Performance Assessment

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    This report evaluates whether the Microsoft Hyper-V infrastructure is configured optimally, helps find potential issues and suggests actions aimed at boosting its efficiency. The report analyzes data over the past 2 weeks and checks whether performance thresholds are exceeded or the number of times Veeam ONE Client triggered Error and Warning alarms. Performance thresholds are defined in alarm counters in Veeam ONE Client. If a threshold is exceeded, the report will deliver Warning or Error verification result depending on counter settings.

    • The Summary section includes the following elements:
    • The Verification Result chart displays the share of failed and passed verification tests, test that are not applicable, and tests that completed with warnings.
    • The Assessment Criteria table lists criteria used in the report to evaluate Hyper-V infrastructure performance, and shows the assessment results.
    • The Performance tables show detailed assessment result for each criterion and provides recommendations on how to improve infrastructure performance.

    The report takes into account the following criteria when analyzing performance parameters:

    CPU Performance

    Criterion

    Description

    Hyper-V Hypervisor Logical Processor Total Run Time

    The criterion thresholds are specified in the Total run time counter settings of the Host CPU Usage alarm.

    Memory Performance

    Criterion

    Description

    Available Memory

    The criterion thresholds are specified in the Hyper-V Services Memory Usage counter settings of the Host Available Memory alarm.

    Memory Pages Rate

    The criterion thresholds are specified in the Pages/sec counter settings of the Host Memory Pages Usage alarm.

    For more information about memory page rate counters, see Microsoft TechNet article.

    Memory Pressure

    The criterion thresholds are specified in the Average Pressure counter settings of the Host Average Memory Pressure alarm.

    Disk Performance

    Criterion

    Description

    Disk read Latency

    The criterion thresholds are specified in the Disk/Physical Disk: Avg Disk sec/Read counter settings of the Datastore read latency alarm.

    Disk write Latency

    The criterion thresholds are specified in the Disk/Physical Disk: Avg Disk sec/Write counter settings of the Datastore write latency alarm.

    Cluster Shared Volume read latency

    The criterion thresholds are specified in the Disk/CSV2012: Read Latency counter settings of the Cluster shared volume 2012 read latency alarm.

    Cluster Shared Volume write latency

    The criterion thresholds are specified in the Disk/CSV2012: Write Latency counter settings of the Cluster shared volume 2012 write latency alarm

    Network Performance

    Criterion

    Description

    Network Output Queue Length

    The criterion thresholds are specified in the Network Output Queue Length counter of the Host network average output queue length alarm.

    Network Interface Transmission Rate

    The criterion threshold is calculated the following way: Network Bytes Total/sec counter value divided by the Network Bandwidth value specified in the report parameters.

    Report Parameters

    You can specify the following report parameters:

    • Infrastructure objects: defines a virtual infrastructure level and its sub-components to analyze in the report.
    • Business View objects: defines Business View groups to analyze in the report. The parameter options are limited to objects of the Host type.
    • Network bandwidth: defines network bandwidth to analyze in the report.
    • Areas to assess: defines a type of resources to analyze in the report (All, CPU, Memory, Disk, Network).

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    Use Case

    The report analyzes performance of the Microsoft Hyper-V infrastructure and provides recommendations to improve its configuration. You can use report results to implement the necessary hardware and software optimizations.