Windows Server 2012 R2 – Shared Nothing Live Migration

Last week, We got the first Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Cluster up. Now, its the time for migrating some low priority payloads to test the performance and stability.

I used Shared nothing live migration on majority of the cases. I am happy to say that its a smooth and silent move.

Before starting shared nothing live migraiton

  • Kerberos or Credential Security Support Provider (CredSSP) to authenticate the Live Migration is configured – Check this link.
  •  Network for Live Migration is configured and able to communicate

On Windows Server 2012 which is the source, Go to Failover Cluster Manager -> Cluster Name -> Networks

Right Click on Networks and Choose Live Migration setting.

Windwos Server 2012 - Hyper V Live Migration Network Configuration

Windows Server 2012 – Hyper V Live Migration Network Configuration


  • Ensure that the right network card is selected with right preference for Live migration
  • The same setting needs to be checked on the Windows Server 2012 R2 cluster too.

Windows Server 2012 R2 - Hyper V Live Migration Network Configuration

  • Ensure the communication between source server and destination server over the Live Migration network
  • Remove the VM from cluster high availability is configured
  • From Hyper-V Manager of source server, Right Click on the VM and choose Move

Selecting Move Option

  • In the Choose Move Type, Select “Move Virtual Machine”


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