I was testing a three node AlwaysOn availability group cluster. SQL Server is on Node 1 and I powered off Node 1 and Node 3 simultaneously. The cluster lost its quorum and appear to be down. I tried following "Force a WSFC Cluster to Start Without a Quorum", but I am unable to bring the cluster online. It is stuck is "joining" state.
What can we do now?
Initially the cluster service is down. After executing the
Start-ClusterNode command it goes into running state. I have tried restarting the cluster service and also restarting the node, but can't force quorum.