Windows 2008R2 – Hyper-V / Cluster. Post SP1 patches

Here is the list of required and optional post Windows 2008R2 SP1 hotfixes.

Please keep in mind that it all depends on which hardware and software combinations are used:

Note:  Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 should be installed at a minimum plus the required hotfixes.

1              Windows & Hyper-V : Required Hotfixes

Validate SCSI Device Vital Product Data (VPD) test fails after you install Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2531907(required for 3+ node Hyper-V clusters)

The network connection of a running Hyper-V virtual machine may be lost under heavy outgoing network traffic on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2263829

The Cluster service stops unexpectedly on a Windows Server 2008 R2 failover cluster node when you perform multiple backup operations in parallel on a cluster shared volume

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2494162(required for Veeam backup software)

MPIO failover fails on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2460971

The MPIO driver fails over all paths incorrectly when a transient single failure occurs in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2522766

Performance decreases in Windows Server 2008 R2 when the Hyper-V role is installed on a computer that uses Intel Westmere or Sandy Bridge processors

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2517329 (for example :  Intel Xeon 5600 series processors )

Stop error 0x0000007a occurs on a virtual machine that is running on a Windows Server 2008 R2-based failover cluster with a cluster shared volume, and the state of the CSV is switched to redirected access.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2494016 (required for Veeam backup software)

Optional Hotfixes

An update is available for Hyper-V Best Practices Analyzer for Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2485986

“0x0000009E” Stop error when you add an extra storage disk to a failover cluster in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2520235

A virtual machine online backup fails in Windows Server 2008 R2 when the SAN policy is set to “Offline All”

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2521348

Cluster node cannot rejoin the cluster after the node is restarted or removed from the cluster in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2549472

Cluster service stops when an error occurs in the registry replication process of a failover cluster in Windows Server 2008 R2 or in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2496034

“0x20001″ Stop error when you start a Linux VM in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2550569

A heap memory leak occurs when an application or service queries the MSCluster_Resource WMI class in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2580360

Cluster service initiates a failover after a delay of about 80 seconds when you shutdown the active node in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2575625/en-us?sd=rss&spid=14134

New registration entries are added to the Persistent Reservation table when the physical disk resource that is associated with the CSV is taken offline on a Windows Server 2008 R2-based Failover Cluster

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2579052/en-us?sd=rss&spid=14134

A transient communication failure causes a Windows Server 2008 R2 failover cluster to stop working

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2550886

Cluster service leaks memory when the service handles state change notifications in Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2550894

Hyper-V Export function consumes all available memory in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2547551

Microcode update for Intel processors in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2493989

Corrupted VSS snapshot

http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=975688&kbln=en-us

FIX: The guest operating system may crash (STOP 0xd) when you perform a live migration of Hyper-V virtual machines in a Windows Server 2008 R2 environment

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2636573

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A BIG Thanks to Hans Vredevoort

About Alessandro Cardoso
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