Help! Hyper-V with Failover clustering has VM Domain Controller not starting... cannot access Failover cluster..?? RRS feed

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  • Hi.

    I have made a serious mistake and need some help.. I have a Hyper-V setup using Failover Clusters. The problem is my domain controller was also virtualized on the Failover cluster. The VMs shut down and now the VH can't access the Failover Cluster, because no domain controller (yes, now I see a big reason for physical, separate domain controller!) What can I do to get my VM servers operational again?

    Is there a way to access the Failover Cluster disc without the domain controller? Can I access it as a normal iscsi disk mapped to a drive letter somehow? (If so, how?) And then start my DC VM inside the host?

    Is there a way I can bring the Failover Cluster online without a domain controller?

    Any quick help would be very appreciated!!

    Tuesday, May 15, 2012 8:44 AM


  • All up and running again now.. phew! Thanks to everyone for the help. I still have fix the final setup a bit more to make it much safer for the future...
    Tuesday, May 15, 2012 3:31 PM

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