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If you have more than 3 nodes in a Server 2008 Failover Cluster and upgrade to 2008 R2 SP1 you might get some problem. HOTFIX is available.

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

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SYMPTOMS

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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 Disksstorage 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

The following hotfix resolves an issue in which the storage test incorrectly run…

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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.
NoteIf 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:
NoteThe “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).

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
// ImportantWindows 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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    Version Product SR_Level Service branch
    6.1.760 1. 17xxx Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 GDR
    6.1.760 1. 21xxx Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 LDR
  • 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 name File version File size Date Time Platform
Failoverclusters.agent.interop.dll 6.1.7601.17514 11,776 20-Nov-2010 13:39 x64
Failoverclusters.validation.bestpracticetests.dll 6.1.7601.21710 131,072 22-Apr-2011 19:59 x86
Failoverclusters.validation.common.dll 6.1.7601.21710 15,872 22-Apr-2011 19:59 x86
Failoverclusters.validation.generaltests.dll 6.1.7601.21710 278,528 22-Apr-2011 19:59 x86
Failoverclusters.validation.storagetests.dll 6.1.7601.21710 165,376 22-Apr-2011 19:59 x64
Failoverclusters.validation.wizard.dll 6.1.7601.21710 163,840 22-Apr-2011 19:59 x86
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Failoverclusters.agent.interop.dll 6.1.7601.17514 11,776 20-Nov-2010 10:35 IA-64
Failoverclusters.validation.bestpracticetests.dll 6.1.7601.21710 131,072 22-Apr-2011 18:56 x86
Failoverclusters.validation.common.dll 6.1.7601.21710 15,872 22-Apr-2011 18:56 x86
Failoverclusters.validation.generaltests.dll 6.1.7601.21710 278,528 22-Apr-2011 18:56 x86
Failoverclusters.validation.storagetests.dll 6.1.7601.21710 178,176 22-Apr-2011 18:56 IA-64
Failoverclusters.validation.wizard.dll 6.1.7601.21710 163,840 22-Apr-2011 18:56 x86

Additional file information

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Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2

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Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2

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File name Amd64_c2ba436ef182e0a5928c7085a1c15a1c_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21710_none_9ab972a7d49f9cf5.manifest
File version Not applicable
File size 718
Date (UTC) 22-Apr-2011
Time (UTC) 22:46
File name Amd64_microsoft-windows-f..rcluster-validation_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21710_none_8391722feb62e788.manifest
File version Not applicable
File size 6,157
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 name Ia64_10d0cccfb7f4951daa8f04e3b22712cd_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21710_none_00d442193a2cb4e4.manifest
File version Not applicable
File size 716
Date (UTC) 22-Apr-2011
Time (UTC) 22:46
File name Ia64_microsoft-windows-f..rcluster-validation_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21710_none_27747aa233037f4e.manifest
File version Not applicable
File size 6,155
Date (UTC) 22-Apr-2011
Time (UTC) 22:46
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12/09/2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized, Windows Server

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