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Hyper-V 3.0 VM stuck in "Stopping" state

We are running Hyper-V on a 2012 server and for the 20nd time in as many months I’ve logged into a VM and restarted or migrated to another host it but it’s stuck in the "stopping" state in Hyper-V 3.0 and doesn’t give me any Turn Off, Shutdown,
Save, Pause or Reset options.  The only thing I’ve been able to do is to schedule a time to reboot the Hyper-V server.  Has anyone else experienced this?  Is there any command I can run get the VM  top turn off  w/o having to reboot
or restart the Hyper-V service?

Our host environment as below:

HP C7000 Blade Chasis

16x ProLiant BL460c Gen8 Server (Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2650 0 @ 2.00GHz (8 Cores) - 256GB Ram)

Blades server have Hp FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port

2x HP VC Flex-10 Enet Module on Chassie

HP VC 8Gb 20-Port FC Module on Chassie

Also We turned off tcp checksum offloading but it didn’t work.

We’ve opened case to HP support but they analyzing our system and didn’t find any problem to themself.

Does anybody have any fixes for these problems?

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[Solution] HP printer software on Hyper-V with missing USB support…


I would like to share my (free!) solution for installing software on a Hyper-V guest, when that installer checks for usb support.

My problem was that I tried to install a HP printer and scan driver in a Windows XP guest, running on Windows 8 Hyper-V. The installation failed with a message that no USB hardware and drivers were found and setup could not continue…
Duhhhh, I am trying to install it as a network printer/scanner, you HP morons!

After searching the web, I found various solutions. One of them was installing the Guest OS under VMWare Workstation, install the HP printer software (since VMWare workstation has USB support) and then migrate the VMWare guest to Hyper-V. I thought
this was way too much work!

Then I stumbled on the KernelPro usb-over-ethernet solution. I downloaded the free client and installed it on the Windows XP guest under Hyper-V. I did not connect to any usb-over-ethernet server, as I do not have one. However, having the usb-over-ethernet
client running, made the HP installer believe the Hyper-V guest had full USB support and happily installed the software.

Here you can find the free download for the KernelPro usb-over-ethernet client:

Kind regards,

Erik Cheizoo

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