When I remote into a Hyper-V virtual machine, it shows that it's currently using 95% RAM doing nothing but sitting at the desktop and running a few IIS COM objects intermittently. The virtual machine has 8 GB of RAM allotted to it.
When I remote into the physical machine that hosts the virtual machine and look at the Hyper-V stats it says:
Startup memory: 8192 MB
Dynamic Memory: Enabled
Assigned Memory: 1155 MB
Memory Demand: 958 MB
Memory Status: OK
So this VM appears to be using somewhere in the neighborhood of 1.2 GB of RAM but yet when logging into the Hyper-V virtual machine, it appears it's using almost 7.5 GB.
Is it possible the virtual machine is showing that because it was initially allotted almost 8 GB so that's what it claims it's using?