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Adding re-imaged cluster node back into its original cluster

Last Modified: 2015-08-10
I had a 2 node cluster in Windows 2012 R2 in which I had to reimage one of the nodes. I'm using VMM to manage this cluster. The re-imaged cluster node is still seen in VMM, but it does not have the SCVMM agent installed and I don't seem to have a way to make VMM talk to the reimaged node. Is there a way I can bring this reimaged node back into VMM *without* killing it completely in VMM and re-adding both the cluster node?
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/Storage

As long as your workloads are running on the good node the "old" node can be properly evicted and the "new" node can be added back into the cluster.


Yes, I've done that. Specifically my issue is with system center's virtual machine manager and add it there. I was unable to, so I removed the cluster and two nodes from VMM, and then readded them.  Seemed to be the only way for me to get them both working.
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/Storage

We tend to stick with PowerShell and native tools (Hyper-V Management and Failover Cluster Manager) because VMM is so far behind feature set wise and manageability wise.
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I had to find a work around.

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