Event ID 18180 — Virtual Machine Configuration File

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

This is preliminary documentation and subject to change.

By default virtual machine configuration files are at %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V\Virtual Machines.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 18180
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Hyper-V-VMMS
Version: 6.0
Message: The 'Data Exchange' virtual device could not be found in the device manifest of '%1'. (Virtual machine ID %2)


Check KVP Exchange virtual device

The configuration file of the virtual machine is missing the Key Value Pair (KVP) Exchange virtual device. The KVP includes a set of data items that contains a unique identifier, called a key, and a value that is the actual data for the key.

Edit the configuration file or create a new virtual machine configuration to replicate the current one and delete the current configuration. Note: existing key value pairs stored in the offline repository will be lost.


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Virtual Machine Configuration File