Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V (not R2) clustering failover, cannot failover when VMs are in saved state RRS feed

  • Question

  • two HyperV servers, HV1, and HV2 both running Windows Server 2008 Entperise (Hyper V at beta)

    both connecting to two iSCSI targets, one for Quorum, one for VHD storage

    successfully created Cluster

    created a VM, made it HA, installed Windows Server 2008 Enterprise

    When the VM is turned off, failover is done successfully

    when VM is in saved state, failover failed due to the following error

    Event Source: Hyper-V-High-Availability Event ID 21502

    'Virtual Machine ClusterVM Guest' failed to start.

    'ClusterVM Guest' failed to initialize. (Virtual machine 1A48C8BB-2D84-4BC8-94DC-33958B2056E5)

    'ClusterVM Guest' failed to create or access saved state file S:\ClusterVM Guest\Virtual Machines\1A48C8BB-2D84-4BC8-94DC-33958B2056E5\1A48C8BB-2D84-4BC8-94DC-33958B2056E5.vsv. (Virtual machine 1A48C8BB-2D84-4BC8-94DC-33958B2056E5)


    I suspect it is an issue related to the resources permission, I've checked the perrmission of the state file, no clue.


    Please help me


    Thank you

    Monday, May 24, 2010 5:58 AM


  • Hi,


    As you mentioned that your Hyper-V is still a beta version, I recommend that you update it to the RTM version first. You can download the update from the following link.


    Description of the update for the release version of the Hyper-V technology for Windows Server 2008




    Best Regards,

    Vincent Hu


    • Marked as answer by Vincent Hu Tuesday, June 1, 2010 6:15 AM
    Monday, May 24, 2010 7:38 AM