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

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

Clustering Events during MVP Summit

The MVP Summit is help in Redmond and Seattle, WA on April 14th – 17th (  The clustering team is planning several events and presentations over this week which are open to MVPs who have listed clustering as an interest in their MVP Summit profiles.  Please note that these events are only available to MVPs… Read more