Reimage Compute Nodes

Applies To: Windows HPC Server 2008

You can take a node offline and reimage that node using the node template that was originally used to deploy it.


You can only reimage nodes that were deployed using a node template that includes a step to deploy an operating system image.

For information about using HPC Cluster Manager, see Overview of HPC Cluster Manager.

To reimage one or more compute nodes

  1. In Node Management, in the Navigation Pane, click Nodes.

  2. In the List or Heat Map view, select one or more nodes.

  3. Right-click your selection, then click Take Offline.

  4. After the nodes have been taken offline, right-click your selection again, and then click Reimage.

  5. When prompted, click Yes to confirm that you want to reimage the nodes. The compute nodes will change state from Offline to Provisioning.

  6. If you want to track the provisioning progress, select a node, and then in the Details Pane click the Provisioning log tab.

  7. After the reimaging process has completed, the compute nodes will change state from Provisioning to Offline. To bring the nodes online, select the nodes, right-click, and then click Bring Online.

Additional considerations

  • To open HPC Cluster Manager, click Start, point to All Programs, click Microsoft HPC Pack, and then click HPC Cluster Manager. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.

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