Error 1205 in event viewer when adding a 3rd node to Windows 2012 cluster
Posted on 2013-12-05
We have a pair of local nodes (within same VLAN/site) that are
in a cluster. On one of the two nodes, we used Failover Cluster
Manager's "Add Node" to add a 3rd node from a remote datacentre
(after permitting firewall rules as recommended by MS) into the
cluster & the 3rd node came online in the cluster but somehow the
2 local nodes' D:, F:, G: H: drives became 'reserved' & if we issue
'dir drive:', it says could not find drive path.
Windows Explorer also can't open those drives & our SQL services
hosted on the cluster became unavailable: four disks resources
appear under Failover Cluster Manager's -> Resources -> Disks
To recover back the MS SQL services/Db, we have to 'evict' this 3rd
node & 'Remove' those four disk resources using Failover Cluster
Manager, then use Disk Management to 'Online' back those D, F,
G, H drives.
Now we need to know the root cause of this phenomenon as we
would still like to add the 3rd node again.
One colleague casually remarked that we need to 'unconfigure'
those D, F, G, H drives : anyone has any idea on what's the root
cause & any links that tell us to unconfigure the local nodes' drives?