Virtual Machines in a stretched cluster environment can be managed using:
- Failover Cluster Manager
- Windows Admin Center
For more information, see Manage VMs on Azure Stack HCI using Windows Admin Center.
In a stretched cluster environment, volumes hosting the virtual machines may or may not be replicated, depending on business requirements. A VM that is hosted on a replicated volume runs on the site where the volume is mounted. If the volume moves from the primary site to the secondary site due to a planned downtime or site failure, the VMs follow the volumes to the secondary site after 10 minutes while the cluster service balances the VMs across the nodes on the secondary site after 30 minutes. To enable faster movement of VMs after the Virtual Disk ownership is transferred to the secondary site, you can initiate Live Migration manually.