How to access Hyper-V VMs on a Cluster Shared volume when Cluster is offline
Posted on 2015-01-08
I have a 2 node Win 2008 R2 Failover Cluster which I'm having difficulties getting online.
It's related to AD difficulties as far as I can tell.
For some reason I cannot Access the Cluster Shared Volume even though its listed as online in Failover Cluster Manager.
I really need to get one of the VMs stored on the CSV, and I'm wondering how this can be done?
For example: is it possible to take the CSV offline, remove it as a cluster shared volume, so that the "reserved" status the disk has in Disk Management will be gone? And then it can be accessed normally?
Or: what happens if I destroy the cluster (I'm in the process of moving the VMs to a New cluster in a New AD anyway).
Will this remove the reservation on the volume which now is the CSV, and let me Access the VMs on this volume from Hyper-V Manager? So I can continue to run them for a short while as I'm moving them one by one to their New home?
Any suggestions are welcome!