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Hyper-V Bandwidth Meter 2.0 (for Windows 2008, 2012) released

What is new in Hyper-V Bandwidth Meter 2.0:

  • The Bandwidth Meter is an active application now, not just a passive observer. It can send email notifications if some bandwidth threshold reached, run scripts and do other things.
  • IPv6 support.
  • Improved configuration tool.
  • New improved reporting (log parsing) tool.
  • New reports look.
  • New, significantly revised network packets parsing procedure. Works better with 1 Gbit connections now.
  • The program saves data to its log files every 5 minutes (you can set any other interval from 5 to 60 minutes with 5 minutes step) now, it was once an hour in versions 1.x.
  • Log files can be saved in any folder now.

Please read more and download the new version of Hyper-V Bandwidth Meter.

Here is a bandwidth usage report sample (click to enlarge):

Updated Log Parser for Hyper-V Bandwidth Meter

Log Parser for Hyper-V Bandwidth Meter now creates 2 reports.

The first one is a HTML report showing the daily bandwidth usage of Hyper-V virtual machines (incoming and outgoing traffic in separate table columns) as long as the total usage per machine for selected period.

The second one is a simple short list of Hyper-V virtual machines (virtual servers) and their traffic usage for the period. This brief report is in CSV format and it is easy to import it to Excel or some database (e.g. your billing system).

Moreover, you can customize the report templates to fit your needs!

By the way, this Log Parser can process log files of Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 Bandwidth Meter too.

Hyper-V Bandwidth Meter 2 (for Windows 2008, 2012)

hyper-v bandwidth meter

Hyper-V Bandwidth Meter 2 is a tool for Hyper-V bandwidth usage monitoring, counting and reporting.

It provides a bandwidth control on per virtual machine basis for different protocols (ARP, TCP, UDP, ICMP, IGMP). With this tool you can see the amount of data used (downloaded and uploaded) by each virtual machine (virtual server). Thus you can bill your customers for the bandwidth usage or just find out which virtual machines cause that high network load.

Installation is straightforward and only takes a couple of minutes.

For more information, please read this document.

System requirements:

  • Windows 2012 or 2008 R2 (64bit only) with Hyper-V
  • .NET framework 4.0

(There is also a version of Hyper-V Bandwidth Meter for Windows 2016: Hyper-V Bandwidth Meter 3.)

Bandwidth Meter for Microsoft Virtual Server 2005

ms virtual server 2005 bandwidth meter

Bandwidth Meter for Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 is a unique tool for MS Virtual Server 2005 bandwidth usage monitoring, counting and reporting.

What makes it unique? It provides a bandwidth control on per virtual server basis for different protocols (ARP, TCP, UDP, ICMP, IGMP). With this tool you can see the amount of data used (downloaded and uploaded) by each virtual server. Thus you can bill your customers for the bandwidth usage or just find out which servers cause a high network load.

Installation is straightforward and only takes a minute by entering IP address of your server and clicking several buttons.

For more information, please read this document.

Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 bandwidth meter. Coming soon

As you know, our company is an ISV (independent software vendor), but it is also an established web hosting provider. We provide Windows web hosting services for almost 7 years already (at www.DotNetpark.com) and our hosting business keeps growing.

At DotNetPark we offer shared hosting and virtual dedicated servers. And most of our virtual servers are powered by Microsoft Virtual Server 2005. Yes, we know, Hyper-V is here 🙂 and we do use it. But MS Virtual Server 2005 is still actual and lots of companies use it.

If you provide VDS (VPS) hosting based on Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 you know that it does not have a built-in bandwidth usage meter. You need to bill your customers monthly for bandwidth usage (or over usage), but MS Virtual Server 2005 does not make such a report.

Moreover, if you make your own piece of software and try to use MS Virtual Server API you realize fast that there is a bug in MS Virtual Server built-in bandwidth meter function making it just useless.

Fortunately, our programmers found a way to monitor and meter virtual server traffic usage and made an application for it. We use this program in our web hosting business and recently decided to make it a commercial product.

As you know, it is quite easy to make a program for yourself, but it takes a lot of time to make the same piece of software good enough (nice, documented, configurable) for public needs. Anyway, we polish the tool now and are going to show it to you soon!