Why is my Failover Clustering node blue screening with a Stop 0x0000009E?

John Marlin here from the Windows Cluster Support Team again and today I want to talk about the Stop 0x0000009E and hang detection in Windows Server 2008, 2008R2, or 2012 Failover Clustering. Just to set some expectations for the blog, I am not going to tell you exactly what the problem is, I am more…


Active Route Gets Removed on Windows 2008 Failover Cluster IP Address Offline

We have received calls adding static routes on Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering nodes and wanted to pass along some important information regarding this.  The issue is that when you add a static persistent route to a network adapter that is on a Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster and take a Clustered IP Address offline…


What is a Microsoft Failover Cluster Virtual Adapter anyway?

A question often asked is, “What is the Microsoft Cluster Virtual Adapter and what can I do with it?” The typical, and correct answer, is to leave it alone and let it just work for you. While that answer satisfies most, others may want just a little more by way of an explanation, so hopefully,…