Best way to remove the last node of Hyper-V Cluster keep only Hyper-V.

Hi all!

I have only the last node in an environment running Mirosoft Hyperv and Microsoft cluster. I want to remove the cluster role and keep the Hyper-V running. The virtual machines are placed in the in the cluster and I want to preserve all data untouched.

Do you known the best way to achieve this?

Best regards!
MicronasAsked:
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SteveCommented:
bit awkward as I assume your using shared storage? when the node is removed it loses connection and therefore cannot run any VMs without moving them.
MicronasAuthor Commented:
Hello Steve,

Disks are presented to cluster, and the VHD still inside them. I don't use CSV.
The doubt is, when I destroy the cluster I want to keep data inside them untouched, what the best way to do this?

Thank you!
SteveCommented:
could you clarify what you mean by not using CSV please, as I'm not aware that hyper-V clusters can be setup without them?

if your VMs are on the cluster shared volume (CSV) then you will lose access to them when you kill the cluster. You need to export them to local storage and get them running before killing it off.
MicronasAuthor Commented:
I was talking about Cluster Shared Volume, but I solved this. When I removed the cluster (Destroy cluster option) the data was retained on Disks. So I oppened the Hyper-V and import machines (XML) and point again to the disks (VHD's).

Thak you for help.

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MicronasAuthor Commented:
The problem was solved by myself.
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