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Start-Cluster

Brian Lich|Last Updated: 3/28/2017

SYNOPSIS

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

SYNTAX

Start-Cluster [[-Name] <String>] [-IgnorePersistentState] [-Wait <Int32>] [<CommonParameters>]

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.

EXAMPLES

Example 1

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

This example starts all cluster nodes on the local cluster.

Example 2

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

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.

PARAMETERS

-IgnorePersistentState

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

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: ips

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Name

Specifies the name of the cluster to start.

Type: String
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: Cluster

Required: False
Position: 0
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Wait

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.

Type: Int32
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

CommonParameters

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

INPUTS

None

OUTPUTS

Microsoft.FailoverClusters.PowerShell.Cluster

NOTES

Get-Cluster

Get-ClusterNode

New-Cluster

Remove-Cluster

Stop-Cluster

Test-Cluster

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