I’m happy enough now with our W2008 R2 Hyper-V cluster that I’m putting it into production tomorrow night. We’ll be migrating some of our production machines from the old W2008 cluster to the new cluster. Today I deployed OpsMgr agents onto the hosts and did some more testing.
OpsMgr and VMM don’t synchronise their maintenance modes. I submitted feedback suggesting that this would be good. I also noticed that even if both System Center products had a node in maintenance mode, the VMM management pack would alert when that node rebooted. Ouch. That’s a bit painful. I also submitted feedback on that.
So far, I haven’t had any problems with CSV or Live Migration. Everything has worked fine. One tip I’ve picked up on is to set a static MAC on Linux guests. SUSE 10 SP2 binds the IP configuration to the MAC address and a change due to any sort of VMM/Hyper-V migration can screw it up – I’ve seen this with an export/import.
So 11PM tomorrow, the first production machine moves over, followed by the second at midnight. Hopefully there won’t be any calls on Saturday morning!