Add Compute Nodes by Importing a Node XML File

Applies To: Windows HPC Server 2008

You can add compute nodes to your HPC cluster by importing a node XML file.


To complete this procedure, you must have a valid node XML file that was provided to you by your vendor of cluster solutions, or that you have previously created from a preconfigured cluster. For more information about node XML files, see Appendix 2: Creating a Node XML File in the Windows HPC Server 2008 Design and Deployment Guide (

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

To add compute nodes by importing a node XML file

  1. In Node Management, in the Actions pane, click Add Node. The Add Node Wizard appears.

  2. On the Select Deployment Method page, click Import compute nodes from a node XML file, and then click Next.

  3. On the Select Node XML File page, type or browse to the location of the node XML file, and then click Import.

  4. On the Completing the Add Node Wizard page, click Finish.

Additional considerations

  • 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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