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  • Hello ,

    Is there any document or URL explaining Different states of Hyper-V VM .

    For example , Running , Suspend , Saved , Saved-Critical , Resuming .... and many more.

    Is there any detailed Explanation for each different state of Hyper-V VM

    Thanks


    Thanks , Prakash ,Please Note: My Posts are provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied.

    Wednesday, August 17, 2016 5:24 AM

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  • Hi P.th,

    Running is just running, it is easy to understand.

    Paused: the VM would stay in the current state. Only the memory that is allocated to that virtual machine is free up.

    Saved: the VM would stay in the current state. Both the memory and main processor resources are free up. 

    Saved-critical: usually, it means that hyper-v could not find the virtual machine configuration file. 

    Resuming: resuming from paused state.

    These states typically appear when you performed operation on the VM, such as pause, save.

    Here are some references for you:

    https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/virtual_pc_guy/2012/05/11/why-is-my-virtual-machine-off-critical/

    https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/virtual_pc_guy/2009/04/22/why-is-my-virtual-machine-paused-critical-hyper-v/

    Best Regards,

    Leo


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    • Proposed as answer by Lars Iwer [MSFT] Tuesday, August 23, 2016 7:52 AM
    • Marked as answer by Leo Han Tuesday, August 30, 2016 4:35 AM
    Wednesday, August 17, 2016 7:15 AM
  • Hello Leo Han,

    Thanks for reply..

    What about other states ,off-critical , Paused-Critical ,

    Is there any official Technet or MSDN document explainng all of VM states

    Thanks again..


    Thanks , Prakash ,Please Note: My Posts are provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied.

    Wednesday, August 17, 2016 8:35 AM
  • There really isn't one place that lists all the possible states and what they mean.

    And, there are a large number of transitional states that exist for only moments.

    If you are a developer looking at using this information, there are a few key ones, that Leo hit on.

    If you are an Admin, those same key states still apply.


    Brian Ehlert
    http://ITProctology.blogspot.com
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    Wednesday, August 17, 2016 2:49 PM