Step 3: Add the iSCSI Storage Arrays


Applies To: Microsoft HPC Pack 2012, Microsoft HPC Pack 2012 R2

After the head node recognizes the iSCSI provider, you can add the iSCSI storage arrays that you want to use for iSCSI deployment. You do this by providing the management IP address for each storage array.

To add the iSCSI storage arrays

  1. In HPC Cluster Manager, in Configuration, in the Navigation Pane, click iSCSI Deployment.

  2. In the Required iSCSI Deployment Tasks list, under Head node configuration, click Add iSCSI storage arrays. The iSCSI Storage Array Editor dialog box appears.

  3. In iSCSI Storage Array Editor, click Add iSCSI Storage Array.

  4. Type a name for the storage array, type its management IP address, and optionally type a description.

  5. To verify that the head node can connect to the storage array, click Validate iSCSI Storage Array.


    If validation fails:

    • The head node computer might not have the necessary rights and permissions to communicate with and make changes on the storage array. You must provide the necessary rights and permissions to the head node computer so that the HPC services running on the head node can perform iSCSI configuration tasks on the storage array.

    • Review the IP address that you typed, ensure that the storage array is properly configured, and then try again to validate it.

    • To see more information about the validation failure, open Event Viewer, and under Application and Services Logs, click Windows HPC Server. Look for the most recent Error event with ID 6100, and with HpcManagement as its source. The message string for this event will provide more information about the failure.

  6. To add another storage array, click Add iSCSI Storage Array, ensure that New Target is selected on the list of iSCSI storage arrays, and then repeat the previous steps to specify its properties and to validate it.

  7. After you have added and validated all the iSCSI storage arrays, click Save.

See Also

Steps for Deploying iSCSI Boot Nodes with Microsoft HPC Pack