Step 5: Run Diagnostic Tests on the Cluster

After you have configured your head node and added all compute nodes to the cluster, you should run diagnostic tests to validate cluster functionality and troubleshoot any configuration issues.

To run diagnostic tests on the cluster

  1. If HPC Cluster Manager is not already open on the head node, open it. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Microsoft HPC Pack, and then click HPC Cluster Manager.

  2. In Configuration, in the Navigation Pane, click To-do List.

  3. In the To-do List, click Validate your cluster (under Diagnostics).

  4. In the Run Diagnostics dialog box, ensure that the Run all functional tests and All nodes options are selected, and then click Run.

  5. To view the progress of the diagnostic tests and the test results, in Diagnostics, in the Navigation Pane, click Test Results.

  6. To view detailed information about a test, double-click the test. To expand the information in a section of the test results, click the down arrow for that section.