"Service Bus Message Broker" service takes 5 minutes to start


You have Service Bus 1.0/1.1 installed in a Service Bus Farm. You observe a five minutes delay when you restart Service Bus Farm Services (by executing "SB-StopFarm" and "SB-StartFarm")

In Microsoft-ServiceBus Operational Windows log several Informational messages like below are shown:

 Windows Fabric Runtime
create failed (Retries left 6) Exception System.TimeoutException: Operation
timed out. ---> System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException: Exception from
HRESULT: 0x80071BFF   at
context)   at
runtime, AsyncCallOutAdapter adapter)   at
functionTag, Func`2 endFunc, TaskCompletionSource`1 source, AsyncCallOutAdapter
adapter, Boolean expectCompletedSynchronously)

   --- End
of inner exception stack trace ---   at System.Fabric.FabricRuntime.Create(Action fabricExitCallback)    at Microsoft.Cloud.ServiceBus.MessageContainerHost.Ring.Join()


The delay is caused by Windows Fabric and the behavior is by design. When you take down the entire ring (Stop-SBFarm) and bring it back online (Start-SBFarm) it waits for a global lease duration of 5 minutes before it reforms the ring. This is to prevent split brain.

So, if you wait for 5+ minutes after "Stop-SBFarm" to let go off the global lease duration, and then run "Start-SBFarm", it will complete normally within a few seconds.


Whenever posible, try to use "Stop-SBHost" and "Start-SBHost"  instead of stopping the whole Service Bus Farm.


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