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Failover Cluster Node Maintenance Automation

I have been using the Exchange 2010 scripts to start/stop DAG member maintenance as well as redistribution of databases to preferred owners after maintenance is complete.

I was doing some work on several failover cluster nodes, and thought, it'd be nice to have the same functionality. The ability to pause a node, move all the cluster resources off it, stop the maintenance, and then to redistribution the cluster groups to the preferred nodes.

So, I present the below three scripts to perform these tasks on Windows Server 2008 R2 failover clusters.

  1. param([string] $Node = $ENV:COMPUTERNAME, [string] $Cluster = '.')  
  3. Import-Module FailoverClusters  
  5. Suspend-ClusterNode -Name $Node -Cluster $Cluster  
  6. Get-ClusterNode -Name $Node -Cluster $Cluster | Get-ClusterGroup -Cluster $Cluster | Move-ClusterGroup -Cluster $Cluster  
  1. param([string] $Node = $ENV:COMPUTERNAME, [string] $Cluster = '.')  
  3. Import-Module FailoverClusters  
  5. Resume-ClusterNode -Name $Node -Cluster $Cluster  
  1. param([string] $Cluster = '.')  
  3. Import-Module FailoverClusters  
  5. Get-ClusterGroup -Cluster $Cluster | Get-ClusterOwnerNode -Cluster $Cluster |? { $_.OwnerNodes } |% {   
  6.     Move-ClusterGroup -Name $_.ClusterObject.Name -Cluster $Cluster -Node ($_.OwnerNodes | Select-Object -First 1).Name  
  7. }  


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