Failure to boot on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 or 8 using Hyper-V 2016

Solution In Progress - Updated -


  • When using RHEL 7 or 8 as the guest operating system on a virtual machine (VM) running on a Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016 host, the VM in some cases fails to boot and returns to the GRUB boot menu.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016 hosts
  • Microsoft Azure Generation 2 VMs (partially)

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