Virtual Machine Support

Hyper-V Support

After monitoring a Hyper-V guest target with SentryOne, the host of that target appears under the Virtualization node in the Navigator pane.

When a Hyper-V host target is monitored with Win Sentry, the host and all of the host's guests will appear under the Virtualization node in the Navigator pane. Additionally, memory ballooning and vCPU information are presented on the dashboards on Hyper-V Guest targets. The host information is provided on the dashboard as well.

VMware Support

To enable VMware support, a vCenter must be added. Complete the following steps to add a vCenter:

  1. Right-click on the VMware node under the Virtualization node in the Navigator pane.
    SentryOne select Add vCenter from the context menu in the Navigator pane
  2. Select Add vCenter to open the Add vCenter dialog box. Enter the appropriate information, and then select Ok to save the vCenter.

SentryOne Add vCenter dialog box

Once the vCenter has been added, any VMware guest targets display the following metrics on their dashboards:

  • CPU Ready Time
  • Co-Stop  
  • Memory ballooning

Important:  When adding a vCenter to a site with multiple monitoring services, in order to avoid potential overhead associated with Windows session authentication, it is recommended that you use a local vSphere account.

Virtual Machine Performance Counters

Virtual machine performance counters are available for use in Custom Conditions, and are available for viewing in the Performance Counter History Report.

Note:  Memory ballooning information is only available for guests with dynamic memory enabled. vCPU information only displays on the sample mode dashboard CPU charts if the value is > one percent.