View Node Events

Applies To: Windows HPC Server 2008

You can open Event Viewer from HPC Cluster Manager to review events for the head node and compute nodes in your cluster. Events for compute nodes are available as forwarded events on the head node (specific to the selected compute node). By default, the head node collects all events (event levels 0-5) from the Application, System, and Windows HPC Server event logs on the compute nodes.

Event information can help you to monitor and troubleshoot your cluster. For more information about using the Event Viewer snap-in, see Event Viewer.

For information about using HPC Cluster Manager, see Overview of HPC Cluster Manager.

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.

Modify event forwarding behavior

You can turn event forwarding on or off by using the HPC PowerShell cmdlet Set-HpcClusterProperty with the –ForwardEvents <0|1> parameter. For example, to turn off event forwarding, open an HPC PowerShell window and type:

Set-HpcClusterProperty –ForwardEvents 0

To set up custom event forwarding, turn off the default event forwarding, then configure your custom event forwarding with the method of your choice. For example, you can customize event forwarding by creating event subscriptions in the Event Viewer snap-in, or by using the Windows Event Collector SDK. For more information, see Windows Event Collector in the MSDN Library (

Additional considerations

  • On large clusters, event collection can put a large burden on the HPC Management Service and on SQL Server. You can improve the overall performance by turning off event forwarding.

  • To open HPC Cluster Manager, click Start, point to All Programs, click Microsoft HPC Pack, and then click HPC Cluster Manager. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.

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