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Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™ Resource Kit by Janique Carbone Robert Larson and Microsoft Windows Virtualization Team

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Monitoring Hyper-V Health and Performance

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 ...

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