Argent for Hyper-V

Argent for Hyper-V adds to Argent’s Single Pane of Glass technology and provides real monitoring of all critical aspects of Hyper-V, out of the box.


Argent for Hyper-V monitors and reports on both Hyper-V Hosts and Hyper-V Guests, along with all Operating System baselines

Argent’s legendary alerting with 18 different types of alerts is fully integrated into Argent for Hyper-V.

Argent for Hyper-V comes with pre-defined SLA reports that can be automatically emailed every morning to show the actual health and performance of Hyper-V.

What are Instant Best Practices?

Instant Best Practices are Argent’s unique technology that combines the best expert knowledge into one fully-integrated solution.

Until Instant Best Practices, you’d have to read tedious White Papers, download and install quirky scripts, install so-called “Management” packs, find a slew of vendors’ add-ons, etc, etc, etc.

All these tedious chores took you time and not to mention all the finger pointing from different vendors.

Rather than being a manager and looking to move up the food chain, you were stuck wasting your time doing the donkey work of trying to make yet-another badly written script work for your environment.

Argent Instant Best Practices – Ready For Tomorrow

With Argent’s unique technology, hassles are a thing of the past.

There are a lot of critical variables, thresholds, metrics and components you need to be on top of.

But there’s the rub – what variables should you monitor?

Even after you’ve read all the dozens of Technical Papers, Tuning Guides, downloaded all the scripts, you now have to decide what values make sense.

With Argent’s Instant Best Practices, all the donkey work is done for you – Instant Best Practices has all the critical variables and values defined.

In one click you can have Argent Instant Best Practices working for you.

The following is a partial list of installed Rules. Out-of-the-box, Argent handles over 95% of your day-to-day needs.
Argent solves all your day-to-day problems — automatically.

Instant Best Practices for Hyper-V Hosts

Argent for Hyper-V monitors all the following critical parameters for hosts, out of the box:

Hypervisor Logical Processor

  • Guest Run Time
  • Hypervisor Run Time
  • Idle Run Time
  • Total Run Time
  • C1 Time
  • Total Interrupts per Sec
  • Context Switches per Sec

Hypervisor Virtual Processor

  • Guest Run Time
  • Hypervisor Run Time
  • IO Instructions per Sec
  • Total Run Time
  • Total Intercepts Cost
  • HLT Instructions per Sec
  • Emulated Instructions per Sec
  • CPUID Instructions per Sec

Hyper-V Hypervisor

  • Logical Processors Count
  • Total Bootstrap Pages Count
  • Virtual Processor Count
  • Hypervisor Partitions Count
  • Monitored Notifications Count

Hyper-V NUMA Node

  • Node Page Count
  • Node Processor Count

Virtual Network Adapter

  • Packets per Sec
  • Bytes per Sec

Virtual Storage

  • Write Bytes per Sec
  • Read Bytes per Sec
  • Virtual Storage Flush Count
  • Virtual Storage Write Count
  • Virtual Storage Read Count

Virtual IDE Controller

  • Write Bytes per Sec
  • Read Bytes per Sec

Root Virtual Processor

  • Guest Run Time
  • Hypervisor Run Time
  • Total Run Time

Instant Best Practices for Hyper-V Guests

Argent for Hyper-V monitors all the following critical parameters for different types of guests, out of the box:

Virtual Machine State Rules

  • Running
  • Stopped
  • Paused
  • Suspended

Virtual Machine Integration Service Rules

  • Time Synchronization Service Status Rules
  • Heartbeat Service Status Rules
  • Key-Value Pair Exchange Service Status Rules
  • Shutdown Service Status Rules
  • Volume Shadow-Copy Service Status Rules


  • Dynamic Memory Rules
  • Smart Paging Rules
  • Resource Metering Rules
  • VM Operational Status
  • VM Replication Rules