class Node(name, cmd=None, append=None, options=None, extra_args=None)

Represents a node in a cluster.

classmethod from_kwargs(name, **kwargs)
handle_process_exit(retcode, on_signalled=None, on_failure=None)
prepare_argv(argv, path)
send(sig, on_error=None)
start(env=None, **kwargs)

alias of NamespacedOptionParser

MultiTool.call_command(command, argv)[source]
MultiTool.cluster_from_argv(argv, cmd=None)[source]
MultiTool.execute_from_commandline(argv, cmd=None)[source]
MultiTool.expand(template, *argv)[source]
MultiTool.get(wanted, *argv)[source]*argv)[source]
MultiTool.kill(*args, **kwargs)[source]
MultiTool.names(*argv, **kwargs)[source]
MultiTool.on_child_failure(node, retcode)[source]
MultiTool.on_child_signalled(node, signum)[source]
MultiTool.on_child_spawn(node, argstr, env)[source]
MultiTool.on_node_signal(node, sig)[source]
MultiTool.on_node_status(node, retval)[source]
MultiTool.on_send_signal(node, sig)[source]
MultiTool.reserved_options = [(u'--nosplash', u'nosplash'), (u'--quiet', u'quiet'), (u'-q', u'quiet'), (u'--verbose', u'verbose'), (u'--no-color', u'no_color')]
MultiTool.restart(*args, **kwargs)[source]*argv, **kwargs)[source]
MultiTool.start(*args, **kwargs)[source]
MultiTool.stop(*args, **kwargs)[source]
MultiTool.stop_verify(*args, **kwargs)
MultiTool.stopwait(*args, **kwargs)[source]