Live migrations are not enabled on this computer (Hyper-V)

Issue

Trying to move a virtual machine between Hyper-V 2016 hosts. Following error is displayed:

Live migrations are not enabled on this computer.
This computer is not configured for live migration of virtual machines. To enable live migration, modify the Hyper-V settings.

Resolution

To fix the issue perform following for both hosts in Hyper-V Manager:

  • Right click on Hype-V host name and select Hyper-V Settings
  • Click on Live Migrations and enable box Enable incoming and outgoing live migrations

Windows Server 2016
Hyper-V Server 2016
July 2017

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