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Questions tagged [windows-cluster]

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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Cluster Resource Name DNS record updated with IP of owner

I've a Windows Server 2008 R2 file server cluster to which I recently added a new Client Access Point. It's working except that every 24h hours the IP on the DNS record it's changed to the IP of the ...
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Where to put the witness disk in Windows Failover Cluster?

I have built a Windows Failover Cluster but I am really confused about in which network should the Witness reside? In my current configuration the Witness is in the Heartbeat network.
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what disk format I better choose for my windows server 2016 virtual machines for clustering? [closed]

I want to create 3 virtual machines hosted on my computer windows 10. these 3 machines would be : 1) 1 machine to be used as a domain controller 2) 2 machines running windows server 2016 datacentre ...
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How to remove stale routes during Windows Cluster RESTART?

BACKGROUND I have a Windows Cluster (2016) with four nodes (3 NICs each). When I try to restart any of the cluster host server, the whole cluster going down and other nodes are randomly failing. ...
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Unable to add Disk or FileShare Quorum Witness to Mirrored Storage Spaces Direct Cluster

So as the title states I am unable to add a Quorum Witness to my cluster with the two options that do not involve azure. I've tried several different commands for the disk witness as you can see it ...
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Windows Failover Cluster : Can it fallback to secondary node on certain window service failure

We have 2 nodes in windows cluster , each box has 12 Windows Services running which are specific to a product. Our requirement is if any of these services stops working or fail to start at any time on ...
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(Windows Server 2012 R2) Is it possible to split a failover cluster into 2 new clusters by expanding and splitting the existing cluster?

Say you have an existing application cluster using Windows Failover Clustering - something perhaps like this: Roles: File Share Services RavenDB ClusterDisk Service ServerName (ravendb.mydomain) ...
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Storage Space Direct

Can you add Storage Space Direct to existing V nets on azure? (without using template) if so please explain. I have 2 Windows server 2016 already installed on azure, I just wanted to add a storage ...
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Unable to move Cluster Core Resource

I'm attempting to move Cluster Core Resources from 1 node to another in a 4 node WSFC (these are all VMs running on Compute Engine in Google Cloud, Windows Server 2012 R2, each in a different subnet). ...
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LIO iSCSI Target for Windows Server 2016 Cluster disk - device is not ready

I have a LIO iSCSI Target configured on a Fedora 22 machine exporting 1 LUN to 2 Windows Server 2016 machines, both of these are able to access the disk without issues. These servers are part of a ...
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Azure Windows 2016 Failover cluster

I would like to setuo a generic service on a windows 2016 failover cluster but can see there are some issues with shared storage,additional network cards and ip addresses on Azure, is it supported on ...
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How to setup storage inside failover clustering

Here is the back story of what I am working with. I have 2 Vmware ESXi clusters, 1 large at one location, 1 small at another. I am attempting to setup a windows based failover clustering inside that ...
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Windows 2008 R2 File Server Cluster Missing Volumes in Share Management

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 File Server Cluster which is failing to correctly display disk volume information when provisioning a new share, and when undertaking share management. I've been unable ...
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Storage of User Profile Disks on file server cluster (SOFS or normal)

We are looking to deploy a new file server cluster, one of the things of which to be stored on it, will be Server 2012 R2 remote desktop User Profile Disks (UPDs). My question is, is it best practice ...
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How do I prepare for swapping a NIC using network teaming on a Windows cluster host?

Update: I have now performed the upgrade. I used the half-ninja, half-hack solution of plugging in USB-to-Ethernet adapters that I could add to the teams to hold the fort. I plugged in one per team, ...
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Unable to add share to 2012 R2 file server cluster - Role name not found

I am trying to set up a proof of concept file server cluster to ensure it will meet our needs before we implement a live cluster. I have setup a cluster of two nodes, with 2 networks (one for cluster ...
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Hyper-V 2012 R2 cluster functional level missing

I have a 4 node Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Hyper-V cluster that was built from scratch. Everything is working well but when I tried adding a Windows Server 2016 node to the cluster it gave "...
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The computer object associated with the resource could not be updated in domain

After a few hours of unsuccessfull Googling and scouring all over the Internet, I have to go back to my good old friend at StackExchange. My problem is associated with a dissfuctional Microsoft ...
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MS SQL 2016 AlwaysOn cluster on Win2012R2 - AGs failover if File Share Witness is down

Our current setup includes: eight (8) Windows 2012 R2 nodes in single Failover Cluster, no shared storage, File Share Witness (on DC) MS SQL 2016 AlwaysOn with a few AG groups default 'If resource ...
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Does Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) Support Single-System-Image?

Was wondering if using Microsoft Cluster Service with two Windows Servers will appear as using a single system with combined processing power? Searched around but found multiple threads on Linux-...
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Cluster office workstations when not in use? [duplicate]

We've got around ~15 relatively decent Windows machines in the office and I'm wondering if it's possible to set up a system that clusters them as a single virtual machine when they're not in use ...
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WSFC creation fails on physical server, succeeds on VM

I cannot for the life of me get a cluster created on any of my physical Windows Server 2016 Datacenter installs, and this is my Hail Mary. I've tried fresh installs, fresh re-installs, creating the ...
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Exchange DAG 2013 force node to keep mounted database

Please do help us with this critical issue. We have 2 node DAG, one of the MB server has issues on the physical host itself and keeps hanging. All the databases has copies on 2 MB servers. But when ...
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Unable to add a subsequent node on a VMM HA Cluster

Due to assortment of problems, a planned VMM Cluster was only created with a single node. When the second node was later added and joined to the cluster, VMM could not be installed. The following ...
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How do you change the DNS servers for a NIC in a Windows Cluster?

I need to change the primary and secondary DNS ips completely. Are there any precautions that need to be taken?
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IIS Clusters within a Cluster

Updated to reflect John Mahowald's input After doing considerable research on the subject and exploring other options for our system, a cluster of clusters is not a good idea for the reasons that ...
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Clustering and/or Hyper-V replica?

We currently have one big Dell server T610 physically hosting 4 Hyper-V VMs all Win2008R2. Running smoothly for years. We now need to purchase a new Dell server since Dell won't renew the existing ...
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Failover Cluster Manager showing wrong interface for node

I have a 2 node 2012 R2 Hyper-V setup that i am trying to configure Hyper-V HA. The network setup for both nodes are as follows: Total: (8 x Ports): 4 x Adapters - (Teamed:Production/VM external ...
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iscsi Windows Server hyper-v cluster

Setting up a new Hyper-v cluster. Got the following setup; Network storage presenting iscsi Hypervisor01 Hypervisor02 Physical DC Want to set it up using windows failover clustering. However my ...
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Trying to determine cause of cluster failover

SQL Server 2012 running on a Windows 2012 Failover Cluster Instance. (**The cluster contains only a single node. Yes, I know that's terrible. No, it wasn't my decision....) The issue is that at ...
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Backup Exec 2012 - Can only see Server 2012R2 Quorum Node

I'm currently trying to get BE2012 to backup or restore to a 2 node failover cluster running on Server 2012R2. The cluster itself only serves a single file server role, which is behaving itself and is ...
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Windows 2012 R2 Cluster - network adapter failure

I have windows cluster (2012 R2) with 2 nodes with role of generic services. In case when I shutdown/reboot live node services on the standby node are starting automatically however it dosn't work if ...
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StorageSpaces virtual disk as pass-through to VM

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 cluster running storage spaces against a SAS JBOD. Each host has an HBA, and the VMs are running off of a CSV. This all works well, but we have two issues: All reads ...
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How do you put a cluster disk in maintenance mode in Windows Server 2012 R2?

Background: I have created a test 2-node Server 2012 R2 cluster, with an iSCSI cluster disk. I want to format a new partition on the disk. When I try to format the new partition, it says the disk must ...
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Azure-hosted Windows Cluster not pingable across VPN

I have a simple 2 node Windows cluster hosted in Azure with a VPN connection to this network. From my machine, I can ping the local nodes via their internal IPs (10.0.0.20, 10.0.0.21) I cannot ping ...
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Windows Failover Clustering Wont Release IP Address

I have setup a windows failover cluster on two servers on Windows 2012R2 with a file share for quorum. On top of this I have deployed SQL Server 2016 Always On Configuration and if I manually fail ...
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Windows cluster anti-affinity - what am I missing?

I'm attempting to set up anti-affinity rules in a two-node Windows 2012 cluster. I'm doing something like: $value = New-Object System.Collections.Specialized.StringCollection; $value.Add('...
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Error configuring File Share Witness in a Windows 2012R2 Cluster

I'm learning how to configure a simple W2012R2 Cluster for a AlwaysOn Basic Availability Group. I have this VM scenario: - 1 DC (outside the cluster) - 2 SQL Server Standard 2016 (in a Cluster) I'...
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unable to validate Microsoft cluster

I have Microsoft windows cluster. I have 2 nodes on windows 2008 R2 SP1 Ent. both of them with windows powershell 4 and with up to date with windows updates When I'm trying to do a validation to this ...
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iSCSI Windows Cluster share target or target per node

I have a lab environment where I have a Synology NAS that provides iSCSI targets which are used by Windows 2012 R2 VM's running on virtual box. I want to setup a Windows Failover Cluster and in order ...
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Can one machine be the part of two Microsoft failover clusters?

Can one machine be the part(the node) of two Microsoft failover clusters or not?
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SQL 2008R2 Failover Cluster without File Share

We are looking to set up a failover cluster for our SQL 2008R2 database. To accomplish this, we have 2 servers, both equipped with Fusion I/O cards that will both have identical copies of our ...
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2K8 Cluster - SQL Instance broken on one node

Using a 2-nodes cluster 2008R2 Failover Cluster. A new clustered instance was created (I double checked it's clustered). Instance was installed on node1. When we try to move it to node2, it failed. ...
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Converting a Windows Server 2012 R2 Scale-Out File Server Back To Regular File Server. Is It Possible?

Well... I messed up. I didn't do enough research and just checked out the headlines then jump head first into the new Scale-Out File Server that Windows Server 2012 R2 brings to the table. At first ...
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How big a share needs to be provisioned for a File Share Witness

We're creating a new Windows Cluster. All 3 nodes are Windows 2012 R2. We want to utilize a File Share Witness. How much space needs to be provisioned for the witness? The test cluster we've created ...
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Cluster Shared Volume error after server not shutting down properly

We have two IBM X240 servers (call them server A and server B) connecting to IBM disk system:V3700 via fibre HBA. The both servers are installing windows 2012 R2. We have implemented VM cluster and ...
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Utilizing A Secondary IP On A NIC In A Windows Cluster

RELEVANT INFORMATION I have a windows cluster with 3 nodes in it... Node1 Node2 Node3 I have 4 NICs on each node... NIC1_Host NIC2_Virtuals NIC3_Cluster_HB NIC4_Live_Migration This is the config ...
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Install optional updates using Cluster-Aware Updating

The question is simple - how can I install updates listed as "optional" in Windows Update using the Cluster-Aware Updating feature in Windows Server Failover Cluster? I installed all the important ...
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Replacing 1GBe with 10GBe NIC Failover Cluster Host

We have a 3-node Failover Cluster - all currently running 4 Port 1GBe NIC Cards. We intend to upgrade these NICs to 2x 10GBe + 2x 1GBe NIC cards which have the following configuration: Ports 1 -- ...
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HYPER-V Cluster W2012R2 Can't delete VHDX on CSV

I'm working on a Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-v. I've just done an EXPORT of a Virtual Machine to a CSV Volume to import later. But I hanve't performed the import, and when I went to delete the exported ...