Windows 2012R2 HyperV -- Monitoring ?

I have four Windows 2012R2 HyperV
VMs on one physical server.

What "monitoring" tools do
you recommend for the below ?
  ** I am willing to do "Microsoft System Center"
     if the costs are under $500 on-time
  ** just trying to find out what others are using
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USAGE Monitors "per VM"
  ** Memory
  ** Processor
  ** Network
       ** ingress and egress
       ** dead NICS
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
System center is a fantastic tool for monitoring hyper-v. But it isn't under $500. If you need automated monitoring then you will be paying a good chunk of money. Not just SCVMM. All the good tools have a fairly hefty price tag. You have the get good, or you get cheap. You'll not get both.
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Something like Kaseya or LabTech would be the best place to start.

To monitor and manage a Hyper-V host the above can be used in most cases (Core may be an exception).

We use the native tools, Hyper-V Manager, Failover Cluster Manager, and PowerShell to manage our Hyper-V standalone and cluster setups.

I have an EE Hyper-V Guide that might be of interest.
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