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Free Task Manager for HyperV to Monitor the Performance of Virtual Machines

Veeam has released a new FREE tool for real time monitoring of Virtual Machines of Hyper-V host. This tool is called “Veeam Task Manager for Hyper-V“. The build-in windows task manager is not very useful in a Hyper-V host because the CPU and memory usage shown there does not show which virtual machines are using those resources. Veeam Task Manager for Hyper-V tool can provide you the performance details for Hyper-V host and VMs running on that host. In my personal SCCM lab this is very useful. Moreover this is a FREE tool with all the features.

Download Free Veeam Task Manger for Hyper-V from here

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You don’t have to install SCOM or SCVMM for basic performance monitoring tasks of you hyper-v host. However let me warn you this is not a replacement for SCOM or SCVMM. But I don’t find any requirement of installing SCOM and SCCVM for small lab setup.

Overview Video

Veeam Task Manager for Hyper-V installation took me less than 5 minutes. More over there is nothing to configure, just launch the tool and use it. I’ve launched the tool from my laptop and it connected to my Hyper-v host (SCCZ) as shown in the above picture. It also provides the basic inventory details of my hyper-v host. Veeam Hyper-V manager provides following information :-

  • CPU and memory resources consumed by the parent partition on the host
  • Amount of RAM installed on the host
  • Number of CPU cores on the host and CPU frequency
  • Number of VMs running on the host

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We can also adjust the refresh speed of monitoring of the incoming resources. Using following option mentioned in the picture.

High ==> Updates collected data every 3 seconds.
Normal ==> Updates collected data every 9 seconds.
Low ==> Updates collected data every 15 seconds

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About Author 

Anoop is Microsoft MVP and Veeam Vanguard ! He is a Solution Architect on enterprise client management with more than 13 years of experience (calculation done on the year 2014) in IT. He is Blogger, Speaker and Local User Group Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012,Current Branch, Intune. He writes about the technologies like SCCM, SCOM, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, RMS, Hyper-V etc...

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