View Node Events

Applies To: Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 R2, Microsoft HPC Pack 2012, Microsoft HPC Pack 2012 R2, Windows HPC Server 2008 R2

You can open Event Viewer from HPC Cluster Manager to review events for the head node and any forwarded events for nodes in the cluster. Event forwarding is no longer configured by default in Microsoft® HPC Pack, but can be manually configured with the method of your choice.

For example, you can have node events forwarded to the head node by creating event subscriptions in the Event Viewer snap-in, or by using the Windows Event Collector utility (wecutil.exe). For more information, see Windows Event Collector in the MSDN Library.


On large clusters, collector initiated event collection (the head node polls the cluster nodes for new events) can put a large burden on the HPC Management Service and on SQL Server. To minimize load on the head node, set up a source initiated subscription (compute nodes periodically send events to the head node). This subscription type is also useful when you do not know or you do not want to specify all the event sources computers that will forward events. For more information, see Windows Event Collector in the MSDN Library.

To view node events

  1. In Node Management, in the Navigation Pane, click Nodes.

  2. In the List or Heat Map view, click a node.

  3. In the Actions pane, click View Events. The Event Viewer snap-in opens to a filtered view (based on the selected node) of forwarded events.

If no events are being forwarded, the Forwarded Events pane displays the following information: Number of events: 0 (Disabled)

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