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hpcpack mount

 

Updated: January 13, 2014

Applies To: Microsoft HPC Pack 2012, Microsoft HPC Pack 2012 R2

Mounts a VHD file as a drive on a Windows Azure node, or lists all currently mounted drives on that node.

The VHD is loaded from a Windows Azure storage account, and you can specify the account using the Windows Azure storage account name and its storage key or Shared Access Signature (SAS) token.

System_CAPS_noteNote

This subcommand supports mounting a VHD to Windows Azure worker nodes starting with HPC Pack 2008 R2 with Service Pack 4 (SP4) and is not supported in previous versions.

System_CAPS_noteNote

The VHD that you mount must be of fixed size. It cannot be dynamically sized, which is the default.

hpcpack mount <VHDname> /account:<storageAccountName> (/key:<storageKey>|/sas:<sasToken>)  
[/container:<containerName>] [/force|/snapshot] 
hpcpack mount /list
hpcpack mount {/? | /help}

Parameter

Description

<VHDname >

Specifies the name of the VHD file that you want to mount from the Windows Azure storage account.

For example: myDrive.vhd.

/account

Specifies the public name of the Windows Azure storage account (the same storage name that you specify in the Windows Azure Node Template).

This is the value of <storageAccountName> in the public URL of the account: http:// <storageAccountName>.blob.core.windows.net.

If you specify /account, you must also specify /key.

/key

Specifies the access key for the Windows Azure storage account.

If you specify /key, you must also specify /account.

/container

Specifies the name of the container in the Windows Azure storage account that contains the VHD file.

/force

Force mounts a VHD that is already mounted on another instance.

/sas

Specifies a Shared Access Signature (SAS) token.

System_CAPS_noteNote

This parameter was introduced in Microsoft® HPC Pack 2012 and is not supported in previous versions.

/snapshot

Mounts a snapshot of the specified VHD. This will mount the drive as read-only. Changes to the VHD in the storage account will not be visible to the Windows Azure node until the drive in unmounted and then mounted again.

/list

Lists all of the currently mounted drives on the Windows Azure node.

/?

Displays Help at the command prompt.

/help

Displays Help at the command prompt.

To mount a read-only snapshot of myVHD.vhd from the specified storage account and container to the Windows Azure node:

hpcPack mount myVHD.vhd /account:accountName /key:storageKey /container:myVHDs /snapshot

To list the currently mounted drives on the Windows Azure node:

hpcPack mount /list

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