Fix: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Maintenance mode does not stop cluster group failback

You put a failover cluster node into Maintenance mode by using the console in Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, then when you restart the node you find that the groups fail back to the host node.  Why does this happen and how can you resolve it?  We discuss this and more in… Read more

Integrating VMM and OpsMgr Maintenance Mode

As part of VMM 2008 R2 we have added a new feature called maintenance mode.  This feature enables users to easily evacuate the VMs from a host in order to perform host maintenance (for more information on VMM’s maintenance mode check out Cheng’s blog post here).  Since the introduction of this feature we have gotten… Read more