Troubleshooting Hangs Using Live Dump

In this blog post https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/clustering/2014/12/08/troubleshooting-cluster-shared-volume-auto-pauses-event-5120/ we discussed what a Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) event ID 5120 means, and how to troubleshoot it. In particular, we discussed the reason for auto-pause due to STATUS_IO_TIMEOUT (c00000b5), and some options on how to troubleshoot it. In this post we will discuss how to troubleshoot it using LiveDumps, which enables debugging the system… Read more

Windows Server 2016 Failover Cluster Troubleshooting Enhancements – Active Dump

Active Dump The following enhancement is not specific to Failover Cluster or even Windows Server.  However, it has significant advantages when you are troubleshooting and getting memory.dmp files from servers running Hyper-V. Memory Dump Enhancement – Active memory dump Servers that are used as Hyper-V hosts tend to have a significant amount of RAM and… Read more

Windows Server 2016 Failover Cluster Troubleshooting Enhancements – Cluster Log

Cluster Log Enhancements This is the first in a series of Blogs that will provide details about the improvements we have made in the tools and methods for troubleshooting Failover Clusters with Windows Server 2016. Failover Cluster has diagnostic logs running on each server that allow in-depth troubleshooting of problems without having to reproduce the… Read more