I'm going to say this up front because it will become very obvious. I inherited this cluster, and have little experience with them, so please bear with me.
I am trying to install SP2 on a 4 node cluster where there is an Active instance on each node. I've currently tried two different things, and had the following issues.
1. I logged into the first node. (Not the virtual insance)
When I ran the Install is quit almost immediately because it detected the 3 extra passive instances. Obviously when I logged into the next node, I had the same results just with different passive instances.
2. To fix the issue with passive nodes, I failed all 4 instances over to the same node. I figured that way there wouldn't be any passive nodes. Yeah, I made it though the that step and it started to run the install. However it quickly failed again giving me the following output in the Hotfix log file (The following is repeated for each node):
Task Scheduler: Created remote folder for product instance target \\SQL2
Task Scheduler: Transferred payload to remote product instance target \\SQL2
Task Scheduler: Created new scheduled task for product instance target \\SQL2
Task Scheduler: Error, cannot save new scheduled task for product instance target \\SQL2
Task Scheduler: Error, cannot create scheduled task for product instance target \\SQL2
Task Scheduler: Removed remote folder for product instance target \\SQL2
Error, remote process failed for product instance target
Exit code for passive node: SQL2 = 1603
Then I have the following entries for the final eror message:
The following exception occurred: No passive nodes were successfully patched Date: <datehere>
Am I just simply logging into the wrong place? Should I be logging into the virtual instance as opposed to the Node? Or is there something else that may be causing my issues. Thanks for any assistance you can provide.