Clustering

  1. Create a Hyper-V Cluster without AD

    It's very important create hyper-v cluster without AD dependencies. For example you could use certificates to validate each node (like Hyper-V Replica between two hosts in workgroup)

    139 votes
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  2. [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…

    44 votes
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  3. Storage Spaces Direct should be configurable from Failover Cluster Manager UI

    PowerShell and SCVMM management are not sufficient for management - this feature should be 100% configurable from Failover Cluster Manager UI (cluadmin.exe)

    44 votes
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  4. Make CAU not just Cluster Aware but "Any Microsoft Product" aware

    CAU is just cluster-aware. When used on a Hyper-V Cluster, it's not aware of Hyper-V Replicas, which will fail on Node-reboot. When used on an Exchange DAG, it's not DAG-aware, causing to reboot the Node bringing an online Database simply offline!. I was totally depressed and disappointed to find that out! CAU should be aware of at least any Microsoft Product running on top of it. Similarly, it could be extended to support RDS-Farms/RDS-Gateway-Farms/RDS-Broker-Farms, etc. If not out of the box, perhaps with a plugin-module-model, which gets installed when CAU gets deployed, evaluating what's running on the Node it gets…

    23 votes
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  5. "Move Virtual Machine Storage" in Failover Cluster Manager UI needs enhancements for SMB3 / SoFS / Storage Space Direct

    The "Move Virtual Machine Storage" capability in the Failover Cluster Manager UI is really useful, but it needs a few simple things to make it easier to manage storage and also to transfer between storage topologies:
    1. Ability to create FOLDERS - not just shares
    2. Ability to REFRESH the view so that the dialog does not need to be closed
    3. Ability to view permissions of SMB3 shares

    23 votes
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  6. Cluster Validation should keep CSV disks online

    Cluster Validation should keep CSV disks online somehow - there should be a way for me to run every validation test - including storage - without bringing my Hyper-V workload offline. I like the Scale Out File Server but I want validation to work seamlessly when I am only using local CSV.

    21 votes
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  7. More information in the Failover Cluster Manager

    Make the Roles listing bar more flexible with more options, currently there is name,status,owner,but as the measurement is all ready there Why not the used IOPS and other options as the querys but than listed behind the roles information tab

    20 votes
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  8. List if VMs per CSV volume or SMB share

    Identify and evacuate VMs on specific volume or smb share in just one click.

    18 votes
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  9. Hyper-V Storage clustering

    It would be great if there would be a option to automate the load balancing of the storage: space load balancing among datastore within a datastore cluster, I/O load balancing and also initial placement for the virtual disks, some thing that Storage DRS does in VMware.

    15 votes
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  10. Subfolder Cluster Roles with ACL

    AS the Cluster Sizes are getting bigger the Roles list are getting longer. And yes you can make Querys for better listing. But with Subfoldering the roles and the option with and Access list on this would be great.

    15 votes
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  11. Better GUI for Creating Cloud Witness

    Currently the Cloud witness needs storag account name and key.
    But Why not taking the GUI options from SQL and make this selectable connect to the azure subscription and from there create or select the storage account.

    Or make an advanced option that does the simple key input and the other by a GUI as SQL uses to create Azure VM's

    14 votes
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  12. 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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  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. 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.

    7 votes
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  15. Cluster Patchmanagement

    i think its a good wish to create intelligence for Patchmanagement for Cluster Ressources. Example Hyper-V Hosts.
    If you have 4 or 5 Hosts with a specified Patchlevel. And if you want to add a new Host to Cluster. You must activate CAU or something else. CAU checks all Host and every Host must go to Maintanance Mode. I think its better when Host will check if updates needed then put Host in MT. If not leave these Host go to next.
    So Patchmanagement will be fasterMode. I think its better when Host will check if updates needed then put…

    6 votes
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  16. Allow SoFS clusters to turn on and function without the need to first see AD.

    This would allow for running an entire domain infrastructure virtually via Hyper-V over SMB without having to worry about storing a DC on storage that doesn't require AD to turn on and function or having to maintain a physical DC. This is the only issue keeping me from totally replacing my SAN infrastructure with a SoFS cluster. In regards to VM VHDs, the only ones that I have remaining on my original SAN devices are those of my DCs.

    6 votes
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  17. Cluster Validation Report improvements

    From my experience the success of the cluster validation may depend on the network between the Failover Clustering Console and the actual nodes. In my case Active Directory Configuration Validation was failing (while everything else was successful) because of the WAN accelerator messing up communication between the machine with the console and the validating cluster nodes (which were being validated across the WAN). Besides, I also noticed that the longer the latency between the console machine and cluster nodes, the longer it takes to deploy a cluster. If these tests could be refactored to be executed locally on each individual…

    6 votes
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  18. Enable firewall rules for cluster automatically when Cluster role installed

    When Hyper-V is installed, firewall rules are automatically enabled. When cluster role is installed, you have to do this manually...

    6 votes
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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.

    4 votes
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  20. Provide a UI for Anti-Affinity ClassNames (AACN)

    We are missing a simple UI from the Failover Cluster Manager console to identify VMs that should not be hosted on the same cluster node. Preferably with a drop-down (of existing AACN) to avoid typo’s when entering AACN. I consider this basic functionality which should be exposed in the UI.

    4 votes
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