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.


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).