DNS Suffix vs. Active Directory Domain for HPC cluster (Part 2)

In an earlier post, I described an approach for resolving names when the connection specific DNS suffix did not match the Active Directory domain name.  Recently, I realized that there is a much simpler solution.  The Default ComputeNode Template which is created when you run through the Node Template Creation Wizard contains a step for joining…


How to Capture a “Master” Compute Node Image Using Node Templates

Whenever I discuss image management capabilities of the HPC Cluster Manager, one question which invariably arises is, “How do I capture an image of a compute node which has been customized so that I can use it as the ‘master’ for deploying to the rest of the nodes?” My response has been to send an…

4

Accessing an NFS Server from Windows HPC compute nodes

Because most HPC environments already have enterprise data stored on an NFS server, we often get asked how to enable the Windows HPC compute nodes to access the NFS server.  In Windows Server 2008, the NFS Client is included as part of the Services for Network File System (NFS), which is a Role Service under the File…


DNS Suffix vs. Active Directory Domain for HPC cluster

A few months ago, I was asked a question about how to assign a connection specific DNS Suffix to a NIC which was different from the Active Directory Domain.  For example, the AD Domain was contoso.com, but they wanted to be able to assign a DNS suffix of cluster.contoso.com.  If the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of…

3