Category: Hyper-v

Hyper-v tip: Adjust the shutdown time of your clustered host to avoid VM downtime issues

The benefit of doing this in a clustered environment when shutting down a node for maintenance there is always the risk that VM’s do not get live migrated in time before the node restarts. Adjusting the shutdown time gives more leg room for the node to evacuate all VM’s off it before restart. 15 minutes is a conservative but effective enough figure
  1. Open regedit.
  2. Navigate to HKLM\Cluster\.
  3. Edit the ShutdownTimeoutInMinutes value according to your needs.
  4. Reboot the system after setting the key.
  5. Benefit of above is