For a list of supported guest operating systems, see Hyper-V Overview.
The standard set of tools for viewing performance counters in Windows includes Performance Monitor and Logman.exe, which can display and log the Hyper-V performance counters.
The names of the relevant counter objects are prefixed with Hyper-V.
Use the following performance counters to monitor performance: The Virtual Machine Integration Services include enlightened drivers for the Hyper-V-specific I/O devices, which significantly reduces CPU overhead for I/O compared to emulated devices.
You should install the latest version of the Virtual Machine Integration Services in every supported virtual machine.
Services other than I/O are also exposed through this architecture.
Starting with Windows Server 2008, the operating system features enlightenments to optimize its behavior when it is running in virtual machines.In this topic: Hyper-V features a Type 1 hypervisor-based architecture.The hypervisor virtualizes processors and memory and provides mechanisms for the virtualization stack in the root partition to manage child partitions (virtual machines) and expose services such as I/O devices to the virtual machines.By consolidating servers onto a single machine, virtualization can improve resource usage and energy efficiency and reduce the operational and maintenance costs of servers.In addition, virtual machines and the management APIs offer more flexibility for managing resources, balancing load, and provisioning systems.When creating such large virtual machines, memory from multiple NUMA nodes on the host system will likely be utilized.