Hyper-V Performance Monitoring
By using the virtualization technology, Microsoft Hyper-V (formerly known as Windows Server Virtualization) creates and manages a virtualized computing environment. As they turn out to be important players in the virtualization space, monitoring Hyper-V health and performance is critical to know if they are performing well at all times.
Complete overview of your Hyper-V environment.
View an aggregate summary of all the active, down and trouble virtual machines (VMs) in your Hyper-V environment. Also, get their CPU/memory usage and the processor count. Analyze active resource consumption, and manage them based on CPU and memory usage to ensure adequate resource allocation for all your VM groups.
Oversee each individual VM.
Get details on the CPU usage, replication and parent checkpoint of each VM. Stats on the replication mode and its health prove useful to ensure workload continuity and recovery when outages occur. Checkpoints help recreate a specific state or condition to troubleshoot a problem.
Measure processor performance.
Virtual machines are provided a certain number of virtual processors, which use up resources on actual processor cores on the server (logical processors). Knowing the amount of cores that the virtual machine can see and use in a system and the rate of hypercalls made on the virtual processor is essential for Hyper-V performance management.
Get stats on virtual network adapters.
Monitor the health of virtual network adapters and virtual switch by knowing their bytes traversal and packets traversal per second. This helps to identify and assess the resource load on each network connection to prevent rapid increase in the number of VMs on a single host server, that could lead to a system crash.
Monitor storage and virtual storage.
Storage issues can have a direct impact on the performance of the end-user application. Thus, it is critical to analyze the disk usage of the entire Hyper-V environment as well as for each VM. Gain inputs on read/write/flush operations and the number of errors occured on the virtual device.
Manage your VMs right.
Set the startup, minimum/maximum physical memory that a VM is allowed to use and the total number of processors allocated to that VM. Decide how each individual VM has to act in the Hyper-V environment by using the start/stop/restart options. Automate the start, stop and restart of a Hyper-V VM(s) when there is a threshold violation, using our IT Automation tool.