We can not get our Hyper-V core server up and running with a DELL PowerEdge R710. We tried it with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016 but we always get the message "no hypervisor is running" right after starting a VM.

We can install and configure Hyper-V including adding VMs to it but those won't start. We activated the BIOS setting for Virtualization Technology and Execute Disable (please see screenshots) but with no luck. When I run systeminfo.exe I see that all four Hyper-V settings labeled with YES

Any idea what's missing?

Would very much appreciate help on this as I have read that the R710 is good server for virtualization.

Following the BIOS settings:

BIOS Settings screenshot #1

BIOS Settings screenshot #1

BIOS Settings screenshot #2

BIOS Settings screenshot #2

  • Did you install the Hyper-V role before or after enabling virtualization in the BIOS? If before, then remove the Hyper-V role, reboot and reinstall it. If you enabled virtualization in BIOS, installed Hyper-V and rebooted, I would confirm the HV Host and Hyper-V Virtual Machine Management Services are started. – Dylan Knoll Jan 3 '17 at 18:27
  • I did install Hyper-V Core so there I don't have to enable the Hyper-V role. I could install Hyper-V Core on two Dell PowerEdge R610 without any troube (same BIOS settings etc.). – Paul Smith Jan 4 '17 at 6:46
  • What's in your event logs? – Michael Hampton Jan 4 '17 at 7:27
  • "no hypervisor is running" check you BIOS settings. Settings are ok, I even removed the power cable for a minute. I will try an BIOS upgrade, maybe that will do the trick. – Paul Smith Jan 4 '17 at 18:34

Latest BIOS update was required.

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