Understanding Test Results

Applies To: Windows HPC Server 2008

The following table shows the diagnostic test results and what they mean. For more information about using diagnostics to troubleshoot your cluster, see the Troubleshooting section (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=122091) of the Windows HPC Server 2008 Technical Library.

Test Result



The test is currently running. To track the progress of the test, select the test instance in the views pane, and click Progress of the test in the Actions pane.


The test was successful, or the configuration or functionality test returned the expected results.


The test did not fail, but there were issues that the node administrator may need to investigate. Only the Pending Patches test uses this result to indicate that updates were found that could be applied to nodes.


The test has failed, or the configuration or functionality test gave results that were not expected of a healthy system. To troubleshoot the failure, review the test results in the Detail Pane.

Failed To Run

The test failed to run and no result was produced. Errors or exceptions encountered are displayed in the Detail Pane for the test run.


The test was run and completed. Tests that use this status, such as configuration reports, do not succeed or fail. You can view the test report to see the current system configuration.


A test result of Warning, Failure, or FailedToRun causes a warning icon to appear next to the failed nodes in the Node Management list view. Diagnostic test results are archived after three days, and deleted after six months. Archived results are listed in the Test Results view, but do not cause warning signs to be displayed next to the node.

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