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Creating a node with all components installed RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have been able to have my HPC head node create a compute node with an OS using the bare metal install option. I'm still trying to figure out though, how do I set this up to install the OS and then any components that should be on the node?

    Thanks!


    STom
    Sunday, February 20, 2011 12:05 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

      You can customize you Node Template, so you can have any command passed during the instalation process

      Follow : Confoguration-> Node Templates -> (select your node template), then chose Add Task button -> Maintenance -> Post Install Command

      For your existing node, pass the same command by selecting your existing node and right click then chose Run Command

    Best regards,

    • Proposed as answer by Zhen WEI MSFT Saturday, March 12, 2011 3:39 AM
    • Marked as answer by Don Pattee Friday, March 25, 2011 11:03 PM
    Monday, February 21, 2011 2:20 PM
  • Hi STom,

    Besides customizing your node template, in HPC Pack 2008 R2 (V3) you also have the option of customizing a compute node then capturing that image for future deployments.

    For more information, see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff919443(WS.10).aspx for modifying deployment templates and http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff919329(WS.10).aspx for more information about capturing images from a pre-configured compute node.

    --Brian

    • Proposed as answer by Zhen WEI MSFT Saturday, March 12, 2011 3:39 AM
    • Marked as answer by Don Pattee Friday, March 25, 2011 11:03 PM
    Thursday, February 24, 2011 9:43 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

      You can customize you Node Template, so you can have any command passed during the instalation process

      Follow : Confoguration-> Node Templates -> (select your node template), then chose Add Task button -> Maintenance -> Post Install Command

      For your existing node, pass the same command by selecting your existing node and right click then chose Run Command

    Best regards,

    • Proposed as answer by Zhen WEI MSFT Saturday, March 12, 2011 3:39 AM
    • Marked as answer by Don Pattee Friday, March 25, 2011 11:03 PM
    Monday, February 21, 2011 2:20 PM
  • Hi STom,

    Besides customizing your node template, in HPC Pack 2008 R2 (V3) you also have the option of customizing a compute node then capturing that image for future deployments.

    For more information, see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff919443(WS.10).aspx for modifying deployment templates and http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff919329(WS.10).aspx for more information about capturing images from a pre-configured compute node.

    --Brian

    • Proposed as answer by Zhen WEI MSFT Saturday, March 12, 2011 3:39 AM
    • Marked as answer by Don Pattee Friday, March 25, 2011 11:03 PM
    Thursday, February 24, 2011 9:43 AM