Windows 8 Cluster Update #CAU ( Cluster Aware Update Wizard )   3 comments

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 2012 has a new tool for this : Cluster Aware Update Wizard. It is not a WSUS replacement.

How does it work well like this. You do not have to install any role or feature to use this.

Just start the CAU ( 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

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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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3 responses to “Windows 8 Cluster Update #CAU ( Cluster Aware Update Wizard )

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  1. Pingback: “The End of Patch Tuesday” for Windows Server 8? - Windows Enterprise Desktop

  2. How does this work if one uses SCCM to push patches instaead of WSUS?

    Bill Bacoyiannis

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