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Edit a Node Template

Updated: January 13, 2009

Applies To: Windows HPC Server 2008

You can use the Node Template Editor to add deployment, configuration, and maintenance tasks to a node template. Some of these tasks are added to new templates when you create them using the Create Node Template Wizard. You can also use the Node Template Editor to modify the properties of an existing task, delete a task, or change the order in which tasks will run. For more information about each node template task and its properties, see Understanding Node Templates.

For information about using HPC Cluster Manager, see Overview of HPC Cluster Manager.

To edit a node template
  1. In Configuration, in the Navigation Pane, click Node Templates.

  2. In the views pane, select a node template.

  3. In the Actions pane, click Edit. The Node Template Editor dialog box appears.

  4. To add a task:

    1. Click Add Task, and then click a task from the list of available tasks.

    2. In the properties pane, set the properties for the new task.

  5. To modify an existing task:

    In the list of Node template tasks, select a task, then modify the task properties in the properties pane.

  6. To change the order in which tasks will run:

    In the list of Node template tasks, select a task, and then click Move Up or Move Down.

  7. To delete an existing task:

    In the list of Node template tasks, select a task, then click Delete Task.

  8. After you are done editing the node template, click Save.

Additional considerations

  • You can use node templates to apply software updates to compute nodes in your cluster. For more information, see Apply Software Updates.

  • You can copy a node template and then edit the copy you made. This allows you to efficiently make a new node template based on the task settings of an existing node template.

  • To open HPC Cluster Manager, click Start, point to All Programs, click Microsoft HPC Pack, and then click HPC Cluster Manager. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.

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