Updated: January 13, 2014
Applies To: Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 R2, Microsoft HPC Pack 2012, Microsoft HPC Pack 2012 R2
You can deploy iSCSI boot nodes on your HPC cluster. iSCSI boot nodes are compute nodes that boot the operating system over the network, by using an iSCSI connection. iSCSI boot nodes do not require a local hard disk drive to serve as a system disk, and instead use the storage resources on a network-attached storage array. By having iSCSI boot nodes, you can centralize the storage of your HPC cluster.
To deploy nodes over iSCSI in a cluster that is running HPC Pack 2012, ensure that the cluster is updated with at least Service Pack 1.
This section outlines the tasks for deploying iSCSI boot nodes on your HPC cluster. For detailed information and step-by-step procedures for deploying iSCSI boot nodes, see the Deploying iSCSI Boot Nodes Step-by-Step Guide.