Where to find logs from cluster role movement?

Hi everybody,

as you know sometimes it is neccessary to get some more information about where and when roles within a cluster were successfully moved from one node to another.

One example could be Hyper-V Livemigrations or role movements from mixed role cluster servers.

When you have errors or warnings during rolemigrations, you can see the events directly within the failover cluster manager.

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But what is if I want to see successfull role moves? Where do I find them?

Those messages are a bit hidden within the logfile structures of a Windows Server.

  1. Navigate to Applications and Services Logs\Microsoft\Windows\Failover Clustering\Operational
  2. There you can find several events dependig if you are on the role sender or receiver2016-02-19_11-07-222016-02-19_11-07-522016-02-19_11-08-14

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