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Start-Cluster

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

Updated: October 17, 2013

Applies To: Windows 8.1, Windows PowerShell 4.0, Windows Server 2012 R2

Start-Cluster

Starts the Cluster service on all nodes of the cluster on which it is not yet started.

Syntax

Parameter Set: Default
Start-Cluster [[-Name] <String> ] [-IgnorePersistentState] [-Wait <Int32> ] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Start-Cluster cmdlet starts the Cluster service on all nodes of the cluster on which it is not yet started. A node can function as part of the cluster only when the Cluster service is running on that node.

Note: This cmdlet cannot be run remotely without Credential Security Service Provider (CredSSP) authentication on the server computer.

Parameters

-IgnorePersistentState

Starts the nodes in the cluster without bringing resources online on the nodes.


Aliases

IPS

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Name<String>

Specifies the name of the cluster to start.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Wait<Int32>

Specifies the time in seconds to wait for the cmdlet. If this parameter is not specified, then the cmdlet will not return until quorum is achieved. If the value of 0 is specified, the cmdlet will attempt to start the Cluster service on all nodes and then return without waiting.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see    about_CommonParameters.

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

  • None

Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • Microsoft.FailoverClusters.PowerShell.Cluster

Examples

EXAMPLE 1

This example starts all cluster nodes on the local cluster.


PS C:\> Start-Cluster
Name 
---- 
mycluster 

EXAMPLE 2

This example starts all cluster nodes on the cluster of which the node named node2 is a part. A node name is required if all cluster nodes are stopped. If the cluster is already running, then the cluster name, assuming the cluster name resource is online, can be used instead of the node name.


PS C:\> Start-Cluster –Name node2
Name 
---- 
mycluster 

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