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Optimizing and Troubleshooting: Hyper-V Networking by Mitch Tulloch

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Chapter 2. Monitoring network performance

To truly know whether you’ve managed to optimize networking for Hyper-V hosts and the virtual machines running on them, you need to compare their performance before and after the configuration changes you’ve made to them. The inbox tool for doing this on the Windows Server platform is Performance Monitor.

In this section Thomas Roettinger, a Program Manager in the Partner and Customer Ecosystem Team at Microsoft, reviews how to use this tool and summarizes some key performance counters that you might want to consider monitoring. He also walks us through an example of troubleshooting a networking problem that is resolved by enabling bandwidth management for a virtual machine running on a Hyper-V host.

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