Create an HPC cluster

Last updated: 08-06-2016

This template creates an HPC cluster with the latest version of HPC Pack 2012 R2. The head node with local HPC databases acts as domain controller as well.

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Parameters

Parameter Name Description
clusterName The HPC Pack cluster name. It must be unique in the location because it is also used as the public DNS name prefix for the cluster. For example, the public DNS name is '<clustername>.westus.cloudapp.azure.com' if the resource group location is 'West US'. It must contain between 3 and 15 characters with lowercase letters and numbers, and must start with a letter.
privateDomainName The fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for the private domain forest which will be created by this template, for example 'hpc.local'.
headNodeVMSize The VM size of the head node. Note that some VM sizes in the list are only available in some particular locations. Please check the availability and the price of the VM sizes at https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/virtual-machines before deployment.
computeNodeImage The VM image of the compute nodes
computeNodeNamePrefix The name prefix of the compute nodes. It must be no more than 12 characters, begin with a letter, and contain only letters, numbers and hyphens. For example, if 'IaaSCN-' is specified, the compute node names will be 'IaaSCN-000', 'IaaSCN-001', ...
computeNodeNumber The number of the compute nodes
computeNodeVMSize The VM size of the compute nodes. Note that some VM sizes in the list are only available in some particular locations. Please check the availability and the price of the VM sizes at https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/virtual-machines before deployment.
adminUsername Administrator user name for the virtual machines and the Active Directory domain.
adminPassword Administrator password for the virtual machines and the Active Directory domain
headNodePostConfigScript Optional URL of a public available PowerShell script you want to run on the head node after it is configured. The script will be run as the Local System account. You can also specify arguments for the script, for example 'http://www.contoso.com/myhnpostscript.ps1 -Arg1 arg1 -Arg2 arg2'.
computeNodePostConfigScript Optional URL of a public available PowerShell script you want to run on the compute nodes after they are configured. The script will be run as the Local System account. You can also specify arguments for the script, for example 'http://www.contoso.com/mycnpostscript.ps1 -Arg1 arg1 -Arg2 arg2'.

Use the template

PowerShell

New-AzureRmResourceGroupDeployment -Name <deployment-name> -ResourceGroupName <resource-group-name> -TemplateUri https://raw.githubusercontent.com/azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/create-hpc-cluster/azuredeploy.json
Install and configure Azure PowerShell

Command line

azure config mode arm
azure group deployment create <my-resource-group> <my-deployment-name> --template-uri https://raw.githubusercontent.com/azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/create-hpc-cluster/azuredeploy.json
Install and Configure the Azure Cross-Platform Command-Line Interface