Configuring constrained delegation to authenticate live migrations

Constrained delegation allows live migrations to be started using any remote management tool and might help in providing more flexibility to move your VMs.

If the connection between the source and destination computers cannot be authenticated, an error occurs and the following message is displayed:

Virtual machine migration operation failed at migration Source.

Failed to establish a connection with host<computer name>: No credentials are available in the security package (0x8009030E).

To solve this issue you have to configuring constrained delegation to authenticate live migrations on both Hyper-V servers.

To enable it, just follow this steps

1. Open Active Directory Users and Computers

2. Right-click on the host computer account

3. Click on Properties.


4. In the Properties window, click on the Delegation tab, select Trust this computer for delegation to the specified services only


5. Select Use Kerberos only.

6. Click on Add


7. Click Users or Computers.


8. In the Select Users or Computers box, type the destination host server name and click OK.

9. In the Add Services dialog box

a. Select cifs


b. Select Microsoft Virtual System Migration Service


c. Click on OK. The two services will be listed in the service type, as shown in the next screenshot:


10. Click on OK to close the computer properties window and repeat the same process on the destination server computer account.

NOTE: The configuration changes do not take effect until the following has occurred:

· The changes have replicated to the domain controllers that the servers running Hyper-V are logged into.

· A new Kerberos ticket has been issued.

After that, you can change the live migration authentication type to use Kerberos.

Marcos Nogueira

With more than 18 years experience in Datacenter Architectures, Marcos Nogueira is currently working as a Principal Cloud Solution Architect. He is an expert in Private and Hybrid Cloud, with a focus on Microsoft Azure, Virtualization and System Center. He has worked in several industries, including Aerospace, Transportation, Energy, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Government, Health Care, Telecoms, IT Services, and Gas & Oil in different countries and continents. Marcos was a Canadian MVP in System Center Cloud & Datacenter Managenment and he has +14 years as Microsoft Certified, with more than 100+ certifications (MCT, MCSE, and MCITP, among others). Marcos is also certified in VMware, CompTIA and ITIL v3. He assisted Microsoft in the development of workshops and special events on Private & Hybrid Cloud, Azure, System Center, Windows Server, Hyper-V and as a speaker at several Microsoft TechEd/Ignite and communities events around the world.

One Reply to “Configuring constrained delegation to authenticate live migrations”

  1. I have been struggeling with this almost an entire day.
    Turns out that you can’t have your Hyper-V server using a 2003 domain controller as logonserver (the domain functional level can be 2003, but when your Hyper-V server is logging on to a 2003 DC, you get the same error as if you haden’t configured KCD at all)

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