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

Working with Private Properties using Cluster WMI

Hi Cluster Fans, In the forums we have noticed several people have question about how to manipulate a Cluster Object’s private properties using WMI.  To work with private properties it’s important to understand how private properties work.  Private properties of any cluster object are dynamic in nature, so these properties cannot be predefined in WMI… Read more

Adding Disk to Cluster

Windows Cluster 2008 provides multiple ways of adding a disk to an existing cluster. This article will walk you through all the available choices. Some Fundamentals: Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering (WSFC) supports both GPT and MBR disks.  There now exists a core resource group called “Available Storage” which functions a single container that will… Read more

Creating a Cluster with WMI

WMI offers the flexibility to manage a cluster through a programming interface from scripts as well as from more structured programming languages.  In this post I will talk about creating a cluster using WMI and some of the issues associated with the distributed nature of the cluster and WMI. All of the classes in the… Read more