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Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V host hanging at login causing cluster failover

We had an issue on the hosts in our Hyper-V cluster where after a reboot they would take several minutes to log in, hanging at the Welcome screen. This was causing our cluster to become unstable and failovers of VM’s to occur. The solution we found was to run devnodeclean on each of the hosts … Continue reading

Hyper-V virtual machine failed in failover cluster, showing pending status and cannot boot

We had a SAN failure this weekend on our 2008R2 Hyper-V Failover Cluster, this dropped all VM’s within the cluster and left us with a few VM’s unable to boot. In failover cluster manager, selecting the VM displayed the status as failed, and selecting the cluster node that hosted the VM shows its status as … Continue reading

PowerShell scripts to create one or more Hyper-V Virtual Servers

In this post you’ll find a couple of PowerShell scripts that I wrote to create Hyper-V servers with system resources specified when you run the scripts. The scripts, CreateSingleServer.ps1 is the one to use to create a single server and CreateMultipleServers.ps1 is used to create multiple servers and don’t require any external PowerShell modules apart … Continue reading