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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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Windows Failover Cluster - defining interface for Virtual IP

I have a 2 node cluster configured for SQL Availability Groups. There is a virtual IP which is bound to whichever node is the primary in the cluster, and moves when there is a failover. However, in ...
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What is the setting to use on other nodes after force starting cluster on a certain node?

I'm learning about force starting a cluster in the event of a DR. https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/failover-clustering/manage-cluster-quorum#prevent-quorum-on-remaining-cluster-nodes ...
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Why is there random choice made in a 2 node + file share cluster when File share dies?

In a 2 node wsfc with file share witness, each node has got 1 vote, and the witness also has got 1 vote. Total 3 votes. Given that we have concepts of dynamic quorum, dynamic witness; when the file ...
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Windows Cluster unable to failover

I need help on an issue I just found on a Windows Server 2016 cluster of two nodes, Server A in network 192.168.10., the other node, Server B on a different network, 192.168.20. All the resources (six ...
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How to force iSCSI disk refresh/rescan

I have a 3 node Windows 2022 cluster that is using iSCSI attached volumes. When I reboot the servers I get a ton of MPIO errors and it takes forever to see the disks. When they are seen in Disk ...
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Building a low-cost, high-availability cluster using Windows Failover Cluster or Proxmox

I need to build a high availability cluster (key functionality, SLA almost 24/7) for virtual machines (AD DC, FS, WSUS, Print server, one Oracle database, a few Linux (not important to business). ...
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How do I get a complete list of all Windows AD computer accounts that are part of a cluster group in my AD domain?

Regardless of whether they are active nodes or passive nodes, how do we get a list of all Windows AD computer accounts in a cluster group? Using the PowerShell module: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-...
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Failover Cluster Manager - Location of the stored clusters

I have about a dozen clusters that i monitor daily. I use the Failover Cluster Manager under MMC for a dashboard view of the clusters. Two things i am looking for. Where are the cluster names that ...
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Difference between quorum setups

Three environments (LAB, DEV/TEST, PROD) 2 NODES (active, inactive), 7 ROLES. Experiencing fail over issues on the PROD environment, but the LAB and DEV/TEST clusters are not experiencing the same ...
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Immoveable VHDX files on Shared Cluster Volume

Some time back I created 2x VHDX files to attach later to Virtual Machines. When I tried to add the disks today, I got an error stating the files are in use by another process. I also cannot delete ...
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how many nodes can we add to windows failover clustering

In Availability group, for windows server 2012 only 4 replicas supported from windows server 2016 8 replicas supported Just like that how many nodes can add into our windows failover clustering? ...
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How can i get a virtual machine in Hyper-V to carry on running in failover cluster. 2 Nodes, Server 2019

Forgive me if I am missing something obvious but I am very new to servers and failover clustering. I haven't found a question that quite answers what I am looking for yet. My goal is to make a VM run ...
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MS SQL server 2019 failover cluster - Event ID 18456, Login failed for user 'domain\server1$'

New MS SQL server 2019 installation on Windows Server 2019, failover cluster role enabled; fully patched Windows, SQL 2019 CU 11. Nodes: server1 - 10.10.10.1 server2 - 10.10.10.2 Instances: sql1 sql2 ...
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Error adding a new node to Windows Failover Cluster Service - Parameter is incorrect

We are trying to add new nodes to an existing Windows Failover Cluster (WFCS). When we run the Add Node wizard in Failover Cluster Manager, or run the Add-ClusterNode in PowerShell, we get the same ...
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Using a Mikrotik router's SMB service as a file share witness gives error

I am having an issue trying to use use a Mikrotik CCR router as a file share witness in a WS2019 cluster. I can connect to the share with RW access on a standard Windows 10 machine as well as on one ...
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Rename folder that contains opened files in a Windows server shared resource

This is a Windows 2012 Cluster with a File server role. I'm trying to rename a folder that contains several files and other folders that are in use by users and the OS says that: Is it possible to ...
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optimize-storage pool fails, cluster upgrade in process

I have a windows failover cluster running Server 2016 for a SQL 2017 Enterprise Availability Group. We have no shared disks on the server, just separate storage on each machine for the SQL AG. On both ...
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Can't reach File Server Cluster by DNS name

I'm trying to set up a file server cluster so that it can be accessed by a standard DNS name on our domain. I've got a DNS A record set up, pointing app.clusters.ourdomain.com to the cluster service ...
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Troubleshooting event 5393 from Microsoft-Windows-FailoverClustering

A Windows Server 2016 cluster is somewhat regularly registering the following event: EventID: 5393 EventLevel: Information EventSource: Microsoft-Windows-FailoverClustering MachineName: xxxx Message: ...
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Can't Live Migrate or move Hyper-V VM

we have a two-node Server 2019 Hyper-V cluster with an SSD SAN providing the shared storage. I'm in the process of trying to update the host servers with their windows updates. I planned to move all ...
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Query to get the failoverCount and lastFailover in a Windows Failover Cluster

Anyone know of a command or PowerShell script to get the current failoverCount and lastFailover datetime in a Windows Failover Cluster? I have a 2-node cluster that doesn't automatically failover ...
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SQL Server 2012 AAG not failing over in case of SQL Server crash/stop

I have created the following structure: Two hardware servers with Windows Server 2012R2 installed, SQL Server 2012R2 installed. Then Windows went fully updated and SQL Server was patched to SP4, ...
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Weird cluster file share behaviour

I have a windows server 2016 cluster. Depending on where the file share role is hosted, I am unable to access the unc path of the file share on the node where the role is hosted, but I am able to ...
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SQL Server fails over while vmware virtual machine backup

Recently we moved clustered SQL Server 2017 running on Windows Server 2016 from physical to VMWare, since then everyday it started failing over at same time. No Error in SQL Server logs but Windows ...
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Disks showing up under Disk Management but not under Get-PhysicalDisk

I have a 2 node Windows server 2019 Cluster running on Vmware ESXi 6.5 I added 3 25GB disks to the server after it had been created. I can see the 3 disks in the disk management tool If I run Get-...
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Microsoft Cluster: The volume 'ClusterPerformanceHistory' is running low on available storage capacity

Not finding anything in documentation. Since some months ago, I regualrly have the volume ClusterPerformanceHistory (which is automatically created with around 12gb net size) running full, with in ...
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Remove-Physical Disk don't progress on my Windows 2016 cluster

I have 2 Windows2016 servers in a cluster shared volume One of my 18 (2*9) hard disk reports a failure so I want to remove from my S2D pool This disk is marked as "retired" $disk=Get-...
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WINS on a Windows 2016 cluster

Our client is still tied to WINS (let's not get into the whys and wherefores, its just the way it is) but we need to update the clusters that WINS is running on from Windows 2008R2 to Windows 2016. ...
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Where can I find the "Create Computer Object" Permission in Windows Server 2016?

I'm trying to prestage the cluster name object for the cluster I'm creating. I'm looking at the steps provided here (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-server-...
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Can I rename a Windows failover cluster virtual network name AD object

I have a new Windows 2019 Failover Cluster. I enabled the Automatic Cluster Aware Update feature, and this is functioning correctly. It created a Computer object in AD called CAUBORG6cx. Am I able ...
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Creating Windows Cluster with Powershell

I have a Windows cluster provisioning script. I am not able to execute the New-Cluster command as Administrator. It says that the user should be a domain user to be able to execute the command. I m ...
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No access over firewall to shared folder on clustered fileserver, but access to shares on a node server works

Update 2019-11-21: We have new a Windows Failover Cluster installed and are running a clustered file server on it that hosts file shares. We need to access these shares through a firewall from ...
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Windows Server 2019 VM clustering shared storage [closed]

Spec: Windows 10 host, 2 Windows Server 2019 VMS's in a cluster setup. The cluster is setup and fully functional except for the storage. However; I am unable to understand if this scenario is ...
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Windows Server Failover Clustering - cannot choose desired subnet when creating

I'm setting up a new WSFC cluster, intended for SQL HA, but that's not actually important as yet. Node A has: An IP in Subnet 1: this is where the machine's "primary" IP is, set by the hoster. An ...
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Unable to add new 2019 HyperV node to 2012R2 HyperV Cluster

I could really use some help here. I evicted an failed HyperV node from our 2 node 2012R2 Hyper-V cluster. The node has been rebuilt with server 2019 and am trying to re-inject it back into the ...
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Nested Virtualization and CSV issues in Hyper-V server Cluster Failover

I have 3 Windows server 2019 VMs,virtualized on Windows 10 pro. (MAIN HOST) server 1 is AD/DC/ISCSI target/DNS/DHCP. server 2 and 3 formed a failover Hyper-V Cluster and this cluster hosts a ...
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Not able to add node in cluster and getting exception while adding the node in Windows failover clustering

Recently one of the cluster node got rebooted(due to some disk corruption) for which we first removed from cluster and after that when we are trying to add it back into cluster we are facing exception....
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Windows Server 2016 guests in WSFC cluster randomly quarantined due dropping heartbeat routes

Having 2 guest Windows Server 2016 OSes hosted by Hyper-V Server 2016. The guest OS cluster is very unreliable and one of the nodes constantly gets quarantined (multiple times per day). I also have ...
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Azure Cloud Witness with HTTP proxy

Windows Server Documentation states: Proxy considerations with Cloud Witness Cloud Witness uses HTTPS (default port 443) to establish communication with Azure blob service. Ensure that HTTPS ...
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Cannot add SQL Server Always On Availability Group Listener to second subnet

I have a WSFC cluster between two 2016 nodes - DB1 and DB2. (Cluster Network 1 and 3 are set to NOT carry cluster traffic.) Failover cluster manager shows that Cluster Network 2 has two subnets: 10.70....
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Set up MS cluster 2016 with multi forest domain

i am trying to set up a two node MS cluster 2016 with cross forest. currently i am having two separate domains and having trust between domains. like a.com and b.com domains and trust enabled between ...
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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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