Windows 10: Why is there no reboot option in Hyper-V?
Why is there no reboot option in Hyper-V?
All I see when I right click my servers is "reset" and there is no reboot option. Reset isn't the same, right? So how can I reboot as opposed to resetting?
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Use elevated PowerShell to manage Hyper-V. In screenshot below I have booted a vm, then restarted it and finally shut it down:
Use Reset only in emergency situations when vm simply does not work, is totally frozen. It's hard reset, same as if you hold down the power button on a physical machine for a few seconds to make it turn off instead of shut down, then start the machine again.
|Start a vm:
||Start-VM "vm name"
|Restart a vm:
||Restart-VM "vm name"
|Shut down a vm:
||Stop-VM "vm name"
Any chance you can answer WHY there is no option to reboot? Even though it is a stated option when researching Hyper-V? So are you saying that there is no option to reboot a vm without using powershell? That makes no sense/
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I only told you an alternative way to shut down or restart a Hyper-V VM. You mentioning Reset which is available in Action menu I thought you meant why is there no restart option in that menu.
Of course you also restart (and shut down) a Hyper-V VM totally normally as any other Windows machine from Start > Power:
And, naturally, from right clicking Start and selecting Shut down or sign out:
Reboot actually doesn't mean anything for a VM - the terminology used is POWER OFF and POWER ON (sometimes also RESTART GUEST).
This will shut down the VM process --you will get back to the start screen with the VM config options.
If you want to simply reboot the OS that's usually done from WITHIN THE GUEST.
Might not seem much of a difference - it's just the "technical terms" used within the VM context - doesn't matter what VM software you are using.
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