Hyper-V: Monitoring performance and utilizing System Center VMM

In any IT infrastructure, performance of servers is expected to meet specific thresholds. The same's true for virtual machines. How can you monitor performance of your virtual infrastructure and use information you obtain to help troubleshoot any issues you may be facing? Solution: After installing Hyper-V role, Windows Performance and Reliability Monitor contains 24 specific […]

In any IT infrastructure, performance of servers is expected to meet specific thresholds. The same's true for virtual machines. How can you monitor performance of your virtual infrastructure and use information you obtain to help troubleshoot any issues you may be facing? Solution: After installing Hyper-V role, Windows Performance and Reliability Monitor contains 24 specific counters for your Hyper-V environment. You can find detailed information on what counters to look at for specific resource issues here. However, keep in mind that performance monitoring of a vm is different from monitoring of a physical machine. Just one example is CPU monitoring. CPU utilization needs to be monitored in three different places: Virtual Machine, Hypervisior, and Host Machine.

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