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Operating System

Windows Server 2012

Product/Feature

Hyper-V

Severity

Category

Note: The following sections provide details about the specific issue. Italics indicates UI text that appears in the Best Practices Analyzer tool for the specific issue.

Issue

The memory configuration for one or more virtual machines might require the use of Smart Paging if the virtual machine is rebooted, and the specified location for the Smart Paging file is the system disk of the server running Hyper-V.

Impact

Use of the system disk for Smart Paging might cause the server running Hyper-V to experience problems. This affects the following virtual machines: <list of virtual machines>

Resolution

Reconfigure the virtual machines to store the Smart Paging files on a non-system disk.

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