Applies To: Windows HPC Server 2008
Node templates are new in Windows HPC Server 2008. They define the necessary tasks for adding, configuring, and maintaining compute nodes in your cluster. For more information, see Adding Nodes to a Cluster and Maintaining Nodes.
You can use node templates to perform the following tasks on compute nodes:
Install and configure HPC Pack 2008
Deploy and configure an operating system image
Install applications and device drivers
Install software updates
Return compute nodes to a known configuration
You can create new node templates by using the Create Node Template Wizard in Configuration. For more information, see Create a Node Template.
You can add more tasks to the node templates that you create, or you can modify the existing tasks by using the Node Template Editor. For more information, see Edit a Node Template. For more information about each node template task and its properties, see Understanding Node Templates.