Move-ClusterGroup

Moves a clustered role (a resource group) from one node to another in a failover cluster.

Syntax

Move-ClusterGroup
    [[-Name] <String>]
    [[-Node] <String>]
    [-Cluster <String>]
    [-IgnoreLocked]
    [-InputObject <PSObject>]
    [-Wait <Int32>]
    [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Move-ClusterGroup cmdlet moves a clustered role (a resource group) from one node to another in a failover cluster.

Moving a resource group is a way of simulating failover. Running this cmdlet is also an appropriate step to take in preparation for routine maintenance on a node.

Examples

Example 1

PS C:\> Move-ClusterGroup -Name MyFileServer
Name                       OwnerNode                                      State 
----                       ---------                                      ----- 
MyFileServer               node1                                         Online

This example moves the clustered service called MyFileServer from the current owner node to any other node.

Example 2

PS C:\> Move-ClusterGroup -Name MyFileServer -Node node2
Name                       OwnerNode                                      State 
----                       ---------                                      ----- 
MyFileServer               node2                                         Online

This example moves the resource group called MyFileServer from the current owner node to the node named node2.

Example 3

PS C:\> Get-ClusterNode node3 | Get-ClusterGroup | Move-ClusterGroup
Name                       OwnerNode                                      State 
----                       ---------                                      ----- 
Available Storage          node4                                         Online 
Cluster Group              node1                                         Online 
MyFileServer               node1                                         Online

This example moves all resource groups that are currently owned by the node named node3 to other nodes. Use this cmdlet before performing maintenance on the specified node.

Example 4

PS C:\> Move-ClusterGroup -Name MyFileServer -Node node2 -Wait 0
Name                       OwnerNode                                      State 
----                       ---------                                      ----- 
MyFileServer              node2                                        Pending

This example moves the resource group called MyFileServer from the current owner node to the node named node2. Information about MyFileServer is displayed immediately, while it is in the process of being moved.

Optional Parameters

-Cluster

Specifies the name of the cluster on which to run this cmdlet. If the input for this parameter is . or it is omitted, then the cmdlet runs on the local cluster.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-IgnoreLocked

Specifies that locked groups are ignored when running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-InputObject

Specifies the resource group to move.

Type:PSObject
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Name

Specifies the name of the resource group to move.

Type:String
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Node

Specifies the name of the cluster node to which to move the resource group.

Type:String
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Wait

Specifies the time in seconds to wait for the cmdlet. If the Wait parameter is not specified, then the cmdlet waits for completion. If -Wait 0 is specified, then the call is initiated and the cmdlet returns without waiting.

Type:Int32
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

Microsoft.FailoverClusters.PowerShell.ClusterGroup

Outputs

Microsoft.FailoverClusters.PowerShell.ClusterGroup