VMware vSphere support for Microsoft Clustering Solutions


When DRS affinity/anti-affinity rules are used. For more information, see HA/DRS specific configuration for clustered virtual machines. See additional considerations for shared disk configurations below. Supported in Cluster in a Box (CIB) configurations only. For more information, see Considerations for Shared Storage Clustering. Reference: Microsoft Clustering on VMware vSphere: Guidelines for Supported Configurations

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Hyper-V: A device attached to the system is not functioning


We have a Windows 2008 Hyper-V cluster VM failed every night in the past week. And it gives me the error: 'VM-01' Microsoft Emulated IDE Controller (Instance ID {83F84444B-8DCA-4152-9EDA-2CA8B33034B8}): Failed to Power on with Error 'A device attached to the system is not functioning.' (0x8007001F). (Virtual machine ID 1241E22E-E750-44C7-91F7-7588C8FBB9AE) After a quick search, I found … Continue reading Hyper-V: A device attached to the system is not functioning

List Running Processes Test Failed in Cluster Validation


If the Windows 2008 cluster validation failed to list the running process on some nodes, you can try to restart the process that has high handle counts. Use the PowerShell command to list the handlecounts in order - gwmi win32_process –computer localhost | sort handlecount | select name, handlecount In my example, the the CcmExec.exe … Continue reading List Running Processes Test Failed in Cluster Validation

Troubleshoot Hyper-V Cluster Node Blue Screen Issue


We had an incident last Friday – couple Hyper-V cluster nodes went to blue screen and rebooted themselves. With the Windows debugging tool and some knowledge of Cluster, I think I have figured it out. 1) Run Windows Debug Tool, and set the symbol path: SRV*C:\Symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols 2) Copy the dump file to your local, the … Continue reading Troubleshoot Hyper-V Cluster Node Blue Screen Issue

Validate SCSI Device Vital Product Data (VPD) Failed


‘Validate SCSI Device Vital Product Data’ test validates that the storage supports necessary SCSI inquiry data (VPD descriptors) and that they are unique. But after the installation of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, the test will always fail during cluster validate test. The solution to this issue is to install a Microsoft hotfix, no restart … Continue reading Validate SCSI Device Vital Product Data (VPD) Failed