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Managing Host Clusters

Updated: August 14, 2009

Applies To: Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1

Use the Host Cluster actions in Hosts view to add a failover cluster that was created in Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 to System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) as a host cluster, to monitor clustered hosts, to configure the failover node reserve and Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO) for a host cluster, to move a host cluster within the host group hierarchy, and to remove a cluster from VMM. When you add or remove a node from a host cluster that is being managed by VMM, you need to update the host configuration in VMM. The topics in this section cover all of these tasks.

In This Section

How to Add a Host Cluster to VMM
Use the Add Hosts Wizard to add a failover cluster that was created in Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 to VMM as a host cluster.

How to Configure PRO for a Host Cluster
Configure Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO) for a host cluster. Specify the severity level of PRO tips to receive and the severity level of PRO tips to automatically implement for the host cluster. You can optionally have the host cluster inherit PRO settings from its parent host group.

How to View and Modify the Properties of a Host Cluster
View the status of cluster nodes and virtual machines in a host cluster, and get information about networking and storage. Configure Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO) and the failover node reserve for the host cluster.

Managing External Changes to Host Clusters
Find out what needs to be done in VMM after adding or removing a node from a host cluster outside VMM.

How to Move a Host Cluster to a Different Host Group
Use the Move action to move a host cluster to a different host group, or drag the cluster to the target host group.

How to Remove a Host Cluster
Remove a host cluster from VMM.

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