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HyperV - Change CSV names?

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Hey

How do I change name of a CSV in HyperV 2012 R2? (default seems to be Volume1, Volume2.. and so on)

Thanks

Mike
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by:Vaseem Mohammed
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In the article available on http://blogs.msdn.com/b/clustering/archive/2009/02/19/9433146.aspx
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Each CSV disk has its own volume in the directory and is assigned the default name, VolumeX, for each disk.  In this example we have 3 CSV disks so we see 3 folders.  The C:\ClusterStorage directory must keep the same name, however the volumes within this directory can be renamed.

I have not tried renaming the shortcuts, I don't think there is any harm in using F2 key to rename.
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by:Philip Elder
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In Failover Cluster Manager under Storage. Right click on the CSV in question and Properties.

ALT+N then gets you to the Name field quite quickly. Rename there.

Our naming convention:

IMS-CSV1-CommonFiles

IMS = Storage location
CSV1 = C:\ClusterStorage\Volume 1
CommonFiles = Descriptive name.

This makes it easier to sort the storage listing.

Philip
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by:mikeydk
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I would like to change the C:\ClusterStorage\Volume1 to for example C:\ClusterStorage\MyVol2
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Why?

No can do. That path is managed by the Cluster service. I suggest not touching those.

Name them in FCM or SCVMM to keep track of what is where.

Philip
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Shabarinath Ramadasan earned 250 total points
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As Philip mentioned, its better not to touch that part.

However, you can rename the volume name just like renaming a folder. This will break all the VMs which are hosted on this volume as the VHDX path is pointing through the volume. So once renamed, you point the new location of VHDX, new location for smart paging and check point file location.

You could safely do this if the volumes dont have any VMs deployed.

Good luck !
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