Preparing a cluster installation fails at Setup Support Rules Step (Not Clustered or the cluster service is up and online)

by Martin Surasky   Last Updated January 11, 2018 20:06 PM

Hello Stack Exchangers!

Today I'm trying to install a SQL Server 2008 R2 Cluster environment on Windows Server 2012 R2 servers and after doing all the necessary steps to prepare the cluster (like Creating an iSCSI Virtual Disk for Windows Cluster, configuring both node members, installing .net Framework 3.5, Adding the Windows Cluster Failover Feature, configuring the cluster, etc...) I continued by running the "Advanced Cluster Preparation" installation in SQL Server 2008 R2.

During one of the initial steps (the one checking the Rules) I find that the "Not clustered or the cluster service is up and online" step fails...

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Upon inspection of the details I see that the "machine is clustered, but the cluster is not online..." message

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... not sure the reason why, since when I inspect the cluster using Failover Cluster Manager everything seems all rightenter image description here

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I can even do a fail-back on the drives and a fail-over with no problem. I also ran the Validation report and everything came back green...

Any ideas of what could I be missing?



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