Updating remote server
For more information, see Recommendations for applying Microsoft updates.One or more failover cluster nodes are configured to use an update source for Microsoft updates that is different from the rest of the nodes.The following are general requirements for a failover cluster to support updates by using CAU.Additional configuration requirements for remote management on the nodes are listed in Configure the nodes for remote management later in this topic.For more information, see Verify the cluster configuration in this topic.
The exact installation requirements for the Failover Clustering Tools depend on whether CAU coordinates updates as a clustered role on the failover cluster (by using self-updating mode) or from a remote computer.
If necessary, configure Win HTTP proxy settings on each node to specify a local proxy server and configure local address exceptions (that is, a bypass list for local addresses).
To do this, you can run the following command on each cluster node from an elevated command prompt: You can run the CAU Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) model to test whether a failover cluster and the network environment meet many of the requirements to have software updates applied by CAU.
Many of the tests check the environment for readiness to apply Microsoft updates by using the default plug-in, Microsoft. Note You might need to independently validate that your cluster environment is ready to apply software updates by using a plug-in other than Microsoft. If you are using a non-Microsoft plug-in, such as one provided by your hardware manufacturer, contact the publisher for more information.
- Check the spelling of the name of the cluster specified during the BPA run.- Ensure that all nodes of the cluster are online and running.- Check that the Validate a Configuration Wizard can successfully run on the failover cluster.
Note You may need to independently validate that your cluster environment is ready to apply updates if you use a plug-in other than Microsoft. If you are using a non-Microsoft plug-in, contact the publisher for more information.