Recommendations page in the Hyper-V Overview view

The Recommendations page in the Hyper-V Overview view displays a set of recommended actions that can help you resolve capacity related problems in your Hyper-V environment.

To access the page, in the Helix Capacity Optimization Dashboard navigation pane, click Capacity > Views > Virtualization views > Hyper-V views > Hyper-V Overview. The Hyper-V Overview page is displayed. Click the Recommendations tab.

Based on the type of problem in the infrastructure, a recommendation type is defined. For more information about all the recommendation types, and the configurable parameters and thresholds that are used to generate them, see Using recommendations to resolve capacity risk and efficiency issues.

To view a summary of recommendations for all hyper-v virtual machines

The Recommendations table displays detailed recommendation information for all the hyper-v virtual machines. The following table describes each column in detail.

Severity or Efficiency icon

Every recommendation has an Efficiency icon associated with it. The icon indicates the level of efficiency improvement. It is based on the estimated savings (in $) per month that you can achieve by implementing the recommended actions. One of the following icons is displayed:

Icon - Efficiency level

 - high 

 - medium

 - low 

The thresholds for calculating the efficiency level is defined in the associated optimizer rule.

Click the icon to view the recommendation details.

NameName of the cloud entity over which the recommendation rule has been configured. Clicking on the cloud entity name takes you to the details page for the selected entity type. For example, if you click a cloud entity that is a virtual machine, you are redirected to the VM details under the Hyper-V Overview View.
TypeDenotes the type of problem. For example, Idle VM.

Brief description of the problem type. For example: This hyper-v instance has been detected to be idle for more than <Number> days.

Recommended actions

Recommended remedial actions to solve the problem. For example, Terminate this hyper-v instance to reduce your costs.


If Cloud Migration Simulation is installed, the Efficiency recommendations also provide the estimated cost savings (in $) that you can achieve by performing the recommended actions. The cost savings are computed based on the bill amount of your last or current month.

Before you install TrueSight Cloud Cost Control, see License entitlements for TrueSight Cloud Cost Control Open link .

To find a specific system

Use the sorting and filtering options on the page to find a specific system. For more information, see Sorting a table in the Helix Capacity Optimization Dashboard and Using filtering options in the Helix Capacity Optimization Dashboard.

Additionally, you can use the following filtering options on this page.

 Filtering Option Description
Severity quick filter

Enables you to quickly filter out systems to display details for systems based on their severity of risk and efficiency. A filter button for each of the following severity levels is available:

  • Critical Risk
  • Warning Risk
  • High Efficiency
  • Medium Efficiency
  • Low Efficiency

For example, if you apply Critical Risk filter, only systems at critical risk are displayed and you can review recommendation details for them.


Use this filter to select a specific type.

To review recommendations details

To view the recommendation details, for a VM, click the corresponding Efficiency icon (For example. ).
The Recommendations window opens that provides the exact findings along with the recommended actions that you can take to manage the VM. 

The following table explains the different fields that you see in the Recommendations window.

SystemName of the virtual machine
Optimizer findingsBrief description of the issue
TypeRecommendation type. It is one of the configuration parameters in the optimizer rule that generates this recommendation
Severity/EfficiencyEfficiency level of the recommendation that is based on the estimated savings per month that you can achieve by implementing the recommended action
Generated onDate of the last run of the associated optimizer rule
Optimizer ruleName of the associated optimizer rule
Recommended actionsSuggested actions that you can implement to optimize your costs
Accuracy indicator

Displayed only for overallocated VM. Indicates the level of accuracy or reliability of the resizing recommendation. For more information about how the recommendation is generated, see Overallocated VM recommendation.

You can click the icon to view its description.

The icon can have one of the following values:

Value - Accuracy level

- Medium

- High

- Very High

For more information about each accuracy level, see Troubleshooting resizing recommendations for overallocated VMs.

For more information about recommendations, see Using recommendations to resolve capacity risk and efficiency issues.

An example of the Hyper-V Overview recommendations page

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