Microsoft Hyper-V and Azure Stack HCI
Microsoft Hyper-V and Azure Stack HCI are virtualization technologies that are supported by License Metric Tool.
To retrieve information about the capacity and virtualization structure of virtual machines, define Hyper-V or Azure Stack HCI hypervisors as VM managers in License Metric Tool. The hypervisors can expose the required data via the WS-MAN protocol.
- Define a connection to each Hyper-V or Azure Stack HCI server that is a part of a cluster. If any server is missing, virtual machines that exist on that server have the Incomplete virtualization status in License Metric Tool.
- If all members of the cluster have at least one common set of credentials that have sufficient privileges to access the WS-Management interface (for example, the domain user), define a connection to one computer system from the cluster. Then, select the option to share credentials. The VM Manager Tool uses the credentials to connect to the Hyper-V or Azure Stack HCI that you defined. Then, it extracts addresses of the remaining cluster members and connects to them by using the same credentials.
Communication interfaceYou can choose to use PowerShell or WinRM as the communication interface for Hyper-V or Azure Stack HCI. For both communication interfaces, provide the user name in one of the following formats:
- user_name@domain, for example:
- user_name\domain, for example:
domain@user_name, for example:
domain\user_name, for example:
- PowerShell is a framework for managing the automation and configuration of tasks by means of the
DCE-RPC protocol. In order for License Metric Tool to use PowerShell for retrieving information from VM managers, the VM Manager Tool must be installed on a Windows computer. The computer must also meet the following requirements:
- Microsoft RPC communication with Microsoft Hyper-V must be allowed by Windows firewall
- ICMP Echo Reply must be allowed by Windows firewall
- Microsoft PowerShell 2.0 or higher must be installed
- Microsoft.NET Framework 3.5 or higher must be
installedImportant: If you are using .NET Framework 4.0 or higher, use PowerShell version 3.0 or higher.
For more information about types of the VM Manager Tool deployment, see: VM Manager Tool deployment types and flow of data.
- Windows Remote Management (WinRM) is the Microsoft implementation of the WS-Management protocol.
It uses Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) over HTTP or HTTPS protocols. In order for License Metric Tool to use WinRM for retrieving
information from VM managers:
- You must configure Windows Remote Management Service (WinRM) for all members of the Microsoft Hyper-V or Azure Stack HCI cluster. For more information, see: Configuring WinRM on Hyper-V and Azure Stack HCI hosts.
- The default URL that is to be used is
- <protocol> is either
- <port> is the port of the listener that was created for the WinRM service.
The default value for the HTTP listeners is 5985 and for HTTPS listeners is 5986 (WinRM 2.0). To
verify all the defined WinRM listeners, use the
winrm enumerate winrm/config/listenercommand.
- <protocol> is either
For information about supported versions, go to IBM® License Metric Tool 9.2 - Supported Operating Systems and click Supported Hypervisor.