Browsing Hyper-V virtual machines
You can browse a Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) server to review a variety of server objects (such as cluster, host and configuration information) related to the Hyper-V virtual environment.
To browse a VMM server
Prior to browsing Hyper-V virtual assets, you must have distributed the Hyperv configuration object to the VMM server running the Windows x64 agent, as described in Distributing configuration objects.
- In the Servers folder, navigate to a VMM server.
- Right-click the server and select Browse.
- In the Live Browse tab or the content editor, expand the Live node.
Expand the Microsoft VMM server object type to display the nodes.
The following table describes the structure of the Microsoft VMM server object type.
Shows all the clusters configured under the Microsoft VMM, and their configuration information (name, domain, host group, number of hosts, and available storage). Under each cluster, the view lists all the hosts associated with that cluster and their status.
Shows all the hosts belonging to all clusters as well as those that do not belong to a cluster. It shows the status of each host in the Microsoft VMM. Under each host, the view lists the following:
- Networks — Shows network configuration information such as network name, network bindings, the host access enabled value, and virtual local area network (VLAN) ID.
- Storages — Shows configuration information for all storage available to the host, such as storage name, total size, available size, if the storage is in use, and if the storage is clustered.
Lists all the virtual machines in the Microsoft VMM, in alphabetical order, and the status for each. The virtual machine view is a quick way to browse the virtual machines in the environment without having to navigate to each host. For each virtual machine, you can view:
- Network — Details for each network, such as network name, Media Access Control (MAC) address, network adapter type, location, and VLAN ID.
- Storage — Details for each storage allocated to the virtual machine, such as storage name, maximum disk size, if the storage is thin provisioned, device path, disk type, bus type, bus, and logical unit number (LUN).
- CPU — Lists the CPU information for the virtual machine, such as CPU type, number of virtual CPUs, and CPU priority.
- Memory — Lists the memory size allocated for the virtual machine.
When you take a snapshot of a virtual machine from VMM Live Browse, the details for the four child nodes are not available, whereas they are available for the parent node.