Bare Metal Deployed Hyper-V Host won’t start after reboot, repair boot loop

So a few days ago i was firmware and driver patching a S2D cluster for a client that is Bare Metal Deployed from VMM. For those not familiar with Bare Metal Deployment, it deployes a VHDX file to the c:\ drive and changes the bcdboot order so that it points to the VHDX file to boot from.

Firmware upgrades is something i have done a million times and never had any issues with booting before. And it happend on the 2nd node i was upgrading. No matter what i tried with recovery options from the repair boot, there was no fixing it.

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Issue Cloud Service IP CIDR is required when setting up resource bridge for Azure Stack HCI

So i was setting up a Azure Stack HCI Lab today and came across a error msg when running the set-mocconfig command.

My cluster has static IP addresses on everything and for some reason it then requires the Cloud Service IP CIDR to be set static. And you can’t use a parameter like $cloudservicecidr = “IP Address” You need to specify it in the line.

Error msg i got was

Cloud Service IP CIDR is required when using static IP assignment.

It works if adding -cloudServiceCidr at the end after stable.

#On Mode
Set-MocConfig -workingDir "\\$using:ClusterName\ClusterStorage$\$using:VolumeName\workingDir" -vnet $vnet -imageDir $using:VolumePath\imageStore -skipHostLimitChecks -cloudConfigLocation $using:VolumePath\cloudStore -catalog aks-hci-stable-catalogs-ext -ring stable -cloudServiceCidr

Cluster Node failed to join the cluster

Hey everyone, another Failover Cluster issue i came across lately. And i wanted to share this one as i could not find any good resources online for this issue. So here we go.

A client contacted me a few weeks back about a node that would not come online again in the cluster after a reboot. It would not join back to the cluster at all. When looking at the cluster it just did not want to join back to the cluster. The only good error msg’s under failover clustering i could find where these.

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Azure Stack HCI OS not registered to Azure anymore

Hello Friends, it’s been a while since my last post. With covid and all my inspiration has not been the best. And with all my spare time going into renovating the house there has not been so much time. But there will be more posts coming soon.

I got the chance to borrow some Lenovo MX1021 Azure Stack HCI nodes to play with and test. And with the soon to be release public preview of 21H2 release i wanted to start getting some real HW experience. So stay tuned for some Azure Stack HCI blog posts coming soon.

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