How do I manage Windows Updates? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I need a way to manage Windows Updates on my HPC nodes (all types), so that the Windows Updates can be deployed automatically, with server restarts if required, *without* interrupting any of my running jobs. 

    I cannot seem to find any management setting in the Cluster Manager to do this, is this something I'll have to script (e.g. at 11pm every 3rd Friday drain all nodes, then check every hour till they're all offline, then run Windows Update on each node, then at 1am on the following Sunday bring all nodes back online)? 

    Many thanks in advance, Matt.

    Friday, March 13, 2020 11:12 AM

All replies

  • Hi Matt, you are right, automatic update on idle time is not supported currently.

    A common practice is:

    1. Gracefully take part of nodes offline

    2. After the nodes offline, manually apply the updates on the nodes by click "maintain"

    Repeat above 2 steps for other nodes

    Friday, March 27, 2020 6:06 PM