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Difference between AutomaticStopAction and OfflineAction?

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Server2012r2 cluster, 2 nodes, multiple VMs

If I look at a VM in hyper-v Manager | Settings, I find an Automatic Stop Action parameter.

I can list all the values for that parameter with:
Get-VM | ft Name, AutomaticStopAction

But if I run this I get the OfflineAction parameter:
Get-ClusterResource | ?{$_.ResourceType.Name -eq "Virtual Machine"} | Get-ClusterParameter OfflineAction

The AutomaticStopAction is mostly set to Saved.  The OfflineAction parameter is 1, in every case.

Is there a relationship between these two parameters?

Thanks.
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AutomaticStopAction is used to determine what action the VM will take when the Hyper-V host shuts down.
See the section for AutomaticStopAction here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh848575.aspx

OfflineAction is used to determine what action the VM will take when the failover cluster shuts down.
See the Controlling VM Behavior on Shutdown section in this article: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/clustering/archive/2013/08/23/10443912.aspx
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