AppManager for Microsoft Hyper-V lets you monitor the operation, performance, and availability of your servers running Hyper-V. This module provides a set of Knowledge Scripts designed to give you a comprehensive view of how computers running Microsoft Hyper-V perform in your environment.
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This release of AppManager for Microsoft Hyper-V provides Knowledge Scripts for monitoring the Hyper-V servers.
This release includes the following Knowledge Scripts:
Discovery_Hyper-V. Discovers CPU, memory, networks, and file systems installed on all Hyper-V hosts listed in a discovery input file. Also discovers all guest virtual machines created on the host, online or offline, and the amount of CPU, memory, networks, and file systems assigned to and used by each virtual machine.
Hyper-V_EventLog. Scans Hyper-V event logs for entries matching the criteria you specify and raises an event if such entries are found.
Hyper-V_HostCPUUtilization. Monitors Hyper-V host computers for the overall system CPU usage, CPU usage by the virtual machines, CPU usage by the Microsoft Hypervisor, and overall CPU usage by the root partition. Also monitors the CPU idle run time and the number of active virtual processors per logical processor.
Hyper-V_HostLogicalDiskSpace. Monitors the free space and the percentage of disk space used on logical disk drives on the Hyper-V host computer.
Hyper-V_HostLogicalDiskStats. Monitors the average queue length, disk latency, and disk byte transfer rate of the logical disks on the Hyper-V host computer.
Hyper-V_HostMemory. Monitors Hyper-V hosts for the overall system physical memory usage, the total memory available, and the average dynamic memory pressure exerted by the virtual machines on the host for acquiring the memory.
Hyper-V_HostNetworkUtilization. Monitors Hyper-V host computers for the network utilization of network interface controller (NIC) cards present on the host computer. Also monitors the network queue length of each NIC, and the number of errors in outbound and inbound packets.
Hyper-V_HostOverallHealth. Monitors the running status of Hyper-V core services, which include Hyper-V Image Management, Hyper-V Networking Management, and Hyper-V Virtual Machine Management. Also monitors the number of virtual machines that have critical health.
Hyper-V_HostPhysicalDiskStats. Monitors the average queue length, disk latency, and disk byte transfer rate of the physical disks on the Hyper-V host computer.
Hyper-V_HostReservation. Monitors the CPU reservation and memory reservation for virtual machines or guest machines on the Hyper-V host computer. Also monitors the count of allocated virtual processors on virtual machines per logical processor.
Hyper-V_HostVirtualSwitchTransferRate. Monitors Hyper-V host computers for virtual switch transfer rates in MB per second and packets per second.
Hyper-V_HyperVAvailability. Monitors the availability of the hypervisor on host computers.
Hyper-V_Inventory. Runs an inventory of virtual machines and the details for virtual machines on the Hyper-V host computer, and raises an event if VMs are added or removed.
Hyper-V_SetMonitoringInterval. Sets the monitoring interval for Knowledge Scripts that use the global cache. Run this script before running any of the scripts that use the global cache.
Hyper-V_VmAvailability. Monitors the availability, health, and uptime of a virtual machine on a Hyper-V host.
Hyper-V_VmCPUUtilization. Monitors the CPU usage of a virtual machine on the Hyper-V host computer.
Hyper-V_VmDiskSpace. Monitors the free space and the percentage of disk space used on the storage disk of the virtual machines on the Hyper-V host computer.
Hyper-V_VmDiskStats. Monitors the number of disk errors and disk reads and writes in bytes per second on the storage disks on virtual machines on the Hyper-V host computer.
Hyper-V_VmIntegrationServices. Monitors the version status and the availability of Virtual Machine Integration Services components on virtual machines on the Hyper-V host computer.
Hyper-V_VmMemory. Monitors the average memory pressure on virtual machines on the Hyper-V host computer.
Hyper-V_VmNetworkAdapterTransferRate. Monitors virtual network adapter transfer rates in MB per second and packets per second on virtual machines on the Hyper-V host computer.
For the most recently updated list of supported application versions, see the AppManager Supported Products page. Unless noted otherwise, this module supports all updates, hotfixes, and service packs for the releases listed below.
AppManager for Microsoft Hyper-V has the following system requirements:
NetIQ AppManager installed on the AppManager repository (QDB) computers, on the computers running Hyper-V that you want to monitor (AppManager agents), and on all console computers
8.2 or later
The following hotfixes are required for AppManager 8.2:
For more information, see the AppManager Suite Hotfixes page.
Agent computer requirements
Management server requirements
AppManager repository computer requirements
Microsoft Windows operating system on the proxy agent computers
One of the following:
Microsoft Hyper-V host
One of the following versions:
Microsoft .NET Framework on the agent computers
4.5.1 or later
Windows Management Framework (WMF)
3.0 for agents running Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2008 (64-bit)
AppManager for Microsoft Hyper-V includes a managed object and Knowledge Scripts to discover and monitor Hyper-V resources. The download package includes these release notes, a management guide, Help for Knowledge Scripts, and several files that are used during installation:
AM70-Hyper-V-8.0.313.0.msi, the module installer.
AM70-Hyper-V-8.0.313.0.ini, a configuration file used with the AppManager setup program.
AM70-Hyper-V-8.0.313.0.xml, a configuration file used for deploying the module with Control Center. This is the file you check into the Control Center Web Depot.
AM70-Hyper-V-8.0.313.0-RepositoryFiles.exe, a compressed file that contains the QDB and console files. You do not need to run this file during installation.
ckHyper-V.exe, the pre-installation check used with the AppManager setup program.
DefaultRule_Hyper-V.xml, a configuration file used for deploying the module with Control Center.
When you download the module, these files are copied by default to the local folder on the download computer. Consider copying these files to the \windows_installation\setup\Setup Files folder on the same distribution computer on which you saved your main AppManager software and documentation. By doing so, you maintain all AppManager software in one location that is easily accessible when you want to add more repositories, management servers, or agents.
Run the module installer to install the module components in the following locations:
On the Hyper-V host or on a Windows computer that serves as a proxy agent computer to install the agent components
On all console computers to install the Help and console extensions
Run the module installer only once on each of these computers. You must also install the Knowledge Scripts. You can install these components into local or remote QDBs. To ensure module functionality, run the module installer for each QDB attached to Control Center.
When installing to each QDB, select the option to install Knowledge Scripts, and then specify the SQL Server name of the server hosting the QDB, as well as the case-sensitive QDB name. Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 is required on the computer where you run the installation program for the QDB portion of the module. For computers running more recent versions of Windows operating systems that use a newer version of .NET, install .NET 3.5 with the Add Roles and Features wizard in Windows Server Manager, as described in this Microsoft article.
Install Knowledge Scripts only once per QDB. The module installer now installs Knowledge Scripts for each module directly into the QDB instead of to the \AppManager\qdb\kp folder as in previous releases.
For more information about installing this module, see the AppManager for Microsoft Hyper-V Management Guide, included in the download package.
NetIQ Corporation strives to ensure our products provide quality solutions for your enterprise software needs. The following issues are currently being researched. If you need further assistance with any issue, please contact Technical Support.
Hyper-V Knowledge Scripts fail if a value in a field on the Details tab exceeds 128 characters. Hyper-V scripts fail if the number of characters in a field on the Details tab on the Navigation pane or TreeView exceeds 128 characters, which is the current limit. (ENG337276, DOC337557)
Hyper-V_Inventory Knowledge Script generates “Metrics data not available” events for downed or inaccessible hosts that are not running Windows Server 2012 R2. Because of differences in the Windows Event Log in Windows Server 2012 R2 compared to previous versions of Windows Server, the Hyper-V_Inventory job generates multiple “Metrics data not available” events if hosts fail that are not running Windows Server 2012 R2. (ENG337298, DOC337559)
Hyper-V virtual machine Knowledge Scripts do not immediately display the Object name in event messages for new, changed, or deleted virtual machines. The Hyper-V_VmAvailability, Hyper-V_VmCPUUtilization, Hyper-V_VmDiskSpace, and Hyper-V_VmDiskStats scripts do not list a specific value in the Object name field for event messages generated by those scripts after virtual machines were added, changed, or removed. The Object name is initially set to Unknown, and the events do not display in the Hyper-V view. This issue resolves after the Hyper-V virtual machine Knowledge Scripts complete their first two or three iterations. (ENG337386, DOC337556)
Monitoring two guest machines with the same name on a Hyper-V host leads to duplicate data. If you monitor two or more guest machines on a Hyper-v host machine that share the same name, the module collects duplicate data for those machines. To work around this issue, change the name of one or more guest machines to ensure that each machine has a unique name. (ENG336885, DOC337558)
Windows Remote Management (WinRM) shell takes unexpectedly long to close after a job stops. Because of an issue with the way in which Microsoft handles cache jobs, the WinRM shell created by a Hyper-V Knowledge Script job might take up to thirty minutes to close instead of closing immediately after the job stops. (ENG337543, DOC337604)
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