Outside View of VMs Layer

To be able to accurately assess the physical resource usage on the Hyper-V server, and to precisely identify the root-cause for any sudden/consistent resource drains on the server, the knowledge of the resource utilization of the host operating system and the root partition alone might not suffice. Administrators also need to know how each VM on the server uses the available physical resources, so that resource-intensive VMs can be promptly isolated.

Using the tests associated with the Outside View of VMs layer reports the powered-on status of every VM and also reveals the relative resource usage of the VMs, thereby pointing administrators to the source of a physical resource contention on the server – is it the host operating system or is it one/more of the VMs?

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Figure 1 : The tests linked to the Outside View of VMs layer