Hyper-V discovery Microsoft Hyper-V is a virtualization application that is included with the Windows Server 2008 operating system. About Hyper-V A physical machine running Hyper-V is divided into partitions (virtual machines), including a parent partition running Windows Server 2008 and child partitions running supported guests. The parent partition manages the virtual machines with the Hyper-V Manager application. On Windows Server 2008 this is done through the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) service. On Windows 7, use the Remote Server Admin tools. Hyper-V supports the following functionality: Failover clustering: Failover is managed with Failover Cluster Manager. Live migration: Virtual machines can be moved between failover cluster nodes without bringing down the virtual machine. Supported versions Discovery is supported for these Hyper-V Server versions: 2008 2012 2012 R2 (Helsinki release only) Support for discovery of Hyper V instances running on Windows 2016 is not supported. Credentials Configure Windows credentials with Domain administrator rights. You should also Enable PowerShell for the MID Server used to discover Hyper-V servers and instances. Classifier, probes, and pattern The Hyper-V Server classifier triggers probes that perform the discovery. Several probes are launched during discovery. See the classifier for a list of the trigger probes. Note: The classification applies to stand-alone Hyper-V servers only (servers not running on Windows 2008). Virtual Instances Label Field Name Data Description Stored in Table Object ID^ object_id ID cmdb_ci_hyper_v_instance Name^ name name cmdb_ci_hyper_v_instance State state On Off Suspended Changing Stuck cmdb_ci_hyper_v_instance* CPUs cpus Count cmdb_ci_hyper_v_instance* Memory memory Quantity in MB cmdb_ci_hyper_v_instance* Network adapters nics Count cmdb_ci_hyper_v_instance* Disks disks Count+ cmdb_ci_hyper_v_instance* Disks size disks_size Capacity in GB+ cmdb_ci_hyper_v_instance* Virtual Base Board Serial Number baseboard_serial Virtual serial number cmdb_ci_hyper_v_instance BIOS Serial Number bios_serial Virtual serial number cmdb_ci_hyper_v_instance Chassis Serial Number chassis_serial Virtual serial number cmdb_ci_hyper_v_instance BIOS GUID bios_guid Globally unique identifier (GUID) cmdb_ci_hyper_v_instance *Attributes that are put in the cmdb_ci_hyper_v_instance table when using the Hyper-V Server pattern. For upgrades to the Jakarta release, probes and sensors continue to put these attributes in the cmdb_ci_vm_instance table. ^Newly discovered attribute when using the Hyper-V Server pattern. +Discovery can only return this information if the virtual machine is running. Virtual servers Label Field Stored in table Name name cmdb_ci_hyper_v_server Chassis type chassis_type cmdb_ci_hyper_v_server Short description short_description cmdb_ci_hyper_v_server OS Address Width (bits) os_address_width cmdb_ci_hyper_v_server Operating System os cmdb_ci_hyper_v_server Host name hostname cmdb_ci_hyper_v_server IP Address ip_address cmdb_ci_hyper_v_server OS Version os_version cmdb_ci_hyper_v_server OS Service Pack os_service_pack cmdb_ci_hyper_v_server Is virtual virtual cmdb_ci_hyper_v_server Virtual Networks Label Field Name Data Description Stored in Table Name name Name of the virtual network cmdb_ci_hyper_v_network* ID object_id Globally unique identifier (GUID) cmdb_ci_hyper_v_network* *Attributes that are put in the cmdb_ci_hyper_v_network table when using the Hyper-V Server pattern. For upgrades to the Jakarta release, probes and sensors continue to put these attributes in the cmdb_ci table (name) and the cmdb_ci_vm_object table (object_id). Resource Pools Label Field Name Data Description Stored in Table Name^ name Name of the resource pool. cmdb_ci_hyper_v_resource_pool ID object_id Globally unique identifier (GUID) cmdb_ci_hyper_v_rpool_comp Capacity capacity Maximum amount of the appropriate allocation unit cmdb_ci_hyper_v_rpool_comp Allocation units allocation_units Units of measurement used (for example, MB or GB) cmdb_ci_hyper_v_rpool_comp Resource type resource_type Type of resource discovered (for example, memory, or hard drive space) cmdb_ci_hyper_v_rpool_comp Clusters Label Field Name Data Description Stored in Table Reference Table Windows Cluster name Reference field displaying the Windows Cluster on which the Hyper-V cluster resides. cmdb_ci_hyper_v_cluster cmdb_ci_win_cluster Relationships Discovery creates records in the CMDB for the host machine, the parent partition running Windows Server 2008, and all the virtual machines running on the Hyper-V server. Discovery finds the stored templates and maps all the relationships between components. Table Purpose Virtualization Server [cmdb_ci_virtualization_server] Contains data on all discovered virtualization servers. Virtual Machine Instance [cmdb_ci_vm_instance] Contains data on all discovered virtual machine instances. Virtual Machine Object [cmdb_ci_vm_object] Contains data about various objects associated with a Hyper-V server, such as partitions, networks, resource pools, and clusters. Parent table Relationship Child table Hyper-V Virtual Machine Instance [cmdb_ci_hyper_v_instance] Registered on::Has registered Hyper-V Server [cmdb_ci_hyper_v_server] Hyper-V Virtual Machine Instance [cmdb_ci_hyper_v_instance] Connected by ::Connects Hyper-V Network [cmdb_ci_hyper_v_network] Hyper-V Network [cmdb_ci_hyper_v_network] Provided::Provides Hyper-V Server [cmdb_ci_hyper_v_server] Hyper-V Resource Pool [cmdb_ci_hyper_v_resource_pool] Defines resources for:Gets resources from Hyper-V Server [cmdb_ci_hyper_v_server] Hyper-V Resource Pool Components [cmdb_ci_hyper_v_rpool_comp] Contained by::Contains Hyper-V Resource Pool [cmdb_ci_hyper_v_resource_pool] Hyper-V Cluster [cmdb_ci_hyper_v_cluster] Members::Member of Hyper-V Server [cmdb_ci_hyper_v_server] Hyper-V Server [cmdb_ci_hyper_v_server] Runs on::Runs Windows Servers [cmdb_ci_win_server] Windows Servers [cmdb_ci_win_server] Instantiates::Instantiated by Hyper-V Virtual Machine Instance [cmdb_ci_hyper_v_instance] Windows Servers [cmdb_ci_win_server] Virtualized by::Virtualizes Hyper-V Server [cmdb_ci_hyper_v_server] Clone Hyper-V virtual machinesWhen importing (cloning) Hyper-V virtual machines, make sure each virtual machine has a unique ID. Discovery identifies virtual machines with duplicate IDs as the same machine.