Hi, I need help! I got a “Generic failure” when I was trying to create general switch on Hiper-V virtual switch manager. I tried it several times already, nothing exactly works (even reinstalling the whole software). Can I get it fixed somehow?
First thing to check is that the Hyper-V Extensible Virtual Switch is enabled in your NIC’s Properties:
If it’s missing then click the Install button and add it (located under Protocol):
Don’t forget to reboot!
Did you really re-install the whole OS? I guess this was a non-production server if you could do that.
Hyper V is an add-on and can be removed \ added that way, although that won’t fix the issue.
The generic error is Windows saying that it doesn’t really know what went wrong.
- Faulty or unsupported network card. A really old NIC could throw up errors and we don’t know the spec or age of your system.
- Run an virus check (long shot, but you are flying blind).
- Check the Windows event logs for any hardware. or resource issues. Also check disk space.
- Have you disabled any Windows services required by Hyper V?
I supect the issue will be obvious when you find it.
I have worked on Virtual server before MS purchased it and rebranded it Hyper V and have seen some crazy stuff.
Feel free to post any logs back here or PM me.