Hyper-V Performance Monitoring
with PRTG

 


  • PRTG monitors Hyper-V hosts, virtual machines, and Cluster Shared Volumes


  • PRTG displays the critical status values of a Hyper-V host 

  • PRTG monitors CPU load and traffic


  • Hyper-V monitoring with one central dashboard


  • PRTG monitors virtual memory

 

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Unlimited version of PRTG for 30 days. After 30 days, PRTG reverts to a free version.
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Increase the stability and reliability of your virtual environment with PRTG

 

 

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.

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Virtual environments

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.

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.
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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.

 

Quick overview of the PRTG Hyper-V monitoring tool 

Our software comes with sensors for monitoring servers, virtual machines, and traffic. All monitoring data is consolidated into one central dashboard.

 

Your virtual environments at a glance
– even on the go

PRTG can be started within minutes and it's compatible with many mobile devices.

 

PRTG comes with all the features you need, plus more your IT infrastructure won't want to live without.

 

PRTG monitors these vendors and applications, and more, in one view!

 

 

Trusted by 300,000 users
and recognized by industry analysts as a leader

“Fantastic network and infrastructure monitoring solution that is easy to deploy and easier still to use. Simply the best available.”

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“Software is absolutely perfect, Support is superior. Meets all needs and requirements, This is a must have solution if you are needing any form of monitoring.”

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“The tool excels at its primary focus of being a unified infrastructure management and network monitoring service.”

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Free Download

Unlimited version of PRTG for 30 days. After 30 days, PRTG reverts to a free version.
Or, you can upgrade to a paid license anytime.

 

Hyper-V monitoring on one central dashboard

Hyper-V server monitoring

For virtual machines to function, their host must be both stable and reliable. We therefore recommend monitoring the servers that host your virtual machines. Among other things, our preconfigured sensors monitor the system status and CPU load and consolidate this information into one central dashboard.

To the Hyper-V Host Server Sensor

Virtual machines

You can also use our preconfigured sensors to monitor your virtual machines. Virtual environments require lots of resources and can hinder the performance of your network. Monitoring virtual environments can therefore also take a toil. We recommend only monitoring your most important virtual machines, such as those that run your main applications.

To the Hyper-V Virtual Machine Sensor

Hyper-V storage

Virtual machines are allocated storage space on the host server. When this space becomes full, you may experience malfunctions or even crashes. Our sensor monitors the read/write values and number of errors on a Hyper-V host.

To the Hyper-V Virtual Storage Sensor

 


“I was looking for scalable monitoring software that could monitor a vast server farm and an even more comprehensive network without becoming complex and cluttered. I also wanted to be able to integrate everything into a single user environment.”

Nick Nauwelaerts, a system architect at Aquafin, monitors his entire network - including virtual environments - with PRTG. To the case study

      

 

 

Hyper-V monitoring:
10 advantages of PRTG




Avoid overloads

With PRTG, you can avoid overloads and failures in your server virtualization software.





Increase security

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.





Stabilize networks

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.





Customize notifications

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.


 


Free Download

Unlimited version of PRTG for 30 days. After 30 days, PRTG reverts to a free version.
Or, you can upgrade to a paid license anytime.

 

 

Hyper-V, VMware, Citrix: One centralized monitoring tool
for virtual environments

PRTG monitors the performance of VMware

PRTG also comes with preconfigured sensors for VMware. Our technological expertise and the compatibility of our monitoring software with VMware products have earned us admission into the VMware Technology Alliance Partner Program. More on VMware monitoring with PRTG

PRTG monitors the performance of Citrix

In addition to Hyper-V, you also work with virtual environments like Citrix? No problem, PRTG comes with sensors for monitoring your hosts and virtual machines. Learn more about Citrix monitoring with PRTG here. All your monitoring data is consolidated into one central dashboard.

 

Over 95% of our customers recommend PRTG

 

Paessler AG worldwide trialled PRTG in over 600 IT departments.
The aim was to tune the network monitoring software closer to the needs of the administrators.
The result of the survey: over 95% of the participants would recommend PRTG - or already had.

Recommend PRTG

 

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.
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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 makes use of the following technologies

WMI

PRTG monitors Hyper-V via the WMI protocol (Windows Management Instrumentation). WMI is the most reliable way to transfer data with Hyper-V. As an alternative, you can also use performance counters.

More on WMI monitoring

SNMP

We use SNMP to monitor a variety of network components, including servers, routers, and switches, as well as applications and bandwidth. SNMP is compatible with all the biggest manufacturers and uses very few resources.

More on SNMP monitoring

Packet sniffing

You can also use PRTG to monitor your traffic. Among other things, this includes filtering by IP addresses, data types, and protocols. Our software keeps a constant eye on your email traffic and immediately sounds the alarm if something is wrong in your network.

More on packet sniffing

 

PRTG: The swiss army knife for sys admins

Adapt PRTG individually and dynamically to your needs relying on a strong API:

  • HTTP API: Access monitoring data and manipulate monitoring objects using HTTP requests
  • Custom Sensors: Create your own sensors for customized monitoring
  • Custom Notifications: Create your own notifications to send alarms to external systems
  • New REST API Sensor: Monitor almost everything that provides XML or JSON

 

 

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 saves money

80% of our customers report substantial or even exceptional cost savings in the area of network monitoring. The experience shows that the costs for licenses have paid for themselves within a matter of weeks.

 

 

PAESSLER AG –
German quality
engineering

Free Download
  • Unlimited version of PRTG for 30 days
  • After 30 days, PRTG reverts to a free version
  • Or, you can upgrade to a paid license anytime

 

Made in Germany: The PRTG Network Monitoring Tool is the fruit of a dedicated, international team. The company was founded by Dirk Paessler. The Paessler AG headquarters are located in the city of Nuremberg, in the heart of Germany.

A quick overview: PRTG provides a quick overview, whether on your desktop or as an app on your smartphone. An individually configurable dashboard features every key stat in the form of an easy-to-understand graph, so you can always make sure your network is running smoothly.

Easy configuration: Our Smart Setup guarantees a quick and easy setup. During configuration, PRTG will ping your network and create appropriate sensors, saving you a great deal of time. Furthermore, switching from other software such as Nagios is relatively quick and easy.

Outstanding support: Our support team strives to resolve inquiries within 24 hours (on business days). Discover a wide selection of videos, webinars, and instructions in our knowledge base. Our manual is also an excellent resource.

Getting started is easy: The trial version is for free, allowing you to evaluate our monitoring tool with no strings attached. To upgrade, simply search for a suitable license. You can modify your license any time you like. 

 

PRTG

Network Monitoring Software - Version 20.4.63.1412 (October 20th, 2020)

Hosting

Download for Windows and hosted version available

Languages

English, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese

Pricing

Up to 100 sensors for free (Price List)

Unified Monitoring

Network devices, bandwidth, servers, applications, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and more

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