I set up 3 Windows Server 2019 Standard systems.
On each machine, the first OS install was set up as a Hyper-V manager.
The second (VM) OS install was a Server VM for a DC.
I plan on a 3rd VM OS install for a Server VM perhaps for file serving - yet TBD.
I've been in and out of these machines fairly regularly but have been away from them for the last month.
Now, it appears, none of the VMs will boot - not on any of the 3 systems.
The VMs had been running but I believe I encountered them today Stopped.
(The Hyper-V systems were running).
And, oh yes, there was a power outage a few days ago. But I did try to take down the systems gracefully.
So that's probably why the VMs weren't running.
And, maybe the power cycle triggered an update.
Anyway, The message says that a boot device wasn't found and seems to go to PXE.
Then it suggests that the VM be configured.
I have a bit of investment in the configurations but haven't yet reached the point where I've set up the backups.
I'd like to keep them as-is.
What is the recommended procedure to get these VMs booting?
From what I've read, it seems to be possible but most things I've seen seem rather tentative or on a slightly different issue.
On a slightly different subject, why the heck did I decide on VMs IF the 3rd install is still tentative?
This doesn't seem robust enough for real time.