This article describes the hotfixes and updates that we
recommend that you install on each node of a
Windows Server 2008-based failover cluster. When you update your Windows Server
2008-based failover cluster, you help reduce downtime. You also help decrease
the number of support issues that you experience.
Note We recommend that you evaluate these hotfixes and updates to
determine whether they might resolve problems in your
environment. If you determine that cluster nodes in your environment may be
affected by the problems that an update or hotfix addresses, install the hotfix
or update on each one of the cluster nodes in your environment.
Use the information
in the "More information" section to help you determine whether a particular
hotfix or update applies to your server cluster. Before you install a
particular hotfix or update, we recommend that you review the original Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB)
article that describes that hotfix or update.
We recommend that you install one or more of the following
Windows Server 2008 hotfixes, depending on your environment:
The Cluster network name resource and the File Share Witness resource may not come
Increased functionality and virtual machine control in the Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster Management console for the Hyper-V role
When you run the Validate a Configuration Wizard on a Windows Server 2008-based computer or on a Windows Vista-based computer, the validation does not pass
A Stop error occurs on an HP ProLiant server that has the firmware from an E200/E200i HP Smart Array SAS/SATA controller installed on any Windows Server platform
The volume GUID may unexpectedly change after a volume is extended on a Windows Server 2008 failover cluster node
A physical disk resource may unexpectedly fail or go offline when the IsAlive function is executed on a Windows Server 2008 cluster node