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Failover in a cluster does not happen

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I tried doing a failover in a cluster which has 2 nodes and the second node in the cluser was now able to handle the resources for some reason. SQL would run only on the first node in the cluster but not the other.

I looked in the Event Viewer for error messages when I initiated the failover and the below messages are logged into it oen after the other. can someone suggest me what needs to be corrected here?

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Cluster service is shutting down because the membership engine failed to arbitrate for the quorum device. This could be due to the loss of network connectivity with the current quorum owner.  Check your physical network infrastructure to ensure that communication between this node and all other nodes in the server cluster is intact.

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