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Looking for MS Recommended hotfixes and updates for Server 2012 Failover Clusters?

July 13, 2013 1 comment

Microsoft published an article that documents the hotfixes that are currently available for Windows Server 2012-based Failover Clusters.

Failover Clustering allows multiple servers to provide high availability of server roles. Failover Clustering is often used for File Services, Virtual Machines, Database Applications, and Mail Applications.

 

The recommended hotfixes and updates for Windows Server 2012-based Failover Clusters : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2784261

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Update to improve cloud service provider resiliency in Windows Server 2012

July 13, 2013 2 comments

Microsoft released an update to improve the cloud service provider in Windows 2012

Note : The KB2870270 roll-up hotfix replaces KB2848344.  This hotfix contains the fix for Trim as well as ODX.  It is no longer necessary to disable Trim or ODX with this fix applied

The following issues are also resolved with this update:

– An Windows 2012 Hyper-V Cluster that uses CSV is moved or is toggled between directed access and redirected access when the performance monitor is running. In this situation, the performance counters no longer function.

– An Windows 2012 Hyper-V Cluster and the Virtual Machines VHD files are stored on a scale-out file share and the server is under a heavy load. In this scenario, the server may crash, and you may receive a Stop error message that resembles: STOP: 0x000000C2 (parameter1, parameter2, parameter3, parameter4) – Notes: The parameters in the Stop error message vary, depending on the configuration of the computer and not all “Stop 0x000000C2” errors are caused by this issue.

– When you use the Windows thin provisioning feature on a Windows Server 2012-based computer, you experience the same I/O delays or I/O stalls that occur during the volume-unmounting process in NTF volumes.

Plus the issues that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) articles are resolved:

2796995      (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2796995/ ) Offloaded Data Transfers fail on a computer that is running Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012
2799728      (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2799728/ ) Virtual machine enters a paused state or a CSV volume goes offline when you try to create a backup of the virtual machine on a Windows Server 2012-based failover cluster
2801054      (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2801054/ ) VSS_E_SNAPSHOT_SET_IN_PROGRESS error when you try to back up a virtual machine in Windows Server 2012
2813630      (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2813630/  ) Virtual machine enters a paused state or a CSV volume goes offline when you try to create a backup of the virtual machine on a Windows Server 2012-based failover cluster
2848727      (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2848727/ ) “Move-SmbWitnessClient” PowerShell command fails in Windows Server 2012
For more info and to download the update : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2870270