Monitor Your Hyper-V Server with Perfmon View

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Hello Folks,

In today’s quick post, we will monitor our Hyper-V host using Perfmon.

As you know Performance Monitor aka (Perfmon) is a system monitoring program built-in into Windows since Win NT, … it has been developed over the years to include all applications workload.

So let’s dig dive and see how to monitor our Hyper-V host…

Kick-off mmc console and choose Performance monitor:


Right click and +Add Counter


Add the following counters:

– Hyper-V Dynamic Memory Balancer\Available Memory *
– Hyper-V Dynamic Memory VM\Average Pressure *
– Hyper-V Hypervisor Logicol Processor\%Total Run Time *
– Hyper-V Hypervisor Root Virtual Processor\%Total Run Time *
– Hyper-V Hypervisor Virtual Processor\%Total Run Time *
– Hyper-V Virtual Network Adapter\Bytes/sec
– Memory\Available MBytes *
– Network Adapter\Bytes Total/sec *
– Physical Disk\Avg. Disk Bytes/Read *
– Physical Disk\Avg. Disk Bytes/Write *
– Physical Disk\Avg. Disk Read Queue Length *
– Physical Disk\Avg. Disk Write Queue Length *


Change the output from Line/Histogram bar to Report and enjoy the Realtime monitoring.


Don’t forget to save the counters as (Hyper-VMonitor.msc) so you can fire the Realtime monitoring counters at any time.

Hope this has been useful.

Until next time, enjoy your weekend!




About Charbel Nemnom 577 Articles
Charbel Nemnom is a Cloud Architect, Swiss Certified ICT Security Expert, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), totally fan of the latest's IT platform solutions, accomplished hands-on technical professional with over 17 years of broad IT Infrastructure experience serving on and guiding technical teams to optimize the performance of mission-critical enterprise systems. Excellent communicator is adept at identifying business needs and bridging the gap between functional groups and technology to foster targeted and innovative IT project development. Well respected by peers through demonstrating passion for technology and performance improvement. Extensive practical knowledge of complex systems builds, network design, business continuity, and cloud security.

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