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100 views

How can I move the data files for a VM to another location?

We have a cluster of 3 x 2008 R2 physical hosts running Hyper-V. How do I safely move the VHD(s) and accompanying XML files, etc, for a specific VM to a new location? I want to keep the VM with the ...
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3answers
310 views

Windows Server 2012 Hyper V Clustering Live migration Hot Failover

We are thinking of implementing Hyper V Clusteriazation on Windows server 2012 servers. We aim to use the Live migration feature to eliminate downtime when one of the servers fails. My question is: Is ...
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2answers
216 views

Just a few questions about Hyper-V virtual machines and clustering

I have been using Microsoft’s Hyper-V technology for a little while now, but I am just now dipping my toe into clustering. In particular, I am trying to implement a fault-tolerant SQL DB. This ...
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0answers
308 views

No disks were found on which to perform cluster validation tests

I am trying to make a cluster of two Hyper-V machines running Windows Server 2012. There is a SAN available in which I have created several partitions to use such as J drive, K drive L drive etc. ...
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1answer
118 views

Hyper-V - USB Disk mapped to VM

If I have a VM on a Hyper-V host with an IP 192.168.50.25 (VM IP), where the Host has an IP of 192.168.40.25. (The host itself has a virtual switch whose NIC patches into a procurve onto the VLAN ...
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1answer
95 views

Basics on setting up a hyper-v cluser on a Windows 8 host

I'm a complete newbie to setting up servers and clustering, so baby gloves please :) I am trying to simulate a cluster of 4 nodes on my windows 8 laptop using hyper-v (its a beefy laptop, so don't ...
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1answer
863 views

SQL Cluster P2V Physical to Virtual Migration tips?

Need tips for those migrating a MSSQL cluster to a single Hyper-V guest VM. Context: these are P2V (Physical to Virtual) of only one node, taking a snapshot of all drives and dismantling/destroying ...
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1answer
149 views

Local disk recomendations for Hyper-V 2012 nodes? [closed]

Are there any local hard drive recommendations for Hyper-V 2012 nodes, running in cluster using SAN for VM's? Are the local hard drive only used for running the Hypervisor or is it used for ...
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0answers
386 views

Windows Server 2012 - Hyper-V - iSCSI SAN - All Hyper-V Guests stops responding and extensive disk read/write

We have a problem with one of our deployments of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V with a 2 node cluster connected to a iSCSI SAN. Our Problem Our problem is that for some reason all of the VMs stops ...
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1answer
314 views

Hyper-V Redundancy without Domain

We currently run a Hyper-V server on a non-domain W2008 server, and are looking to build a failover solution. Because all the (6-10) VM guests are linuxes, and our datacenter space is 90% non ...
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1answer
147 views

HA Options for Windows Servers

We are looking at different options to allow us to stay up and running when our primary datacenter (DC1) goes down for any reason. What is the main difference in having a offsite server updated all ...
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1answer
805 views

Hyper-V virtual machine can't be migrated to a specific host in the cluster

I have a three-node Hyper-V cluster running on Windows Server 2008 R2 which is working quite flawlessly: there are no errors, live migration works, all hosts can and will happily run all virtual ...
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2answers
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Windows Server 2012: Possible to have High Availability and reliability without needing a SAN, but connecting servers together?

I have some questions below -- tried to word them the best I could. If you downvote my post, please make a comment explaining why you downvoted so that I can try to do better when I post in the ...
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1answer
287 views

Hyper-V Live Migration without Cluster Shared Volume

Can someone please shed some light on this for me? I gather that it is possible to use Hyper-V live migration without the need for a Cluster Shared Volume. Given the following: Live migration can ...
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1answer
124 views

Hyper-V Manager/Server failover/redirections

I have currently one Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 server installed, it's successfully running 4 VM's, but memory/RAM is starting to become sparse. I actually have a 2nd machine available, so my great idea ...
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0answers
475 views

Cluster fails because of network loop

We have two hosts running 2008 R2 and Hyper-V. iSCSI SAN using a Equallogic 6k and ps4000 pooled together. They are connected to two Dell 6224 switches. I have one VLAN for the iSCSI and then another ...
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1answer
313 views

DPM 2010 - Performance when backing up Hyper-V Cluster

At my company we are backing up about 150 Hyper-v VMs in an Hyper-v cluster using CSVs (Windows 2008 R2). The space used by these VMs is about 18TB on SAN storage and 1GB network. We are using DPM ...
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1answer
217 views

Remotely connecting to hyper-v hosts from another host in the same cluster sometimes shows red error

We have a hyper-v host cluster with relatively new hardware. The hosts and the VMs on them all work good, except when I connect to any hyper-v host from another host in the same cluster (remotely ...
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2answers
981 views

Windows Cluster Fails after Power Outage

First, we have a Windows 2008 R2 Two Node cluster running HA Hyper-V and DHCP. We utilize a back-end Dell MD3000i iSCSI SAN for storage. All of the networking is done via redundant switches and MPIO ...
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2answers
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Failover Cluster: No disks suitable for cluster disks were found

I am trying to setup a failover cluster with two nodes. After running the validation tests, the storage sections had many warnings. The next step after creating the cluster with two nodes on the same ...
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2answers
312 views

SQL + Hyper-V cluster on the same hardware

We have 5 new Windows (2008 R2) servers on our disposal. We plan to configure them this way: 3 web servers running IIS and DFS-replication (load balanced) 2 SQL servers running SQL server 2008 R2 in ...
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2answers
228 views

Hyper-V cluster VS regular cluster

We need to choice between Hyper-V and regular cluster technologies. What is the advantage and disadvantage of these approaches? Update: We have to physical servers and want to build reliably ...
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1answer
5k views

This disk is offline because of policy set by administrator

I have a IBM NAS based storage interfaced using iSCSI interface on my two node Hyper - V Cluster on Windows Server 2008 R2. I am in process of setting up this cluseter. All tests have passed ...
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5answers
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Hyper-V Cluster with failover - NETWORKING

We are looking to setup a 3 node Hyper-V cluster with live migration and failover using: 3 x Dell R710's with dual quad core Xeon & 128 GB RAM & 6 NICs in each 1 x Dell MD 3220i SAN We ...
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1answer
2k views

hyper-v cluster behavior when losing network connectivity

Setup: (rather new) Hyper-V R2 cluster with 2 nodes (in failover configuration). Fysical host OS: Windows Server 2008. About eight VM's (mixed: Windows Server 2008 and Linux) Yesterday we had a ...
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1answer
817 views

Looking for advice on Hyper-v storage replication [closed]

I am designing a 2-host Hyper-V R2 cluster with 6-10 guests stored on a SMB iSCSI SAN device (probably Promise VessRAID). I will be getting at least two of the SAN devices and need to eliminate the ...
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1answer
187 views

How do VMs in a Hyper V R2 cluster respond in the event that the node of the cluster the VM was running on fails?

How do VMs in a Hyper V R2 cluster respond in the event that the node of the cluster the VM was running on fails? Does the VM automatically restart on another node and to the VM it is just like ...
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1answer
524 views

Software to repliacte data in a Cluster Shared Volume in real time from DAS attached to Server 2k8 R2 HyperV cluster to an identical setup?

Are there any software solutions that will be able to handle replicating the data from one SAS based DAS (a Dell MD3200) attached to two R410 servers running clustered Server 2008 R2 Hyper V instances ...
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2answers
829 views

How to use iSCSI inside HyperV VM?

I have 2 Dell R710 servers (intended to set up HyperV cluster) and a MD3000i SAN set up: Server1/Server2: NIC 1: connected to company LAN NIC 2: crossover to the other server's NIC 2 NIC 3: ...
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4answers
696 views

Most suitable high availability solution

My company is hosting a website in a server with IIS, SQL Server and a 3rd party windows service (written in C#, source code available for amendments). We bought a new identical server, composed by: ...
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2answers
799 views

SQL Cluster install on Hyper V options

I've been reading up on running a SQL Cluster in a Hyper V environment and there seems to be a couple of options: Install guest cluster on 2 VMs that are themselves part of a fail over cluster. ...
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3answers
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HYPER-V R2 Can not mount ISO from network location (UNC Path)

So, as the name suggest I'm trying to mount a ISO from a network share using the UNC path to a HYPER-V R2 Cluster. This is a pure Demo / test case setup with: 2x HYPER-V R2 1X NAS/iSCSI CSV Cluster ...
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1answer
831 views

Auto load balancing two node Cluster Hyper-v 2008 R2 enterprise?

My setup is a 2 node cluster with 72GB ram each and a ~10TB MD3000i Iscsi SAN. I have about 30VMs running I keep about 15 on either server. I do a live migration to the other server if I need to run ...
3
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4answers
1k views

SQL Cluster on Hyper V Failover Cluster

We have a VM running SQL Server on a 6 node cluster of blades. The VM's data files are stored a SAN attached using a direct iSCSI connection. As this SQL server will be running a number of important ...
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2answers
628 views

Sql Server hd - seek time vs sequential, SAN vs DAS

I need to buy a new server destined for Navision 2009 database on SQL Server 2008. Database is 50GB large and growing 10 GB a year. I'm considering to create a cluster on 2 servers. Didn't decided yet ...
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1answer
71 views

Restrict admin Hyperv rights

I use a Hyper-V 2008 R2 cluster, and I've two types of admin (full admin and management server admin). I would like to give to the management server admin only the right to start/shutdown the virtual ...
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3answers
527 views

Hyper-V Virtual Machine Backup or Cluster?

Which would be better If I have a copy of the vhd backed up or implement clustering of vm (failover) in windows 2008 r2??