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How to migrate storage in Failover Cluster Manager?

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Hi,
in Failover Cluster Manager I see the only mode to migrate storage of one vm is right click on vm, "Move", "Virtual Machine Storage"
When it open i can only choose to add a share.
Virtual-Machine-Storage1.PNGBut in my case i have a CSV who i wan't to share. The only method is migrate storage via Hyper-V?
There is no other methods in Failover Cluster to migrate storage without using a "share"?
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A highly available virtual machine in a cluster should be located on either a CSV (Cluster Shared Volume) or an SMB share.  Whe you use "Move Virtual Machine Storage", it will automatically list all CSV's that this cluster host can access.  The "Add Share" is there for you to add an SMB path instead.  It does not mean it will create a new share for you.

Be aware that you should have created the directory before doing the actual wizard, that way you can select the target folder correctly when dragging and dropping onto the new path.

CSVsShown.png
If you find that the list does not populate like mine has done in the above picture, then you have a problem with your CSV's.  Go into the cluster, and view your volumes, and ensure that they are configured as "Cluster Shared Volumes".

ClusterSharedVolumes.png
If you have verified this, then I would do a Cluster Validation to see if there are other problems.  You should definitely be able to use Failover Cluster Manager to move virtual machine storage for a clustered virtual machine.  Make sure you use the correct version of Failove Cluster Manager.  If for example, you have RSAT for Windows 2016 on your Windows 10 machine, and you're trying to manage a Windows 2012 R2 cluster - it might have some problems.  RDP to one of the Windows 2012 R2 servers, and run failover cluster mangler from there.
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I run validation of cluster including storage and now i can see the CSV.
Thanks a lot
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