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Microsoft Hyper-V Opspack

Formerly known as Windows Server Virtualization, Hyper-V is Microsoft’s popular virtualization system for Windows Servers. Microsoft has continued to release new Hyper-V versions with each new Windows Server incarnation thus far. Hyper-V aims to increase business agility and IT efficiency in your datacenter and in the cloud.

Virtualization and Hyper-V possess numerous benefits such as:

Hardware resource savings Space saving Reduction in energy costs and many more As a result, it has become an incredibly popular hypervisor across the globe.

What You Can Monitor

Hyper-V CPU, Memory and Health Hyper-V Guest Status Hyper-V Storage including read, write, and errors Hyper-V Uptime Hyper-V Virtual Machines and more Implementing Opsview Monitor’s Hyper-V Opspack gives you the ability to not only deploy Opsview Monitor master and slave virtualized systems in Hyper-V, but also allows you to monitor all of your Hyper-V virtualized machines.

You can also monitor your host and guest systems, ensuring they are performing across all your Windows Servers. This is all done through WMI, making it extremely easy to set up, implement and monitor.

Service Checks

Service Check Description
CPU Hyper-V guest CPU load percentage
GuestStatus Hyper-V Guest Status
Health Hyper-V guest health status
Memory Hyper-V guest memory available
StorageErrors Hyper-V guest storage errors
StorageRead Hyper-V guest storage read rate
StorageWrite Hyper-V guest storage write rate
Uptime Days Virtual Machine Uptime in Days
Uptime Seconds Virtual Machine Uptime in Seconds
Virtual Machines List all Virtual Machines

Microsoft Hyper-V Agentless Opspack

Formerly known as Windows Server Virtualization, Hyper-V is Microsoft’s popular virtualization system for Windows Servers. Microsoft has continued to release new Hyper-V versions with each new Windows Server incarnation thus far. Hyper-V aims to increase business agility and IT efficiency in your datacenter and in the cloud.

Virtualization and Hyper-V possess numerous benefits such as:

  • Hardware resource savings
  • Space saving
  • Reduction in energy costs and many more

As a result, it has become an incredibly popular hypervisor across the globe.

What You Can Monitor

  • Hyper-V CPU, Memory and Health
  • Hyper-V Guest Status
  • Hyper-V Storage including read, write, and errors
  • Hyper-V Uptime
  • Hyper-V Virtual Machines

This opspack allows you to monitor your host and guest systems, ensuring they are performant on all of your Windows Servers. All checks are done through WMI, making setup and implementation painless.

Service Checks

Service Check Description
CPU Hyper-V guest CPU load percentage
GuestStatus Hyper-V Guest Status
Health Hyper-V guest health status
Memory Hyper-V guest memory available
StorageErrors Hyper-V guest storage errors
StorageRead Hyper-V guest storage read rate
StorageWrite Hyper-V guest storage write rate
Uptime Days Virtual Machine Uptime in Days
Uptime Seconds Virtual Machine Uptime in Seconds
Virtual Machines List all Virtual Machines

Setup and Configuration

The Hyper-V host must be configured for WMI authentication, details of how to set this up can be found here.

To configure and utilize this Opspack, you simply need to add the 'Application - Hyper-V' Opspack to your Opsview Monitor system.

Step 1: Add the host template

Add host template

Step 2: Add and configure variables required for this host

Add variables

Step 3: Reload and the system will now be monitored

View Service Checks

Prerequisites

To use Windows WMI Agentless Opspacks, the remote windows host must first be configured to allow WMI queries to be run. See: Monitoring Services with WMI

Setup and Configuration

To configure and utilise this Opspack, you need to add the 'Application - Microsoft - Hyper-V Agentless' Opspack to your Opsview Monitor system.

Step 1: Import the Opspack

Download the application-microsoft-hyper-v-agentless.opspack file from the Releases section of this repository. Navigate to Host Template Settings inside Opsview Monitor and select Import Opspack in the top left corner.

Add Variables

Then click Browse and select the application-microsoft-hyper-v-agentless.opspack file. Click Upload and then click Import when the file is uploaded.

Add Variables

Step 2: Add the host template

Add host template

Step 3: Add and configure the host variables required for this host

Host Variable Description
HYPER_V_CREDENTIALS Used for authenticating with the remote host. The value is not used and therefore can be set to anything. Override the username and password with the credentials to be used for authentication with the remote host.

Add variables

Step 4: Reload and the system will now be monitored

View Service Checks

v1.0-opsview-5

ODI-604 Release Opspacks to GitHub

Initial upload of existing Opspacks to GitHub

v2.1-opsview-6

ODI-2070 Rename Microsoft Opspacks

With the aim of maintaining consistency across Opsview Monitor, this Microsoft® monitoring-related Opspack and related Host Template and Service Checks have been renamed.

Original Host Template Name New Host Template Name
Application - Microsoft Hyper-V Application - Microsoft Hyper-V Agentless

This won't have any negative impact on your system when you manually install this opspack or are upgrading to Opsview Monitor 6.0 (November 2018 release). You will see both sets of Host Templates in the system. Nevertheless, to avoid confusion, we recommend removing the templates carried over from a previous Opsview Monitor version.

v2.0-opsview-6

ODI-1154 Release Opspacks for Opsview Monitor 6.0

Initial release of Opspack to work with Opsview Monitor 6.0