Fix the Hyper-V virtual switches after updating to Windows 11 (22H2)

Fix the Hyper-V virtual switches after updating to Windows 11 (22H2)

Are you running Hyper-V on your Windows 11 device, and are the virtual switches broken after installing the Windows 11 version 22H2 feature update? – Then read this small post, as it might help you fix the issue.

Last night I noticed that the Windows 11 version 22H2 feature update was available on a device that I use for pretty much everything in my daily life, including a Hyper-V lab environment. So, I went ahead and installed the feature update, and everything seemed to be okay afterward (Phew! What a relief…). But that was until I turned on my lab environment and noticed that none of my VMs had Internet connectivity.

Windows 11 version 22H2.
VM with no internet connectivity.

Okay, what’s going on with those virtual switches?

So, the first thing I had to confirm was that the virtual switches had not been changed or deleted during the feature update, and thank goodness, it turned out that they were still present in Hyper-V Manager.

Hyper-V Virtual Switches.
Hyper-V Virtual Switches.

Okay, what’s going on then? – Well, let’s find out! Luckily, this is not my only lab environment! So, I started an investigation by comparing the virtual switches with those in another lab environment, which led to the discovery of a switch extension called “Microsoft Azure VFP Switch Filter Extension“.

I suspect that the feature update has caused the “Microsoft Azure VFP Switch Filter Extension” to be enabled!

Hyper-V Virtual Switches.

Note
In Windows Server 2016, HNVv2 is implemented using the Azure Virtual Filtering Platform (VFP) which is a NDIS filtering extension within the Hyper-V Switch. – See the Hyper-V Network Virtualization Technical Details in Windows Server

How to fix the broken virtual switches

The fix is pretty easy! Just untick the Microsoft Azure VFP Switch Filter Extension for each virtual switch.

Type Hyper-V in the search line next to the start button and click Hyper-V Manager.

Hyper-V Manager.

Next, right-click on the Hyper-V Server and select Virtual Switch Manager…

Hyper-V Virtual Switches.

Expand the Virtual Switches and select Extensions.
Untick the Microsoft Azure VFP Switch Filter Extension and click OK.

Hyper-V Virtual Switches.

Click Yes if you see the below warning.

Hyper-V Virtual Switches.

Now, reboot your VMs, and that’s it! – Everything should now function as normal again. Awesome!

VM with internet connectivity.

Bonus info – Re-enable the processor resource control feature

After installing the feature update, I noticed that the feature processor resource control had been disabled.

Note
Hyper-V host CPU resource controls introduced in Windows Server 2016 or later allow Hyper-V administrators to better manage and allocate host server CPU resources between the “root”, or management partition, and guest VMs. – See the Hyper-V Host CPU Resource Management

Hyper-V VM settings.

Run the below command if you want to re-enable this feature.

bcdedit /set hypervisorschedulertype classic
Enable processor resource controls feature.

Reboot the device hosting your Hyper-V environment to complete the re-enablement of this feature.

Hyper-V VM settings.

Summary

In this blog post, you learned how to fix your Hyper-V virtual switches if they broke during the Windows 11 version 22H2 feature update.

I hope this can help others, so they don’t have to spend time investigating this issue.

That’s it, folks. Happy fixing!
If you have any questions regarding this topic, please feel free to reach out to us.

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