Microsoft Hyper-V data collector

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The Microsoft Hyper-V data collector acquires inventory and performance data from the virtualized server computing environment.

Terminology

Cloud Insights acquires the following inventory information from the Microsoft Hyper-V (WMI). For each asset type acquired by Cloud Insights, the most common terminology used for this asset is shown. When viewing or troubleshooting this data collector, keep the following terminology in mind:

Vendor/Model Term Cloud Insights Term

Virtual Hard Disk

Virtual Disk

Host

Host

Virtual Machine

Virtual Machine

Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV), Partition Volume

Data Store

Internet SCSI Device, Multi Path SCSI LUN

LUN

Fiber Channel Port

Port

Note: These are common terminology mappings only and might not represent every case for this data collector.

Requirements

The following are required to configure this data collector:

  • The Hyper-V requires port 5985 opened for data collection and remote access/management.

  • IP address of Clustering group node

  • Local Administrator user & password on the hypervisor

  • Administrative-level user account

  • Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) command, which is the default that is installed by Windows.

  • Port requirements: Port 135 via WMI & Dynamic TCP ports assigned 1024-65535 for Windows 2003 and older and 49152-65535 for Windows 2008.

  • DNS resolution must succeed, even if the data collector is pointed at only an IP address

The Hyper-V data collector requires a Windows Acquisition Unit.

Best Practice: It is highly recommended for each Hyper-V hypervisor to have “Resource Metering” turned on for every host. This allows each hypervisor to have more data available for Cloud Insights on each guest. If this is not set, fewer performance metrics are acquired for each guest. More information on Resource metering can be found in the Microsoft documentation.

Configuration

Field Description

Physical Host IP Address

The IP address or fully-qualified domain name for the physical host (hypervisor)

User Name

Administrator user name for the hypervisor

Password

Password for the hypervisor

NT Domain

The DNS name used by the nodes in the cluster

Advanced configuration

Field Description

Inventory Poll Interval (min)

The default is 20 minutes.

Troubleshooting

Additional information on this Data Collector may be found from the Support page or in the Data Collector Support Matrix.