How do I transfer a hyper-v cluster nodes from domain to workgroup?

Mike Hynek 20 Reputation points
2023-04-17T13:36:50.52+00:00

I have a three node cluster that is a member of the domain CONTOSO. In the end, I want the same three physical machines hosting the same 20-some vms but be a member of a WORKGROUP. Why? Because we are moving the company to a new greenfield active directory domain called FABRICAM. Since some of the domain controllers are also VMs, it would be easiest to have this three node cluster be part of a workgroup. How is this best accomplished?

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  1. Limitless Technology 43,996 Reputation points
    2023-04-18T13:58:01.23+00:00

    Hello Thank you for your question and reaching out. I can understand you are having query\issues related to Migrate to workgroup cluster.

    1. You can Evict one Node from the Cluster then Format that Node and Install and prepare for WorkGroup.
    2. Try to Export some VMs and Import them to workgroup and Test it.
    3. Evict second Node to Workgroup Cluster and Verify connectivity and VM migration from One node to another in WorkGroup
    4. If all working fine then you can Evict third node to new Workgroup cluster then Destroy CONTOSO cluster. --If the reply is helpful, please Upvote and Accept as answer--
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