Hyper-V Failover Cluster 2016 Inplace Upgrade to 2019

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2021-09-02T08:49:46.95+00:00

Hello Community,

"Upgrading the operating system on an existing failover cluster is only supported when going from Windows Server 2016 to Windows 2019." as mentioned in https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/failover-clustering/upgrade-option-same-hardware

Does that mean I can Pause+Drain the node and perform an InPlace Upgrade from 2016 to 2019 without evicting the node from the cluster? Any additional steps needed?

Thank you!

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  1. Alex Bykovskyi 1,831 Reputation points
    2021-09-05T18:49:45.613+00:00

    Hey,

    You will still need to Pause+Draing roles on node1, evict it from the cluster rebuild it with Windows Server 2019, install all roles and features and then add it back to the cluster. Might help:
    https://www.starwindsoftware.com/blog/cluster-rolling-upgrade-from-windows-server-2012-r2-to-windows-server-2016

    Cheers,

    Alex Bykovskyi

    StarWind Software

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  2. Raed M. Mary 51 Reputation points
    2023-01-09T22:11:23.633+00:00

    Delete the comment since it was placed in the wrong question.

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  3. Raed M. Mary 51 Reputation points
    2023-01-10T22:04:36.043+00:00

    One more thing I want to add to the discussion, Hyper-V server 2022 no longer support NIC Teaming. The new technology called "Switch Embedded Teaming (SET)"

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