Trouble Connecting to Cluster Nodes? Check WMI!

A frequent cluster network connection issue we see happens when the cluster cannot use WMI.  WMI is Windows Management Instrumentation, which is an interface through which Windows components can provide information and notifications to each other, often between remote computers (more info about WMI).  Failover Clustering and System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) often use WMI… Read more

R2 Print Cluster? Get this Hotfix! KB 976571

Hi Cluster Fans,   Many of you use Failover Clustering to provide high-availability to your print servers to ensure that the print spooler resource stays up and running.  We have recently released a Rollup Hotfix specific to print clustering which contains several fixes to improve the stability of the overall print system and fix issues… Read more

Cluster Validation: Missing hotfixes display only the GUID

Hi Cluster fans,   [1/13/2010] UPDATE: This issue has been fixed in Windows Server 2008 R2.  All Hotfixes should now correctly return the KB number.  If you still see this issue on a 2008 R2 cluster, please let us know by clicking the ‘Email’ link in the upper right of the blog and share the… Read more