2012
06.08

Microsoft has moved the location of where you configure the LM network with the release candidate of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V.  The old location was confusing … right-click on the properties of a single Virtual Machine resource (in the VM group), and that applied to all VMs.  As a speaker, the bewildered and confused look on people’s faces at that point was always worrying.

And thankfully, it is now relocated to somewhere more obvious, and clear that it’s a cluster wide setting:

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  • Right-click on Networks
  • Select Live Migration Settings

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In this new dialog box, you can order the networks (from the above Networks node in Failover Cluster Manager), and select which ones are to be used for Live Migration.  I like to make my network names clear, so it’s obvious what is what here.

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  1. So which one of those networks do you run your CSV traffic over?

    BTW – I’m really enjoying all your posts on the new Stuff in Hyper-V – excellent stuff and really interesting :-)

    • Thanks – the cluster network.

  2. Anyone else getting an error when trying this from a windows 8 desktop. Works from the server though.

  3. Was always a strange way of doing it in W2K8R2.. now much simpler..

  4. Any equivalent way to do the same thing, on a 2012 Cluster, for HA VMs, using Powershell?

    • Sadly, no, not that I’ve been able to find, and the cluster team have not been able to give me an answer to that one either. There might be a hack for doing it using PowerShell via WMI.

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