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I got this error while I was using Hyper-V Replica

Hyper-V prevented starting virtual machine because it is prepared for failover.

Any Solutions?

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I think that a virtual machine for which the “Planned Failover” has been initiated is turned off at the Primary Server and turned on at the Replica Server if you selected to do so. Such virtual machines cannot be turned on at the Primary Server unless replication is broken or the reverse replication is initiated. This is expected behavior from Hyper-V Replica and can be safely ignored.

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Make sure you configure the virtual switch manager and network connections correctly on your replica server before you try running a planned failover. The machine needs to be able to come up first. Turn off your primary and complete the configuration first, then have another go at it.

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