Monday, June 15, 2009

[Tutorial] Installing Windows HPC Server 2008 in Hyper-V
Part 2 – Configuring the Virtual Machines for the HPC Cluster

The last part showed how to prepare a Windows Server 2008 for being able to install Windows HPC Server 2008 (HPCS) in a Hyper-V environment.

This part contains the Virtual Machines configuration in the Hyper-V Manager that will be used in the next parts to set-up a DNS Server, a HPCS Head Node and 2 Compute Nodes.

  • Add a new virtual network “Private virtual machine network” and name it “Cluster Private”


  • Add a new virtual network “Internal only” and name it “Connect To Host”


  • Add a new Virtual Machine in the Hyper-V Management console and name it “DNS” (will work as Domain Controller, DNS and DHCP)
  • Configuration: 1 Virtual CPU, 512 MB RAM and only the “Connect To Host” virtual network


  • Add a new Virtual Machine and name it “Head Node” (will work as Head Node for the HPC Cluster)
  • Configuration: 1 Virtual CPU, 1024 MB RAM, the “Cluster Private” and “Connect To Host” virtual networks


  • Add 2 new Virtual Machines and name them “Compute Node 1” and “Compute Node 2” (will work as Compute Nodes for the HPC Cluster, you may add more if you have more than 4 GB RAM)
  • They must use the same configuration: 2 Virtual CPUs, 512 MB RAM, the “Cluster Private” and “Connect To Host” virtual networks


  • In the end you will have 4 Virtual machines, ready to be installed




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