Configure Storage Quality of Service


Applies To: Windows Server 2012 R2

Hyper-V enables an administrator to configure your virtual machine hard disks for Storage Quality of Service (QoS).


Storage QoS cannot be installed as a separate feature. It is only available when a user installs the Hyper-V role. For more information about storage QoS, see Storage Quality of Service.

To configure a virtual hard disk for Storage Quality of Service

You can configure the Storage QoS parameters for the bandwidth on the virtual hard disk of your virtual machine using the following procedure.

  1. In Server Manager, point to Tools, and then click Tools.

  2. Point to Hyper-V Manager and then click Hyper-V Manager.

  3. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Hyper-V Manager

  4. In the Action pane, click Settings.

  5. Double click SCSI Controller.

  6. Point to SCSI Controller and then click SCSI Controller.

  7. Click Hard Drive. You will see Hard Drive settings displayed in the right pane.

  8. To the left of the Hard Drive icon, click “+”.

  9. Click Advanced Features.

  10. In the Advanced Features pane, click Enable Quality of Service management.

  11. Enter Maximum IOPS values. The default value is 0..

  12. Enter your Minimum IOPS values. The default value is 0.

  13. Click OK. .

See Also

Storage Quality of Service