Node Template Images
Applies To: Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 R2, Microsoft HPC Pack 2012, Microsoft HPC Pack 2012 R2, Windows HPC Server 2008 R2
The node templates that you create in HPC Cluster Manager can include a task for deploying an operating system image on the nodes during deployment. Operating system images have to be created or added to the image store on the head node as part of the configuration process of the head node, or when a node template is created. You can also capture an image of an existing node, and use that image to deploy other nodes. Additionally, you can add device drivers on the head node, so that they are made available to the operating system images during deployment.