Some Interesting KB Articles on Failover Clustering

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Supported and tested Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 limits

This topic provides the supported and tested Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 limits.

"0x0000009E" Stop error when you add an extra storage disk to a failover cluster in Windows Server 2008 R2

Consider the following scenario:

  • You have a failover cluster on some computers that are running Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • The cluster has many disks.
  • You click Add a disk in the Failover Cluster Manager console to add an extra storage disk on one cluster node.

In this scenario, you receive a Stop error message that resembles the following after a while:

0x0000009E ( parameter1 , parameter2 , parameter3 , parameter4 )


  • The parameters in this Stop error message may vary, depending on the configuration of the computer.
  • Not all "0x0000009E" Stop errors are caused by this issue.

Additionally, you may experience the following issues if a cluster has many disks. For example, the cluster has more than 200 hard disks.

  • The Cluster service takes a long time to start.
  • The failover or shutdown operation of cluster resources takes a long time to complete.
  • The operation that adds a new storage disk into the cluster takes a long time to complete.

Timeout Error While Trying To Join Node To Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster

When attempting to join a new node to an existing Failover Cluster, you receive a time out error at the end of the Add Node Wizard.

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