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Can't validate cluster - This Validation process was interrupted

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  • Hi to all ,

    I have a problem with Windows 2008 R2 Failover cluster with two nodes.

    Somehow I can't validate the cluster . I get error message -

    This validation process was interrupted

    A validation test was unable to get needed access to cluster or system resources.

    There is configured SQL Instance in the cluster and I can move it between the nodes but can't validate the cluster anymore.

    Thursday, May 09, 2013 12:53 PM

Answers

  • Without storage test the validation completes after Evict and Join node to the cluster again.

    I did registration of cluswmi.mof because I was receiving WMI errors from the other node.

    I can't bring the cluster to complete the test.

    Actually I was running a Validation because when I try to update one node of the SQL cluster I receive an error in the validation process.

    And there is some Firewall issue in the GPO that was applied to the servers . I will keep investigating the problem.

    Friday, May 10, 2013 6:21 AM

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  • Try selecting which tests to perform instead of trying to let all of them run.  Once a cluster is built, there are definitely resources which can not be given to the validation wizard as that would most likely cause services/roles to go offline.  Since the purpose behind clustering is to provide HA, the validation wizard will not do something that will take a resource offline.


    .:|:.:|:. tim

    Thursday, May 09, 2013 9:41 PM
  • Hi,

    Which kind of validation did you run?

    Below list the possible cluster validation test:

    • Full: Run the complete set of tests. This requires some cluster downtime.
    • Single LUN: Run the complete set of tests, and run the storage tests on only one LUN. The LUN might be a small LUN that you set aside for testing purposes or the witness disk (if your cluster uses a witness disk). This validates the storage subsystem, but not specifically each individual LUN or disk. You can run these validation tests without causing downtime to your clustered services or applications.
    • Omit storage tests: Run the system configuration, inventory, and network tests, but not the storage tests. You can run these validation tests without causing downtime to your clustered roles.
    • None: No validation tests are needed.

    You may check whether you can run “Omit storage tests”.

    For more information please refer to following MS articles:

    Failover Cluster Step-by-Step Guide: Validating Hardware for a Failover Cluster
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732035(v=WS.10).aspx
    Validate Hardware for a Windows Server 2012 Failover Cluster
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj134244.aspx

    Hope this helps!
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    Lawrence

    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, May 10, 2013 3:11 AM
    Moderator
  • Without storage test the validation completes after Evict and Join node to the cluster again.

    I did registration of cluswmi.mof because I was receiving WMI errors from the other node.

    I can't bring the cluster to complete the test.

    Actually I was running a Validation because when I try to update one node of the SQL cluster I receive an error in the validation process.

    And there is some Firewall issue in the GPO that was applied to the servers . I will keep investigating the problem.

    Friday, May 10, 2013 6:21 AM