Windows Server 2022 Hyper-V Fails to install

Pradeep Chandregowda 21 Reputation points

Hello Folks,

I have a new Dell server with the configuration of 1 TB RAM, , BOSS Card SSD 500 GB

Windows Server 2022 gets installed successfully, however when Hyper V Role is enabled it goes to a continuous reboot, BSD of DPC Watchdog violation.

When OS is installed on the disk which has more than 1 TB of disk space have no issues with the OS even after enabling the Hyper-V role.

on the same server, Windows server 2019 works on 500GB SSD.

Is there any prerequisite with the windows server OS disk, such as RAM against OS disk

The following troubleshooting steps I have performed.

Windows Server 2022 installation GUI and Core
Changing page file location to another disk
Hardware diagnostics, no issues found.

Your suggestions and feedback will be much appreciated.

A Windows technology providing a hypervisor-based virtualization solution enabling customers to consolidate workloads onto a single server.
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  1. Dave Patrick 426.2K Reputation points MVP

    The server manufacturer (Dell) will be you best resource for trouble shooting problem with the hardware.

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  2. Dave Patrick 426.2K Reputation points MVP

    so I think something has changed in Server 2022

    Without a doubt, this is why the hardware goes through a certification process. Since the server is new support via Dell should be free of charge. If you wanted microsoft support you can start a a new paid case here.

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  3. Mark F 0 Reputation points

    Was this ever resolved? I'm having the exact same issue and can replicate the same steps and get the same outcome. I also opened a support case with Dell, who did a hardware diagnostic, said everything was working and up-to-date and sent me on my way.

  4. Jayson C 0 Reputation points

    Same problem with an R350 and Server 2022. I've tried various options, installing HV role before any drivers, installing it after. Doesn't matter, triggers a DPC_WATCHDOG violation if your OS is installed on a BOSS array.

    Isn't the point of paying for Tier 1 hardware that it's validated for the approved operating systems? I consider installing the OS and the Hyper-V role a pretty bloody basic task and something that should have been validated.

    This is a MS and Dell fail if you ask me. KVM/Proxmox looks better by the day.