Cluster Cloud Witness Error

Eren Cakmak 26 Reputation points


I tried adding a cloud cluster witness and made sure to meet requirements:

What could be the cause? Thanks a bunch

Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2019
A Microsoft server operating system that supports enterprise-level management updated to data storage.
3,600 questions
Azure Virtual Machines
Azure Virtual Machines
An Azure service that is used to provision Windows and Linux virtual machines.
7,547 questions
Windows Server Clustering
Windows Server Clustering
Windows Server: A family of Microsoft server operating systems that support enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.Clustering: The grouping of multiple servers in a way that allows them to appear to be a single unit to client computers on a network. Clustering is a means of increasing network capacity, providing live backup in case one of the servers fails, and improving data security.
978 questions
0 comments No comments
{count} vote

Accepted answer
  1. KarishmaTiwari-MSFT 18,872 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hi @Eren Cakmak , Thanks for posting on Microsoft Q&A.

    Based on my research, I found that this error can occur if you have already configured a witness (FileShare or any other) and then you try to change the Witness to Cloud Share Witness. It fails with the error - "Verify the Azure storage account name, storage account type, storage account key, and network connectivity over HTTPS".

    To resolve this, simply remove existing witness and then try to add the Cloud share witness.

    Because there was already a physical Witness Disk configured for the Failover Cluster, the Cloud Witness Disk wizard could not proceed to successfully add a Cloud Witness Disk. Removing the already configured physical witness disk and running the Cloud Witness Disk wizard again should help.

    Hope this helps. If you are still seeing this issue, please let me know in the comments and I would be happy to investigate further.


    If this answers your query, do click “Accept the answer” and Up-Vote for the same, which might be beneficial to other community members reading this thread. And, if you have any further query do let us know in the comments.

    1 person found this answer helpful.

1 additional answer

Sort by: Most helpful
  1. Eren Cakmak 26 Reputation points

    Forgot to add image:

    0 comments No comments