Setting up an Exchange DAG and can't get the second mailbox node to join the DAG. Through the exchange console, we get error;
[2011-04-04T22:14:59] WriteError! Exception = Microsoft.Exchange.Cluster
A server-side database availability group administrative operation failed. Error: The operation failed. CreateCluster errors may result from incorrectly configured static addresses. Error: An error occurred while attempting a cluster operation. Error: Cluster API '"AddClusterNode() (MaxPercentage=100) failed with 0x5b4. Error: This operation returned because the timeout period expired"' failed. ---> Microsoft.Exchange.Cluster
An Active Manager operation failed. Error: An error occurred while attempting a cluster operation. Error: Cluster API '"AddClusterNode() (MaxPercentage=100) failed with 0x5b4. Error: This operation returned because the timeout period expired"' failed.. ---> System.ComponentModel.Win3
: This operation returned because the timeout period expired
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
When I try to add the node through the Failover Cluster Manager, I get this error;
The server 'node2' could not be added to the cluster.
An error occurred while adding node 'node2' to cluster 'DAG1'.
This operation returned because the timeout period expired
The cluster event that is written is:
Node '%1' failed to establish a communication session while joining the cluster. This was due to an authentication failure. Please verify that the nodes are running compatible versions of the cluster service software.
The event logged on node2 is "Failed to initialize cluster with error 0x80004005"
There was originally one network adapter in each server, but after discussing with microsoft, they will only support a two nic setup. With one adapter in each server, getting the same error.
Tried putting the 2nd apapter on same network and a different vlan with same results.
I have researched and tried the fix in this article, but it didn't work; http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverClustering/thread/4b41cafb-f3cc-4c9d-bd87-bcbb0fe15740/
I have also ran the validation wizard and all test pass, there are a few warnings on the network portion, but none that fail.
No events at the same time of the attempt to join on any of the domain controllers.
Any thoughts while I am waiting for Microsoft?