Step 1: Install the iSCSI Provider on the Head Node
Updated: August 11, 2010
Applies To: Windows HPC Server 2008 R2
The first step in the deployment process of iSCSI boot nodes is to install on the head node the provider for your iSCSI storage arrays.
|You can install only one iSCSI provider on the head node of your HPC cluster.|
To install the iSCSI provider on the head node
On the head node of your HPC cluster, close HPC Cluster Manager if it is currently open.
Insert the installation media for the iSCSI provider, or copy the installation files to the head node.
Install the iSCSI provider by running the Windows Installer file (a file with the .msi extension) that is included with the installation files, or by following the instructions provided in the documentation that accompanies the installation files.
After the iSCSI provider is installed, open HPC Cluster Manager. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 R2, and then click HPC Cluster Manager.
To verify that the iSCSI provider is installed properly, in Configuration, in the Navigation Pane, click iSCSI Deployment. If the iSCSI provider is installed properly, the Required iSCSI Deployment Tasks list is displayed, and information about the iSCSI provider that you installed is listed under Head node configuration.