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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. This data collector can discover a standalone Hyper-V host, or an entire cluster - create one collector per standalone host or cluster.


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



Virtual Machine

Virtual Machine

Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV), Partition Volume

Data Store

Internet SCSI Device, Multi Path SCSI LUN


Fiber Channel Port


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


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 or FQDN of cluster or standalone hypervisor. Using the floating cluster hostname or IP is likely the most reliable approach versus pointing the collector at just one specific node in a cluster.

  • Administrative-level user account that works on all the hypervisors in the cluster.

  • WinRM needs to be enabled and listening on all hypervisors

  • 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

  • Each Hyper-V hypervisor must have “Resource Metering” turned on for every VM, on 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:

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


Field Description

Cluster IP address or floating cluster FQDN

The IP address or fully-qualified domain name for the the cluster, or a standalone, non-clustered hypervisor

User Name

Administrator user name for the hypervisor


Password for the hypervisor

DNS domain suffix

The hostname suffix that combines with the simple hostname to render the FQDN of a hypervisor

Advanced configuration

Field Description

Inventory Poll Interval (min)

The default is 20 minutes.


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