Create a SLURM cluster on SLES 12 HPC SKU

Last updated: 11/11/2015

Creates a SLURM HPC cluster running SLES 12. This cluster is ready to run Intel MPI workloads when used with A8 or A9 VMs.

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Parameter Name Description
dnsPrefix Unique public dns prefix where the master node will be exposed
adminUsername User name for the Virtual Machine. Pick a valid username otherwise there will be a BadRequest error.
adminPassword Admin password. Pick a complex password with uppercase letters, lowercase letters, digits, and symbols. The password should not be longer than 16. Otherwise you'll get a BadRequest error.
hpcUserName User for running HPC applications with shared home directory and SSH public key authentication setup. This user cannot login from outside the cluster. Pick a valid username otherwise there will be a BadRequest error.
headNodeSize Size of the head node.
workerNodeSize Size of the worker nodes.
workerNodeCount This template creates N worker node. Use workerNodeCount to specify that N.
dataDiskSize The size in GB of each data disk that is attached to the VM. A RAID-0 volume is created with all data disks that is dataDiskSize * dataDiskCount in size.

Use the template


New-AzureRmResourceGroupDeployment -Name <deployment-name> -ResourceGroupName <resource-group-name> -TemplateUri
Install and configure Azure PowerShell

Command line

azure config mode arm
azure group deployment create <my-resource-group> <my-deployment-name> --template-uri
Install and Configure the Azure Cross-Platform Command-Line Interface