Apply Updates to HPC compute nodes RRS feed

  • Question

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


    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.



    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

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  • 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.


    Tuesday, August 23, 2011 12:59 AM