WinFix: Failover Cluster – Add Cluster Node Name as in DNS

The first time you create Windows Failover Cluster, the node name is added according to DNS name.

If you have set a mix of upper and lower case for node name, the node lists look ugly.

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Steps

  1. Evict the node with incorrect format

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  1. Open Command Prompt in Administrator Mode

Windows Server 2008 R2

Cluster.exe /CLUSTER:<CLUSTER_NAME> /ADD /NODE:<CLUSTER_NODE_NAME>

Example:
C:\>Cluster.exe /CLUSTER:HQVHV02C1 /ADD /NODE:HQVHV02C1N2
Configuring node HQVHV02C1N2
---------------------------------------
 12% Validating cluster state on node HQVHV02C1N2.
 25% Getting current node membership of cluster HQVHV02C1.
 37% Adding node HQVHV02C1N2 to Cluster configuration data.
 50% Validating installation of the Microsoft Failover Cluster Virtual Adapter on node HQVHV02C1N2.
 62% Validating installation of the Cluster Disk Driver on node HQVHV02C1N2.
 75% Configuring Cluster Service on node HQVHV02C1N2.
 87% Starting Cluster Service on node HQVHV02C1N2.
 100% Waiting for notification that node HQVHV02C1N2 is a fully functional member of the cluster.

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Notes

In future, Microsoft prefers doing this using Powershell.
However, in my test, the node added using Powershell will be in lower case.

Command:
Get-Cluster <CLUSTER_NAME> | Add-ClusterNode <CLUSTER_NODE_NAME>

Example:
Get-Cluster HQVHV02C1 | Add-ClusterNode HQVHV02C1N2

Updated: 22/09/2014 — 9:05 PM

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