Hyper-V version 12: Error the target device has insufficient resources to complete the operation

Mike 5 Reputation points

Windows 11 24H2

Hyper-V version 12

Error the target device has insufficient resources to complete the operation

A Windows technology providing a hypervisor-based virtualization solution enabling customers to consolidate workloads onto a single server.
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  1. Ian Xue (Shanghai Wicresoft Co., Ltd.) 31,991 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi Mike,

    Hope you're doing well.

    The error message "the target device has insufficient resources to complete the operation" in Hyper-V version 12 often indicates that the host machine or the target device does not have enough resources to perform the requested operation. Here are several steps you can take to troubleshoot and resolve this issue:

    1. Ensure that your host machine has enough CPU, memory, and disk space available. You can check this using Task Manager or Resource Monitor.
    2. Make sure that the virtual machine is not allocated more resources than the host can provide. Adjust the VM's memory, CPU, and other resource settings to ensure they are within the host's capabilities.
    3. If you are using GPU partitioning or pass-through, ensure that the GPU has enough resources to be shared among the host and the VMs. This can involve adjusting the settings in the Hyper-V Manager or checking the GPU's usage in the host system.
    4. Close unnecessary applications or services running on the host machine to free up resources. Ensure that there are no other VMs consuming excessive resources.
    5. Check the configuration of the virtual machine for any misconfigurations or settings that might be demanding too many resources.
    6. Ensure that the storage subsystem (e.g., disk or SAN) has sufficient I/O capacity and that there is no disk contention. High I/O demands can also lead to resource insufficiency errors.
    7. Check if there are any network-related resource constraints, especially if the VM operation involves significant network traffic.

    Best Regards,

    Ian Xue

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  2. Ivica Škarec (Getim d.o.o.) 1 Reputation point

    Exactly the same issue after 24H2 update, there are no actual resource problems, got plenty of free ram and any other resources, worked fine prior to update.

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