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For configuration, the Microsoft Hyper-V (WMI) data collector requires the IP address or the resolvable DNS name for the physical host (hypervisor).


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:

  • 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.


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 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.

Connection Timeout (ms)

The default is 60000 ms.