SolutionPack for Microsoft Hyper-V

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Overview

This article explains how to install and configure SolutionPack for Microsoft Hyper-V. 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.

This article applies to EMC ViPR SRM version 3.5.1.

report screen

SolutionPack for Microsoft Hyper-V

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Technical specifications

SolutionPack version

Compatible ViPR SRM version

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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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. Log in.
  2. Click Administration.
  3. Click Centralized Management.
  4. Click SolutionPacks.
  5. Select SolutionPack Center.
  6. Select the SolutionPack for Microsoft Hyper-V in the Browse and Install SolutionPacks screen.
  7. Click Install.
    The steps below assume a typical four VM deployment.
  8. In the Data Collection field of the Select the components to install window, select the Collector host.
  9. In the Reports field, select the Frontend host.
  10. Click Next.
  11. In the Data collection window, select a value for Data Collection.
    If you select Add a new data collection, type information about the data collection.
    • Failover-Filter must be enabled, which is the default.
    • In the Hostname or IP address to send data field, type the Primary Backend host.
  12. Leave Enable alerting on data collected checked.
  13. Select a value for Alerting on data collection.
    If you select Add a new Alerting on data collection, type information about the alerting configuration.
    • In Alerting Backend the hostname or IP address, select the Primary Backend host.
  14. Type the host information and access credentials to communicate with the Hyper-V.
  15. Click the plus (+) sign to add more Hyper-V hosts.
  16. Click Next.
  17. In the Reports window, in the Administration Web-Service Instance field, select the Frontend host.
  18. Click Install.
    The SolutionPack installation begins.
  19. Click Ok once installation is complete.
    Performance data will displayed in about an hour.
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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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