SolutionPack for Microsoft Hyper-V 1.3.5 Summary Sheet – Service Assurance Suite 9.4.1

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Overview

The SolutionPack for Microsoft Hyper-V generates real-time and historical reports so you understand Hyper-V performance through global and detailed status of Hyper-V hosts and underlying virtual machines.

Main reports

Inventory
Displays the inventory of devices, parts and metrics from Hypervisors and Virtual Machines
Virtual Disk Use Analysis
Tool to analyze the utilization profile of Virtual Hard Disk images
All Hosts | All Virtual Machines
Displays all available performance graphs for Hypervisors and Virtual Machines
Global Status
Shows the global status of all hosts and running virtual machines in the environment, detailed by component type
SLA Detailled View
Shows the current and forecasted SLA values for Hypervisors and Virtual Machines
Virtual Machines Running On Snapshot Disks
Shows all virtual machines running on snapshot disks. They impact disk performance and impact storage performance when it is time to commit changes on the original virtual disk.

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Technical specifications

SolutionPack version

1.3.5

Compatible EMC M&R versions

6.6u1

Supported Microsoft Hyper-V versions

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This SolutionPack can only be installed on a Windows collector host.

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Configuring credentials for SolutionPack for Microsoft Hyper-V

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Requirements for data collection

In order to collect data from Microsoft Hyper-V hosts, the environment needs to meet the following requirements:

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Installing the SolutionPack

Before you begin

Procedure

  1. Click Administration.
  2. Click Centralized Management.
  3. Click SolutionPacks.
  4. Click SolutionPack Center.
  5. Select the SolutionPack in the Browse and Install SolutionPacks window.
  6. Click Install.
  7. Type the instance name.
  8. Assign a server for each component.
    In a typical four server deployment, the recommended servers are selected automatically.
  9. Click Next.
    The window displays data collection details.
  10. From the Data collection drop-down menu, select existing settings that have been specified for other components, or select Add a new data collection.
    If you select Add a new data collection, type information about the data collection. In Hostname or IP address to send data to, use localhost on port 2020, which is the Collector host where the Load Balancer Connector is installed.
  11. Click Next.
    The window displays reports settings.
  12. In Administration Web-Service Instance, select an existing instance or create a custom instance.
  13. Click Install.
  14. Click Ok when the installation is complete.
  15. Click Discovery Center > Devices Management.
  16. Click Microsoft Hyper-V.
  17. Click Add new device.
  18. Select the server and collector instance where you want to store the configuration details for this device, and then enter the hostname or IP address of the host, supply the login credentials, and specify the appropriate configuration settings.
    Clicking the Test button results in a warning message that can be ignored.
  19. Click OK.
  20. Click Save.
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Using a test script to query WMI objects

The Test feature located in the Discovery Center under the Centralized Management UI is not supported for the SolutionPack for Microsoft Hyper-V. Instead, use the test method presented in this topic.

The SolutionPack for Microsoft Hyper-V provides a script that can be used to check if is possible to query all required WMI objects using the provided user. The script is in the folder <APG_FOLDER>/Collecting/XML-Collector/<SolutionPack_instance_name>/conf/. You must execute the script from the Collect SolutionPack Block machine. Use the following syntax to run the script:

TestWMI.ps1 -Computer <ip-or-hostname> 
          -Username <domain-or-machine\username>
          -Password <password> [-NoPing]
-Computer
Remote Hyper-V host IP address or hostname
-Username
Username used to perform remote WMI queries, in the format DOMAIN\username for domain users or MACHINE\username for local users
-Password
Password of the user specified with the -Username parameter
-NoPing
(optional) If the remote Hyper-V host is blocking ping requests, you must use this parameter to skip connectivity tests

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