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Hyper-V Performance Monitoring Tools

Effectively Monitor Hyper-V Health and Performance

Microsoft Hyper-V is a hypervisor-based virtualization solution for x86-64 systems and an important player in the booming server virtualization space. ManageEngine Applications Manager provides comprehensive performance metrics to monitor your Microsoft Hyper-V servers and their guest virtual machines, and helps you ensure they are performing well at all times. 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.

Applications Manager also provides visibility into the resource utilization of Hyper-V infrastructure, which in turn helps in capacity planning. 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.

What do we monitor?

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 CPU Usage - ManageEngine Applications Manager

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.

Hyper-V Server System Services - ManageEngine Applications Manager

Memory Usage

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.

Hyper-V Memory Usage Monitor - ManageEngine Applications Manager

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.

Hyper-V Networking and Virtual Network Statistics - ManageEngine Applications Manager

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.

Hyper-V Storage and Virtual Storage Metrics - ManageEngine Applications Manager

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.

Hyper-V In-Depth Performance Reports - ManageEngine Applications Manager

Benefits of Monitoring Hyper-V using Applications Manager:

  • Ensure high uptime and peak performance of your Microsoft Hyper-V host servers and their guest virtual machines.
  • Gain insight into the performance of your Hyper-V environment; troubleshoot and resolve problems before end users are affected.
  • Plan capacity and make educated decisions about allocating resources to each virtual machine.
  • Multi-vendor virtualization support - manage Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware solutions from the same console.
  • Agentless monitoring solution that is easy to set up and manage.

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