As some of you may already know, Windows allows you to rename the mounted volume links in the C:\ClusterStorage folder on each node of a Windows fail-over cluster to anything you’d like. Windows will even make the same corresponding change to the mounted volume links on all other nodes in the same cluster. What Windows won’t do, however, is update the paths to any virtual hard disks currently in use by any running VM, including highly available VMs. Obviously, this can create a problem for any VMs currently configured to use a VHD on the renamed cluster shared volume. It’s not an issue which Windows will warn you about nor one that will cause any running VMs to crash, but the next time you try to restart that VM or live migrate it to another node, the VM will crash and fail to restart on any node.