quorum heartbeat retries

quorum heartbeat retries specifies the number of times an instance attempts to detect a quorum heartbeat before determining that the quorum device is no longer running, and exiting.

Summary Information

Default value


Valid values

0 – 32767



Display level


Required role

System administrator

Configuration group

Shared Disk Cluster

A value of 0 indicates that the instance should terminate upon the first quorum heartbeat failure.

Tuning this to a lower number causes an instance to fail over more quickly when access to the quorum device is lost, potentially improving application recovery times. Tuning this to a higher number degrades application recovery, reducing the chances that a transient disk access problem causes an instance failure.