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SF/HA-DR 5.1 windows "DNS refresh failed" event viewer error

Created: 08 Feb 2012 • Updated: 17 Feb 2012 | 1 comment
Usman_Ali's picture
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I am facing error in windows event viewer on every minute.   

Lanman: <resource name>:Moniter:DNS refresh failed more than 3 times but record still present

Event ID: 3014

anybody have any idea on this log ?

Thanking in advance.


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mikebounds's picture

If you look at doc it says:

Agent functions (Entry Points)
■ monitor—Verifies the IP addresses are bound to the virtual computer name.
     If DNSUpdateRequired and DNSRefreshInterval is enabled and the resource
    is ONLINE, then the Lanman agent refreshes the DNS records every 24 hours.
   The agent queries the name servers for DNS records. It reports back ONLINE
  if the response from all the name servers contains the Host (A), PTR, and
 CNAME records. If no servers return the appropriate records, the monitor
reports the resource as OFFLINE.
So if you do't need DNS refreshing, then set DNSUpdateRequired to 0.  If you do need DNS refreshing, then it is the VCSHelper service that updates DNS, so look at what user this service is started under and check it has the right privileges to update DNS (and check DNS server for errors updating DNS).  There are other DNS attributes for the Lanman agent so if you still have problems then check doc in link above for the various other DNS settings.

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