Hyper-V: Client Tracing User Interface (UI)

The post explain a troubleshooting methodology with Hyper-V that goes a little deeper than the Event Logs. “I’m creating a simple problem, starting a Virtual Machine with a corrupt .vhd file, to show how to proceed. I’m simply starting my VM, z2008_VS1 from the Hyper-V Manager. The following error pops up (showing “Details”) here. The […]

The post explain a troubleshooting methodology with Hyper-V that goes a little deeper than the Event Logs. “I’m creating a simple problem, starting a Virtual Machine with a corrupt .vhd file, to show how to proceed. I’m simply starting my VM, z2008_VS1 from the Hyper-V Manager. The following error pops up (showing “Details”) here. The first place we should check is the Event Viewer logs under Microsoft, Windows, Hyper-V. Note the many areas logged. In the Admin folder, this error appears. In text format the error is (see pic). In order to enable tracing open a command prompt and navigate to the directory: "%appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V\Client\1.0\" In other words, at a command prompt type "CD %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V\Client\1.0\" (without the quotes) and this will open the correct directory. You can also use Start, Run, and enter "%appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V\Client\1.0\" (without the quotes) to open the directory in Explorer. There, create a file called "VMClientTrace.config" (from now on, assume without quotes...)[…]

More info: Hyper-V Client Tracing – Tracing the User Interface (“UI”)