Microsoft has released a hotfix for when the cluster service initiates a failover after a delay of about 80 seconds when you shutdown the active node in Windows Server 2008 R2.
Consider the following scenario:
- You configure a failover cluster on some computers that are running Windows Server 2008 R2.
- You add a crossover cable between two nodes of the cluster.
- You shutdown the active node of the cluster.
In this scenario, the Cluster service initiates a failover after a delay of about 80 seconds.
Note The Cluster service usually initiates the failover within 5 seconds.
This issue occurs because the Cluster service incorrectly waits for Global Update Manager (GUM) updates.
A hotfix has been released to fix this issue.