Best way to power down an Hyper-V cluster for extended time or relocation

  • 9 March 2020
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Are you going to have a planned power outage or relocation procedure that needs to shut down your Hyper-V cluster safely?


Maybe you have experienced this situation:

We have a scheduled power outage at this location for Dec 31th. We are going to need to power everything down prior to the outage. What is the best way to safely power down the Hyper-V cluster?

With Hyper-V Clusters it is important to consider the following procedure before shut down all the user VMs in the failover cluster :

  • Make sure that you have at least one domain controller running outside of the Nutanix cluster. Otherwise, you will not be able to start VMs after powering on the cluster. Make sure that the Hyper-V hosts are configured to use this external DC/DNS server.

  • Disable all Metro Availability-enabled Protection Domains, and make sure no on-going replication is happening. Consult the article Disabling Metro Availability for more details.

To check the complete procedure and the details follow through to the article Shutting down a Hyper-V cluster for maintenance or relocation


For the same process on other supported hypervisors please see below:

KB-5010 How to Shut Down a Cluster and Start it Again?

.NEXT ESXi - Shutting down the cluster​ - Maintenance or Re-location

.NEXT AHV - Shutting down the cluster​ - Maintenance or Re-location

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