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Set-CauClusterRole

Last Updated: 3/8/2017

SYNOPSIS

Sets configuration properties for the CAU clustered role on the specified cluster.

SYNTAX

MonthlyDayOfWeek (Default)

Set-CauClusterRole [-UseDefault] [-StartDate <DateTime>] [-DaysOfWeek <Weekdays>] [-WeeksOfMonth <Int32[]>]
 [-CauPluginName <String[]>] [-CauPluginArguments <Hashtable[]>] [-MaxFailedNodes <Int32>]
 [-MaxRetriesPerNode <Int32>] [-NodeOrder <String[]>] [-PreUpdateScript <String>] [-PostUpdateScript <String>]
 [-ConfigurationName <String>] [-RequireAllNodesOnline] [-WarnAfter <TimeSpan>] [-StopAfter <TimeSpan>]
 [-RebootTimeoutMinutes <Int32>] [-SeparateReboots] [-RunPluginsSerially] [-StopOnPluginFailure]
 [-EnableFirewallRules] [-FailbackMode <FailbackType>] [-SuspendClusterNodeTimeoutMinutes <Int32>]
 [[-ClusterName] <String>] [[-Credential] <PSCredential>] [-Force] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

UpdateNow

Set-CauClusterRole [-UpdateNow] [[-ClusterName] <String>] [[-Credential] <PSCredential>] [-Force] [-WhatIf]
 [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

UseDefault

Set-CauClusterRole [-UseDefault] [[-ClusterName] <String>] [[-Credential] <PSCredential>] [-Force] [-WhatIf]
 [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

Weekly

Set-CauClusterRole [-UseDefault] [-StartDate <DateTime>] [-DaysOfWeek <Weekdays>] [-IntervalWeeks <Int32>]
 [-CauPluginName <String[]>] [-CauPluginArguments <Hashtable[]>] [-MaxFailedNodes <Int32>]
 [-MaxRetriesPerNode <Int32>] [-NodeOrder <String[]>] [-PreUpdateScript <String>] [-PostUpdateScript <String>]
 [-ConfigurationName <String>] [-RequireAllNodesOnline] [-WarnAfter <TimeSpan>] [-StopAfter <TimeSpan>]
 [-RebootTimeoutMinutes <Int32>] [-SeparateReboots] [-RunPluginsSerially] [-StopOnPluginFailure]
 [-EnableFirewallRules] [-FailbackMode <FailbackType>] [-SuspendClusterNodeTimeoutMinutes <Int32>]
 [[-ClusterName] <String>] [[-Credential] <PSCredential>] [-Force] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

DESCRIPTION

The Set-CauClusterRole cmdlet sets configuration properties for the Cluster-Aware Updating (CAU) clustered role on the specified cluster. This cmdlet can specify properties such as the updating schedule and updating run parameters.

To run this cmdlet with the PostUpdateScript or PreUpdateScript parameters, Windows PowerShell remoting must be enabled on each node. To do this, use the Enable-PSRemoting cmdlet. In addition, ensure that the Windows Remote Management - Compatibility Mode (HTTP-In) firewall exception is enabled on each node.

EXAMPLES

Example 1: Configure settings for a CAU cluster role on the specified cluster on the first and second weeks of the month

PS C:\> Set-CauClusterRole -ClusterName "CONTOSO-FC1" -DaysOfWeek Tuesday -WeeksOfMonth 1,2 -RebootTimeoutMinutes 10 -Force

This command configures settings for the CAU clustered role on the cluster named CONTOSO-FC1. The CAU clustered role is configured to perform updating runs on Tuesdays on the first and second weeks of each month. The CAU clustered role allows 10 minutes for the restarting of each node, if a restart is necessary. If the restart does not complete within this time, then the updating run on that node is marked as failed. Because the command specifies the Force parameter, the cmdlet runs without displaying confirmation prompts.

Example 2: Configure settings for a CAU cluster role on the specified cluster on the second week of the month

PS C:\> Set-CauClusterRole -ClusterName "CONTOSO-FC1" -DaysOfWeek Tuesday -WeeksInterval 2 -RebootTimeoutMinutes 10 -PostUpdateScript "c:\verifyupdatesinstalled.ps1" -Force

Name                                                        Value 
----                                                        ----- 
ResourceGroupName                                           CAUCAUCldy8 
Status                                                      Online 
StartDate                                                   10/14/2011 3:00:00 AM 
PostUpdateScript                                            G:\verifyupdatesinstalled.ps1 
RebootTimeoutMinutes                                        10 
DaysOfWeek                                                  Tuesday 
WeeksInterval                                               2

This command configures settings for the CAU clustered role on the cluster named CONTOSO-FC1. The CAU clustered role is configured to perform updating runs on Tuesdays on the second week of each month. The CAU clustered role allows 10 minutes for the restarting of each node, if a restart is necessary. If the restart does not complete within this time, then the updating run on that node is marked as failed. The CAU clustered role runs a script after updating completes, just after the node leaves Maintenance mode. The script is located at the root of drive G: in clustered storage and is named verifyupdatesinstalled.ps1. Because the command specifies the Force parameter, the cmdlet runs without displaying confirmation prompts.

Example 3: Initiate an updating run on the specified cluster

PS C:\> Set-CauClusterRole -ClusterName "CONTOSO-FC1" -UpdateNow -Force

This command causes the CAU clustered role to initiate an updating run immediately on the cluster named CONTOSO-FC1. Because the command specifies the Force parameter, the cmdlet runs without displaying confirmation prompts

Example 4: Configure settings for a CAU cluster role on the specified cluster

PS C:\> $WarnAfter = New-TimeSpan -hour 1 -minute 90 -seconds 10
PS C:\> $StopAfter = New-TimeSpan -hour 2 -minute 90 -seconds 10
PS C:\> Set-CauClusterRole -ClusterName "CONTOSO-FC1" -WarnAfter $WarnAfter -StopAfter $StopAfter -StartDate 1/1/2012 -Force

This example configures settings for the CAU clustered role on the cluster named CONTOSO-FC1. Time spans are specified for logging a warning or canceling the updating run if it is not completed. The earliest date that an updating run can be triggered is 1/1/2012. Because the command specifies the Force parameter, the cmdlet runs without displaying confirmation prompts

PARAMETERS

-CauPluginArguments

Specifies a set of name=value pairs, as arguments, for each updating plug-in to use. For instance, to specify a Domain argument for one plug-in:

  • @{Domain=Domain.local} You can specify multiple pairs in a set separated with semicolons. For instance:
  • @{name1=value1;name2=value2;name3=value3} These name=value pairs must be meaningful to the CauPluginName parameter that you specify. If you specify arguments for more than one plug-in, provide the sets of name=value pairs in the order that you pass values in CauPluginName, separated by commas. For instance:
  • @{name1=value1;name2=value2;name3=value3},@{name4=value4;name5=value5}

For the default Microsoft.WindowsUpdatePlugin plug-in, no arguments are needed. The following arguments are optional:

  • 'IncludeRecommendedUpdates'='<Value>': Boolean value to indicate that recommended updates will be applied in addition to important updates on each node. If not specified, the default value is False.
  • A standard Windows Update Agent query string that specifies criteria used by the Windows Update Agent to filter the updates that will be applied to each node. For a name, use QueryString and for a value, enclose the full query in quotation marks. If not specified, then the Microsoft.WindowsUpdatePlugin plug-in by default uses the following argument:
  • QueryString="IsInstalled=0 and Type='Software' and IsHidden=0 and IsAssigned=1" For more information about query strings for the default Microsoft.WindowsUpdatePlugin plug-in and the criteria such as IsInstalled that can be included in the query strings, see IUpdateSearcher::Search method.

For the Microsoft.HotfixPlugin plug-in, the following argument is required:

  • HotfixRootFolderPath=<Path>: The UNC path to a hotfix root folder in an SMB share with a structure that contains the updates to apply and that contains the hotfix configuration file

The following arguments are optional for the Microsoft.HotfixPlugin plug-in:

  • RequireSmbEncryption=<Value>: Boolean value to indicate that SMB Encryption will be enforced for accessing data from the SMB share. If not specified, the default value is False. To ensure the integrity of the data accessed from the SMB share, the plug-in requires that the share is enabled for either SMB signing or SMB Encryption.
  • DisableAclChecks=<Value>: Boolean value to indicate that the plug-in will check for sufficient permissions on the hotfix root folder and the hotfix configuration file. If not specified, the default value is False.
  • HotfixInstallerTimeoutMinutes=<Integer>: The length of time in minutes that the plug-in allows the hotfix installer process to return. If not specified, the default value is 30 minutes.
  • HotfixConfigFileName=<name>: Name for the hotfix configuration file. If not specified, the default name DefaultHotfixConfig.xml is used. For more information about required and optional arguments for the Microsoft.HotfixPlugin plug-in, see How CAU Plug-ins Work.
Type: Hashtable[]
Parameter Sets: MonthlyDayOfWeek, Weekly
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-CauPluginName

Specifies one or more plug-ins to use when performing scans or updates. You can specify multiple values separated with commas. The default is the Microsoft.WindowsUpdatePlugin plug-in. This plug-in coordinates the Windows Update Agent software resident on each cluster node, the same software that is used when updates are downloaded from Windows Update or Microsoft Update, or from a Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server. For more information about how plug-ins work with CAU, see How CAU Plug-ins Work.

Type: String[]
Parameter Sets: MonthlyDayOfWeek, Weekly
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-ClusterName

Specifies the name of the cluster on which to configure the CAU clustered role. If not specified, then the current cluster is used. This parameter is only required when this cmdlet is not run on a failover cluster node, or this cmdlet is used to reference a failover cluster different from where the cmdlet is run.

Type: String
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: 0
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-ConfigurationName

Specifies the Windows PowerShell session configuration that defines the session in which scripts, specified by the PreUpdateScript and PostUpdateScript parameters, and cmdlets are run, and can limit the cmdlets that are available to be run. If either a pre-update or post-update script is specified but a configuration name is not specified, then the default session configuration that is built into Windows PowerShell is used.

Type: String
Parameter Sets: MonthlyDayOfWeek, Weekly
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: cf

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: False
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Credential

Specifies the administrative credentials for the target cluster.

Type: PSCredential
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: 1
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-DaysOfWeek

Specifies the days of the week on which the task will be triggered. Multiple values can be specified either separated with commas or as a hexadecimal sum.

  • Sunday: (0x01)
  • Monday: (0x02)
  • Tuesday: (0x04)
  • Wednesday: (0x08)
  • Thursday: (0x10)
  • Friday: (0x20)
  • Saturday: (0x40)

Examples:

  • -DaysOfWeek: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • -DaysOfWeek: 0x02, 0x08, 0x20
  • -DaysOfWeek: 0x2A
Type: Weekdays
Parameter Sets: MonthlyDayOfWeek, Weekly
Aliases: 
Accepted values: None, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-EnableFirewallRules

Indicates that this cmdlet enables the Remote Shutdown Windows Firewall rule group on each cluster node, if it is not already enabled, each time the CAU clustered role performs an Updating Run. Enabling this rule group permits inbound communication to each cluster node during each Updating Run that allows CAU to shut down and restart the node remotely. If Windows Firewall is in use on the cluster nodes and the rule group is not enabled, the updating run will fail. The Remote Shutdown Windows Firewall rule group is not enabled when it will conflict with Group Policy settings that are configured for Windows Firewall.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: MonthlyDayOfWeek, Weekly
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-FailbackMode

Specifies the method used to bring drained workloads back to the node, at the end of updating the node. Drained workloads are workloads that were previously running on the node, but were moved to another node. The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • NoFailback
  • Immediate
  • Policy The default value is Immediate.
Type: FailbackType
Parameter Sets: MonthlyDayOfWeek, Weekly
Aliases: 
Accepted values: NoFailback, Immediate, Policy

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Force

Forces the command to run without asking for user confirmation.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: f

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-IntervalWeeks

Specifies the interval between weeks when the task will be triggered. An interval of 1 produces a weekly schedule. An interval of 2 produces an every-other week schedule.

Type: Int32
Parameter Sets: Weekly
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-MaxFailedNodes

Specifies the maximum number of nodes on which updating can fail. If one more than this number of nodes fails, then the Updating Run is stopped. The range is from 0 through 1 less than the number of cluster nodes. The default for most clusters is approximately one-third of the number of nodes.

Type: Int32
Parameter Sets: MonthlyDayOfWeek, Weekly
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-MaxRetriesPerNode

Specifies the maximum number of times that the update process, which includes any pre-update and post-update scripts, is retried per node. The maximum is 64and the default is 3.

Type: Int32
Parameter Sets: MonthlyDayOfWeek, Weekly
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-NodeOrder

Specifies an array of cluster node names in the order that they should be updated.

Type: String[]
Parameter Sets: MonthlyDayOfWeek, Weekly
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-PostUpdateScript

Specifies the path and file name for a Windows PowerShell script to run after updating completes, just after the node leaves Maintenance mode. The file name extension must be .ps1 and the total length of the path plus the file name must be no longer than 260 characters. As a best practice, the script should be located on a disk in cluster storage, to ensure that it is always accessible to all the cluster nodes.

Type: String
Parameter Sets: MonthlyDayOfWeek, Weekly
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-PreUpdateScript

Specifies the path and file name for a Windows PowerShell script to run on each node before updating begins, and before the node is put into Maintenance mode. The file name extension must be .ps1 and the total length of the path plus the file name must be no longer than 260 characters. As a best practice, the script should be located on a disk in cluster storage, to ensure that it is always accessible to all the cluster nodes.

Type: String
Parameter Sets: MonthlyDayOfWeek, Weekly
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-RebootTimeoutMinutes

Specifies the time in minutes that CAU will allow for the restarting of a node. If the restart does not complete within this time, then the updating run on that node is marked as failed.

Type: Int32
Parameter Sets: MonthlyDayOfWeek, Weekly
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-RequireAllNodesOnline

Indicates that all cluster nodes must be online and reachable before updating begins.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: MonthlyDayOfWeek, Weekly
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-RunPluginsSerially

Indicates that that CAU scans each cluster node for applicable updates and stage the updates for each plug-in in the plug-in order passed into theCauPluginName parameter, when multiple plug-ins are used during an updating run.

By default, CAU scans and stages the applicable updates for all plug-ins in parallel. Regardless of the configuration of this parameter, CAU installs the applicable updates for each plug-in sequentially.

The parameter is valid only when multiple plug-ins are specified in CauPluginName parameter. If a single plug-in is specified, a warning appears.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: MonthlyDayOfWeek, Weekly
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-SeparateReboots

Indicates that CAU shuts down and restart a cluster node after each plug-in installs updates on the node, if the installation of an update by a plug-in requires a restart that CAU will shut down and restart a cluster node after each plug-in installs updates on the node, if the installation of an update by a plug-in requires a restart

The parameter is valid only when multiple plug-ins are specified in the CauPluginName parameter. If a single plug-in is specified, a warning appears.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: MonthlyDayOfWeek, Weekly
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-StartDate

Specifies the earliest date on which the updating run can be triggered.

Type: DateTime
Parameter Sets: MonthlyDayOfWeek, Weekly
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-StopAfter

Specifies the time in minutes after which the updating run is canceled if it has not completed. The time span can be expressed in the standard ways available in Windows PowerShell, for instance, 01:30:00 represents one hour and thirty minutes. By default, the updating run is allowed an unlimited amount of time to complete.

If pre-update or post-update scripts are specified, then the entire process of running scripts and performing updates must be complete within this time limit.

Type: TimeSpan
Parameter Sets: MonthlyDayOfWeek, Weekly
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-StopOnPluginFailure

Indicates that if a failure occurs during the application of updates on a node by any plug-in, subsequent updates on the node that are coordinated by the remaining plug-ins are stopped when multiple plug-ins are used during an updating run.

The parameter is valid only when multiple plug-ins are specified for the CauPluginName parameter. If a single plug-in is specified, a warning appears.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: MonthlyDayOfWeek, Weekly
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-SuspendClusterNodeTimeoutMinutes

Specifies the maximum amount of time CAU should wait for the Suspend-ClusterNodecmdlet to succeed if the underlying clustered space is in degraded condition.

If Suspend-ClusterNode fails with ERROR_CLUSTER_SPACE_DEGRADED error, CAU will keep retrying for SuspendClusterNodeTimeoutMinutes or suspend the call if the command succeeds.

These retries do not decrement the value of the MaxRetriesPerNode parameter set by the user.

The timeout value is per cluster node. So CAU could potentially spend the amount of time specified for this value for every node in the cluster in the worst case.

Type: Int32
Parameter Sets: MonthlyDayOfWeek, Weekly
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-UpdateNow

Instructs the CAU clustered role to immediately initiate an updating run using the configured settings.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: UpdateNow
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-UseDefault

Indicates that default values are used for all parameters that do not have specified values.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: MonthlyDayOfWeek, UseDefault, Weekly
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-WarnAfter

Specifies the time in minutes after which a warning is logged if the updating run, including any pre-update and post-update scripts, has not completed. By default, no warning is logged, regardless of the time taken by the updating run.

Type: TimeSpan
Parameter Sets: MonthlyDayOfWeek, Weekly
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-WeeksOfMonth

Specifies the weeks of the month when the Updating Run should be run. The value 5 represents the last week of the month.

Type: Int32[]
Parameter Sets: MonthlyDayOfWeek
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: wi

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: False
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

CommonParameters

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -InformationAction, -InformationVariable, -OutVariable, -OutBuffer, -PipelineVariable, -Verbose, -WarningAction, and -WarningVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters.

INPUTS

None

OUTPUTS

None

NOTES

Add-CauClusterRole

Disable-CauClusterRole

Enable-CauClusterRole

Get-CauClusterRole

Remove-CauClusterRole

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