Is it safe to rename a Head Node? (HPC 2008 R2) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    Quick question - we have a HPC 2008 R2 Head node which currently has 2 worker nodes configured.

    We've been asked to rename the machine that hosts the head node, is there a document or process that needs to be followed so this can happen smoothly? Or is HPC resilient enough to react to the new name automatically?


    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 3:29 PM

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  • Unfortunately, renaming HN is not supported by HPC.

    Is there any concern to re-install the cluster?

    Installing a three-node cluster should be very fast.

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 5:46 AM
  • Thanks for replying,

    Just so I'm clear then - the process should be:

    1 - Uninstall HPC from all nodes

    2 - Rename the HN

    3 - Reinstall HPC to all nodes

    4 - Reconfigure as before

    Is that it?


    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 8:52 AM
  • Right.

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 8:59 AM