add node to cluster

dla7321 1 Reputation point

Dear All,

i got the problem during add new win2016 nodes to win2012r2 cluster.

Server info:
Existing Cluster (2 nodes):
Node1: Server1 (win2012r2)
Node2: Server2 (win2012r2)
Roles: File Server
Cluster name: Cluster1

i want add new Nodes (win2016) as below to above win2012 cluster.
node3: Server3 (win2016)
node4: Server4 (win2016)

but got error message as below:

Waiting for notification that node <Server3> is fully functional member of the cluster.

Cluster Service on node <Server3> dis not reach the running state.
The error code is 0x5b4.
For more information check the cluster log and the system event log from node <Server3>.
This operation returned because the timeout period expired.

Unable to sucessfully cleanup.

The server '<Server3.testlab.local>' could not be added to the cluster.
An error occurred while adding node '' to cluster '<Cluster1>'.

This operation returned because the timeout period expired.

the above new win2016 perform hardening refer to CIS Benchmark Windows Server 2016 document.

i try install new win2016 not perform hardening, and test this server can success added to existing cluster.

do you know what hardening settings to effect add nodes to existing cluster ? many thanks.


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.
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  1. Limitless Technology 39,481 Reputation points

    Hello @dla7321

    Have you run cluster validation wizard before adding to cluster

    Time out error seems related to communication between 2016 Node.

    Please verify preferred DNS are set and Network Adapter and Teamning are identical as existing nodes.

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