How to reimage compute node? RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    I'm starting with reimaging compute nodes in HPC. We have win server 2008 HPC edition and Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 R2 installed. This server is HeadNode and has DHCP (configured only option 60 = PXEClient ) and WDS Transport server role installed, firewall configured to allow UDP 4011 and 69 comunications and all other HPC exceptions. WDS on HeadNode configured to Respond to all PXE requests and an OS image added (Win HPC server 2008 R2) with associated template (Default ComputeNode Template).

    We need reimage some compute nodes, but these couldn't boot into PXE: ProxyDHCP service did not reply to request on port 4011 although contacted this DHCP server. This is a default Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 R2 installation without any customization, the compute node is using Default ComputeNode Template.
    Must I customize/create new template with custom PXE config? And/or customize Boot folder on C:\Program Files\Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 R2\Data\ where is only one boot.wim under x64 folder? (In WDS, for x64 OS systems, there is needed x86 folder and some other files, but in HPC, there is only one boot.wim, not pxeboot.com, default.bcd etc.)

    When WDSTFTP service starts, it displays this message: Windows Deployment TFTP server root folder is not configured. Using REMINST  share as the root folder. (REMINST = C:\Program Files\Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 R2\Data\InstallShare).

    Thanks for help.


    Is it possible to reimage computer without private network?

    ----- Lukas -----

    Tuesday, February 1, 2011 9:40 AM


  • RE: Is it possible to reimage computer without private network?


    Bare Metal Deployment on a Cluster with a Topology 5 network (Enterprise Only) is not possible.

    • Marked as answer by Don Pattee Friday, March 25, 2011 11:05 PM
    Thursday, February 10, 2011 3:15 AM