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HPC Job Manager 2016 on 2008R2 SP1

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  • HPC Jobmanger Client 2016 is installed on a Windows 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1. 

    When I try to connect to the Head node in a hpc 2008 cluster the client tries to use port 8939, but that port is not active on the cluster. 

    Another installation where HPC Jobmanger Client 2016 is installed on a Windows 2012R2

    If I try to connect to the same hpc 2008 cluster from a hpc 2016 client installed on a 2012R2 then the client will use 443 (SSL)

    The 8939 port seems wrong - how can I change the port in the Job Manager

    Jacob


    • Edited by Jacob Hertz Friday, 14 September 2018 11:32 AM
    Thursday, 13 September 2018 12:30 PM

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  • First, HPC client before HPC Pack 2016 is not side-by-side installable. 

    And HPCJob manager from HPC Pack 2016 Update 1 shall be able to connect to HPC Pack 2012 R2 Cluster, but may not work for HPC Pack 2008 Cluster. Only Client HPC pack 2012 R2 is able to connect to all the three version of Cluster (Except HPC Pack 2016 RTM which is broken for backward compat)


    Qiufang Shi

    Tuesday, 18 September 2018 3:38 AM
  • Microsoft HPC Pack provides an integrated application platform for running, managing, and developing parallel computing applications. HPC Job Manager provides your primary interface for submitting and monitoring jobs on a cluster.

    The first time that you open <g class="gr_ gr_12 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar only-ins replaceWithoutSep" data-gr-id="12" id="12">HPC</g> Job Manager, the Select Head Node dialog box appears. Click the head node of the HPC cluster that you want to connect to, then click OK. If you want to connect to a different cluster, in the File menu, click Select Head Node, then click the head node of the HPC cluster that you want to connect to.

    Thursday, 20 September 2018 8:26 AM
  • Thanks for the answer.

    I can get a connection to a 2008 HPC Cluster from a 2016 HPC Job Manager, IF the HPC Job Manager is installed on Windows 2012R2 or later. BUT IF the 2016 HPC Job Manager is installed on a Windows 2008R2 then it won't work.

    I have observed (via Wireshark) that the HPC Job Manager 2016 when installed on Windows 2012R2 uses SSL (port443) when communicating with the headnode, but when the HPC Job Manager 2016 is installed on 2008R2 is uses port 8939.

    But I guess that the solution is to get som new servers with W2016 and install the HPC Job Clients on those.

    I'm aware that it's not possible to side-by-side install, which would have solved my problem.

    Jacob


    • Edited by Jacob Hertz Thursday, 20 September 2018 12:14 PM
    Thursday, 20 September 2018 11:06 AM