HowTo clear nodename history RRS feed

  • Question

  • hi@all,
    I´d like to cleanup my nodename history in windows hpc 2008 dedployment.
    After a few error installations I`d like to have the nameconvention beginning from <nodename>01, <nodename>02 and so on.
    But at the moment, my nodes get <nodename>07, <nodename>08 and so on.
    I know, that it is possible to rename the nodes before assigning a node template, but that cannnot be the right way.

    Thank you for helping me.

    Kind regards,
    • Edited by hkuolt Tuesday, November 4, 2008 11:21 AM
    Monday, November 3, 2008 1:11 PM


  • Kuolt,

    While it's a bit heavy handed, the release notes posted at: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc514056.aspx may be your best bet.

    It looks like you are trying to get a nice clean setup on a small cluster, so this document might be just the thing you need.

    Basically you clean everything up and start over. Because you do not need to re-image, this should go pretty quickly. Gather all the node.xml data you can get from the existing installation before you tear up the cluster. Once you have the NIC MAC or system GUID in a node.xml file, you have complete control of the naming. We use this a lot to give location information about the nodes on large cluster. Things like Row, Rack, U within the rack. So CN032142 could be row 3, rack 21, U42.

    See: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc707389.aspx and the other documents in the Technet Windows HPC Server 2008 deployment tree for more on how to use node.xml to get nice neat deployments.

    • Marked as answer by Rae Wang Wednesday, April 8, 2009 6:28 PM
    Sunday, November 23, 2008 8:51 PM