Clustering

  1. Cluster creation should support LAGs

    When trying to create a new HCI cluster, I can't get past 'edit adapter properties' as it detects the LAG member interfaces as not having unique IP addresses.

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  2. Add file shares to a cluster

    Add an option to add and manage file shares in Windows Admin Centers cluster management.

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  3. Feature Request - Add new parameter to New-Cluster and Add-ClusterNode cmdlet to ignore ICMP/Ping validation

    When creating a cluster or adding a new cluster node using ClusAdmin.msc or Powershell (New-Cluster, Add-ClusterNode), there is a requirement that ICMP/Ping validation to the server(s) must be successful. If ICMP/Ping traffic is blocked to the server(s), the cluster cannot be created, or the server cannot be added as cluster node.

    To support customers setting up cluster nodes in different datacenters with ICMP/Ping traffic blocked, please consider adding a new parameter to ignore ICMP/Ping validation in New-Cluster and Add-ClusterNode cmdlets in currently supported Failover Cluster versions.

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  4. Fill in all of the missing pieces and do some consistency checking of published documentation

    Find a person in Microsoft (sure you have one or two people working there) that can be targeted at validating all the contradictions held in documentation that you continually post as valid links in later articles. Posting a Ned Pyle video from several years ago as a valid current description surrounding Storage Replica when it directly contradicts current MS documentation is very lazy.

    Further to this, while I realise that for the past 30 years MS staff only want to work on the 'latest greatest' release, there used to be a commitment to the technical community that still support your…

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  5. New VM in Cluster creating unnecessary "Hyper-V" in folder path

    When creating a new VM from the Failover Cluster it adds a "hyper-v" folder to the end of the path which is unnessasary.

    The Path is set to "C:\ClusterStorage\VMStorage\BuildServers"

    so it becomes "C:\ClusterStorage\VMStorage\BuildServers\Hyper-V\Server1".

    but it would be better if it was

    "C:\ClusterStorage\VMStorage\BuildServers\Server1".

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  6. cannot ping node server‘s virtual ip

    Based on the different subnets, I could ping node local ip, but couldn't ping node server's virtual ip. From my switch, I found the arp cache table, it shows the local ip and mac address, the virtual ip and mac address couldn't write in arp cache table except I manually trigger it on my node server, but the network adapter shows these ip addresses and mac address normally.

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  7. Manage failover cluster VM replication using Powershell.

    Currently even if VMs are created and managed in Failover Cluster Manager, and the GUI supports managing VM replication, there is no corresponding Powershell commands to manage at the Cluster level. Therefore you need to call each host server to initiate a replica failover.

    It would be great to be able to use Powershell to manage VM replication for all VMs in the cluster with one script. This would be especially useful for cluster to cluster VM replication where the VMs can move around from host to host.

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  8. Option to disable CAU role failback

    When CAU resume a cluster node after maintenance, it always moves roles back to that node. On a Hyper-V cluster, this requires live migrating VMs back. In some cases, on a heavily loaded cluster, this interferes with the ability to live migrate VMs off of the next node being put into maintenance.

    Having an option in CAU to disable role failback would prevent this.

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  9. Publish documentation regarding SOFS share rebalancing behavior and SMB witness protocol involvement in SOFS operations

    Right now this https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/josebda/2013/10/30/automatic-smb-scale-out-rebalancing-in-windows-server-2012-r2/ is the only documentation explaining something about SOFS share rebalancing behavior, but it doesn't explain how it works. How SOFS exactly detecting share types and how SMB witness protocol is involved in it.
    I had a case with CSS opened about problem with SOFS ( https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/787bd5b7-31d6-4450-b9b5-dfefb6c79a1a/hyperv-over-smb3-problem?forum=winserverfiles ), but they cannot get any documentation either.

    We are stopping using SOFS and reverting back to File Server in failover cluster and not recommending anyone to use SOFS because CSS cannot help with problems with it nor does they have documentation to do their work.

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  10. Manage unclustered Servers at once

    When several unclustered Servers have been added to the WebAdmin, it would be practical to be able to manage several Containers at once (e.g. install Updates and restart 100 Containers with one Command; distribute files across Servers; change Firewall Settings globally)

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  11. [WSFC - CNO] ::: Provision to change the ManagementPointNetworkType of an existing Cluster i.e. between Singleton or Distributed

    It’s about making an enhancement on the new feature ManagementPointNetworkType introduced in RS3 which will improve Cluster Connectivity from the behavior what we see today.

    History: Until RS3, this wasn’t configurable & the cluster’s CNO will be what’s created using MPNT as Singleton. RS3 onwards this can be set as Distributed.
    You’ll ask: What's the difference?
    A CNO of type Singleton needs an IP address while the Distributed ones don’t. This is a boon for the AZURE based WSFC deployments, which are currently using 169.254.x.y and are useless for any remote connections or anything but taking space in AD otherwise…

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  12. Failover Cluster Manager should should storage Migration progress

    Storage Migration shows progress percentage in the Hyper-V Manager, but not in FCM, Showing a progress in FCM makes sense.

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  13. Fail over Cluster Manager

    If we can have a new column that displays free disk space under the Disks node in Fail over cluster manager.

    7 votes
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  14. Automatic consistent naming of CSV object and ClusterStorage path

    When you rename a CSV object for descriptive purposes, it should plumb that name all the way down automatically to the file system at c:\ClusterStorage\Volume1 and change the corresponding volume name to match the name of the CSV. This is important because you could have many CSV with different I/O patterns in S2D cluster. And knowing which folder to create the VHDX file in for I/O purposes is important because we have to specify a path in the new-vhd command.

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  15. Allow for Powershell Generic Script Resources on WSFC

    Please build Powershell support for WSFC generic script resources. VBS is no longer a viable, nor easy way to program these. Shouldn't be too hard :)

    12 votes
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  16. Telemetry Catch all service Windows server 2016

    As Telemetry is important to Microsoft and not all servers are connected to the internet. Handy would be if there is a catch all services like the old days. With WER Windows Error Reporting and Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program redirect all info to a catch all server log this in a DB and change company name and then send to Microsoft.

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  17. Node fairness requires customizable time interval

    Currently, the interval for “AutoBalancing” with "Node Fairness" is non-configurable and will happen every 30 minutes.

    I would like to see a way to customize the time interval and also provide a way to (manualy) invoke the balancing mechanism.

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  18. rolling upgrade support for 2008 r2 cluster

    I seen that there will be a rolling upgrade feature with 2016 that will support upgrading a windows 2012 r2 cluster to 2016 with no downtime. Could this functionality be extended to include upgrades from 2008 r2 clusters?

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  19. Cluster Aware Updates ignore Daylight Savings Time

    On Server 2012 R2 CAU scheduling "moved" one hour when Europe switched to Daylight Savings time (or rather CAU scheduling ignored DST). This impacted planned maintenance windows and had to be manually adjusted.

    Possible useful fix: Default all scheduling to UTC.

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