Microsoft Hyper-V
  • 08 Mar 2022
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Microsoft Hyper-V

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Article summary

Microsoft Hyper-V is a native hypervisor; it can create virtual machines on x86-64 systems running Windows.

Types of Assets Fetched

This adapter fetches the following types of assets:

  • Devices


  1. Host Name (required) - The hostname or IP address of the Hyper-V Server.
  2. User Name and Password (required) - The credentials for a user account that has the Required Permissions to fetch assets.
  3. For details on the common adapter connection parameters and buttons, see Adding a New Adapter Connection.


Required Ports

  • The instance must be able to interact with the Hyper-V host:
    • 135 (RPC)
    • 445 (SMB)
    • Random port in the range 1024-65535

Setting up a fixed port for WMI

WMI runs as part of a shared service host with ports assigned through DCOM by default. However, you can set up the WMI service to run as the only process in a separate host and specify a fixed port. Refer to Setting up a fixed port for WMI for details of how to do this.

Required Permissions

The value supplied in User Name and Password must be able to execute PowerShell code which queries the Hyper-V server for information on the systems managed by that server.
The supplied User Name must have the following permissions:

  • Execute PowerShell on the Hyper-V server and access the IPC$ share on the WSUS server.
  • Access ADMIN$ share on the Hyper-V server (preferred permissions).

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