Cluster service fails to start on Windows Server 2008 SP2, cluster.log contains “Too many failures while attempting to start RHS process.”

It’s been a while since my last post – not due to the dearth of interesting issues to blog about, rather, there have been TOO many issues, interesting and otherwise. Too many issues == too much work! Nonetheless, this particular issue was interesting enough to make me take some time out, despite my busy schedule,…

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The Cluster Service service terminated with service-specific error 183 (0xB7)

I worked on an issue recently where the cluster service was stopped on both nodes of a Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster. If you attempt to start the Cluster service, it would terminate and log this error in the System Event Log: Log Name:      System Source:        Service Control Manager Date:          8/26/2010 3:52:50 PM Event ID:     …

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