Ensure the performance
of your Hyper-V server
- PRTG monitors Hyper-V hosts, virtual machines,
and Cluster Shared Volumes
- PRTG monitors traffic
- PRTG monitors CPU load
- PRTG monitors virtual memory
- PRTG displays the critical status values of a Hyper-V host
Increase the stability and reliability of your virtual environment with PRTG
iVirtualization is the process of creating a virtual version of something like computer hardware. It involves using specialized software to create a virtual or software-created version of a computing resource rather than the actual version of the same resource.
iWhat is a sensor?
In PRTG, “Sensors” are the basic monitoring elements. One sensor usually monitors one measured value in your network, e.g. the traffic of a switch port, the CPU load of a server, the free space of a disk drive. On average you need about 5-10 sensors per device or one sensor per switch port.
Virtual environments are important parts of an IT architecture and can no longer be neglected. These environments must be monitored professionally to ensure the smooth functioning of a business’s IT. Paessler’s network monitoring offers comprehensive real-time monitoring which ensures the stability and reliability of virtual environments. Hyper-V monitoring lets you take full advantage of all that virtual systems have to offer.
Overcome the drawbacks of virtualization with Hyper-V sensors
In addition to various advantages, e.g. a more effective use of resources, virtualization (contrary to physical environments) also comes with some drawbacks.
For example, load peaks on one virtual machine can affect the performance of "neighboring” virtual systems on the host server. And in the event of critical errors — whether it be in the network connection or on the host itself — several virtual servers are affected at the same time and work comes to a standstill. These shortcomings are overcome with Hyper-V sensors.
Hyper-V sensors in PRTG
With a hypervisor like Microsoft Hyper-V, all the threads of your virtual systems run together. PRTG uses its powerful Hyper-V sensors to perform in-depth monitoring of virtual machines and their hosts, and then arranges the extracted data into neat, customizable dashboards. You therefore get convenient access to important information for the planning, testing, and monitoring of virtual environments. PRTG also alerts you immediately if your virtual environments are in need of attention.
Specially developed sensors are quick and easy to configure. This means you can adjust your network as needed and quickly analyze each bit of relevant data. With PRTG, you will discover and fix errors promptly. Our Hyper-V sensors keep an eye on server availability and other important system parameters, 24/7. PRTG Network Monitor is all you need for the monitoring of Hyper-V servers and virtual machines.
With PRTG, everyone will work with peace of mind.
A quick introduction to PRTG: Hyper-V monitoring
The information gathered by PRTG
PRTG uses a wide range of sensors for Hyper-V monitoring, including:
- Hyper-V Host Server Sensor: Monitors the CPU usage, system health, and network traffic of a host server.
- Hyper-V Virtual Machine Sensor: Monitors the CPU usage and read/write values of virtual machines running on a Hyper-V host server.
- Hyper-V Virtual Storage Sensor: Monitors the read/write values and error rate of virtual storage devices running via a Hyper-V host server.
Your virtual environments at a glance
– even on the go
PRTG can be started within minutes and it's compatible with many mobile devices.
10 advantages of PRTG
With PRTG, you can avoid overloads and failures in your server virtualization software.
The effects of host server and server hardware errors on individual virtual machines are minimized.
Simplify virtualization projects
Automatically created reports provide important information for the planning, testing, and monitoring of virtual environments, in a clear and simple manner.
Make optimal use of VMware server
As a VMware partner, PRTG is especially effective at monitoring virtual servers based on VMware technologies. And thanks to our extensive experience in the field of virtualization, we are also able to provide top-notch Hyper-V monitoring.
Comprehensive 24/7 real-time monitoring ensures virtual environments remain stable and reliable.
Minimize work interruptions
PRTG will determine the amount of resources used by every network connection and host server. It allows for continuous server availability and thus prevents losses in productivity.
Balance out virtual machines
The PRTG Hyper-V sensors divert attention to imbalances in VMs, and thereby help to avoid drops in performance. If too many resource-hungry virtual machines are running on one host server, for example, you run the risk of encountering serious problems, including the crashing of your system.
Conserve critical resources
PRTG restricts the excessive use of critical resources. It allows for a balanced load distribution by identifying host servers that are not used to capacity, and by showing the amount of free disk space in your Hyper-V Cluster Shared Volume.
With PRTG, system administrators can define threshold values themselves and receive automatic, customized notifications when these values are reached.
Quickly uncover and remove sources of errors
You are not only informed of problems, but can also see where the sources of errors lie. PRTG makes troubleshooting virtual environments a breeze.
John Krull, CTO, Oakland Unified School District, USA
This is how Hyper-V monitoring with PRTG works
i Syslog stands for System Logging Protocol and is a standard protocol used to send system log or event messages to a specific server, called a syslog server. It is primarily used to collect various device logs from several different machines in a central location for monitoring and review. The protocol is enabled on most network equipment such as routers, switches, firewalls, and even some printers and scanners. In addition, syslog is available on Unix and Linux based systems and many web servers including Apache.
Before starting a virtualization project, calculate the CPU, memory, and hard disk utilization of the programs which are to be incorporated into your virtual infrastructure. PRTG Network Monitor will deliver this information to allow administrators to estimate eventual impacts on their servers. Overloads and failures are therefore prevented.
The monitoring of virtual environments is done in four parts. First and foremost, you should monitor all of your network’s hardware components with SNMP sensors, for these components tend to have a lasting effect on your virtual infrastructure. Secondly, it is imperative that your Hyper-V host server hardware be monitored, for problems with VMs often lie in their underlying hardware. PRTG comes with Hyper-V host server sensors designed especially for this purpose. The third part involves the monitoring of individual virtual machines on your host servers with the PRTG Hyper-V Virtual Machine sensors, which are available by default. By doing so, you’ll easily obtain values such as CPU usage and read/write speed. Keep in mind that you don’t necessarily need to monitor each and every VM; it is often enough to only include those machines which are vital to your network. Finally, the operating systems of these critical systems should be monitored directly, e.g. via WMI.
Set your own threshold values
By setting limits in the sensors, you get to decide for yourself when it is time to intervene, before your virtual environment really causes a headache. You might cap the maximum permissible load at 75%, for example. If this value is reached, the system administrator will automatically receive an alert. PRTG provides a variety of different alarm options, including push notifications, text messages, emails, syslog messages, and SNMP traps. You can also choose to have PRTG launch an external program or play a ringtone.
In addition, thanks to PRTG you will restrict the excessive use of critical resources. Hyper-V monitoring allows you to optimize the use of resources by identifying host servers that are not used to capacity and by balancing the distribution of the load. The performance of all virtual machines suffers when a system is running at maximum capacity and performance. With Hyper-V monitoring, you can discover such incidents quickly and respond to them efficiently.
PRTG simplifies your day
Our monitoring software works for you and promptly notifies you of potential issues.
It frees you to concentrate on your day-to-day tasks with peace of mind.
PRTG saves time
With PRTG, you get one central monitoring tool for your servers and entire network. Enjoy a quick overview of your whole infrastructure via our dashboard and app.
PRTG saves worry
Customizing PRTG is a breeze. Getting started or switching from another network monitoring tool is easy thanks to the PRTG auto-discovery and pre-configured device templates.
PRTG also monitors VMware products
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Made in Germany: The PRTG Network Monitoring Tool is the fruit of an engaged team. The company was founded by Dirk Paessler. The Paessler AG headquarters are located in the city of Nuremberg, in the heart of Germany. We combine typical German virtues such as high quality standards, industriousness, and commitment with international, cosmopolitan flair. Read more about our firm here. By the way: We are regularly looking for new recruits.
Case Studies: Airports, utility companies, banks, colleges, hospitals: PRTG is present in every industry. For each of our customers, business and organizational processes depend on the proper functioning of the network infrastructure. The PRTG customer satisfaction is close to 100%. Read in our case studies how our customers use PRTG.
Product tests: It goes without saying that we are convinced by the quality of PRTG. But what about the others? PRTG has always performed extremely well in tests. PRTG user “LanLine” sums it up best: “PRTG was already good several years ago, and has gotten better from version to version ever since.” Such has been our steadfast and sincere goal. Read more about monitoring software product tests and comparisons here.
Support: Our support team works hard every day to help customers solve their monitoring problems. Our goal is to resolve all inquiries within 24 hours (on business days). We've drafted a comprehensive manual and built up an extensive knowledge base featuring videos, webinars, and FAQs. All support, of course, is also included!
Getting started is easy: The trial version is free, which means you can try our monitoring tool risk-free. To switch to another version of PRTG, simply search for an appropriate license. You can upgrade any time you like.
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