WINDOWS 2012 SERVER CLUSTER creation Issue

Hi Guys,

Decided to make my production sql server highly available with failover clustering but when I go and create the cluster, I get this message:

I've looked around in google and cant seem to find much.

Thanks guys
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Leroy LuffHead of IT & DIgitalCommented:
Is the nodes configured exactly the same i.e networking and storage etc.

Have you run the validate config wizard?
out2getyouAuthor Commented:
Yes exactly the same - yes I have and nothing major came up. Few warnings. What could cause this problem?
Leroy LuffHead of IT & DIgitalCommented:
Is 1 of the nodes a domain controller?
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out2getyouAuthor Commented:
Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:
can you upload the report?
Dan McFaddenSystems EngineerCommented:
I would re-run the "Validate Cluster" tool.  Could you post any errors that result?

Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
When the cluster validation wizard runs it creates a log. As Dan mentioned, a copy of that would be a good thing.

Is the wizard being run against SQL servers?
out2getyouAuthor Commented:
Hi Guys,

Managed to fix the problem.
For those that have this problem, this was my fix:

•      Pre-staged a CNO in AD
•      Disabled the CNO account
•      Gave CNO full permission on nodes and also the OU where the nodes are located
•      added CNO to the domain admins and administrators group
•      ran Clear-ClusterNode on both the nodes
•      Manually created a host A record in DNS for CNO
•      And advised to install the latest updates.

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