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Article ID: 2819202 - Last Review: February 25, 2013 - Revision: 2.0


When using System Center Virtual Machine Manager and performing a storage migration from one LUN to another within a cluster, the job fails at 99% with the following error:

12711 The cluster resource could not be found (0x138F)

This error can also appear when modifying properties of any VM on a cluster.


This can occur if the cluster LUNs have been removed and re-presented and the cluster configuration of each VM has not been updated.


To resolve this issue, update the virtual machine configuration for each VM in the cluster.

On each cluster node, open an administrative PowerShell console and run the following commands. These commands update the virtual machine configuration for each VM in the cluster.

Import-Module FailoverClusters
Get-ClusterResource -c CLUSTERNAME | where {$ -eq 'virtual machine configuration'} | Update-ClusterVirtualMachineConfiguration

More information

This has been verified to occur in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1 but may manifest itself in other versions of VMM. 

If VMs are already in a failed state in SCVMM and cannot be repaired, please refer to the following article on how to remove VMs manually from the database:  ( .

Open the WLC_VObjects table in the VirtualManagerDB (SCVMM Database) and find the status code of the VM. The VM name will be in the Name field and the status code will be in the ObjectState field. Once located, replace 220 on the 4th line of the script with the object state found for the VM in question in the WLC_VObject table.

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Applies to
  • Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Service Pack 1
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