Windows 8 Cluster Update #CAUW ( Cluster Aware Update Wizard )

Updating and patching of you cluster is always a lot of work failover and patching and the other node. level the cluster etc etc.

Windows 8 has a new tool for this : Cluster Aware Update Wizard.

How does it work well like this. You do not have to install any role or feature to use this. WSUS is still needed or use the internet windows update.

Just start the CAUW ( Cluster Aware Update Wizard ) no not COW ;-)

Or do this of a cluster, yes it can be clicked but it won’t work you can’t patch the server that you are running the CAUW . so use a management server.  start the tool and connect to the cluster the Tool looks in the AD or netbios and off you go


Check my fresh installed windows 8 cluster and see if there are updates needed and sure there are two updates ready to install.

First I do a check / report what updates the nodes needed.

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Now I do the update nodes and the wizard goes and ask me all kind of stuff but I can do only next.

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Now that the wizard is ready It starts to update the nodes you can follow the update progress in the log view screen. I have one failure ( just for testing)

After the Reboot the cluster is ready and up again no problemos.


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Posted September 15, 2011 by Robert Smit in Windows 8, Windows 8 Cluster, Windows 8 Server

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