Microsoft publishes draft Hyper-V Events and Errors guide

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After the precious article about how Microsoft IT department internally uses Hyper-V, the TechNet library exposes another key resource: a list of all possible errors returned by Hyper-V.

The troubleshooting guide, called Hyper-V Health Model by Microsoft, is still a draft (last update was on April 7) but it’s already very detailed.
It divides the events and errors in five categories:

  • Services
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Network Switch
  • Hypervisor
  • Authorization manager (AzMan) Store

Each section has sub-categories with tens of event IDs. Each event ID has a list of actions to resolve the issue and to verify that everything is properly working.

Because Hyper-V 2.0 is not out yet, it’s safe to assume that this Health Model is only related to the first release of the hypervisor.
It’s surprising that Microsoft published it only now, and that the guide is still in draft.

Nonetheless, if you manage Hyper-V, this is one of the best resources available at the moment.

Thanks to HyperVoria for the news.