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Configuring Hyper-V Host Cluster Properties in VMM

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Virtual Machine Manager

After you add a Hyper-V host cluster to System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), you can view and configure the host cluster properties that are described in the following table.

 

Tab Settings

General

View the name, host group and description for the cluster. You can also configure the Cluster reserve (nodes) setting, and view the cluster reserve state and any cluster reserve details.

The Cluster reserve (nodes) setting specifies the number of node failures a cluster must be able to sustain while still supporting all virtual machines deployed on the host cluster. If the cluster cannot withstand the specified number of node failures and still keep all of the virtual machines running, the cluster is placed in an over-committed state. When over-committed, the clustered hosts receive a zero rating during virtual machine placement. An administrator can override the rating and place a highly-available virtual machine on an over-committed cluster during a manual placement.

Status

View detailed status information for the host cluster. You can view the following information:

  • Whether a cluster validation test was run, and whether it succeeded. If you ran a cluster validation test, there is a link to the report.

    noteNote
    To access the report, you must have administrative permissions on the cluster node where the report is located.

    TipTip
    You can perform an on-demand cluster validation through VMM. To do this, in the Fabric workspace, locate and click the host cluster. Then, on the Host Cluster tab, click Validate Cluster. Cluster validation begins immediately.

  • Whether cluster core resources are online.

  • Whether the disk witness in quorum is online.

  • Whether the cluster service on each node is online.

Available Storage

Shows available storage that is allocated to the host cluster. Available storage is considered the storage logical units that are assigned to the host cluster that are not Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV).

You can also do the following:

  • Add and remove storage logical units that are managed by VMM.

  • Convert available storage to shared storage (CSV).

For information about how to configure storage for a Hyper-V host cluster, see How to Configure Storage on a Hyper-V Host Cluster in VMM.

Shared Volumes

Shows the shared volumes (CSVs) that are allocated to the host cluster. You can also do the following:

  • Add and remove CSVs that are managed by VMM.

  • Convert CSVs to available (non-CSV) storage.

For information about how to configure storage for a Hyper-V host cluster, see How to Configure Storage on a Hyper-V Host Cluster in VMM.

Virtual Networks

Shows the external virtual networks that are common across all cluster nodes.

From the Virtual Networks tab, you can also create and edit external virtual networks that are common across all nodes.

To create an external virtual network that is common across all cluster nodes, make sure that the logical networks that you want to use are associated with physical network adapters on each Hyper-V host. The logical networks that are associated with a physical network adapter on each node must be identical. (This includes any associated VLAN IDs.) Then, click Create, select a logical network, enter a name for the virtual network, configure whether to enable host access, and then click Create. Click OK to commit the changes.

noteNote
For information about logical network association, see the “Prerequisites” section and the “To associate logical networks with a physical network adapter (for an external virtual network)” procedure in How to Configure Network Settings on a Hyper-V Host in VMM.

Custom Properties

Enables you to assign and manage custom properties.

In This Section

This section includes detailed information about how to configure storage on a managed Hyper-V host cluster.

 

Topic Description

How to Configure Storage on a Hyper-V Host Cluster in VMM

Describes how to create, assign, and remove shared and available storage that is under VMM management on a Hyper-V host cluster.

See Also

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

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