Step 13: Test Failover on WCF Broker Nodes

Applies To: Windows HPC Server 2008 R2

You can perform a basic test to confirm that a clustered Windows Communications Foundation (WCF) broker node can fail over successfully to another server in that failover cluster.

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at Local and Domain Default Groups (

To test failover on WCF broker nodes

  1. In the Failover Cluster Manager snap-in, if the cluster that you want to manage is not displayed, in the console tree, right-click Failover Cluster Manager, click Manage a Cluster, and then select or specify the cluster that you want.

  2. If the console tree is collapsed, expand the tree under the cluster that you want to configure.

  3. Expand Services and Applications, and then click the clustered WCF broker node for which you want to test failover.

  4. Under Actions (on the right), click Move this service or application to another node, and click the listing for a failover cluster node. When you are prompted, confirm the move.

    As the WCF broker node moves, the status is displayed in the results pane (center pane).

  5. Optionally, repeat step 4 to move the WCF broker node to an additional server in the failover cluster or back to the original server.

Additional references

Performing Maintenance on WCF Broker Nodes in a Failover Cluster with Windows HPC Server 2008 R2