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[HPC Server 2008 R2] Troubles with PXE install of compute nodes RRS feed

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  • Hi all,

     

    I am actually trying for my lab to set up a Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 cluster solution. I installed and configured my network (topology 5) and head node as described in the Design and Deployment guide provided by MS. Everything worked perfectly until I get to the compute node deployment from bare metal. Here is the my point:

    - Head node is also domain controller and dhcp server, fresh and clean install.

    - I try to install the first compute node via PXE booting and I get a PXE-E53 error (no boot filename received)

    - When I capture the network flow, I see that the DHCP server answer to the compute node giving him IP informations but the boot file name is not given.

    - If I force the boot file name option (66) into the DHCP server options, the boot file name is received by the compute node... but still cannot run it as I set it to "toto.exe"

     

    My questions are:

    - What is the way to automatically configure the DHCP options for using the PXE install ?

    - Otherwise what is the good configuration of the option 66 ?

     

    Thanks for helping.

    Sebastien.

    • Edited by Punkounet Wednesday, September 1, 2010 12:56 PM Update title
    Wednesday, September 1, 2010 10:05 AM

Answers

  • Bare Metal Deployment isn't supported over a Topology 5 network.  For bare metal deployment you need a private network (Topologies 1 through 4).

    Mark

     

    Tuesday, September 7, 2010 4:17 PM

All replies

  • Which version of HPC are you running and what topology?

    Wednesday, September 1, 2010 10:23 AM
  • I'm using Win HPC Server 2008 R2, topology 5.
    Wednesday, September 1, 2010 12:34 PM
  • Bare Metal Deployment isn't supported over a Topology 5 network.  For bare metal deployment you need a private network (Topologies 1 through 4).

    Mark

     

    Tuesday, September 7, 2010 4:17 PM