Virtual machine does not come online after you add a pass-through disk to the virtual machine in Windows Server 2012

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 Standard

Symptoms


Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a Windows Server 2012-based failover cluster. 
  • A Hyper-V server role is installed on the cluster node.
  • You create a virtual machine on the cluster node, and then you configure the virtual machine as a cluster resource.
  • You add a pass-through disk to the virtual machine by using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).
In this scenario, the virtual machine does not come online.

Note If you add the pass-through disk by using the Failover Cluster Management snap-in, the virtual machine does come online.

Resolution


Update information

To resolve this issue, install the Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 update rollup 2836988. For more information about how to obtain this update rollup package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 
2836988 Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 update rollup: May 2013

Status


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information


For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates