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Failed to start the virtual machine because one of the Hyper-V components is not running

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I have successfully connected to a new build Hyper-V 2012 R2 server and created a VM. When I try to start the VM I get the message "Failed to start the virtual machine <vmservername> because one of the Hyper-V components is not running"
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Question by:ClintonK
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by:Philip Elder
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Are the virtualization acceleration settings in the BIOS turned on? Reboot the server and verify that all virtualization services are enabled.

You could force-start the Hyper-V service and check the Event Logs as well.
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by:ClintonK
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Do you mean the BIOS settings in the Hyper-V server or the VM?
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Arjun Vyavahare earned 2000 total points
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Hi,

To fix this error you have to edit the VMX configuration file. This VMX configuration file is located at your Virtual Machine's path.
Before edit the configuration file Shutdown the Hyper-V host (Windows Server 2008/2008 R2/2012/2012 R2) from VMWare.

and

Open the VMX file with text editor such as Notepad. And enter the below line at end of the notepad.

hypervisor.cpuid.v0 = "FALSE"

I hope this will resolve your issue.

Regards,
Arjun
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by:Philip Elder
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On the physical host. If the virtualization settings are not turned on Hyper-V services will not start.
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by:ClintonK
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It's not quite a physical host. It's a virtual machine running under VMware ESXi 5.5.0
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by:Philip Elder
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Unless VMware has some sort of magic to pass the host's virtualization acceleration features through to that VM it is not going to happen.

Hyper-V as a rule needs to run on bare metal with virtualization acceleration features enabled in the BIOS.
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by:ClintonK
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This indeed was the solution once I had worked out where the VMX file lived. The Hyper-V host is a virtual server on a ESXi server so it was the VMX file for the server there. I built the Hyper-V server, closed it down and then removed it from the vSphere inventory. I then edited the file by copying it out of the datastore , editing it with the line hypervisor.cpuid.v0 = "FALSE" and the copied it back and added the server back into vSphere. Once I had done this the servers would start OK.
Servers within servers within servers was getting me confused!
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by:ClintonK
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In addition to
hypervisor.cpuid.v0 = "FALSE"
it is also necessary to add
vhv.enable = "TRUE"
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by:Desert Warrior_DZ
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@Dear arjun,

the solution working perfect.

@ClintonK,

when u add  vhv.enable = "TRUE" will give you error in the possibility of running the server at all.
did u check it dear. plz advice
and what the use of this instruction.
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