Cluster configuration tests make it easier to review the cluster settings and determine whether they are properly configured. The cluster configuration tests run only on existing clusters (not servers for which a cluster is planned). The tests include the following:
- List Cluster Core Groups: This test
lists information about Available Storage and about the group of
resources used by the cluster itself.
- List Cluster Network Information: This
test lists cluster-specific network settings that are stored in the
cluster configuration. For example, it lists settings that affect
how often heartbeat signals are sent between servers on the same
subnet, and how often they are sent between servers on different
- List Cluster Resources: This test
lists details for all the resources that are configured in the
- List Cluster Volumes: This test lists
information about volumes in the cluster storage.
- List Clustered Services and
Applications: This test lists the services and applications
configured to run in the cluster.
- Validate Quorum Configuration: This
test validates that the quorum configuration is optimal for the
cluster. For more information about quorum configurations, see
Quorum Configurations in a Failover Cluster.
- Validate Resource Status: This test
validates that cluster resources are online, and lists the cluster
resources that are running in separate resource monitors. If a
resource is running in a separate resource monitor, it is usually
because the resource failed and the Cluster service began running
it in a separate resource monitor (to make it less likely to affect
other resources if it fails again).
- Validate Service Principal Name: This
test validates that a Service Principal Name exists for all
resources that have Kerberos enabled.
- Validate Volume Consistency: This test
checks for volumes that are flagged as inconsistent ("dirty") and
if any are found, provides a reminder that running chkdsk is