How to move a cluster group & ressource in Microsoft Failover Cluster

Today I want to show you two ways to move the cluster ressource group and witness to another owner within the cluster. There are some scenarios where that could become necessary e.g. a planned maintenance.

To move the cluster resource is not that easy like moving a cluster shared volume. There is no option “move to best possible node” for the witness.

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Witness Options

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Cluster shared Volume options

So now there are two ways to move the Witness and cluster resources.

1. PowerShell

One you cluster node you run following command

 

2. Failover Cluster Manager Interface

For that you click on your cluster name and navigate on the right action panel to “More Actions”. There you have “Move Core Cluster Ressources”

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