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Microsoft HPC Pack Command Reference

Updated: January 13, 2014

Applies To: Microsoft HPC Pack 2008, Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 R2, Microsoft HPC Pack 2012, Microsoft HPC Pack 2012 R2, Windows HPC Server 2008, Windows HPC Server 2008 R2

This reference provides command descriptions and syntax for all HPC cluster-specific command-line commands used in Microsoft® HPC Pack. The command-line commands provide a keyboard alternative to most actions that you would otherwise perform with HPC Cluster Manager or HPC Job Manager.

The following table lists the commands that HPC Pack provides. Differences between product versions are noted in the descriptions.

 

Command Description

cluscfg

Provides subcommands for viewing and changing the configuration of the HPC Job Scheduler Service.

clusrun

Runs the specified command on multiple nodes and redirects the output of all instances of the specified command to the node on which you ran the clusrun command.

etl2clog

Formats an event log (.etl) file as a CLOG event file for use with the Argonne National Laboratory Jumpshot viewer.

etl2otf

Formats an event log (.etl) file as an Open Trace Format (.otf) file.

hpcazurelog

Manages the trace log files for Windows Azure node deployments from HPC Pack.

noteNote
This command was introduced in HPC Pack 2012 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) and is not supported in previous versions.

hpccred

Provides subcommands to manage credentials and soft card certificates.

noteNote
These subcommands were introduced in HPC Pack 2008 R2 with Service Pack 2 (SP2) and are not supported in previous versions. These subcommands extend or replace the corresponding cluscfg subcommands that are deprecated as of HPC Pack 2012.

hpcfile

Uploads, downloads, deletes, or lists files on a cluster node, including Windows Azure nodes.

noteNote
This command was introduced in HPC Pack 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) and is not supported in previous versions.

hpcfwutil

Detects, clears, or repairs HPC-specific firewall rules for an HPC cluster.

noteNote
This command was introduced in HPC Pack 2008 R2 and is not supported in previous versions.

hpcpack

Packages and uploads files to a Windows Azure storage account.

noteNote
This command was introduced in HPC Pack 2008 R2 with SP1 and is not supported in previous versions.

hpcsync

Deploys file packages from Windows Azure storage to Windows Azure nodes.

noteNote
This command was introduced in HPC Pack 2008 R2 with SP1 and is not supported in previous versions.

hpctrace

Manages the trace logs generated by the HPC services and HPC management tools.

noteNote
This command was introduced in HPC Pack 2008 R2 and is not supported in previous versions. This command was modified in HPC Pack 2012 and in HPC Pack 2012 with SP1.

job

Provides subcommands for managing jobs.

jobtemplate

Provides subcommands for managing job templates.

mpiexec

Launches a Message Passing Interface (MPI) application.

mpipingpong

Runs the Message Passing Interface (MPI) ping-pong test by sending packets of data back and forth between paired nodes repeatedly, and displays or saves the latency and throughput measurements and statistics from the test to an XML file.

mpicsync

Correlates the event time-stamps for each of the .etl files.

node

Provides subcommands for managing nodes.

task

Provides subcommands for managing tasks.

test

Provides subcommands for managing diagnostic tests.

noteNote
This command was introduced in HPC Pack 2008 R2 and is not supported in previous versions.

Many of these commands each have multiple subcommands. For information about the subcommands of one of these commands, see the reference topic for the command.

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