1.    20 May 2017 #1
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    Identifying VMs in Hyper-V


    Hi does anybody know how to tell what Hyper-V VM is connected to which /vhdx file ?

    It is all a bit of a mess now. I am guessing the only valid ones are the large datafiles?

    cheers

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  2.    20 May 2017 #2
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    From powershell
    Code:
    get-vm | ft VMName, VMId

    The VMid is the GUID (which is the same as the name of the VMCX, VMRS files).
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  3.    20 May 2017 #3
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    A practical tip:

    List virtual machines and their GUIDs, select and copy a GUID for a specific VM:

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    Paste it to notes for that VM:

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    Now when you select a VM, its GUID will be shown:

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  4.    21 May 2017 #4
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    Thanks @lx07, @Kari.

    The Note tip is a great idea. I am also going to use activated idea on name.

    Many thanks guys.
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  5.    21 May 2017 #5
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    I usually do not make any notes for discardable (not activated) virtual machines but for those activated which I repeatedly export and import I note OS build, product key used, Microsoft account linked to digital license, name of disk (if not same as VM name) or disks and GUID.

    The info pane in Hyper-V Manager can't be resized and can only show four lines of note text:

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    Full note can only be seen in VM settings:

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  6.    21 May 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    I usually do not make any notes for discardable (not activated) virtual machines but for those activated which I repeatedly export and import I note OS build, product key used, Microsoft account linked to digital license, name of disk (if not same as VM name) or disks and GUID.

    The info pane in Hyper-V Manager can't be resized and can only show four lines of note text:

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    Full note can only be seen in VM settings:

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    Kari
    I have now deleted all my old vm detritus and updated notes - your ideas above are good as well - I will add some of that as well.

    Thanks again.
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