BCDEdit /hypervisorsettings

The /hypervisorsettings command sets or displays the hypervisor debugger settings for the system.

To set an individual hypervisor debugger setting, use "bcdedit /set {hypervisorsettings} ". For more information on the set command, see BCDEdit /set.

bcdedit /hypervisorsettings [ <debugtype> [DEBUGPORT:<port>] [BAUDRATE:<baud>] [CHANNEL:<channel>] [HOSTIP:<ip>] [PORT:<port>] [BUSPARAMS:<Bus.Device.Function>] ]

<debugtype> - Specifies the type of debugger. <debugtype> can be one of NET, SERIAL or 1394 as described below.

Note

Before setting BCDEdit options you might need to disable or suspend BitLocker and Secure Boot on the computer.

Network Debugging

<debugtype> NET
Specifies an Ethernet network connection for debugging. When this option is used, the HOSTIP option must be also be set by specifying the IPv4 address of the host debugger.

HOSTIP:<ip> The IP address is only used when the hypervisordebugtype is Net. For debugging hypervisor over a network connection, specifies the IPv4 address of the host debugger.

PORT:<port> For network debugging, specifies the port to communicate with on the host debugger. Should be 49152 or higher.

BUSPARAMS:<Bus.Device.Function> Defines the PCI bus, device, and function numbers of the debugging device. For example, 0.25.0 describes the debugging device on bus 0, device 25, function 0. These values are displayed in Device Manager under Location on the General tab.

Network Debugging Example

The following command sets the hypervisor debugger settings to network debugging with a debugger host at 192.168.1.2 communicating on port 50000:

C:\> bcdedit /hypervisorsettings NET HOSTIP:192.168.1.2 PORT:50000 BUSPARAMS:0.25.0
Key=2steg4fzbj2sz.23418vzkd4ko3.1g34ou07z4pev.1sp3yo9yz874p

Use the key that is returned to connect to the target.

These network debugging settings can be modified using the BCDEdit /set command.

hypervisorhostip IP address (Only used when the hypervisordebugtype is Net.) For debugging hypervisor over a network connection, specifies the IPv4 address of the host debugger. For information about debugging Hyper-V, see Create a Virtual Machine with Hyper-V.

hypervisorhostport [ port ]
(Only used when the hypervisordebugtype is Net.) For network debugging, specifies the port to communicate with on the host debugger. Should be 49152 or higher.

hypervisorbusparams Bus.Device.Function
Defines the PCI bus, device, and function numbers of the debugging device. For example, 0.25.0 describes the debugging device on bus 0, device 25, function 0. These values are displayed in Device Manager under Location on the General tab.

hypervisorusekey <key> (Only used when the hypervisordebugtype is Net.) For network debugging specifies the key with which to encrypt the connection. [0-9] and [a-z] allowed only.

hypervisordhcp [ yes | no ]
Controls use of DHCP by the network debugger used with the hypervisor. Setting this to no forces the use of Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) to obtain a local link IP address.

Serial Debugging

<debugtype> Serial
Specifies a serial connection for debugging. When the Serial option is specified, you also set the hypervisordebugport and hypervisorbaudrate options.

DEBUGPORT:<port> For SERIAL debugging, specifies the serial port to use as the debugging port.

BAUDRATE:<baud> For SERIAL debugging, specifies the baud rate to be used for debugging.

bcdedit /set hypervisordebugtype serial
bcdedit /set hypervisordebugport 1
bcdedit /set hypervisorbaudrate 115200
bcdedit /set hypervisordebug on
bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype auto

Serial Debugging Example

The following command displays the current hypervisor settings.

C:\>bcdedit /hypervisorsettings
isolatedcontext         Yes
hypervisordebugtype     Serial
hypervisordebugport     1
hypervisorbaudrate      115200
The operation completed successfully.

The following command sets the hypervisor debugger settings to serial debugging over COM1 at 115,200 baud.

bcdedit /hypervisorsettings SERIAL DEBUGPORT:1 BAUDRATE:115200

1394 Debugging

Important

The 1394 transport is available for use in Windows 10, version 1607 and earlier. It is not available in later versions of Windows. You should transition your projects to other transports, such as KDNET using Ethernet.

<debugtype> 1394
Specifies an IEEE 1394 (FireWire) connection for debugging. When this option is used, the channel option should also be set.

CHANNEL:

For 1394 debugging, specifies the 1394 channel to be used for debugging.

The following related option should be set using the BCDEdit /set command.

hypervisorbusparams Bus.Device.Function
Defines the PCI bus, device, and function numbers of the debugging device. For example, 1.5.0 describes the debugging device on bus 1, device 5, function 0. These values are displayed in Device Manager under Location on the General tab.

Comments

This command does not enable or disable the hypervisor debugger for any particular OS loader entry. To enable the hypervisor debugger for a particular OS loader entry, use "bcdedit /set HYPERVISORDEBUG ON".

For information about identifiers, run "bcdedit /? ID".

See Also

BCDEdit /set command.

BCDEdit Options Reference