Hyper-V Virtual Machines shutdowns down or goes in a saved state when Non-OS VHDX file goes offline. RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a Generation 2 virtual server running in a 2012 R2 Hyper-V cluster.  This virtual server has four volumes:

    C:\ (system volume containing the operating system)




    D, E and F all contain non-essential data.  Each volume on this virtual server is a separate VHDX file, so there are 4 VHDX files attached.  Each of these VHDX files resides on separate storage.  For example, if storage A goes offline, so does the VHDX file for D drive - all others remain online.

    Question is, when even one of these VHDX files goes offline the virtual machine goes into a saved state.  I do not care if the VHDX file for D, E or F drive go down.  I would prefer the volume simply go offline on the virtual server OS, and the virtual server continues to run.  Instead it goes into a saved state. 

    Is there any way to prevent the virtual machine from going into a saved state when any of its VHDX files go offline (excluding the VHDX containing the system volume)?

    Thanks in advance,


    Monday, February 15, 2016 6:14 AM