This module consists of the following exercises:
|Add Your Hyper-V Host Server||Use Auto Discovery to import a Hyper-V Host Server and its inventory of VMs.||1 slice|
|Validation Step 1: Explore the Monitored Inventory||Understand how Uptime Infrastructure Monitor organizes an imported and synchronized Hyper-V Server inventory.||1 slice|
|Validation Step 2: View the Hyper-V Server Inventory||Understand how Uptime Infrastructure Monitor allows you to focus on the parts of the Hyper-V Server that you actually want to monitor.||1 slice|
|Validation Step 3: View Metrics for the Hyper-V host server and a guest VM||View metrics available on a summary page for a host server, as well as a guest VM.||½ slice|
Add Your Hyper-V Host Server
- In the Uptime Infrastructure Monitor Web interface, begin by clicking Infrastructure.
- Begin adding your Hyper-V host server as an Uptime Infrastructure Monitor Element. In the Infrastructure view, click Add System/Network Device.
- In the Add System window, select Hyper-V Server from the Type of System/Device drop-down. This reveals configuration fields specific to this type of monitored Element.
- Complete the fields similar to those below:
- The Display Name is used throughout the Uptime Infrastructure Monitor interface, as well as reports.
- The Description can contain any extra information such as the version number or IP address.
- The Options fields tell Uptime Infrastructure Monitor how to find and access your Hyper-V server.
- The Group fields tell Uptime Infrastructure Monitor in which element group you want to place discovered virtual machines.
- You can leave the Sync Settings options at their defaults.
- Click Save. Uptime Infrastructure Monitor searches for your Hyper-V server and imports its inventory of VMs as Uptime Infrastructure Monitor Elements. This can take a minute or more, depending on how large your server inventory is.
- Uptime Infrastructure Monitor informs you when the Hyper-V server is added. Click Done to close the Add System window.
Validation Step 1 > Explore the Monitored Inventory
After adding the Hyper-V server and closing the Add System window in the previous section, the main UI window displays the Infrastructure view:
If you look at your Uptime Infrastructure Monitor inventory, you can see that part of the Hyper-V server import process included the automatic creation of a top-level Element Group (which are folders and subfolders used to organize Uptime Infrastructure Monitor Elements): Discovered Virtual Machines. This Element Group includes the virtual machines managed by Hyper-V, and these contents can be further rearranged in Uptime Infrastructure Monitor, for example, by platform or function.
Alongside the Infrastructure Group, the Hyper-V server itself appears as a top-level Element in Infrastructure. It includes the list of VMs that comprise the Hyper-V server inventory. Click the + icon beside your Hyper-V server to expand its view.
Consider this example:
Virtual machines can be moved elsewhere in Infrastructure, but the hierarchy remains intact as a reflection of the Hyper-V server:
Validation Step 2 > View the Hyper-V Server Inventory
This validation step can be particularly enlightening if your Hyper-V Server import exceeded your license, and resulted in automatic exclusion of VMs from the monitored inventory in Uptime Infrastructure Monitor.
- While in the Infrastructure view, click the Hyper-V server's gear icon, then in the pop-up menu, click View.
In the left menu, the Info tab is active. Click Inventory.
This displays a list of all of your Hyper-V server's inventory. It is divided into two main groups: Elements that are monitored by Uptime Infrastructure Monitor, and Elements that are currently ignored. Initially, during the Hyper-V server import, VMs that were imported after the Uptime Infrastructure Monitor license was exceeded were placed in the Ignored Elements section. You can use this Inventory view to ignore monitored Elements, and begin monitoring currently ignored Elements.
Validation Step 3 > View Metrics for the Hyper-V Server and a VM
- Click Infrastructure.
- Click the Hyper-V server's gear icon, then in the pop-up menu, click Graph Performance. Whenever you take this action with an Element, you are taken to its Quick Snapshot.
Whenever you graph the performance of an Element from the Infrastructure view, its Quick Snapshot is displayed. What exactly is shown depends on the type of Element, which we see throughout this part of the Getting Started Guide. In this case, the Hyper-V server's Quick Snapshot shows information that is directly pulled from the Hyper-V server metrics:
You can incorporate these basic metrics into your Uptime Infrastructure Monitor monitoring plans (such as alerts or reporting). It's more likely, however, that your interest is with the virtual machines that are a part of the Hyper-V server inventory.
- Click Infrastructure to return to the main inventory view.
- Expand the Discovered Virtual Machines Infrastructure Group, and click the gear icon for any of the VMs. In the pop-up menu, again, click Graph Performance to display that Element's Quick Snapshot. This displays metrics for the VM that are pulled from the Hyper-V server's metrics:
As with the Hyper-V server Element's metrics, you can incorporate these into your alerts and reports. However, this "basic VM" view allows you to work only with what the Hyper-V server provides; there may be cases where you want to add a little extra "Uptime Infrastructure Monitor power," and install an Uptime Infrastructure Monitor agent on the VM. This is something you learn a bit more about in the next module.