Advanced - Attributes
Analyser (Command Line Parameters)
Analyser (Program Roles)
Analysis Functions (Functions)
Attributes (Advanced)
Automatic Protocol Determination (Connections)


Built-In Layouts - General
Built-In Layouts - Hyper-V
Built-In Layouts - Overview


Chart (Elements)
Charts (Interactive Elements)
Collecting Data (Concepts)
Collector (Program Roles)
Collector (Unattended Installation)
Combination Operators (Operators)
Command Line Parameters - Analyser
Command Line Parameters - Configurator
Command Line Parameters - Deployer
Command Line Parameters - Inspector
Command Line Parameters - Installation
Command Line Parameters - Watcher
Comparison Operators (Operators)
Concepts - Collecting Data
Concepts - Layouts
Concepts - Overview
Concepts - Presenting Information
Configurator (Command Line Parameters)
Configurator (Program Roles)
Connection Methods (Connections)
Connection Methods (Data Acquisition)
Connections - Automatic Protocol Determination
Connections - Connection Methods
Constrain (Functions)
Context Menus (Information Display)
Conversion Functions (Functions)
Count (Functions)
Custom Filename Format Substitutions (Image Capture)


Data Acquisition - Connection Methods
Data Acquisition - System Queries
Data Collection - Excluded Instances
Data Collection - System Impact
Data Types (Expressions)
Data Value (Variables)
Date Functions (Functions)
Date Functions (Functions)
Day (Functions)
DayOfWeek (Functions)
DayOfYear (Functions)
Decision Functions (Functions)
Deployer (Command Line Parameters)
Deployer (Program Roles)
Display Updates (Information Display)
Displaying Relevant Information (Layout Design)
Drill Down (Information Display)


Elements - Chart
Elements - Event List
Elements - Gauge
Elements - Group
Elements - Image
Elements - Label
Elements - LCD Matrix
Elements - Overview
Elements - Process List
Elements - Service List
Elements - Status Indicator
Elements - Thread List
Event List (Elements)
Event List (Variables)
Event Logs (Interactive Elements)
Excluded Instances (Data Collection)
Expressions - Data Types
Expressions - Functions
Expressions - Operators
Expressions - Overview
Expressions - Overview
Expressions - Variables
Extracting Information (Information Display)


FormatDynamicInstance (Functions)
Formatting Functions (Functions)
Functions - Analysis Functions
Functions - Constrain
Functions - Conversion Functions
Functions - Count
Functions - Date Functions
Functions - Date Functions
Functions - Day
Functions - DayOfWeek
Functions - DayOfYear
Functions - Decision Functions
Functions - FormatDynamicInstance
Functions - Formatting Functions
Functions - Hour
Functions - If
Functions - Instr
Functions - Instr
Functions - IsConvertible
Functions - IsDefined
Functions - IsNull
Functions - IsType
Functions - LCase
Functions - Left
Functions - Len
Functions - Max
Functions - Mid
Functions - Min
Functions - Minute
Functions - Month
Functions - ReplaceError
Functions - Right
Functions - Second
Functions - SmartFormat
Functions - String Functions
Functions - TimeSpan
Functions - ToBoolean
Functions - ToDate
Functions - ToFloat
Functions - ToInteger
Functions - ToString
Functions - Trim
Functions - UCase
Functions - Year
Functions (Expressions)


Gateway (Program Roles)
Gauge (Elements)
Gauges (Interactive Elements)
General (Built-In Layouts)
Group (Elements)
Grouping Information (Layout Design)


Hour (Functions)
Hyper-V (Built-In Layouts)


If (Functions)
Image (Elements)
Image Capture - Custom Filename Format Substitutions
Information Display - Context Menus
Information Display - Display Updates
Information Display - Drill Down
Information Display - Extracting Information
Information Display - Keyboard Navigation
Information Display - Sizing
Inspector (Command Line Parameters)
Inspector (Program Roles)
Installation (Command Line Parameters)
Instr (Functions)
Instr (Functions)
Interactive Elements - Charts
Interactive Elements - Event Logs
Interactive Elements - Gauges
Interactive Elements - Lists
Interactive Elements - Processes
Interactive Elements - Services
IsConvertible (Functions)
IsDefined (Functions)
IsNull (Functions)
IsType (Functions)


Keyboard Navigation (Information Display)


Label (Elements)
Layout Design - Displaying Relevant Information
Layout Design - Grouping Information
Layout Design - Managing Layouts
Layout Design - Modifying Layouts
Layout Design - Navigation Within A Layout
Layout Design - Overview
Layout Design - Sizing And Positioning Elements
Layout Management - Overriding The Built-In Layouts
Layouts (Concepts)
LCase (Functions)
LCD Matrix (Elements)
Left (Functions)
Legal Information
Len (Functions)
List Count (Variables)
List Selection (Variables)
Lists (Interactive Elements)
Logical Operators (Operators)


Managing Layouts (Layout Design)
Max (Functions)
Mid (Functions)
Min (Functions)
Minute (Functions)
MMC SnapIn (Program Roles)
Modifying Layouts (Layout Design)
Month (Functions)


Navigation Within A Layout (Layout Design)


Operators - Combination Operators
Operators - Comparison Operators
Operators - Logical Operators
Operators - Unary Operators
Operators (Expressions)
Operators (Precedence)
Overriding The Built-In Layouts (Layout Management)
Overview (Built-In Layouts)
Overview (Concepts)
Overview (Elements)
Overview (Expressions)
Overview (Expressions)
Overview (Layout Design)
Overview (Technical Reference)
Overview (Usage)


Parentheses (Precedence)
Performance Item (Variables)
Precedence - Operators
Precedence - Parentheses
Presenting Information (Concepts)
Process List (Elements)
Process List (Variables)
Processes (Interactive Elements)
Program Roles - Analyser
Program Roles - Collector
Program Roles - Configurator
Program Roles - Deployer
Program Roles - Gateway
Program Roles - Inspector
Program Roles - MMC SnapIn
Program Roles - Screensaver
Program Roles - Watcher


ReplaceError (Functions)
Right (Functions)


Screensaver (Program Roles)
Second (Functions)
Series Aggregation (Variables)
Service List (Elements)
Service List (Variables)
Services (Interactive Elements)
Sizing (Information Display)
Sizing And Positioning Elements (Layout Design)
SmartFormat (Functions)
Standard (Variables)
Status Indicator (Elements)
String Functions (Functions)
System (Variables)
System Impact (Data Collection)
System Queries (Data Acquisition)
System Variables (Variables)


Technical Reference - Overview
Thread List (Elements)
Thread List (Variables)
TimeSpan (Functions)
ToBoolean (Functions)
ToDate (Functions)
ToFloat (Functions)
ToInteger (Functions)
ToString (Functions)
Trim (Functions)


UCase (Functions)
Unary Operators (Operators)
Unattended Installation - Collector
Usage - Overview


Variables - Data Value
Variables - Event List
Variables - List Count
Variables - List Selection
Variables - Performance Item
Variables - Process List
Variables - Series Aggregation
Variables - Service List
Variables - Standard
Variables - System
Variables - System Variables
Variables - Thread List
Variables (Expressions)


Watcher (Command Line Parameters)
Watcher (Program Roles)


Year (Functions)

Built-In Layouts - Hyper-V

The built-in Hyper-V layout can be loaded at any time by selecting it with Layout → BuiltIn → Hyper-V. It covers overall status and processor, memory, disk and network usage for the hypervisor itself and the virtual machines that it hosts. It is divided into 12 frames, with some frames containing multiple panels. Where appropriate, it is possible to drill down from one panel to another that shows more detail. The Hyper-V layout covers a broad range of system information applicable to a Hyper-V host and its virtual machines, but can be modified if required.

Note that it is possible to override the built-in layouts that ship with the product.


The overview frame shows instantaneous values for current processor, memory, disk and network usage, together with charts showing how these values have changed over time. Also displayed are three indicators covering core system health, the ratio of virtual to physical CPUs and the maximum memory pressure.

The processor, memory, disk and network values are for combined usage across both the host itself and the virtual machines.

The core system health indicator will show a red stop sign if any virtual machine is reporting a critical health issue, a yellow warning triangle if one or more virtual machines currently has 100% or more memory pressure, and a green tick otherwise. The CPU ratio indicator will be red if the ratio of virtual to physical processors is 8 or above, yellow if it is 6 or above, and green otherwise. The memory pressure indicator will be red if any virtual machine is currently exhibiting a memory pressure of 100% or more, yellow if it is 80% or more, and green otherwise

Resource Usage

The resource usage frame splits out processor, memory, disk and network usage by host and virtual machine, with disk and network traffic further split by read and write rates and send and receive activity respectively.

Top Five

The top five frame shows the five virtual machines with the highest processor load and memory pressure and those with the highest levels of disk and network activity. The highest usage is determined by an average over the last 20 minutes.


The processors frame is divided into three panels. The first shows total processor load for each virtual machine. The second and third show load for each virtual and logical processor, split by the load imposed by the guest operating system and the load from the hypervisor layer.


The memory frame shows how much of the overall system memory is allocated to each virtual machine and the current memory pressure for each virtual machine.


The storage frame shows how the virtual machines are using the attached virtual devices. Note that only virtual devices with filenames that end in .vhd or .vhdx are included. The summary panel shows overall data transfer rates for each virtual machine; these are split into read and write activity on the data transfers panel. The I/O operations panel shows the activity in terms of operations per second, rather than data rates, and the queues and latency panel shows the queue length and latency for both the virtual storage devices and the underlying physical storage subsystem.

Network Adapters

The network adapters frame shows how the virtual machines are using the attached network adapters. The summary panel shows overall data transfer rates for each virtual machine; these are split into receive and send activity on the data transfers panel.


The switches frame shows the data and packet rates, split by receive and send operations, for each virtual switch. Note that this information is for virtual switches configured on the Hyper-V host, and does not represent the physical switches external to the host system.

Live Migration

The live migration frame shows the key metrics for any current live migrations, split into three panels covering in-memory processing, data received by in-bound migrations and the activity of the migration transports respectively. Depending on how a live migration is initiated, not all charts will show activity while a migration is in progress.

Note that the live migration frame will be absent when connected to systems running Windows 2008.

Event Logs

The event logs frame lists Hyper-V-specific entries in the Application event log. The first panel has filters in place to limit the events to those that typically indicate problems, and the second include all events. See Event Logs for information on viewing the details of an individual event and on the interactive filtering that can be applied to the event lists.


The services frame lists Hyper-V-specific installed services, the first panel showing all installed services and two further panels having additional filters in place to limit the lists to active and failed services respectively. A failed service is one that is configured for automatic start-up but that is not currently running. See Services for details on the starting, stopping and restarting services.


The host frame shows performance information for the host itself, rather than the virtual machines running on in. Five panels cover processor, memory, logical and physical disk activity and network traffic.