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Overview of HPC Cluster Manager

Updated: January 13, 2014

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

HPC Cluster Manager is the central tool for configuring, deploying, and administering Microsoft® HPC Pack clusters.

This topic covers the following aspects of HPC Cluster Manager:

You can open HPC Cluster Manager on the head node of your cluster or on a different computer where HPC Cluster Manager and the other client utilities have been installed. If you have installed HPC Cluster Manager on a different computer, this computer must be able to connect over the network to the head node of the cluster that you want to manage.

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To complete this procedure, you must log on with a domain user account that has been added as an HPC cluster administrator to the cluster that you want to manage. For more information, see Understanding User Roles.

  1. Open the Start screen using one of these methods:

    • Press the Windows logo key. In a virtual machine, you can press Ctrl+Esc.

    • Hover the mouse cursor in the upper right corner of the screen, and then click Start.

    • On the desktop, hover the mouse cursor in the lower left corner of the screen, and click when the thumbnail of the Start screen appears.



  2. Right-click the Start screen and click All apps in the bottom right corner.

  3. Navigate to Microsoft® HPC Pack 2012, and then click HPC Cluster Manager.

  4. If the Select Head Node dialog box appears, in the Another computer box, type or select the computer name of the head node that you want to manage, and then click OK.

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Microsoft HPC Pack, and then click HPC Cluster Manager.

  2. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.

  3. If the Select Head Node dialog box appears, in the Another computer box, type or select the computer name of the head node that you want to manage, and then click OK.

The HPC Cluster Manager screen is shown in the following figure:

HPC Cluster Manager Map

The Navigation Pane displays buttons to select a view, and a navigation tree for the current view. The available views are:

  1. Click the down arrow of left navigation wunder bar.

  2. Select Show Fewer Buttons.

  3. Select Navigation Pane Options, and then select OK.

  4. Close HPC Cluster Manager.

  5. Open HPC Cluster Manager and preferences will be saved.

The center pane is divided into two parts:

  • The views pane displays individual items according to what you selected in the Navigation Pane.

  • The Detail Pane displays specific details according to what you selected in the views pane, such as compute node properties or job details.

The Actions pane displays the tasks and actions that are available for the selected view.

The following example procedure demonstrates how you can use HPC Cluster Manager to see detailed information about the operations performed on your head node.

  1. In the Navigation Pane, click Node Management.

  2. In Node Management, in the Navigation Pane, under Nodes, under By Group, click HeadNodes.

  3. In the views pane, click your head node.

  4. To see the operations log for your head node, in the Detail Pane, click the Operations tab.

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