[SDP 3][62ec9a58-1f9e-4550-b65c-87827221dd05] FailoverCluster Multinode troubleshooter for Windows Server

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The FailoverCluster Multinode – Windows Server troubleshooter for Support Diagnostic Platform collects information to help troubleshoot most FailoverCluster problems.
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The FailoverCluster Multinode – Windows Server troubleshooter for Support Diagnostic Platform can be run on any Windows 7-based or Windows Server -based computer that is located in the same domain as the FailoverCluster that you want to obtain data from. If the troubleshooter detects that the local computer is not member of a cluster, it prompts for the name of one of the nodes of the cluster.

The troubleshooter connects to the FailoverCluster service, and displays a of the names of all cluster nodes. You must select one or more computers from which to obtain data. The troubleshooter connects to the selected computer by way of the network, and gets the following information from every selected computer.

Information collected

Event Logs - General
DescriptionFile Name
Event Log – Application – text, csv and evtx formats{Computername}_evt_Application.*
Event Log – System – text, csv and evtx formats{Computername}_evt_System.*

Memory Dumps and related information
DescriptionFile Name
Information about Machine Memory Dumps, User memory dumps and memory dump configuration{Computername}_DumpReport.*
Mini machine memory dumps generated from 30 days ago or newer{Computername}_dmp_*.zip

Hotfixes and Updates
DescriptionFile Name
Installed Updates/ Hotfixes{Computername}_Hotfixes.*

Printer and Print drivers information
DescriptionFile Name
Information about Print drivers and printers, including print monitors, processors and print driver file version information{Computername}_PrintInfo.*

Networking Basic Information
DescriptionFile Name
Basic IP networking configuration information, such as Tcp/ip registry key, ipconfig, netstat, nbtstat and netsh output{Computername}_TcpIp-Info.txt
Basic SMB configuration information based on output of net.exe utility{Computername}_SMB-Info.txt
Networking Diagnostic output using netdiag.exe utility{Computername}_NetDiag.txt
Netsh ‘int ipv4’ and subcommands output{Computername}_TCPIP-Netsh-IPv4.txt
Netsh ‘int ipv6’ and ‘int 6to4’ subcommands output{Computername}_TCPIP-Netsh-IPv6.txt
Netsh ‘int tcp’ subcommands output{Computername}_TCPIP-Netsh-TCP.txt

File Version Information
DescriptionFile Name
File version information from %windir%\cluster\*.*{Computername}_sym_Cluster.*
File version information from %windir%\system32\*.dll{Computername}_sym_System32_dll.*
File version information from %windir%\system32\*.exe{Computername}_sym_System32_exe.*
File version information from %windir%\system32\*.sys{Computername}_sym_System32_sys.*
File version information from %windir%\system32\drivers folder{Computername}_sym_Drivers.*
File version information from %windir%\system32\drivers\*.*{Computername}_sym_SysWOW64_sys.*
File version information from {Program Files (x86}}\*.sys{Computername}_sym_ProgramFilesx86_sys.*
File version information from {Program Files}\*.sys{Computername}_sym_ProgramFiles_sys.*
File version information from {Program Files}\Microsoft iSNS Server\*.* and %windir%\system32\iscsi*.*{Computername}_sym_MS_Iscsi.*
File version information from all drivers currently running on machine{Computername}_sym_RunningDrivers.*
File version information from all processes currently running on machine{Computername}_sym_Process.*
File version information from print spooler folder %windir%\system32\Spool\*.*{Computername}_sym_PrintSpooler.*

Registry Keys
DescriptionFile Name
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion


HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AeDebug

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting

HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting






HKLM\ Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run






HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Load

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\Run


HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\UserInit




HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Time Zones
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Terminal Server

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Terminal Server Web Access








HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\iSCSI Target

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\iSCSI







Deployment Logs
DescriptionFile Name
Setupact.log from folders:



Setupapi logs located on %windir%\inf folder{Computername}_SetupApi.app.log


Setuperr.log located on Windows folder{Computername}_Setuperr.log
Upgrade log – SetupReport.txt from windows\panther folder{Computername}_SetupReport.txt

Servicing Logs
DescriptionFile Name
Component-Based Servicing Logs located on %windir%\Logs\CBS{Computername}_CBS*.log
DPX Setup Act log located on %windir%\logs\DPX{Computername}_setupact.log"
Pending Operations Queue Exec log located on %windir%\winsxs{Computername}_poqexec.log
Windows Side-by-Side Pending Bad log located on %windir%\ winsxs{Computername}_pending.xml.bad
Windows Side-by-Side Pending log located on %windir%\ winsxs{Computername}_pending.xml

Storage/Disk Information
DescriptionFile Name
Information from machine disk sectors generated by SecInspect.exe utility{Computername}_Secinspect.txt
iSCSI related information generated by iscsicli.exe utility{Computername}_iSCSIInfo.txt
Parsing of Storage related event logs (Events 6 7 9 11 15 50 51 57 and 389) on System log using evparse.exe utility{Computername}_StorageEventLogs.htm
Fibre Channel Information tool (fcinfo) output to obtain SAN resources and configuration information{Computername}_FCInfo.txt
Dispart’s SAN policy information{Computername}_DiskpartSANPolicy.TXT

Devices and Drivers
DescriptionFile Name
Devices and connection information generated by devcon utility{Computername}_Devcon.log
Minifilter drivers enumeration using Fltmc.exe utility{Computername}_Fltmc.TXT
MS-DOS device names using dosdev utility{Computername}_DosDev.txt
Output from Driver Verifier Manager (verifier.exe) utility{Computername}_Verifier.txt
Upper and lower filters Information using fltrfind.exe utility{Computername}_FltrFind.txt
Information about driver signature using driverquery.exe{Computername}_SignedDrivers.txt
iSCSI Information using iscsicli.exe utility{Computername}_iSCSIInfo.txt

Server Manager/ Roles Information
DescriptionFile Name
Information about server roles installed on a server generated by servermanagercmd.exe{Computername}_ServerManagerCmdQuery.*
Server manager log file located at %windir%\logs\ServerManager.log{Computername}_ServerManager.log
SeverCore OCList output{Computername}_OptionalComponents.txt

Hyper-V Role
DescriptionFile Name
Event Log - Hyper-V related event logs (Microsoft-Windows-Hyper-V*) – Text, csv and evtx formats{Computername}_evt_HyperV*.*
Hyper-V Configuration and Virtual Machine Information{Computername}_HyperV-Info.htm
Hyper-V Virtual Machine Definition files from %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V\Virtual Machines\*.xml{Computername}_{VirtualMachineGUID}.xml
Hyper-V Best Practice Analyzer output in html format*{Computername}_HyperV_BPAInfo.HTM

FailoverCluster Feature
DescriptionFile Name
Cluster Logs generated by Get-ClusterLog PowerShell cmdlet{Computername}_Cluster.Log
Cluster MPS Tool (clusmps.exe) output{Computername} _Cluster_MPS_Information.txt
Cluster validation reports files located at \Windows\Cluster\Reports\*.mht{Computername} _*.mht
Cluster reports XML files located at \Windows\Cluster\Reports\*.xml{Computername} _*.xml
Cluster validation log files from \Windows\Cluster\Reports\Validate*.log{Computername}_Validade*.log
Cluster resources properties using PowerShell Get-ClusterResource cmdlet{Computername}_ClusterProperties.txt
Cluster Dependency Report generated by Get-ClusterResourceDependencyReport PowerShell cmdlet{Computername}_DependencyReport.mht
Cluster Shared Volume information – html format{Computername}_CSVInfo.htm
Cluster basic Validation Report generated by Test-Cluster PowerShell cmdlet{Computername}_ValidationReport.mht
Event Logs - Microsoft-Windows-FailoverClustering* - text, csv and evtx formats{Computername}_evt_FailoverClustering*.*

Best Practice Analyzer output
DescriptionFile Name
Hyper-V Best Practice Analyzer output in html format

Note: KB 977238 needs to be installed to obtain this output

DescriptionFile Name
Basic information about machine virtual environments{Computername}_Virtualization.*

DescriptionFile Name
Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) generated by gpresult.exe utility{Computername}_GPResult.*
System Information - MSInfo32 tool output – txt and nfo formats{Computername}_msinfo32.*
Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) information{Computername}_VSSAdmin.txt
Boot Configuration Data (BCD) configuration via bcdedit.exe tool output{Computername}_BCDEdit.txt
Schedule Tasks information (csv and txt) generated by schtasks.exe utility{Computername}_schtasks.*
Information about process and threads using pstat.exe tool{Computername}_PStat.txt

Additional Information

In additional to the files collected and listed in this article, this troubleshooter can detect one or more of the following situations:

  • Machine is running on a virtual environment
  • Presence of a machine memory dumps in the past 30 days
  • Presence of a user mode memory dumps in the past 30 days
  • Problems related with machine memory dump configuration
  • Unexpected Shutdown Event Logs on System Log from past 30 days (Events 41 from Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power)
    Machine Memory Dump related event logs on System log from past 30 days (Events 1001 from Save Dump)
  • Pre-release version of Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Evaluation versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
    Any of the hosted Hyper-V virtual machines from an Hyper-V host is using more than 80% of CPU
  • Cluster service of a FailoverCluster node is not running
  • The state of any of the cluster nodes is Down
  • Any of the cluster groups is down
  • A problem obtaining cluster information
  • Any of the Cluster Shared Volumes is in Maintenance state
  • Any of the Cluster Shared Volumes is in Redirect state
  • A node is unable to access any of the Cluster Shared Volumes locally
  • A node is unable to access any of the Cluster Shared Volumes via network
  • An error to run the Cluster validation report
  • An error was detected by the Cluster Validation report
  • Unable to contact the Service Control Manager (SCM) of any cluster node
For more information about the diagnostic tool, click the following article number to go to the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
973559 Frequently asked questions about the Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool (MSDT) when it is used with Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
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Article ID: 2415016 - Last Review: 08/19/2013 04:06:00 - Revision: 3.0

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