As described in Chapter 10, you can monitor the health and performance of a Hyper-V server using the Reliability and Performance Monitor application that is installed by default with Windows Server 2008. Monitoring the performance of a Hyper-V server, virtual machines, and virtual machine workloads is a crucial aspect of maintaining your virtualized infrastructure. Monitoring performance data helps you do the following:
Understand workload profiles and resource usage trends so that you can perform capacity planning.
Determine how to tune resources to achieve better workload performance.
Diagnose issues and identify problem components.
Standard performance tools such as the Performance Monitor and more sophisticated ...