A Better Hyper-V Management Pack for Operations Manager

A Better Hyper-V Management Pack for Operations Manager

Q: Is there a better Hyper-V Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager?

A: The basic System Center Hyper-V Management Pack for Hyper-V is very basic and not that useful for most organizations. Fortunately, there is a separate Hyper-V Management Pack Extensions 2012 available on CodePlex. It features performance monitoring and far more information, including the following:

  • VMs Integration Services Version monitor
  • Hyper-V Replica Health Monitoring Dashboard and States
  • SMB Shares I/O latency monitor
  • Hyper-V Hypervisor Logical processor monitoring
  • Hyper-V Hypervisor Virtual processor monitoring
  • Hyper-V Dynamic Memory monitoring
  • Hyper-V Virtual Networks monitoring
  • NUMA remote pages monitoring
  • SLAT enabled processor detection
  • Hyper-V VHDs monitoring
  • Physical and Logical Disk monitoring
  • Host Available Memory monitoring
  • Stopped and Failed VMs monitoring
  • Failed Live Migrations monitoring

The Management Pack can be downloaded from Codeplex. After downloading, just install like any other Management Pack, and once it's been downloaded by the Hyper-V servers, you will have the new views and data available.

Some of the new dashboards are also very helpful, particularly the Hyper-V Replica and Integration Services dashboard, as the screen shot below shows.

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