Monitor Hyper-V

Monitor your Microsoft Hyper-V servers and their guest virtual machines (VMs) to manage virtualization solutions from multiple vendors. Get performance metrics including status of the VMs, the amount of processor cores, the number of bytes traversing the virtual switches and virtual network adapters, and more.

The Hyper-V monitor uses the Site24x7 Windows agent for monitoring, i.e. they will be auto-discovered and added for monitoring once the Windows agent is successfully installed.  


  • Supports Hyper-V version 2008 and above.
  • Requires .NET version 3.0 and above.
  • Ensure you have sufficient licensing. This is an advanced monitor.

Add a Hyper-V Monitor

  1. Log in to Site24x7 and go to Server > Microsoft Hyper-V Server (+).
  2. Click on Download Site24x7 Windows Server Agent. Copy-paste the device key, when prompted, in the installation wizard.

Once the Windows agent installation is complete, the agent will auto-discover and add the Hyper-V server for monitoring. Go to Server > Microsoft Hyper-V Server to view the performance metrics for the Hyper-V server.

If you don't want the application to be auto-discovered and added for monitoring, toggle No for the option Auto discover applications on the server in the Settings page (Admin > Server Monitor > Settings).

Rediscover Hyper-V Monitor

In the absence of Hyper-V monitor in the Site24x7 web client or if it has been deleted, you can enable it using the option Discover Applications. Log in to Site24x7 and go to Server > Server Monitor > Servers > click on the associated Windows server monitor > hover on the hamburger icon beside the display name > click on Discover Applications.

Add a Threshold and Availability Profile

Once the Hyper-V monitor is successfully added to your Site24x7 account, add a Threshold and Availability profile to help the alarms engine decide if a specific resource has to be declared critical or down. Log in to Site24x7 and go to Admin > Configuration Profiles > Threshold and Availability (+) > select the Monitor Type as Microsoft Hyper-V Server > set the threshold values and Save the changes.

Tip: Automate the start, stop, and restart of Hyper-V VM(s) when there is a threshold violation.


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