can't select local computer in job or cluster manager in windows server 2012 R2 HPC RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    In the install option of HPC pack 2012 R2, I have selected install only the client utilities, since my PC is not connected to a domain. I won't be clustering it with other nodes, I just need to use job manager, one of the HPC pack utilities. So this option was a nice new feature for me.

    The install went fine and passed the installation requirements , but when I try to open job manager or cluster manager, I systematically get the page select head node pop up. The local computer option on this page is greyed out, and there is nothing in the "another computer" list. So I can't select any computer as the head node and thus can't use job manager at all.

    Is this a bug or have I done something wrong?

    How do I get around this issue? Thank you!

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 3:18 AM


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  • Can you try to connect head node using REST?

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 4:22 AM
  • Hi Zongl1, That doesn't look like an easy fix... Why does the cluster manager or the job manager ask for a head node, when I selected the option to only install the utilities without setting up a cluster? It looks to me like the option to only install the client utilities is buggy as it doesn't work if you don't have a head node set up.

    When I try to enter my local machine as the head node, I get the following error:

    Failed to communicate with remote SDM store. Connection Failed. No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it [2001:0:9d38:90d7:2813:5d:3f57:ff92]:9893

    Thursday, November 6, 2014 9:27 PM
  • Hello Poli,

    Can you clarify the reason why you need to use job manager ?

    Briefly, HPC Pack Utilities are used to manage or submit jobs to a remote cluster and it's meaningless to use it alone.

    Friday, November 7, 2014 3:50 AM
  • Hi

    I need top use job manager because its the only job submission program I know on windows. I have installed it on an 8 cores machine and intend to install on a 2 processor machine very soon. I didn't intend these machines to be connected to any network, but it looks like I will have to set up a network just for them. I'll get another small PC and use it as a server.

    I am an engineer not a network specialist by any means. Could you please direct me to the prerequisite (for dummies, I had no idea what a DNS server was until 2 weeks ago) for setting up HPC on windows server 2012 R2? I can find a lot of stuff for server 2008 but hardly anything for server2012 r2. 

    Monday, November 17, 2014 8:07 AM
  • You can find something useful at

    I still don't understand your needs.

    You have one 8-core, standalone machine, and you want to run some programs on it, so you want a utility to help you manage the execution?

    If you have only one machine, why not directly run your program?

    Monday, November 17, 2014 8:19 AM
  • all good thanks, I set up a VM to create a did the trick
    Friday, February 6, 2015 4:10 AM