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Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise 11.7 - Management Pack for SCOM User Guide

Hyper-V Virtual Machine Heartbeat Alarm

The Hyper-V Virtual Machine Heartbeat alarm is raised when the virtual machine has stopped responding to the hypervisor or is not responding at regular intervals.

Note: To use this feature, ensure the heartbeat component of the hypervisor is enabled. Ensure the virtual machine operating system is compatible with the Hyper-V server version and has the necessary components to provide heartbeat data.

When the alarm is raised

Alarm Description


The guest operating system is not installed or has not yet been contacted.

The virtual machine is starting up, stopping, stopped, dormant or relocating.


The heartbeat is degraded or the virtual machine is receiving maintenance.


The heartbeat is stressed or the virtual machine may have stopped responding.


The heartbeat has failed, is predicting failure or an error has been reported.

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