When you change the settings of a clustered virtual machine, we recommend that you use Failover Cluster Manager instead of Hyper-V Manager, as described in this procedure.

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83477.

To modify the virtual machine settings for a clustered virtual machine
  1. In the Failover Cluster Manager snap-in, if the cluster that you want to configure is not displayed, in the console tree, right-click Failover Cluster Manager, click Manage a Cluster, and then select or specify the cluster that you want.

  2. If the console tree is collapsed, expand the tree under the cluster that you want to configure.

  3. Expand Services and Applications.

  4. In the console tree, click the virtual machine that you want to modify the settings for.

  5. In the center pane, right-click the virtual machine resource and then click Settings. (If you do not see Settings in the menu, collapse the virtual machine resource and then right-click it.)

    The Settings interface appears. This is the same interface that you see in Hyper-V Manager.

  6. Configure the settings for the virtual machine.

Additional considerations

  • To open the failover cluster snap-in, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Failover Cluster Manager. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Yes.

  • If you use Hyper-V Manager instead of Failover Cluster Manager to configure settings for a virtual machine, be sure to follow the steps in Refresh the Configuration of a Virtual Machine.

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