Discovering Hyper-V applications 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). Hyper-V data collected by DiscoveryWhen Discovery detects the Hyper-V process running on a host machine, it launches exploration probes that return the typical Windows server data and the following data on the Hyper-V instances. A pattern is also available.Hyper-V architecture and relationshipsThe instance stores Hyper-V configuration items (CI) in several tables.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.