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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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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Installing SQL Server 2008 SP2 fails in 2003 cluster setup

When I try to install SP2 (or simply "repair" the SQL Server installation), the dependency check finds the following problem: Rule "Not clustered or the cluster service is up and online." failed. ...
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unable to destroy windows 2008 r2 failover cluster after SAN rebuild

I created a windows 2008 r2 failover cluster for a sql 2008 active/passive cluster. This two node cluster was using a SAN device for a quorum disk resource as well as MSDTC resource. Well....I ...
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Building Windows server cluster hpc

I'm trying to set up a Windows Server cluster with a head node and 2x compute nodes. So far, i've managed to install : (thanks to this tutorial http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj884142.aspx) ...
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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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How do I resolve the message “Validating WSFC quorum vote configuration - Action Required.”

I have a 3 node AlwaysOn Availability Group on a 3 node WSFC using node majority. 2 nodes are setup as synchronous with automatic fail-over, the 3rd is setup as asynchronous with manual fail-over. ...
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Event log entry when moving service or application to another node

I have a windows Server 2008 R2 cluster and I would like to be able to distinguish between a user initiated failover and a failover caused be a resource check failing. I was hoping that the cluster ...
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What happens when Core Cluster Group is failed over to another node? Will it take the whole cluster down? Single point of failure?

http://bit.ly/1lKJFIa "Cluster group" fail-over will cause cluster go offline. Really? Single point of failure? Am I missing something? What happens when Core Cluster resources (Cluster Group) are ...
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Hosting self hosted WebAPI in Windows Failover Cluster

I've got a windows service that is self-hosting the Asp.Net WebAPI. This works great and I can send GET requests successfully. However I am also trying to host this service in a Windows 2012 ...
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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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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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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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SQL Server filestream access from another computer using system account

I have a SQL Server 2008 set up to use filestream. SQL Server runs under a domain account with SPN set and delegation enabled. Accessing filestream from another computer using a domain account works. ...
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Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 SP3 upgrade

It's not clear to me from reading the documentation if I must update the clients, or whether I can just update the head node and compute nodes. Does anyone have any experience of this? I don't want ...
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NTFS permissions for a user on another computer in case of a disk moving in a cluster?

Is there a way to set NTFS permissions for a user on another computer? I have two nodes in a failover cluster. Both have a specific user account ("charley") local to the node. Charley has files on a ...
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Configure preferred host on which to run?

We have set up a virtual Microsoft clustered environment and I want to set one virtual machine to run on each physical server. How can I do this?
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Oracle on windows cluster with online/offline IPs

I have a windows cluster (on windows 2008 server) with nodes in different subnets. So cluster has two IPs, one for each node (I'm talking not about node IP, but about cluster IP). One is online, the ...
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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 ...
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Are there any tools/APIs to check consistency of a windows cluster?

Things to be checked: Directory structures (recursive, with any attributes and properties) Configuration (equiv and partial conf, format specific or generic, with regex) Registry (presence of keys, ...
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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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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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W2K8R2 : How to safely take a Windows Service cluster resource offline

I'm looking for a safe way to take a Custom Windows Service offline. My problem is that this custom service sometimes hangs during stop. The problem will be fixed, but in the meantime, killing the ...
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Service fails to start when failover kicks in

I created a Windows Service which hosts a WCF application looking at/binding to the Clustered MSMQ The Windows service was first installed on both nodes of the cluster. I then created a cluster of ...
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How do I configure a DCHP reservation for an IP Resource in a Windows 2008 R2 failover cluster?

Background My company has recently instituted a corporate policy that all servers are to have IP addresses that are issued via DHCP reservations to simplify the management of our IP scopes. We have ...
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Windows 2003 Cluster: Failover Delay

I am testing the failover policies of our test failover cluster system. When I shutdown the node who is currently controlling the cluster (NODE1), it takes about 2 mins and 40 seconds before the next ...
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Cannot access Cluster Shares via Cluster Name

I got a serious problem here (thinking like so), the problem is I have a Windows 2012 R2 Cluster and I have the Disks shared to cluster nodes via Share the VHD option that is available in 2012 R2 ...
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Must applications running on a clustered Windows 2003 server be installed manually on all nodes?

We have many small applications running on a server running Windows Server 2003, such as Windows/NT Services, scheduled tasks, etc. Recently, the server was changed to a clustered server with two ...
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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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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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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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Windows 2008 SQL cluster won't come online after db failure

We have a new SQL 2008 R2 cluster on Windows 2008 R2 that is active/passive. We restored the large db to the sql instance to start testing and it choked on the integrity check and failed the db ...