Re-provision a node (RC1) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,
    when I try to reprovision an already deployed (and working) compute node with a Deployment step, the provision steps doesn't start:
    the provision stops at "Initiating deployment operations for template: Default ComputeNode Template".

    When rebooting the compute node, it appears the message "PM Sending PXE command to boot node to the current OS" but the provision still doesn't start.
    The provision never fails, just it seems it waits for something...

    I want to apply this template (see below for the template export) to redeploy a compute node where I've manually uninstalled the hpc pack, in order to reinstall it and make the node again working.

    There is a bug or am I wrong to do something?


    the template:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <Template xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"
          Value="\\%CLUSTERNAME%\REMINST" />
          Value="Installs HPC pack on the compute node." />
    Saturday, July 5, 2008 4:26 PM


  • Hi Marco,

    You cannot reprovision a compute node with the template you've provided.  Since it's difficult to check the validity of every possible template, we provide a base OS installation template with our wizard to rebuild a compute node.  You need to build upon or simply use this 'bare-metal' template before you can "Reimage" a compute node.

    You can reinstall the product on the compute node manually but the scenario that you've suggested should not require such action.

    Thanks for trying RC1,

    PS. Our "Trustworthy Computing" effort defines the fact that the compute node must first trust the head node before that head node can manually trust that same compute node. 

    • Edited by Brian Broker Tuesday, July 8, 2008 11:53 AM add PS
    • Proposed as answer by Brian Broker Tuesday, July 8, 2008 12:05 PM
    • Marked as answer by Don Pattee Wednesday, March 25, 2009 10:47 PM
    Tuesday, July 8, 2008 11:32 AM