If a virtual machine configuration is changed after it was made highly available, then you will have to run the Refresh virtual machine configuration process for each virtual machine before migrating it to any other node in the cluster.
Execute the following procedure on each virtual machine where changes were made to make sure that the configuration changes are replicated completely.
Note: This process will cause a service interruption for the particular virtual machine
1. In the Failover Cluster Management snap-in, expand Services and Applications in the left navigation pane.
2. Highlight the group that contains the virtual machine that had changes that were made to its configuration.
3. Right-click the group in the left navigation pane and select Refresh virtual machine configuration from the drop-down list.
4. When this process is run, the virtual machine is put in a Saved state and a report is generated when the process completes.
5. Review the report to make sure that there are no Failures and, if there are, correct them and rerun the process until it finishes without Failures.
Note: The report will always complete with one Warning. The Warning can be ignored because it basically says no changes to the virtual machine configuration were detected.
6. As soon as the process completes the virtual machine can be brought back Online in the cluster and a failover can be executed.
7. To move the virtual machine to another node in the cluster, Select the Group in the left navigation pane in the cluster and then in the right side actions pane select Move virtual machine to node <cluster_node_name>.
8. Verify the virtual machine successfully comes Online on the node that you selected.
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Article ID: 2000016 - Last Review: June 5, 2009 - Revision: 1.0