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Best way to reconfigure a 2016 failover cluster... Nodes and Cluster

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  • Hi,

    I have an operational cluster, but I need to rename the physical hypervisors and change the cluster name. I'v seen instructions on changing the cluster name, but what the best procedure seeing I need to rename the cluster nodes too? Thoughts?

    Thanks

    Tuesday, January 22, 2019 8:01 PM

Answers

  • Hi!

    You can follow the procedures below:


    Renaming the cluster node

    1. Drain the cluster node that you want to rename by moving all the running cluster resources to another node (Pause > Drain Roles)

    2. Right click the drained cluster node, select More Actions > Stop Cluster Service.

    3. Evict the drained cluster node by right-clicking the node > More Actions > Evict.

    4. Rename the evicted cluster node

    5. After the evicted cluster node has been renamed, add it back to the cluster by right clicking Nodes > Add Node.

    Repeat the same steps for the other node(s).

    Renaming the cluster

    1. In the Failover Cluster Manager select the root of the cluster on the left of the Failover Cluster Manager.

    2. Go to the Cluster Core Resources in the center of the Failover Cluster Manager.

    3. Right-click the server name and select Properties.

    4. Change the name.

    Best regards,
    Leon


    Blog: https://thesystemcenterblog.com LinkedIn:

    • Marked as answer by Heybuzzz76 Wednesday, January 23, 2019 6:53 PM
    Tuesday, January 22, 2019 8:24 PM
  • Hi,

    Thanks for posting in our forum!

    As I understand, you want to know what is the best way to rename a cluster and a cluster node, is that right?

    Honestly, it’s hard to say what is the best way, we can modify the cluster and node name in the following ways.

    How to rename Windows failover cluster name.

    1. Open Failover Cluster Manager, right-click the cluster and click Properties.

    2. Enter a new cluster name.

    3. When you are done, it prompts you to restart each node in the cluster, and you should do this as early as possible instead of later to prevent problems.

    For detail information, you can visit:

    https://www.winsysadminblog.com/2018/05/renaming-a-hyper-v-failover-cluster/

    Please Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    How to rename Windows failover cluster node name.

    1. Move all the resources running on the node to be renamed to other nodes in the cluster. This can be done through Failover Cluster Manager by selecting the Pause option and selecting Drain Roles.

    2. Within Failover Cluster Manager, right-click the node to be evicted in the Nodes area and select More Actions, Stop Cluster Service.

    3. Right-click the node again and select More Actions, Evict.

    4. On the evicted node, use the Control Panel System applet to rename the server.

    5. After the server is renamed, add it back to the cluster using the Nodes, Add Node action.

    For detail information, please visit:

    https://www.itprotoday.com/windows-8/rename-nodes-cluster

    Please Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Hope this information can help you, if you have any question, please feel free to let me know.

    Best Regards,

    Daniel


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    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by Heybuzzz76 Wednesday, January 23, 2019 6:53 PM
    Wednesday, January 23, 2019 2:15 AM
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  • Hi!

    You can follow the procedures below:


    Renaming the cluster node

    1. Drain the cluster node that you want to rename by moving all the running cluster resources to another node (Pause > Drain Roles)

    2. Right click the drained cluster node, select More Actions > Stop Cluster Service.

    3. Evict the drained cluster node by right-clicking the node > More Actions > Evict.

    4. Rename the evicted cluster node

    5. After the evicted cluster node has been renamed, add it back to the cluster by right clicking Nodes > Add Node.

    Repeat the same steps for the other node(s).

    Renaming the cluster

    1. In the Failover Cluster Manager select the root of the cluster on the left of the Failover Cluster Manager.

    2. Go to the Cluster Core Resources in the center of the Failover Cluster Manager.

    3. Right-click the server name and select Properties.

    4. Change the name.

    Best regards,
    Leon


    Blog: https://thesystemcenterblog.com LinkedIn:

    • Marked as answer by Heybuzzz76 Wednesday, January 23, 2019 6:53 PM
    Tuesday, January 22, 2019 8:24 PM
  • Hi,

    Thanks for posting in our forum!

    As I understand, you want to know what is the best way to rename a cluster and a cluster node, is that right?

    Honestly, it’s hard to say what is the best way, we can modify the cluster and node name in the following ways.

    How to rename Windows failover cluster name.

    1. Open Failover Cluster Manager, right-click the cluster and click Properties.

    2. Enter a new cluster name.

    3. When you are done, it prompts you to restart each node in the cluster, and you should do this as early as possible instead of later to prevent problems.

    For detail information, you can visit:

    https://www.winsysadminblog.com/2018/05/renaming-a-hyper-v-failover-cluster/

    Please Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    How to rename Windows failover cluster node name.

    1. Move all the resources running on the node to be renamed to other nodes in the cluster. This can be done through Failover Cluster Manager by selecting the Pause option and selecting Drain Roles.

    2. Within Failover Cluster Manager, right-click the node to be evicted in the Nodes area and select More Actions, Stop Cluster Service.

    3. Right-click the node again and select More Actions, Evict.

    4. On the evicted node, use the Control Panel System applet to rename the server.

    5. After the server is renamed, add it back to the cluster using the Nodes, Add Node action.

    For detail information, please visit:

    https://www.itprotoday.com/windows-8/rename-nodes-cluster

    Please Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Hope this information can help you, if you have any question, please feel free to let me know.

    Best Regards,

    Daniel


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help.
    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by Heybuzzz76 Wednesday, January 23, 2019 6:53 PM
    Wednesday, January 23, 2019 2:15 AM
    Moderator