Managing Cluster Nodes

Applies To: Windows HPC Server 2008

This section contains topics about managing nodes, creating node groups, reviewing diagnostic test results, and customizing the metrics collection in Windows® HPC Server 2008.

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Title Description

Node Management in Windows HPC Server 2008 Quick Reference

This topic provides links to help topics for performing common node management actions using the three primary cluster management interfaces in Windows HPC Server 2008: HPC Cluster Manager, the Command Prompt window, and HPC PowerShell.

Create and Use Custom Node Groups

This topic describes common criteria for creating custom node groups, and how node groups can be used to partition, schedule, monitor, and manage your cluster. This topic also includes an example of how to sort nodes and assign them to a new node group based on the Location property.

Understanding Diagnostic Test Results in Windows HPC Server 2008

This topic describes the built-in HPC diagnostic tests and their results. You can use the diagnostic tests to verify deployment issues, troubleshoot failures, and detect performance degradation.

Scheduling Diagnostic Tests

This topic describes how to automatically run HPC diagnostic tests on a regular basis in a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster. This topic includes steps for writing a PowerShell script (.ps1) to invoke the diagnostic tests, and for creating a task in Windows Task Scheduler to run the script regularly.

Customize Metrics Collection in Windows HPC Server 2008

This topic shows how you can modify or remove existing performance metrics or add new metrics to the metric collection that is available in Windows HPC Server 2008 for monitoring the nodes in your cluster. As an example, this topic describes how to add a new metric that displays CPU idle time.

Updating Compute Nodes in Windows HPC Server 2008 Step-by-Step Guide

This guide includes steps for determining which software updates you need, adding the updates to the node template, and applying the updates.