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Adding re-imaged cluster node back into its original cluster

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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
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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.

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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
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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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