Mix OS in a cluster RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a cluster installed with Win Svr 2008 Ent and Win HPC 2008. We are going to add a couple more nodes to be installed with Win HPC 2008 r2. Can different OSes work in a cluster? Or do you recommend standardization i.e. installing one version OS (e.g. Win HPC 2008) on all nodes?
    Friday, May 27, 2011 2:54 AM

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  • If your head node is currently HPC 2008 then you would need to upgrade.


    However, you can have a HPC Server 2008 R2 head node that supports the following on-premise nodes:

    Workstation Nodes (Windows 7 - x86 or 64-bit)

    Compute Nodes (Windows Server 2008 / Windows Server 2008 R2)

    Broker Nodes (Windows Server 2008 R2) 


    Hope this helps.



    • Proposed as answer by Mark Staveley Thursday, October 20, 2011 6:38 PM
    Saturday, May 28, 2011 12:59 AM