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Scripted installation of HPC Pack 2012 R2 on compute nodes

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  • I would like to know if it is possible to create an unattended script for installation of the HPC Pack 2012 R2 on a compute node.

    My situation is that at a customer we deploy servers using an existing Windows Deployment Services platform, where a lot of custom settings, policies etc are applied to have an automated and compliant installation of servers. 

    Now i would like to add a task sequence that is simply a copy of an existing Server 2012 R2 installation, and then add a script that installs the HPC Pack as a post-installation task, making it a compute node, and joining it to the current HPC Clustered Head Node.

    I have only been able to find a scripted installation of workstation nodes using following syntax:

    setup.exe -unattend -workstationnode:<head_node>

    Is this not possible for compute nodes?

    So i am searching for a solution NOT using head node's built-in WDS, but where another non-HPC WDS deployment is used in stead, by adding an unattend script to be run as a post-OS-installation task.

    I appreciate any help - thank you in advance.



    • Edited by lazerpld Tuesday, May 26, 2015 12:24 PM Title corrected
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 12:17 PM

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