[su_note note_color=”#ffff96″ text_color=”#000000″ radius=”5″]Post has been updated on 02.12.2015 with additional details and scenarios [/su_note]
Event ID 1196 is Displayed with external DNS Servers
Take the following scenario, you have a Windows 2012 R2 machine and have installed the Failover Cluster Feature and both in the event viewer Event ID1196 is logged in the event viewer with message Cluster network name resource ‘Cluster Name’ failed registration of one or more associated DNS name(s) for the following reason:
DNS server failure.
The event ID 1196 is logged when you install the Failover Cluster feature and Windows cannot register the cluster name in one of the DNS configured on the server’s network card, for example in my lab the message logged as in addition to the Domain Controller’s IP address I am using the default’s gateway, which is not running the DNS Service, IP
Once the bogus DNS entry is removed Cluster Manager will stop logging the error message and all will start working as intended
Event ID 1196 is Displayed with AD Integrated DNS
I was working with one of my custoemrs deploying a Hyper-V Cluster and Event ID 1196 was appearing in the cluster event log despite the only configured DNS were the internal Domain Controllers with no external or bogus DNS entries. While checking the possible cause of the issue I found out that the Cluster Name DNS record had been created manually
Creating a static record for the Cluster Name resource is absolutely fine and helpful to the record getting deleted due to aging/scavenging but you need to take proper care in the way DNS Record permissions are assigned for example in the picture below there are no permissions for the Hyper-V-Cluster computer account
This can easily solved either delegating proper permissions to the DNS record or delete the static record and let the Cluster Service register the record dynamically.
Indipendently of the chosen appraoch to force the registration of the clsuter name resource and get rid of the Event ID 1196 being logged in the cluster logs you can follow this procedure, open Failover Cluster Manager and with the cluster object selected at the end of the console select the Cluster Name Resource under Cluster Core Resources
Right-click on the Name Resource Name and select Take Offline from the contextual menu this will not impact the cluster running services or any workload that is hosted on the machines
Once the Cluster Name resource is offline right-click on it and from the More Actions Event ID 1196 Name Resource Offline menu select Repair