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

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Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:
  • You configure a failover cluster that has three or more nodes that are running Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1).
  • You have cluster disks that are configured in groups other than the Available Storage group or that are used for Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV).
  • These disks are online when you run the Validate SCSI Device Vital Product Data (VPD) test or the List Potential Cluster Disks storage validation test.
In this scenario, the Validate SCSI Device Vital Product Data (VPD) test fails. Additionally, you receive an error message that resembles the following:
Failed to get SCSI page 83h VPD descriptors for cluster disk <number> from <node name> status 2

The List Potential Cluster Disks storage validation test may display a warning message that resembles the following:
Disk with identifier <value> has a Persistent Reservation on it. The disk might be part of some other cluster. Removing the disk from validation set.

Resolution

This hotfix is also available at Microsoft Update Catalog.

The following hotfix resolves an issue in which the storage test incorrectly runs on disks that are online and not in the Available Storage group.

The error and warning messages that are mentioned in the "Symptoms" section may also occur because of other issues such as storage problems or an incorrect configuration. Therefore, you should investigate other events, check the storage configuration, or contact your storage vendor if this issue still occurs after you install the following hotfix.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1).

For more information about how to obtain a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
976932 Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
  • The files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.
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    VersionProductSR_LevelService branch
    6.1.760 1 . 17xxxWindows Server 2008 R2SP1GDR
    6.1.760 1 . 21xxxWindows Server 2008 R2SP1LDR
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Failoverclusters.agent.interop.dll6.1.7601.1751411,77620-Nov-201013:39x64
Failoverclusters.validation.bestpracticetests.dll6.1.7601.21710131,07222-Apr-201119:59x86
Failoverclusters.validation.common.dll6.1.7601.2171015,87222-Apr-201119:59x86
Failoverclusters.validation.generaltests.dll6.1.7601.21710278,52822-Apr-201119:59x86
Failoverclusters.validation.storagetests.dll6.1.7601.21710165,37622-Apr-201119:59x64
Failoverclusters.validation.wizard.dll6.1.7601.21710163,84022-Apr-201119:59x86

For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Failoverclusters.agent.interop.dll6.1.7601.1751411,77620-Nov-201010:35IA-64
Failoverclusters.validation.bestpracticetests.dll6.1.7601.21710131,07222-Apr-201118:56x86
Failoverclusters.validation.common.dll6.1.7601.2171015,87222-Apr-201118:56x86
Failoverclusters.validation.generaltests.dll6.1.7601.21710278,52822-Apr-201118:56x86
Failoverclusters.validation.storagetests.dll6.1.7601.21710178,17622-Apr-201118:56IA-64
Failoverclusters.validation.wizard.dll6.1.7601.21710163,84022-Apr-201118:56x86


Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More information

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameAmd64_c2ba436ef182e0a5928c7085a1c15a1c_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21710_none_9ab972a7d49f9cf5.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size718
Date (UTC)22-Apr-2011
Time (UTC)22:46
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-f..rcluster-validation_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21710_none_8391722feb62e788.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size6,157
Date (UTC)22-Apr-2011
Time (UTC)22:57
Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameIa64_10d0cccfb7f4951daa8f04e3b22712cd_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21710_none_00d442193a2cb4e4.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size716
Date (UTC)22-Apr-2011
Time (UTC)22:46
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-f..rcluster-validation_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21710_none_27747aa233037f4e.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size6,155
Date (UTC)22-Apr-2011
Time (UTC)22:46

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Article ID: 2531907 - Last Review: May 24, 2013 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1, when used with:
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems
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