Steps to Deploy an HPC Cluster with Remote Databases

Updated: March 12, 2014

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

The following checklist describes the overall process for deploying an HPC Pack cluster with databases on remote servers. Each task in the checklist is linked to the section in this document that describes the steps to perform the task.


Task Description

Step 1: Prepare the Remote Database Servers

Configure the instance or instances of SQL Server where you want to install the HPC databases, manually create the HPC databases in those instances, and then create the login for the domain account that you will use for the installation of the HPC cluster.

Step 2: Install HPC Pack with Remote Databases

Use the HPC Pack installation wizard to install HPC Pack on the head node with remote databases.