Hyper-V Cluster error 0x80070032

A Hyper-V Cluster gives you the means to transfer vm’s in a live state to a different host. This is quite handy when it comes to High Availability and when you need to maintance one of your physical hosts. Microsoft and other blogs describe how to set up a HyperV Cluster, so I’m not going in to that now. This post describes how to resolve the Hyper-V Cluster error 0x80070032

You will get this error when you try to live migrate your virtual machines from one physical host to another one. So will have to look in the detailed view (right click on the vm role) the see this error. The Windows event viewer and HyperV Cluster event viewer won’t display this error, you will only get the message that the live migration has failed. This without a clear reason.

The solution itself is quite simple. Open up the settings from the role / VM and go to the name field. Below the name field you will also have a notes field, clear the notes field and retry the live migration. This will go on like it should be.