Problem description: You have got odd number of nodes. To prevent possible ties in the quorum vote you added a witness disk to the cluster and adjusted the quorum mode in the cluster manager.



However, when you perform a failover from SSMS on our SQL Server 2012 Availability group, we got a validation WSFC quorum vote configuration warning with action required

Error message: The current WSFC cluster quorum vote configuration is not recommended for this availability group.

 

 

 

Cause: This issue occurs because of a known issue in Windows Server Failover Clustering.

 

 

Resolution: To resolve this issue, you have to apply the hotfix below  on all computers node of your cluster:

  

A hotfix is available to let you configure a cluster node that does not have quorum votes in Windows Server 2008 and in Windows Server 2008 R2
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2494036

 

Current status: After applied the fix, you should see that the warning is vanished.

 

 

Regards,

Michel Degremont | Xbox Live Music - DBA Team - SQL Server & PDW |