Hardware monitoring and VM power status for Hyper-V hosts

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Hardware monitoring and VM power status for Hyper-V hosts

Veeam Logoby gregr » Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:55 pm

Hello,

Is there any way to use Veeam to monitor hardware failures for Hyper-V hosts (failed power supply, hard disk, fan, etc)? It works great for VMware, but there are no hardware options for Hyper-V!

Also, there is no alarm for Hyper-V VMs being in the powered off state. There is for VMware, but not for Hyper-V!

Thanks,
Greg
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Re: Hardware monitoring and VM power status for Hyper-V host

Veeam Logoby gregr » Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:28 pm

This is for Veeam ONE version 9.5
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Re: Hardware monitoring and VM power status for Hyper-V host

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:41 pm

Hi Greg,

Yes, you're correct that there is no native mechanism (similar to hardware sensors) for Hyper-V, however do you see any Windows Event log entries when there is a hardware failure? I bet there should be something in the Windows Event log that we currently collect.

As to the alarms, then we have it for Hyper-V as well:
What's New wrote:• VM shutdown by host alarm: This alarm is triggered when a VM is shut down by a Hyper-V host. Users can start using the alarm by enabling it in the Veeam ONE Monitor Client.
• VM shutdown by guest alarm: This alarm is triggered when a VM is shut down by a guest operating system. Users can start using the alarm by enabling it in the Veeam ONE Monitor Client.

Can you please confirm that they are enabled in the UI?

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Re: Hardware monitoring and VM power status for Hyper-V host

Veeam Logoby gregr » Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:40 pm

So I would have to create a custom alert looking for a specific error code for a hard disk failure?

I have those two options enabled, but it doesn't cover every scenario (if a host is rebooted and the VM does not start). This makes it not a viable option. I need to ensure that the VMs are in a running state. Being warned about how they were shut down doesn't really help.
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Re: Hardware monitoring and VM power status for Hyper-V host

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:39 pm

Yes, you need to verify that this event is captured by Veeam ONE server. I can help you with this by looking into our "white-listed" events data table. Will let you know, once I have more info.

If you want to verify if all productions VMs are running, just run, for example, this report > VMs Configuration, to verify the power state.

Hope this helps!
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