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Verify cluster gives Failed to prepare storage for testing on node X status 87


Interesting one here – if you get a Status 87 verifying a cluster’s storage, you will require to add a drive to the “hidden” 100mb partition (boot partition).

 

Doing so will allow you to pass, but why fail in the first place!!!

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  1. Neil
    January 18, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Just ran into this. The 100mb partition was not labeled “System Reserved” and was instead blank. I tried to manually change the label and it didn’t allow me to change the label at all. I added a drive letter (B) and it labeled the partition “System Reserved” automagically. I removed the drive letter and the label remained. I was then able to verify the cluster config.

    • January 18, 2011 at 9:29 pm

      That kind of makes sense – I haven’t ran into it since though so possibly a 1 in 100 chance bug, I mean feature ;)

  2. Jason Bonde
    January 26, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Same issue at a customer’s site. Strange that Microsoft cannot duplicate the problem.
    I assigned a drive (B:) to the 100mb partition, removed it and retried -ok

    • January 26, 2011 at 10:54 pm

      Must admit I’ve never bothered to ask anyone at MS if there is an internal bug ID about it :)

      You would expect a KB but anything is possible with their outsourced PSS nowadays :)

  3. John Machacek
    March 24, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    This seems to work, however be aware that upon reboot the name may go back to being blank – at least that is what I am experiencing.

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