Microsoft Hyper-V is a hypervisor-based virtualization solution for x86-64 systems and an important player in the booming server virtualization space; a critical part of a working IT environment, it needs to be tracked and observed constantly to ensure zero downtime.
Applications Manager also provides visibility into the resource utilization of Hyper-V infrastructure, which in turn helps in capacity planning. With out-of-the-box reports, graphical views, alarms, thresholds and comprehensive fault management capabilities, IT administrators can maximize Hyper-V server uptime and ensure their Hyper-V environment runs at peak performance. With the aid of end-user monitoring, the IT team can gain valuable insight into the user experience, both before and after a virtualization project. The Hyper-V monitoring feature, along with the support for VMware and Citrix XenServer enables you to manage virtualization solutions from multiple vendors from a single management console.
Hypervisor CPU Usage
Know which resource is consuming more CPU. Find out if CPUs are running at full capacity or if they are being underutilized. Metrics tracked include Total CPU utilization, Guest CPU utilization, Hypervisor CPU utilization, idle CPU utilization, etc.
Hyper-V System Services
Monitor the availability and status of critical Hyper-V services such as Hyper-V Image management service, Virtual Machine Management and Networking management service. Administrators can also enable, disable or delete these services from within Applications Manager itself.
Avoid the problem of your Hyper-V servers running out of memory. Get notified when the memory usage is high or memory becomes critically low. Metrics tracked include swap memory, physical memory, free physical memory, deposited pages, virtual TLB pages, total remote physical pages, etc.
Networking and Virtual Network Statistics
Monitor the health and status of the network interfaces, virtual network adapters, legacy virtual network adapters and virtual switch. The performance can be monitored through attributes such as input/output traffic utilization, offloaded connections, outbound packets errors, data receive rate, data transfer rate, packets received/transmitted, health of interface, etc.
Storage and Virtual Storage Metrics
Get an idea of the overall disk performance of the Hyper-V system as well as for each VM. Find out how busy the drives are or if the disks are saturated. Metrics include Current Disk Queue Length, Disk bytes per second, Disk transfers per second, etc.
Top Hyper-V Servers
Get an overview of the servers that are consuming your resources and take necessary action. Metrics provided include top total CPU utilization consumers, top guest CPU utilization consumers, top idle CPU utilization consumers and top memory consumers.
In-depth Performance Reports
Get insightful reports into the overall performance of Hyper-V servers. Know how your servers are performing over a period of time and analyze possible trends.
A Hyper-V monitor helps in monitoring your Microsoft Hyper-V servers and their guest virtual machines, and ensures they are performing well at all times.
The key metrics to monitor in Hyper-V servers are: