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"invisible" VM not shown in Hyper-V Manager or Failover Cluster Manager (2012 r2)

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I have a VM that is up and running on my 2012 r2 cluster (psremoted it, RDP'd it, I personally created this VM on this failover cluster) but I can't see it in failover cluster manager or hyper-v manager anymore recently. I'm not sure exactly when it stopped being listed in either tool.

 

backstory that might be relevant: a CAU updating run failed 7/7 and again yesterday for reasons unknown to me at this time (node failed to drain, and a specific kb - a .net one - failed to transition to installed). It almost seems like the vm in question is in limbo "between" the two nodes of the cluster.

 

any help appreciated.

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best response confirmed by ajm-b (Occasional Contributor)
Solution

@ajm-b 
If you look at the registry in the VM, it should tell you what host it's on

`HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Virtual Machine\Guest\Parameters`

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Bless you Ben. Turns out this server's owner repurposed it w/o informing me, so the guest's name didn't match its name on hypervisor side of things.

Peace in Christ.