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Why is Shutdown grayed out for host in SCVMM 2012?

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I just got SCVMM installed and added my first Hyper-V host.
I want to shutdown my host, but when i right click on it, Shutdown (and other options) are grayed out.

Anyone know how to enable all of the power options, specifically shutdown?
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Question by:romatlo
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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Because it is not running..
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by:romatlo
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Thanks for response, but the hyper-v host is on and the restart option is available, but not shutdown.  I can power on a vm, too.

Any other suggestions?
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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HPDM is in a stopped state.

I think I see what you're getting at but why do you want to stop the Hyper-V Service? That can only be done from the server manager..
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by:romatlo
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I run this stuff at home.  I was just wanting to shutdown my hyper-v host (and everything else) over the weekend.

I ended up shutting it down locally.
Bugs me that shutdown is grayed out...should be able to shutdown remotely. :)
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by:romatlo
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Ok, I think I get now.  These power commands are for the VMs only.
So then, my question becomes more basic.

How do I shutdown a hyper-v host from SCVMM 2012?
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David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 2000 total points
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you can't shutdown a hyper-v on a host from scvmm.. it has to be done from administrative tools/services or net stop servicename.  Why you want to shut it down I have no idea. do you also shutdown the sql server instances and iis servers?

Think about it System Center Virtual Machine Manager.  It connects to a computer that is running the hyper-v service.
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by:romatlo
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Sorry, it seems like we are misunderstanding each other.  :)
Not trying to turn off services...

You know how in VMware vCenter you can right click on an ESX host and shut it down (power it off)?

I want to do the same thing from SCVMM console.  When i am done running my VMs for the day, I want to shutdown my Hyper-V host from my SCVMM console.

My SCVMM server (and console) is installed on a VM and different server than the Hyper-V host server in this case.

Does that make more sense now?
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by:romatlo
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I'll close this question later today.
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