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Apply Updates to HPC compute nodes RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have a cluster running Windows Server 2008 R2 HPC Edition (using Topology 1).  

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg145543(WS.10).aspx

    I have updated the head node with all the appropriate updates and I am trying to apply updates to our compute nodes which exist on a private network.  When I try to do this through the HPC 2008 R2 Cluster Manager, it fails.  This makes sense since the nodes were isolated on the private network, but I was hopeful that MS had built the ability to go through the head-node for these updates into the HPC Edition -- naive I guess.

    I then tried to install a WSUS server on the head node (I know this is a terrible idea), but this isn't even possible because WinSer2k8R2-HPC doesn't include Application Server.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd939916(WS.10).aspx

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/r2-compare-roles.aspx

    In this configuration, is manual installation the most common way to get updates to the compute nodes (OR add another Windows Server Std with WSUS, OR create and redeploy a new template)?  None of these seem like an ideal solution :-(.






    Tuesday, August 9, 2011 9:11 PM

All replies

  • Hi Jess,

    This should work. Is the Head Node configured for NAT? Is there an Enterprise Proxy server in your environment? The first thing I would check if you can manually run use Windows Update on a compute node.

    Thanks,
    Ben

    Tuesday, August 23, 2011 12:59 AM