Failed to perform NLB cluster discovery due to a WMI error Rule

  • ID:  Microsoft.Windows.NetworkLoadBalancing.Library.FailedToPerformDiscoveryDueToWmiError
  • Description:  This rule will generate an alert if NLB cluster discovery fails due to a WMI error.
  • Target:  Windows Server Operating System
  • Enabled:  On Essential Monitoring

Overridable Parameters

Parameter Name Default Value Description Override
Priority 1  
Severity 1  

Run As Profiles

Name
Default

Alert Details

Message Priority Severity
Failed to perform NLB cluster discovery due to a WMI error Medium Warning

Rule Knowledgebase

Summary

The NLB management pack failed to perform NLB cluster discovery due to a WMI error. The most likely cause of this error is the NLB WMI provider returning an error if the network adapter used by NLB is disabled.

Causes
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Resolutions

Ensure that the network adapter used by NLB on this server is enabled. Also you can test the NLB WMI provider to performing the following steps on the NLB cluster member server:

1 - Launch wbemtest.exe

2 - Click on the "Connect" button and specify the following path: root\MicrosoftNLB and click the "Connect" button.

3 - Click on the "Query" button and specify the following WQL query "SELECT * FROM MicrosoftNLB_Node" and click the "Apply" button.

If this query fails, the discovery error is caused by a problem with the NLB WMI provider and you need to further troubleshoot it.

Once the error with WMI provider is fixed, the next time the discovery runs, it should run successfully. By default, the discovery runs once an hour.

External References
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See Also for Windows Server Network Load Balancing Management Pack


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