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Evidently, some Hyper-V administrators are puzzled by that platform’s snapshot behavior. I am starting to see visitors come to VCritical when searching for:
hyper-v “merge in progress”
This is exactly the issue that I wrote about recently. With VMware ESX, administrators can create and delete snapshots on running VMs — without incurring downtime. Deleted Hyper-V snapshots are only merged when the VM is powered off. That could mean twice the number of reboots during VM guest OS maintenence.