Sensor of the Week: Hyper-V Host Server Sensor

 Originally published on September 03, 2014 by Florian Staffort
Last updated on January 23, 2024 • 6 minute read

In the last few years the tasks of system administrators have changed quite a lot. Today networks are more than their physical layout of servers, routers, and switches reveals. With virtualization and cloud applications also the task of maintaining the network has grown more complex. Whether you use VMware or Hyper-V for virtualization, monitoring your virtual environments, and especially the host servers, is an absolute necessity when it comes to gaining a comprehensive view of your entire network structure.


With this week's featured Hyper-V Host Server sensor you can monitor a Microsoft Hyper-V host server via Windows Performance Counters or Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), as configured in the "Windows Compatibility Options" of the parent device. The sensor displays the following values, giving you a good impression of the Hyper-V host server's condition:

  • CPU usage in percent of guests, hypervisor, and total,
  • Host health critical values,
  • The number of deposited pages, and
  • Network traffic.

If you're working with virtual environments, your users need be able to rely on a functioning infrastructure as much as if they were using physical workstations. Although virtualization is a big, complex field, knowing the host servers are running smoothly is an important first step.

For more detailed information on the Hyper-V Host Server sensor please have a look at the PRTG manual. Why don't you give it a try?


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