Archive for category Failover cluster

#SOFS logical configuration reference

Scale-out File Server (SOFS) is a great new technology we can find in Windows 2012 R2 (debuted in 2012). We have endorsed SOFS with or without storage spaces (see Aidan blog). In either cases SOFS is a great NAS solution based on SMBv3 that can be leveraged by Windows OS (file sharing, hyper-v vhdx, SQL […]


CSV monitoring with #scom #sysctr reprise

Things never come easy, I should have known better this Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) monitoring story would lead to more work to be done. But, after all, this is what Quae Nocent Docent (what hurts teaches) is here for. In my last post and project on CSV monitoring I started from a wrong assumption based […]


Cluster CSV disk monitoring with #scom #sysctr

The standard cluster disk monitoring management pack falls short on monitoring cluster disks and cluster shared volumes (CSV). I wrote on the topic a while ago (The new OS management pack and cluster disks) and it was time to add some more contents to the previsou management pack. In my previous post I wrote I […]


Failover cluster – is your rhs.exe crashing or your cluster taking a lifetime to shutdown?

March 23rd update. Eventually Microsoft acknowledged the issue:   Well if you have one or both these issues then you probably are in the same situation we stumble into. On a customer site, relying heavily on Hyper-v failover clusters, we started to have “strange” issues: The VMs started to shutdown unexpectedly and we got […]


Eventually we got cumulative 1 for R2

It will resolve the cluster issues I reported on and the annoying issue with health state mismatch, among the others. Strongly recommended, after proper testing. Cumulative Update 1 for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Cumulative Update 1 contains a number of fixes for the Operations Manager 2007 R2 release. A number of fixes require […]

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