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Why don't my Hyper-V sensors work after changing names?

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After renaming my virtual machine, network card, or disk resource name, PRTG shows a red "Down" sensor, indicating an error. But I am sure my devices are up and running. Why is an error message shown?

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Created on Feb 8, 2011 3:45:58 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Paessler Support]

Last change on Dec 7, 2012 1:16:28 PM by  Gerald Schoch [Paessler Support]



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We recommend to not rename VMs once you've set up monitoring.

However, after renaming a Hyper-V virtual machine, network card, or resource name, in order to monitor it again, please perform the following steps.

  1. Reboot your Hyper-V host server
  2. In PRTG, add the respective Hyper-V Virtual Machine, Hyper-V Virtual Network Adapter, and Hyper-V Cluster Shared Volume Disk Free sensors anew (previously collected historic data will not be available in the new sensor's tables and graphs)

Note: You cannot monitor virtual machines if their names contain unsupported characters. Especially, please make sure you do not use a hash sign ('#') in names.

Created on Feb 8, 2011 3:48:18 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Paessler Support]

Last change on Dec 7, 2012 1:17:24 PM by  Gerald Schoch [Paessler Support]



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