Actions with VM in Hyper-V Windows 10

Actions with VM in Hyper-V Windows 10. Some useful info about what you can do with Virtual Machine (VM) in Hyper-V Manager.

1. Import Virtual Machine – you may import to your Hyper-V early exported VM;

2. Edit Disk – edit selected Hyper-V Virtual Disk (as example);

3. Inspect Disk – show short information about selected Hyper-V Virtual Disk;

  • Run your Hyper-V Manager, click on “Inspect Disk“;inspdsk1
  • Select your “Virtual Disk” and press “Open“;inspdsk2
  • Check information and press “Close“.inspdsk3

4. Connect – connect to selected Virtual Machine to work with it;

5. Setting – open VM settings;

6. Start – “Power-on” machine (if VM in “Off” state);

7. Checkpoint – create new checkpoint for VM;

8. Move – you can “Move” VM files and disks to another location;

9. Export – export VM for future import at another server;

Best Practices:

  • Disconnect “Virtual Disk” from VM;

  • Copy it to destination folder at another server;

  • Export” your VM;

  • Go to another server and do “Import Virtual Machine“;

  • Connect your early copied “Virtual Disk” and “Start” VM

10. Rename – rename name of VM in Hyper-V Manager (change only visible name, NOT folder or “Virtual Disk” name);

  • Run your Hyper-V manager and select “Virtual Machine“;
  • Click “Rename” and enter new name;hvmrnm1
  • Press “Enter” on your keyboard.

11. Delete – delete VM from Hyper-V manager and vm’s configuration file (after that manually delete “Virtual Disk“);

12. Help – don’t need introduction.

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