2008-05-20 05:27:18 Slp: Rule running on machine: SQLNode_Name
2008-05-20 05:27:18 Slp: Rule evaluation done : Failed
2008-05-20 05:27:18 Slp: Rule evaluation message: The cluster either has not been verified or there are errors or failures in the verification report.
Note If you try this command line installation option and SQL Server Setup fails, make sure that the cluster hardware configuration is valid, and then contact Microsoft Customer Support Services (CSS) for more help.
At a command prompt, change to the hard disk drive and to the folder that contains SQL Server Setup (Setup.exe). Then, type one of the following commands to skip the validation rule:
- For an integrated failover Add-Note setup, run the following command on each node that is being added:Setup /SkipRules=Cluster_VerifyForErrors /Action=InstallFailoverCluster
- For an advanced or enterprise installation, run the following command:Setup /SkipRules=Cluster_VerifyForErrors /Action=CompleteFailoverCluster
- If you receive this validation failure when you add a node to an existing failover installation, run the following command on each node that is being added: Setup /SkipRules=Cluster_VerifyForErrors /Action=AddNode
The SkipRules parameter for setup is not a documented feature. You should not use this parameter to skip any other rules except the Cluster_VerifyForErrors rule unless Microsoft CSS directs you to do this.
SQL Server failover cluster validation testingThe cluster validation wizard is a new feature that is included with Windows Server 2008 and is integrated into failover clustering setup in SQL Server 2008. By using the cluster validation wizard, you can run a set of focused tests on a collection of servers that you intend to use as nodes in a cluster. This cluster validation process tests the underlying hardware and software directly and individually, to obtain an accurate assessment of how well SQL Server failover clustering can be supported in a given configuration.
What to do if validation tests failIn most cases, if any tests in the cluster validation rule fail, Microsoft does not consider the solution to be supported. There are exceptions to this rule, such as the case with multiple-site (geographically dispersed) clusters where there is no shared storage. In this scenario, the expected result of the cluster validation wizard is that the storage tests will fail. This is still a supported solution if the rest of the tests finish successfully.
The kind of test that fails is a guideline to the corrective action to take. For example, if the "List all disks" storage test fails and if later storage tests do not run because they would also fail, contact the storage vendor to troubleshoot. Similarly, if a network test that is related to IP addresses fails, talk with the network infrastructure team.
Article ID: 953748 - Last Review: May 4, 2011 - Revision: 1