The Veeam Hyper-V MP uses cascaded discovery methods to populate Ops Mgr with Hyper-V objects. These discoveries use scripts and custom time-based datasources.
How Hyper-V Objects are Discovered
The discovery process is performed as follows:
- After you import Veeam Hyper-V MPs, the Veeam Base Discovery management pack is deployed on all Ops Mgr agents. This pack discovers servers with the Hyper-V role.
Note that this initial discovery consists of hidden objects, not visible in default Ops Mgr views.
- Hyper-V Hosts and Clusters discovered as above will first appear under the Discovered Hyper-V Servers tree on the Hyper-V Servers tab in the Veeam UI. All hosts will be checked (monitoring enabled) by default, if sufficient Veeam licenses are available.
The Veeam Extensions Service will scan Ops Mgr via the SDK to add newly discovered hosts once per hour.
- When the host has appeared in the Veeam UI and is checked, then additional topology discovery scripts running on the host will populate Veeam MP views with clusters, hosts, virtual machines, virtual network switches, storage disks and volumes, etc.
The additional discovery stage can take between 1 – 3 hours.
If you experience a delay in discovery of hosts, VMs or other components, a restart of the Ops Mgr service on Hyper-V hosts will force initial discovery:
- In Ops Mgr 2012 R2, restart Microsoft Monitoring Agent Service
- In Ops Mgr 2012 SP1, restart System Center Management Service
For details, see section Troubleshooting on Hyper-V hosts not discovered in Ops Mgr.
After discovery is completed, monitors and rules will be loaded and dashboards and reports will begin to populate. Note that some views will require additional time to initialize, for details see section Troubleshooting on Veeam MP views or dashboards are empty.
Using the Veeam UI, you can enable and disable monitoring for specific hosts, check and update license, and discover new Hyper-V hosts. For details, see Veeam UI.
All Hyper-V object discoveries are enabled by default. You can use overrides to disable or change discovery settings. For the list of discovery rules and their default configuration, see Appendix B.