By default, the only task you must perform to configure the nodes for remote management is to Enable a firewall rule to allow automatic restarts.
The following table lists the complete remote managment requirements, in case your environment diverges from the defaults.
Note You may need to independently validate that your cluster environment is ready to apply updates if you use a plug-in other than Microsoft. If you are using a non-Microsoft plug-in, contact the publisher for more information.
For example, you might need to do this if your branch office clusters access Microsoft Update or Windows Update to download updates by using a local proxy server.
If necessary, configure Win HTTP proxy settings on each node to specify a local proxy server and configure local address exceptions (that is, a bypass list for local addresses).
To do this, you can run the following command on each cluster node from an elevated command prompt: You can run the CAU Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) model to test whether a failover cluster and the network environment meet many of the requirements to have software updates applied by CAU.
Many of the tests check the environment for readiness to apply Microsoft updates by using the default plug-in, Microsoft. Note You might need to independently validate that your cluster environment is ready to apply software updates by using a plug-in other than Microsoft. If you are using a non-Microsoft plug-in, such as one provided by your hardware manufacturer, contact the publisher for more information.