Requirements for Adding an HPC Cluster

Requirements that must be satisfied to add an HPC cluster.

To access and connect to an HPC cluster, the cluster must first be added to Control. When you add a cluster, the hostname or IP address of the machine hosting the PBS Server must be provided, and then you can connect by providing the credentials of a valid user on the machine hosting the PBS Server.

Once the cluster is added, subsequent administrative actions are performed as the credentials utilized while adding the cluster. It is recommended to add the cluster using the credentials of someone with PBS Manager privileges. Connecting to a cluster using non-managerial credentials will severely limit the administrative actions that can be performed, however monitoring capabilities will not be affected.

Note: If the machine hosting the PBS Server has been configured to run SSH on a non-default port (default is 22), additional information is necessary to add the cluster.