A computer cluster consists of a set of connected computers that work together, and thus can be viewed and operated as a single system in many respects. A Windows cluster is such a set of computers running a Windows operating system. This feature has been available since NT 4.0.

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SQL Server Virtual Network Name Change Error

I am in the process of configuring a two-node failover cluster for a migration project. We are transitioning a stand-alone SQL Server to a cluster. Environment: 2x nodes with Windows Server 2012 R2 ...
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How can I manage a Windows Server 2012 R2 Failover Cluster from a Windows 7 client?

The Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 seem to only support managing Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 servers. Is there a tool that can be installed on a Windows 7 client to manage a ...
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DFSR Crashing a Windows 2012 R2 File Cluster and causing temporary SMB Share disconnection

I have a Two Windows 2012 R2 running in as a Windows file cluster. The file cluster works prefect with almost instantaneous fail-over between nodes of the iSCSI Drives and SMB Shares. I also have ...
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Getting the DB2 Resource online in Failover Cluster

I'm using DB2 10.1 Enterprise Server Edition on Windows Server 2012 R2 After adding the DB2 resource to the cluster using the db2wolfi command, I go to the resources tab which is in the cluster ...
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Cannot ping Windows Cluster Nodes with Cluster IP on same subnet

I am facing a strange problem here, I have a 2 Node cluster, Node A and Node B. I cannot ping Nodes one another in MSCS Cluster with the Cluster IP even if they are on same subnet. I can ping one ...
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What is a cluster IP? [closed]

I am in process or configuring remote web host service and I have option of configuring should I use cluster IP. Could some please explain what a cluster IP is and what are the benefits of using ...
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Scalability in a High Availability Environment - SQL Failover Cluster 2012

I have created an environment where 1 SAN is connected with 2 Nodes (part of SQL Server 2012 Failover Cluster) of SQL Server. Windows Server 2008 R2 is used, and single DB is stored in SAN. We have ...
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How to monitor MSMQ perfomance counters for different roles in windows cluster

By default it is not possible to view perf counters for clusterd instance of MSMQ in windows cluster. The solution is to create a registry key NetNameForPerfCounters and assign role name to it. This ...
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SQL Server 2012 Cluster BSOD

I'm trying to set up a SQL Server 2012 SP1 "AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instance" on top of a Windows Server 2012 R2 cluster (cl01) consisting of 2x 2012 R2 nodes (sql1 and sql2). Hosted on VMWare ESXi ...
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How can I speed up automatic failover of a Hyper-V 2012 cluster?

When I first setup a 2-node Hyper-V 2012 cluster, the failover was pretty much instant. I had a Sql Server 2012 (on Win2012) VM with 8GB RAM allocated to it. I could bounce the node it was living on, ...
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Failed to add VM to Hyper-V cluster. How to fix?

Background/Setup I've got a running Hyper-V 2012 cluster with 2 nodes. It's already got a VM-role in the cluster managing a VM; failover works and all that nice stuff. There's another, standalone ...
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Is a SSI-style cluster possible with Windows Server 2012?

I use an application that does CPU intensive multithreaded optimization which is currently run on a hyper-threaded Quad Core machine that it just pegs at 95-100% utilization across all cores for ...
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SQL DTC Failover Scenario

We had an interesting scenario in our clustered production environment last week. SQL 2008/R2 two boxes clustered on Win 2008/R2 in Active/Passive mode. On the active node A, the clustered MS/DTC ...
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Create Cluster Windows Server 2012 R2

I have two virtual machines (Node1, Node2). Node1 set DC, Node2 connecting to domain.enter image description here. I'm trying to create a cluster, on Tab "Select Servers" add the Nodes. An error ...
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Is there some kind of load balancing happening in a Hyper v fail over cluster?

I am still reading up on Hyper V clustering and there is something fundamental I am not understanding. Windows Fail-over Clustering is supposed to be for high availability only- not load balancing. ...
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Does dynamic quorum with Windows Server 2012 clusters make quorum configuration types irrelevant?

There are several quorum types: Node Majority,Node and Disk Majority,Node and File Share Majority,No Majority: Disk Only I did not modify any quorum settings when setting up a Server 2012 R2 cluster ...
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powershell Test-Cluster cmdlet: Access is denied. HRESULT: 0x80070005

I joined two hyper-v servers to a domain and added shared storage to both of them. From what I read I should be able to run the test-cluster cmdlet at this point for it to check the configuration, but ...
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Accessing a storage-side snapshot of a cluster-shared volume

From time to time I am in the situation where I need to get data back from storage-side snapshots of cluster shared volumes. I suppose I just never figured out a way to do it right, so I always needed ...
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Windows failover cluster - virtual node with multiple Client Access Names

I recently encountered a customer environment in which they had failover cluster where one of the virtual nodes had more than one 'Client Access Name' (i.e. more than one IP address and DNS name for ...
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file share witness the given key was not present in the dictionary

Setup so far: Two physical servers running Windows Server 2012 standard: INF-HV1 and INF-HV2 Each physical server has a guest Windows Server 2012: INF-N1 under INF-HV1 and INF-N2 under INF-HV2. ...
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Exchange 2010 DAG Cluster drops

I have a Windows 2008 SP2 2-node Exchange 2010 DAG with SP1 UR8 on vSphere 5.1. Both nodes are on the same local VMware host cluster. I have been getting what seems to be a random, temporary network ...
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Network Load Balancing cluster for DFSR hub servers?

I have one DFSR hub server with about 80 connections to 80 remote offices. I want to add another hub server for load balancing and redundancy, but I don't want to split the connections between the ...
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Windows Cluster - Moving a node to different network

I have a 3 node SQL always on cluster running , is it possible to move a node to different network(subnet) without evicting & creating the node again.
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SQL Server 2008 Cluster Not Failing Over Correctly

I currently have 2 x Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise servers in a windows cluster. Installed on both of them are SQL Server 2008 Standard R2 in a cluster configuration. It has a virtual IP of ...
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Cluster validation: “The servers are not all in the same organizational unit”

I'm setting up a cluster between two Windows 2012 servers (for use with SQL Server), and among the warnings that the cluster validation wizard points out to me is this one in the Active Directory ...
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Windows 2012 Cluster Validation issue (basic setup)

I have two Windows 2012 servers in different data centers (xdc). In 1DC server A. in 2DC server B. Both are part of the same domain. Both have remote reg service running and permission for local ...
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Share Cluster Network for multiple clusters (SQL, HyperV etc)

I have an existing SQL server 3 node cluster which uses a separate cluster network which is working fine. I am now looking to bring in other services which operate in a Windows cluster (on new ...
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Windows Cluster-controlled service started on multiple nodes - how could this happen?

TL;DR Summary: I have a two-node cluster, and after two years of working without issue, a service under cluster control was started on both nodes, and I want to know how that's possible. Background: ...
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Server 2012: how to plan for storage failover?

The Stuff I have the following components to work with: two rooms two beefy Dell R510s, one in each room two EMC VNXe storage devices, one in each room. The goal Ensure that if one server room ...
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SQL AlwaysOn auto fail over due to disk

All, I'm in the process of evaluating SQL AlwaysOn, and everything is failing over as expected, except in one circumstance, when the disk goes belly up. In this case, SQL does nothing, other than ...
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Basics on setting up a hyper-v cluser on a Windows 8 host

I'm a complete newbie to setting up servers and clustering, so baby gloves please :) I am trying to simulate a cluster of 4 nodes on my windows 8 laptop using hyper-v (its a beefy laptop, so don't ...
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Removing and reinstalling System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

I initially setup hyper-v on a single server with a FC SAN. I configured it as a failover cluster with just the one server in it, using cluster shared volumes for the VMs, knowing I'd expand later. ...
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Windows cluster for sql 2008 r2

Currently I have an sql server that is experiencing high cpu usage. There are tons of reads and writes happening continuously. The machine is a Dual Xeon E5645 @2.4GHz with 48GB of ram and using SSD ...
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Windows failover cluster - Delegate permissions to Domain user to move a group to another node

Is it somehow possible to assign permisions to non-admin user to monitor and move cluster group? Is there any workaround for this? I'm interested in Windows server 2008 r2 and 2012. I'm avare there ...
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Clustering Hyper-V with Server 2012 - MPIO Version Mismatch

I've done a fair bit of searching around online and am having a lot of trouble finding info regarding how to upgrade the Microsoft DSM for MPIO. I have two nearly identical servers, both with fresh ...
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Windows server 2012 failover cluster network not working

I had a problem in a network interface of my failover cluster. This cluster is made of 2 nodes and each node has 3 network intefarces, the hearbeat (cross-cable), the lan network and another dedicated ...
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Hyper V Live Migration Only Goes One Way (Error 21502)

We've been running into an issue recently with one of our server stacks. Our two 2008 R2 servers are running in a cluster set up to live migrate VMs between eachother in case there is ever a detected ...
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Advantage of Microsoft Cluster over Microsoft Network Load Balancer

Till recently, I assumed that Microsoft NLB worked at an OS/Machine level rather than an Application Level. i.e. the NLB just monitors heartbeats on the machine to check if machine is alive and then ...
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Why am I getting warnings about missing DLLs when adding a node to a WSFC?

We're getting the following two errors when adding a node to our WSFC. The node was added successfully, but the 'SQL Server Availability Group' resource type could not be installed on it. Unable to ...
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Hyper-V 2012 Host Cluster - To domain or not domain

I'm planning on implementing a Hyper-V 2012 cluster, in a host cluster configuration. Should the host machines be in a domain? If so, should that DC machine be a part of the cluster, or a seperate ...
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Can I extend this partition?

This server is running Windows Server 2008. The drive is currently part of a Windows Cluster, so I haven't been able to extend it while the cluster is running. I'm going to take a maintenance outage ...
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Can Windows cluster failover a custom TCP Server application even when Windows itself is working?

I develop a TCP server application that listens to a specific port. One of my users is asking me if my application can run on an active-active Windows 2008 Enterprise cluster. Having only almost no ...
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RPC Server Unavailable on Hyper-V cluster when moving resources after the host adapter has failed

On a Windows 2008 R2 SP1 cluster running Hyper-V, a lost network connectivity on the primary host interface. The interface was rapidly flapping up and down, and this was later determined to be caused ...
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Unreachable Hosts in Windows NLB on VirtualBox [closed]

Setup Cluster : Two Windows Server 2008 R2 nodes. Each running as a VM inside of VirtualBox. Each Node has NLB enabled and a cluster configured. The cluster is configured to use IGMP Multicast. ...
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How do I configure permissions for a cluster share using Powershell on 2008?

I have a cluster resource of type "file share" but when I try to configure the "security" parameter I get the following error (excerpt): Set-ClusterParameter : Parameter 'security' does not exist on ...
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How can I configure a cluster share using Powershell?

When I try to configure a cluster share on Windows 2008 R2, I get the following error: PS C:\> get-clusterresource share3 Name State Group ...
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Clustering a live 2008 r2 server

I have a W2K8 R2 Datacenter server running Hyper-V with a Equallogic PS4100 SAN. I 5 virtual machines running in production. I now have a second server and would like to set both up for clustering. ...
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Restarting the Cluster Service on a passive node in Windows Server 2008 R2

I'm experiencing a problem with the CQL on an exchange server which is acting as a passive node in a DAG cluster. To make the counters show the correct values in EMC and PS i've been adviced to ...
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Building Windows Failover clusters, re-use quorum drives?

I'm building a series of virtual failover clusters, 2 for SQL, and 1 for BizTalk. Being that it is a Proof of concept virtual setup with no real expectations around high availability, is it possible ...
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How can I re-create Microsoft Cluster Service resource groups on a different cluster?

I use Microsoft Cluster Service on a cluster of Windows Server 2003 machines containing several dozen resource groups. In the process of migrating to newer hardware, I would like move resources to the ...