Add a Cluster Using SSH

Add and establish a connection to the HPC or Workgroup using SSH by registering it so that you may begin submitting and monitoring jobs.

To add a cluster using SSH you will need a valid set of credentials to connect to the PBS Server or the Workgroup computer.

Select the Skip this next time option while registering a cluster to resume file uploads, downloads, and jobs after a network disconnection.

  1. Open the Windows system tray.
  2. Double-click the Access Desktop icon .
  3. Click .
  4. Select Clusters.
    A Clusters dialog box is displayed.

    Figure 1. Add Cluster
  5. Choose one of the following options:
    • Select PBS to add a PBS Server.
    • Select Workgroup to add a Workgroup computer.
  6. For Cluster Display Name, enter a name for the cluster as it is displayed within Access Desktop.
  7. For Login Node Name, enter the host name of the machine where the PBS Server is installed.
    Note: The default port number for SSH is 22. If SSH is configured to use a different port number add it along with the host name.
  8. For Username, enter your user name.
  9. Choose one of the following options:
    • Select Password from the drop down box and enter your password.
    • Select SSH Key from the drop down menu and import the private SSH key file.
  10. Optional: If you have chosen to enter your password, you may enable Skip this next time, so that you do not have to enter your credentials again.
  11. Enter the location on the PBS Server where job files are staged when a job is running.
  12. Choose one of the following options:
    • If you have chosen to store your application definitions in a central repository rather than on your workstation, enter the URL for accessing the central repository in the format https://<HOSTNAME>:4443 where <HOSTNAME> is the hostname of the machine where Access Web is installed.
      Note: If the central repository is being hosted on the PBS Server, then the URL is automatically populated.
    • If you have chosen to store your application definitions locally, then remove the URL.
  13. Click Add.
    Tip: Repeat the previous steps to add additional clusters.
  14. Click Done.
    The cluster is added successfully and a green check mark is displayed next to the cluster name.