Windows (WMI) for Hyper-V
Windows credential types are used for Hyper-V host machines to connect to and gather performance metrics and data from Hyper-V virtual machines. There is no specific Hyper-V credential type.
credential types used for Hyper-V have the following configuration fields:
- . Credential name.
- . Optional description.
- . Enter the domain and user login to use with this credential. To monitor a service on your devices, configure the Windows credential with the correct domain, user name and password and a user account that belongs to the administrators group on the remote machine. If a domain account is used, the expected user name format is domain\user. If the device is on a workgroup, there are two possible user names: workgroup name\user or machine name\user. In any case, the Domain\UserID must contain the backslash (\) character.
- . Enter the password for the login used above. To monitor NT services on a XP machine with an account that has an empty password, the XP Local Security Settings might have to be modified. To do this:
- Go to .
- Select .
- Right-click on the setting ,choose , then select
- . Re-enter the authentication password for confirmation.
Hyper-V Credentials Change: Best Practices
If credentials change on the Windows host running Hyper-V, for example, due to a periodic password renewal policy, and you need to change them in WhatsUp Gold, consider the following:
- Open Credential Library, edit the Windows credential you created for your Hyper-V host(s).
- Restart the WhatsUp Gold Ipswitch Service Control Manager (ISCM).
The ISCM restart triggers a fresh read of the modified Hyper-V host credentials.
Restart the Ipswitch Service Control Manager (ISCM):
- From Windows start menu, select .
- Select Ipswitch Service Control Manager from -> -> .
- Click .
- After a few minutes, check the WhatsUp Gold Summary Counts, Device Group Mini Status report or similar to ensure monitoring up status of the Hyper-V hosts.