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  • On my HPC Cluster Manager,I have a problem that Add ComputeNode Ex: link this picture Web ↓ http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/4799/33457443.jpg How can i do solve this problem ? Please help me. Thank you ! Sorry, my English is not good.
    Monday, May 11, 2009 4:57 PM

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  • Hello.

    That wizard is used when doing a network "bare metal" deployment of the OS. The WDS server only responds to PXE (remote install) requests from approved MAC addresses. So what the wizard does is put WDS in capture mode. You would start the wizard, and then turn on the machines that you want to install. When done, WDS goes back into approved-only mode. So if you need to re-image a machine, you don't need to approve it again.

    Did you want to do a network deployment of the OS? An alternative for a small cluster is to manually install Windows and the HPC Pack.

    Hope this helps.

    alex
    Tuesday, May 12, 2009 4:10 AM

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  • Hello.

    That wizard is used when doing a network "bare metal" deployment of the OS. The WDS server only responds to PXE (remote install) requests from approved MAC addresses. So what the wizard does is put WDS in capture mode. You would start the wizard, and then turn on the machines that you want to install. When done, WDS goes back into approved-only mode. So if you need to re-image a machine, you don't need to approve it again.

    Did you want to do a network deployment of the OS? An alternative for a small cluster is to manually install Windows and the HPC Pack.

    Hope this helps.

    alex
    Tuesday, May 12, 2009 4:10 AM
  • Hello.

    That wizard is used when doing a network "bare metal" deployment of the OS. The WDS server only responds to PXE (remote install) requests from approved MAC addresses. So what the wizard does is put WDS in capture mode. You would start the wizard, and then turn on the machines that you want to install. When done, WDS goes back into approved-only mode. So if you need to re-image a machine, you don't need to approve it again.

    Did you want to do a network deployment of the OS? An alternative for a small cluster is to manually install Windows and the HPC Pack.

    Hope this helps.

    alex
    Excuse me !
    What is the WDS and PXE and MAC  ?
    Tuesday, May 12, 2009 8:26 AM
  • I would recommend taking a look at the deployment documentation (and other areas) on the HPC Tech center.

    Deployment overview: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc947634(WS.10).aspx

    HPC Tech Center: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc510343(WS.10).aspx

    Getting Started Guide: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc793950(WS.10).aspx 
    Tuesday, May 12, 2009 5:49 PM