Steps for Setting up Windows HPC Server 2008 with Failover Clustering

For a list of important requirements for setting up Windows HPC Server 2008 in a failover cluster, see Overview and Requirements for Windows HPC Server 2008 in a Failover Cluster.

To set up Windows HPC Server 2008 in a failover cluster, you need to create a two-node failover cluster, install SQL Server 2005, and then install and configure HPC Pack 2008. The topics in this guide provide details about this process:

Step 1: Install x64-Based Version of Windows Server 2008 on Two Servers

Step 2: Set Up Shared Storage for Servers in the Failover Cluster

Step 3: Set Up Failover Clustering and File Services for Servers in the Failover Cluster

Step 4: Install SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition with Failover Clustering

Step 5: Install and Configure HPC Pack 2008 on a Server in the Failover Cluster

Step 6: Install and Configure HPC Pack 2008 on the Other Server in the Failover Cluster

Step 7: Validate Installation of the Head Node in the Context of the Failover Cluster

Step 8: Configure a Clustered File Server for Use by Compute Nodes (Optional)