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Move vm configuration file to csv

    Question

  • We have a hyperv cluster. We use csv and not csv disks.

    A vm has this config:

    - Drive C on a .vhdx on disk1 (not csv). Also, config file is kn this disk1

    - Drive D on a .vhdx on disk1

    - Drive E on a passtrough disk2

    - Drive F on a passtrough disk3

    Sometimes we have issues on live migrations. This url https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831435(v=ws.11).aspx says....

    Physical disks that are directly attached to a virtual machine (pass-through disks) are supported when all of the following conditions are met:

    • The virtual machine configured with one or more physical disks is running on a Hyper-V failover cluster.
    • The virtual machine configuration file is hosted on a Cluster Shared Volume (CSV).
    • The physical disks are configured as a storage disk resource under control of the failover cluster and are properly configured as a dependent resource for the virtual machine.

    So, I need to move vm config file to a csv disk...what is the best option?

    Thursday, February 02, 2017 6:24 PM

Answers

  • Hi Rivers75,

    1. We could select only VM configuration.

    2. Not required.

    Best Regards,

    Leo


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    • Marked as answer by Rivers75 Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:41 PM
    Friday, February 03, 2017 8:23 AM
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  • Hi Rivers75,

    Open failover cluster manager, click role and right click on the VM. Choose move>Virtual machine storage, create a subfolder under CSV and move the VM configuration files to it.

    Besides, why are you using two passthrough disks?

    Virtual disks could provide more flexibility and easy to configure. And I suppose the performance difference between passthrough disk and virtual disk is not noticeable.

    Best Regards,

    Leo


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    Friday, February 03, 2017 1:35 AM
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  • 1) When you move select move > Virtual Machine Storage....Can you select only VM configuration files or you must select all disks ??

    2) Should I shutdown computer during this operation ??

    Note: I know we need to pass passthrough disks to vhdx...

    Friday, February 03, 2017 4:16 AM
  • Hi Rivers75,

    1. We could select only VM configuration.

    2. Not required.

    Best Regards,

    Leo


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    • Marked as answer by Rivers75 Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:41 PM
    Friday, February 03, 2017 8:23 AM
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  • Hi,

    You could mark the reply as answer if it is helpful.
    Best Regards,
    Leo

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    Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:02 AM
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