Microsoft Hyper-V falls under a special type of software called 'hypervisors' which are used to create and host Virtual Machines (VMs) in a network environment. Here, Hyper-V VMs can be created in devices that run on Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. The Hyper V architecture generally consists of an Hyper-V host being hosted on a Windows device, under which there are several Hyper V VMs. Hyper V is preferred in networks that predominantly use Windows-based Operating Systems, since it saves the cost of procuring an additional virtualization platform and provides flexibility using the existing network devices itself.
Hyper V hosts and VMs are like any other network resources, they need to be constantly monitored to ensure minimum downtime and optimal performance. There are several free and paid Hyper-V monitoring software available currently, and some major vendors even provide support to integrate a Hyper-V monitoring tool with a larger network monitoring solution, so that the user does not need to constantly keep switching between apps to know their network status. This being said, most Hyper-V management tools do fall short when it comes to extensive monitoring of your Hyper V virtual machines.
OpManager now extends its virtualized infrastructure monitoring capabilities to also support Hyper V devices, in addition to monitoring VMware devices. OpManager's dedicated Hyper-V management tools provide all the visibility you need to manage your Hyper-V virtual infrastructure.
OpManager uses WMI to discover, classify and monitor the Microsoft Hyper-V devices. All you need to do is specify the WMI credentials, discover the Hyper-V hosts and you are good to go. OpManager discovers the devices, classifies it under the 'Virtualization' category and associates the predefined monitors using the device templates.