Download and Install New Diagnostic Tests for Microsoft HPC Pack


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

This topic provides information about new and custom diagnostic tests that are available for Microsoft® HPC Pack. Starting with HPC Pack 2008 R2, cluster administrators and partners can create custom diagnostic tests. Partners include independent software vendors (ISVs), independent hardware vendors (IHVs), original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and system integrators. Cluster administrators can add these tests to the list of diagnostic tests for their HPC cluster, and then run them in the same way as the built-in diagnostic tests for HPC Pack.

For information about creating custom diagnostic tests for HPC Pack, see the Diagnostics Extensibility Step-by-Step Guide on MSDN.

With custom diagnostic tests, cluster administrators can verify that custom and non-Microsoft software or hardware that they have added to their HPC cluster works correctly.

In this topic:

  • Diagnostic tests that are available for download

  • Adding a custom diagnostic test to your cluster

Diagnostic tests that are available for download




Network Troubleshooting Report

Collects and analyzes network information to help you troubleshoot networking issues on your Windows HPC Server cluster

For more information, see Install and Use the Network Troubleshooting Report Diagnostic Test.

Adding a custom diagnostic test to your cluster

The way that you add a custom diagnostic test to your cluster and the number of manual configuration steps depends on how the test is packaged. The test might be packaged in one of the following formats:

  • An XML file   For step-by-step instructions, see Add New and Custom Diagnostic Tests.

  • An installation program such as an MSI file   Follow the instructions from the software publisher or your vendor.


When you install custom diagnostic tests on a cluster with a head node that is configured for high availability, you must ensure that the test binaries are installed on both the active head node and the passive head node. If the test binaries do not appear in the passive node, manually copy the test binaries to the passive head node.