Hyper-V Cluster Shutdown RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello Community,

    in 2 days we got the Problem, that our power gets complete shut down for multiple Hours.

    We have two Hyper-V Hosts which are clustered. its all win 2012R2

    How can i completely shut them down?

    And what happens when the hyper-V hosts are domain Members and the DC is a Role of the Hyper-V

    thanks a lot

    Wednesday, December 5, 2018 1:11 PM

All replies

  • First of all I would check that you have configured the Automatic Start Action for you domain controllers, they should start automatically when you start the host back again. To shutdown your cluster, I would first pause one of the hosts and turn it off. Then shutdown your VM's, and the last host. 

    When maintenance is done, start the hyper-v host that you shutdown last and check if VM's started. Once done, start the second Hyper-V host, resume cluster service and move all VM's to that host. As a best practise I would recommend restarting the primary host (the host that you started first) so it will authenticate correctly with Domain Controllers. 

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    Wednesday, December 5, 2018 3:54 PM