There’s something nice for all you Hyper-V admins out there – don’t know if you’ve seen it already, but Serhat Akinci (my MVP colleague) made a great script for reporting the health of your Hyper-V hosts, called Get-HyperVReport.
You can use it on local or remote Hyper-V hosts and clusters, schedule and e-mail the reports (something to read while enjoying the morning coffee… or tea ), and they look like this:
Highlights (from TechNet page):
- More than 2600+ lines of PowerShell, HTML and CSS code examples
- Creates a plain but detailed and user-friendly HTML report which is compatible with all modern browsers
- Provides more detailed information via tooltips in the HTML report. (cells with asteriks and highlighted)
- Checks and installs required runtime environment prerequisites like Hyper-V and Clustering PowerShell
- Collects information by using standard Hyper-V and Clustering PowerShell cmdlets and custom WMI queries
- Shows alerts in the report for certain situations (utilizations, VM checkpoints, replication status, etc.)
- Can be used directly from command-line or as a scheduled Windows task
- Supports report delivery via e-mail with advanced options. (authentication, TLS/SSL, multiple recipients)
- Includes a mode that reports only alerts in the Hyper-V environment. (aka HighlightsOnly mode)
- Advanced error handling and logging. (Console messages and log file)
Download of this script, and more information about it, is available at TechNet Gallery. And remember – don’t let your Hyper-V hosts run all by themselves!