Monitors

In this article

    Monitor/Alert Name

    Target

    Parent Monitor

    Trigger/Threshold

    Description

    Veeam HyperV: System Center Virtual Machine Manager Service Status

    SCVMM

    Availability

    RED Status:
    SCVMM service is not running and configured to be running automatically

    GREEN (clear) Status:
    SCVMM service is running or stopped as it should be

    System Center Virtual Machine Management Service is down. Management and automation of SCVMM-managed Hyper-V host may not work with stopped VMM service.

    When service is unavailable Veeam MP will not be able to discover properties of objects specified via VMM.

    Veeam HyperV: OpsMgr Agent proxy status

    Managed Hyper-v host (VES watcher)

    Availability

    RED Status:
    Proxy for the corresponding Agent is not enabled AND host is monitored with Veeam MP

    GREEN (clear) Status:
    Proxy for the corresponding Agent is enabled OR managed host is not monitored

    Hyper-V Host [Host name] is enabled for monitoring in Veeam Virtualization Extensions [URL], but agent settings do not allow Veeam Management Packs to create Hyper-V topology.

    Please enable proxy on agent or disable Veeam Hyper-V monitoring for the host.

    Veeam HyperV: Health Service recommended configuration monitor

    Managed Hyper-V host (stub object))

    Configuration

    RED Status:
    None

    YELLOW Status:
    Registry settings are lower than recommended

    GREEN (clear) Status:
    Registry settings are higher or same as recommended

    The OpsMgr Health Service on this Veeam MP managed Hyper-V server is not optimally configured for best monitoring performance and scalability.

    For OpsMgr Agent, a Recovery Action will automatically correct this configuration and restart the Agent. Once corrected this Alert will close.

    For OpsMgr Management Server, the ‘Configure Health Service’ Task should be run manually. Note that this will restart the Health Service on the Management Server.

    Veeam HyperV: VM Uptime

    Hyper-V VM

    Availability

    Aggregated Monitor, the worst of:

    Heartbeat Monitor
    Power state Monitor
    Health Monitor

    [Alerting is disabled by default]

    The Virtual Machine is in downtime, one or more VM health monitors are in the critical state

    Veeam HyperV: SMB Share Availability

    Hyper-V SMB Share mount point (host stub object)

    Availability

    RED Status:
    SMB is unresponsive

    GREEN (clear) Status:
    SMB share can be contacted

    The SMB share [share name] connected to the Hyper-V host [host name] is unavailable. The following VMs are affected:

    [List of VMs and VHD files]

    Veeam HyperV: Cluster Storage Status

    Hyper-V Cluster Disk

    Availability

    RED Status:
    Storage Failed

    YELLOW Status:
    Storage Offline (or other status = not Available)

    GREEN (clear) Status:
    Storage Available

    Clustered Storage Disk [Disk Name] is [offline/failed/other status].

    The following clustered role resources depend on this storage:

    [clustered role name 1] and Disk(VHD)/Snapshot/Config information
    [clustered role name 2] and Disk(VHD)/Snapshot/Config information

    [clustered role name N] and Disk(VHD)/Snapshot/Config information

    Veeam HyperV: Host Cluster Disk Status

    Hyper-V Host Cluster Physical Disk (Veeam MP)

    Availability

    RED Status:
    Disk Failed

    YELLOW Status:
    Disk Offline (or other status = not Available)

    GREEN (clear) Status:
    Disk Online

    Host Cluster Disk is Offline.

    Critical state of this monitor means that the cluster disk is in the Failed state.

    Warning state means that the cluster disk went Offline.

    Veeam HyperV: Network Adapter Status

    Hyper-V Host Physical Network Adapter

    Availability

    RED Status:
    On or more pNICs are down

    YELLOW Status:
    None

    GREEN (clear) Status:
    All NICs are UP

    The Hyper-V Host physical NIC [NIC Name] is down.

    Veeam HyperV: Network Adapter Team Status

    Hyper-V Host Teamed Physical Network Adapter (Veeam MP)

    Availability

    RED Status:
    StateError

    YELLOW Status:
    StateWarning

    GREEN (clear) Status:
    StateOK

    This monitor tracks the internal state of the host teamed network adapter.

    Veeam HyperV: Host Network connectivity problem

    Hyper-V Host Network Container (Veeam MP)

    Availability

    RED Status:
    StateError

    GREEN (clear) Status:
    StateOK

    The network adapter status changed to 'Disabled'.

    Veeam HyperV: Network connectivity problem on Host Virtual Switch

    Hyper-V  Virtual Switch

    Availability

    RED Status:
    All NICs in the TEAM are down

    YELLOW Status:
    Some NICs in the TEAM are down

    GREEN (clear) Status:
    All vSwitch NICs are healthy

    Network connectivity problem has been detected on host [Host Name] with vswitch [vswitch name].  

    The following VMs and Host vNICs are affected:

    VMs:
    [VM name]
    [vNIC]([IP])

    Veeam HyperV: VM Health

    Hyper-V VM

    Availability

    RED Status:
    HealthState = Critical OR Major Failure (20) OR Critical Failure (25)
    OR
    OperationalStatus = 3 (Degraded)

    YELLOW Status:
    HealthState = Disabled
    OR
    OperationalStatus = 5 (Predictive Failure)

    GREEN (clear) Status:
    HealthState = OK
    AND
    OperationalStatus = 2 (OK)

    The Health of VM [VM Name] is not healthy.

    Veeam HyperV: VM Heartbeat

    Hyper-V VM

    Availability

    RED Status:
    None

    YELLOW Status:
    Heartbeat = 13 (Lost Communication) OR 6 (Error)  OR 12 (No Contact)

    GREEN (clear) Status:
    Heartbeat = 2 (OK)

    The Heartbeat Status of VM [VM Name] is reported as [Heartbeat].

    Veeam HyperV: VM Power State

    Hyper-V VM

    Availability

    RED Status:
    EnabledState <> 2 (Running)

    YELLOW Status:
    None

    GREEN (clear) Status:
    EnabledState = 2 (Running)

    VM [VM Name] is not Running. The status is reported as [EnabledState].

    Veeam HyperV: Cluster Resource Status

    Hyper-V VM (as a Cluster Resource)

    Availability

    RED Status:
    Failed, Offline

    YELLOW Status:
    None

    GREEN (clear) Status:
    On, Off, Saved

    VM [VM Name] cluster resource is in failed state. The status is reported as [VM_state].

    Veeam HyperV: VM Integration Services Status

    Hyper-V VM

    Availability

    RED Status:
    Service(s) is not running

    YELLOW Status:
    None

    GREEN (clear) Status:
    All Services are running

    The following Hyper-V Integration Service(s) are not running or not responding in the guest OS:

    [Service Name]
    [Service Name]
    ….
    [Service Name]

    Veeam Hyper-V: Heartbeat Integration Service Status

    “OpsMgr Agent in VM” object (Hyper-V)

    Availability

    RED Status:
    Service is not running

    YELLOW Status:
    None

    GREEN (clear) Status:
    Service is running

    The Hyper-V Heartbeat Integration Service is not running or not responding in the guest OS.

    Veeam HyperV: SCVMM Connection Account (Read-only) configuration state

    Veeam Virtualization Extensions Service

    Configuration

    RED Status:
    None

    YELLOW Status:
    SCVMM Run-as profile is empty

    GREEN (clear) Status:
    SCVMM Run-as profile is not empty

    RunAs profile 'Veeam MP for Hyper-V SCVMM Connection Account (Read-only)' is not configured.

    Veeam HyperV: Licensed socket count exceeded

    Veeam Virtualization Extensions Service

    Availability

    RED Status:
    Event ID 1106 raised

    GREEN (clear) Status:
    Event ID 1105 raised

    The number of Hyper-V CPU sockets in the license was exceeded. More Hyper-V hosts are selected for monitoring in the Veeam UI than it is allowed by the license.

    Performance Monitors

    Monitor/Alert Name

    Target

    Parent Monitor

    Trigger/Default Threshold  

    Description

    Veeam HyperV: VM CPU Scheduling Analysis

    Hyper-V VM

    Performance

    Red: % Avg Dispatch Wait Time > 10% (overridable)

    Yellow: % Avg Dispatch Wait Time > 8% (overridable)

    Green: % Avg Dispatch Wait Time < thresholds

    Consecutive Samples = 3

    Collection interval = 5 minutes

    Hyper-V Virtual Machine [VM Name] on Host [host name] has high CPU Dispatch Wait time of [%Avg Dispatch Wait Time] over [num samples] samples. With maximum wait time across all vCPUs [%Max Dispatch Wait Time]%

    The latest values for VM vCPU load is:
    [table with per-core usage  from  WMI]

    These are the most recent real-time sample values.

    Use in-context Dashboard VM Compute Analysis to review VM resource consumption and in-guest performance metrics.

    Veeam HyperV: Host CPU Scheduling Analysis

    Hyper-V Host

    Performance

    Red: % Avg Dispatch Wait Time > 10% (overridable)

    Yellow: % Avg Dispatch Wait Time > 8% (overridable)

    Green: % Avg Dispatch Wait Time < thresholds

    Consecutive Samples = 3

    Collection interval = 5 minutes

    Hyper-V Host [host name] has high overall CPU Dispatch wait time of [%Avg Dispatch Wait Time]% over [num samples] samples. With maximum wait time across all cores [%Max Dispatch Wait Time]%

    The latest values for VM CPU load is:
    [table with per-VM usage  from  WMI]

    These are the most recent real-time sample values.

    Use in-context Dashboard Host Compute Analysis to review VM resource consumption on this Host.

    Veeam HyperV: SMB Share Free Space

    SMB share

    Availability

    Free Space % <10 (Warn)

    Free Space % <5 (Critical)

    Consecutive Samples = 1

    Collection interval = 5 minutes

    Hyper-V SMB share [Share Name] is low on free space with only  [Free Space %] % space remaining.

    Use the SMB Space Usage Analysis Dashboard to see which VMs are using this storage; in particular, check for powered-off VMs that may be moved or deleted to free up space.

    Use the VM Checkpoint Analysis Dashboard to find VMs that have large checkpoint files that can be committed or deleted to free up space.

    Veeam HyperV: VM Storage Errors

    Hyper-V VM

    Performance

    Hyper-V Virtual Storage Device / Error Count > 0 (Warning)

    Consecutive Samples = 3

    Collection interval = 5 minutes

    Hyper-V Virtual Machine [VM Name] on Host [host name] has logged [Error count] total storage errors over [num samples] samples.

    Veeam HyperV: VM CPU Usage

    Hyper-V VM

    Performance

    Hyper-V Hypervisor Virtual Processor / % Guest Run Time > 80 (Warning)

    Hyper-V Hypervisor Virtual Processor / % Guest Run Time > 95 (Critical)

    Consecutive Samples = 3

    Collection interval = 5 minutes

    Hyper-V Virtual Machine [VM Name] on Host [host name] has high CPU usage of [% Guest Run Time]% over [num samples] samples.

    Veeam HyperV: VM Memory Pressure Analysis

    Hyper-V VM

    Performance

    Hyper-V Dynamic Memory VM / % Memory Pressure > 100 (Warning)

    Hyper-V Dynamic Memory VM / % Memory Pressure > 120 (Critical)

    Consecutive Samples = 3

    Collection interval = 5 minutes

    Hyper-V Virtual Machine [VM Name] on Host [host name] has high memory pressure of [Memory Pressure]%  over [num samples] samples.

    Any value >100% for memory pressure means that the VM is demanding memory from the Host, but cannot receive it. This can be due to either misconfigured Maximum Memory Limit for the VM, or to Host memory resource exhaustion.

    The VM is currently using (VM Physical Memory \ VM Maximum Memory Limit * 100) % of its allocated limit ( [Physical Memory] MB of limit [Maximum Memory] MB).

    Plus dynamically-generated troubleshooting recommendation text.

    Veeam HyperV: VM Checkpoint Analysis

    Hyper-V VM

    Configuration

    Checkpoint AgeHours > 48

    Checkpoints SizeMB > 2048

    State always = Warning.

    Priority always = Low (overridable)

    The virtual machine [vm name] running on Host [hostname] is using Checkpoints.

    Veeam HyperV: Host CPU Usage Analysis

    Hyper-V Host

    Performance

    Hyper-V Hypervisor Logical Processor / % Total Run Time > 80 (Warning)

    Hyper-V Hypervisor Virtual Processor / % Total Run Time > 90 (Critical)

    Consecutive Samples = 3

    Collection interval = 5 minutes

    This Hyper-V Host has high CPU usage of [% Total Run Time]% over [num samples] samples.

    Use in-context Dashboard Host Compute Analysis to review VM resource consumption on this Host.

    Veeam HyperV: Host Memory Usage Analysis

    Hyper-V Host

    Performance

    % Memory Used > 90 (Warning)

    % Memory Used > 95 (Critical)

    Consecutive Samples = 3

    Collection interval = 5 minutes

    This Hyper-V Host is using [Memory Used]% memory over [num samples] samples.

    Usage is [memory used MB]MB from total available of [memory GB] GB.

    Use in-context Dashboard Host Compute Analysis to review VM resource consumption on this Host.

    Veeam HyperV: Host Memory Pages/sec

    Hyper-V Host

    Performance

    Memory Pages/sec > 800 (Warning)

    Memory Pages/sec > 1000 (Critical)

    Consecutive Samples = 3

    Collection interval = 5 minutes

    This Hyper-V Host Memory Pages/sec counter is [Memory Pages/sec] over [num samples] samples.

    Use in-context Dashboard Host Compute Analysis to review VM resource consumption on this Host.

    Veeam HyperV: Host Network Queue Length

    Hyper-V Host Physical Network Adapter

     

    Network Interface/Output Queue Length = 2(Warning)

    Network Interface/Output Queue Length > 2 (Critical)

    Consecutive Samples = 3

    Collection interval = 5 minutes

    This monitor tracks threshold breaches for the following metric:

    Hyper-V Physical Network Adapter\Output queue length - the number of threads waiting on the network adapter.

    Veeam HyperV: Host Network Queue Length

    Hyper-V Host NIC

    Performance

    Network Interface/Output Queue Length = 2(Warning)

    Network Interface/Output Queue Length > 2 (Critical)

    Consecutive Samples = 3

    Collection interval = 5 minutes

    This Hyper-V Host Network Output Queue Length for NIC [NIC name] on virtual switch [vSwitch name] is [Output Queue Length] over [num samples] samples.

    Any value 1 or greater for Output Queue means that threads are waiting on the network adapter, causing a performance bottleneck.

    Veeam HyperV: Cluster CPU Usage

    Hyper-V Cluster

    Performance

    Hyper-V Cluster/ % CPU Used > 80 (Warning)

    Hyper-V Cluster/ % CPU Used > 90 (Critical)

    Consecutive Samples = 3

    Collection interval = 5 minutes

    This Hyper-V Cluster has high CPU usage of [% cpu used]% over [num samples] samples.

    Use in-context Dashboards for Cluster Compute Analysis and VM Compute Heatmap to review Host & VM resource consumption in this Cluster.

    Veeam HyperV: Cluster Memory Usage

    Hyper-V Cluster

    Performance

    Hyper-V Cluster/ % Memory Used > 80 (Warning)

    Hyper-V Cluster/ % Memory Used > 90 (Critical)

    Consecutive Samples = 3

    Collection interval = 5 minutes

    This Hyper-V Cluster has high Memory usage of [% memory used]% over [num samples] samples.

    Use in-context Dashboards for Cluster Compute Analysis and VM Compute Heatmap to review Host & VM resource consumption in this Cluster.

    Veeam HyperV: Cluster Disk Latency Analysis

    Hyper-V Cluster Disk

    Performance

    Highest Latency > 40 (Warning)

    Highest Latency > 80 (Critical)

    Consecutive Samples = 3

    Collection interval = 5 minutes

    Hyper-V Cluster Disk [ Disk Name] exhibited highest max latency of [Highest Latency _Total] ms, over [NumSamples] samples.

    Use the Disk Performance Analysis Dashboard to review VM I/O to this storage. Launch a Performance View to see the latency reported per-Host.

    Veeam HyperV: Cluster Volume Free Space

    Hyper-V Cluster Shared Volume

    Availability

    % Free Space < 10 (Warning)

    % Free Space < 5 (Critical)

    Consecutive Samples = 1

    Collection interval = 5 minutes

    Hyper-V Cluster Shared Volume [CSVName] is low on free space with only  [% Free Space] % space remaining.

    Use the CSV Space Usage Analysis Dashboard to see which VMs are using this storage; in particular, check for powered-off VMs that may be moved or deleted to free up space.

    Use the VM Checkpoint Analysis Dashboard to find VMs that have large checkpoint files that can be committed or deleted to free up space.

    Veeam HyperV: Host Local Disk Latency Analysis

    Hyper-V Host Local Disk

    Performance

    Highest Latency > 40 (Warning)

    Highest Latency > 80 (Critical)

    Consecutive Samples = 3

    Collection interval = 5 minutes

    Hyper-V Host Local Disk [ Disk Name] exhibited highest max latency of [Highest Latency _Total] ms, over [NumSamples] samples.

    Veeam HyperV: Local Volume Free Space

    Hyper-V Local Volume

    Availability

    % Free Space < 10 (Warning)

    % Free Space < 5 (Critical)

    Consecutive Samples = 1

    Collection interval = 5 minutes

    Hyper-V Local Volume [VolumeName] is low on free space with only [% Free Space] % space remaining.