Requirements for Using the C# Cluster-SOA Debugger for Windows HPC 2008
Updated: February 3, 2010
Review the following requirements before using the C# Cluster-SOA Debugger to debug services on a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster.
Your development computer must have the following software installed to run the Cluster-SOA Debugger:
An edition of Visual Studio 2008 SP1 that includes the remote debugger
The following updates for Visual Studio 2008 SP1:
The C# Cluster-SOA Debugger Add-In for Visual Studio 2008
Windows HPC Pack 2008 SP1 SDK (to write a client application that initiates a session with the HPC Job Scheduler)
Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 SP1 client utilities (to launch the Cluster-SOA Debugger from a client computer)
To launch the debugger on a Windows HPC 2008 cluster, you need the following setup:
Administrative permissions on a Windows HPC 2008 SP1 cluster.
At least one Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) broker node configured on the cluster.
Visual Studio must be able to access the compute nodes (service hosts) on which you want to run the debugging session. The following scenarios provide the necessary access:
You are developing your application on the cluster head node or on a dedicated logon node.
You are using a cluster in which the compute nodes are connected to the enterprise network (Topology 2, 4, or 5), and your development computer is joined to the same domain or to a domain that has a trust relationship with the cluster domain.
The client application project must be an HPC Cluster-SOA Client project.
For more information about the template, see HPC Cluster-SOA Client Template.
To convert an existing client project, see Converting an Existing C# Project to an HPC Cluster-SOA Client Project.