How to get notified and react when a cluster NIC fails

Hi everybody,

today a short day to day helper regarding cluster networks.

Last weekend I had a question from my coworker, if it is possible to react on failed networkconnections within a cluster even if the cluster is still running.

As you know Hyper-V is running as long as the cluster heartbeat is available and the storage is reachable. Only if these connections fail, Hyper-V Cluster forces a node to failover his roles.

My answer, yes it is possible with some tricks. First thing you need to know is, that if a network connection in the cluster failes, we get an error event.

Event ID 1129 — Cluster Network Connectivity Partitioned https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd353962%28v=ws.10%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-214721739

This event is also noticed in the event viewer of your Hyper-V Host. Now you can attach a task to that event and for example run a script which forces a failover.

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The script to set the node in maintenance  mode and force a failover could look like:

You can achieve the same effect when you use System Center Operations Manager by configuring an Agent Task for your Hyper-V Host.

Find more info here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh563486.aspx

 

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The Dell MD Storage Array Management Pack Suite for Microsoft System Center 2012 Operations Manager SP1, System Center 2012 Operations Manager, System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 and System Center Essentials 2010 integrates Dell PowerVault MD Storage Arrays monitoring into Operations Manager. The Management Packs provide a list of Dell-specific views that you can use to observe and drill down the system status in a network.

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