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Server Cluster Tools and Settings

Updated: March 28, 2003

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Server Cluster Tools and Settings

In this section

The information in this section is helpful for learning about tools to administer, diagnose, and recover server clusters. It also provides information about tools for configuring disks and for migrating a clustered print server to Windows Server 2003 operating systems. In addition, this section provides information about WMI classes associated with server clusters.

Server Cluster Tools

The following tools are associated with server clusters.

Cluadmin.exe: Cluster Administrator

Category

Tool included in Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition, Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition, operating systems. The tool is also included in the Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack.

Version Compatibility

Cluster Administrator can run on computers running Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition, Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition, and Windows XP Professional with Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack installed.

Cluster Administrator can target server cluster nodes running Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, and Windows NT Server 4.0, Enterprise Edition.

Cluster Administrator is the graphical user interface (GUI) for server clusters. It displays information about the cluster and its nodes, resources, and groups. With Cluster Administrator, you can do a variety of tasks, including joining nodes to a cluster, managing cluster objects, establishing groups, initiating failover, monitoring cluster activity, and other tasks.

Cluster.exe

Category

Tool included in Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition, Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition, operating systems. The tool is also included in the Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack.

Version Compatibility

Cluster.exe can run on computers running Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition, Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition, and Windows XP Professional with Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack installed.

Cluster.exe can target server cluster nodes that are running Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, and Windows NT Server 4.0, Enterprise Edition.

  • Cluster.exe is the command-line interface for server clusters. Cluster.exe provides all the functionality of Cluster Administrator, the graphical user interface (GUI), plus several additional functions:

  • The cluster resource command includes the /private option, which can be used to view or change a resource’s private properties in the cluster configuration database.

  • The cluster command includes the /changepass option, which can be used to change the Cluster service account password.

  • The cluster resource command (with no options) can provide information about a cluster resource when Cluster Administrator does not display information quickly, which sometimes happens if a resource is in a pending state.

  • Commands can be put together into scripts that can be run routinely, possibly by staff members less highly trained than those who wrote the scripts.

For more information about Cluster.exe, see “Command line reference A-Z” on the Microsoft TechNet Web site.

Clusdiag.msi: Cluster Diagnostics and Verification Tool

Category

Tool included in the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit. An updated version of this tool is available.

Version Compatibility

The Cluster Diagnostics tool can run on computers running Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, and Windows XP Professional.

The updated version of the tool can target server clusters running Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server.

The original version of the tool can target server clusters running Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition.

The Cluster Diagnostics tool provides a graphical user interface (GUI) for performing diagnostic tests on a preproduction cluster, as well as an interface for viewing multiple log files to aid in troubleshooting cluster failures. The tool can generate various cluster-related reports from the information gathered during testing. An example of a report that the tool can generate is a diagram showing resource dependencies.

To find more information about Clusdiag.msi, see Resource Kit Tool Updates in the Tools and Settings Collection.

Clusterrecovery.exe: Server Cluster Recovery Utility

Category

Tool included in the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit.

Version Compatibility

The Server Cluster Recovery Utility can be installed on computers running Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Professional.

The Server Cluster Recovery Utility can target server clusters running Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server.

The Server Cluster Recovery Utility is primarily intended for:

  • Restoring resource checkpoint files.

  • Replacing a failed disk or recovering from disk signature changes.

  • Migrating data to a different disk on the shared bus.

To find more information about Clusterrecovery.exe, see Resource Kit Tools Help in the Tools and Settings Collection.

Confdisk.exe: Disk Configuration Tool

Category

Tool included in the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit.

Version Compatibility

The Disk Configuration Tool can be installed on computers running Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Professional.

The Disk Configuration Tool can target server clusters running Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition.

The Disk Configuration Tool restores a disk signature from an Automated System Recovery (ASR) set.

To find more information about Confdisk.exe, see Resource Kit Tools Help in the Tools and Settings Collection.

Printmig.exe: Print Migrator 3.1 Tool

Category

Tool is available at the Download Center at the Microsoft Web site.

Version Compatibility

The tool supports moving printers, including clustered print servers, from Windows NT 4.0 to Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003 operating systems. The tool also supports the conversion of LPR ports to standard TCP/IP ports.

For more information about print servers and Print Migrator 3.1, see the Microsoft Web site. To download this tool, see Print Migrator 3.1 at the Microsoft Web site.

Server Cluster WMI Classes

With Windows Server 2003, you can take advantage of new support for managing server clusters through Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). You can also continue to use Cluster Automation Server, the cluster management interface that was first available in Windows NT Server 4.0, Enterprise Edition. However, Cluster Automation Server is an interface specific to server clusters. In contrast, the WMI interface has the advantage of being a standardized, current interface in Windows operating systems.

The following tables list and describe the WMI classes that are associated with server clusters. The WMI classes are grouped as follows:

  • Classes for the cluster and its elements

  • Association classes

  • Event classes

WMI Classes for Server Clusters—Classes for the Cluster and Its Elements

 

Class Name Name- space Version Compatibility

MSCluster_Cluster

MSCluster

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

MSCluster_Network

MSCluster

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

MSCluster_NetworkInterface

MSCluster

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

MSCluster_Node

MSCluster

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

MSCluster_Property

MSCluster

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

MSCluster_Resource

MSCluster

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

MSCluster_ResourceGroup

MSCluster

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

MSCluster_ResourceType

MSCluster

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

MSCluster_Service

MSCluster

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

WMI Classes for Server Clusters—Association Classes

 

Class Name Name- space Version Compatibility

MSCluster_ClusterToNetwork

MSCluster

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

MSCluster_ClusterToNetworkInterface

MSCluster

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

MSCluster_ClusterToNode

MSCluster

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

MSCluster_ClusterToQuorumResource

MSCluster

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

MSCluster_ClusterToResource

MSCluster

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

MSCluster_ClusterToResourceGroup

MSCluster

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

MSCluster_ClusterToResourceType

MSCluster

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

MSCluster_NetworkToNetworkInterface

MSCluster

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

MSCluster_NodeToActiveGroup

MSCluster

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

MSCluster_NodeToActiveResource

MSCluster

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

MSCluster_NodeToHostedService

MSCluster

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

MSCluster_NodeToNetworkInterface

MSCluster

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

MSCluster_ResourceGroupToPreferredNode

MSCluster

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

MSCluster_ResourceGroupToResource

MSCluster

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

MSCluster_ResourceToDependentResource

MSCluster

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

MSCluster_ResourceToPossibleOwner

MSCluster

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

MSCluster_ResourceTypeToResource

MSCluster

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

WMI Classes for Server Clusters—Event Classes

 

Class Name Name- space Version Compatibility

MSCluster_Event

MSCluster

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

MSCluster_EventGroupStateChange

MSCluster

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

MSCluster_EventObjectAdd

MSCluster

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

MSCluster_EventObjectRemove

MSCluster

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

MSCluster_EventPropertyChange

MSCluster

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

MSCluster_EventResourceStateChange

MSCluster

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

MSCluster_EventStateChange

MSCluster

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

For information about Cluster Automation Server and descriptions of many WMI classes, see the SDK documentation on MSDN.

Related Information

The following source provides information that is relevant to this section.

For information about command syntax for Cluster.exe and about backing up server clusters, see Help and Support Center in Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition, Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, or Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition operating systems.

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