Create a Platform

This page has general instructions for creating a platform in Hyperic.

For information about creating a platform using the HQApi see HQApi resource command in vFabric Hyperic Web Services API.

When to Create a Platform Manually

Operating system platform types are auto-discovered and cannot be manually added to inventory. The only platform types you can manually add to inventory are:

  • Cisco IOS

  • Cicso PIXOS

  • GemFire Distributed System

  • NetApp Filer

  • Network Device

  • VMWare VI3 Host

  • Network Host

  • VMWare vSphere Host

  • VMWare vSphere VM

  • Xen Host

Need to Know What a "Platform" Is?

See Resources, Resource Types and Inventory Types for a more information.

Add a Platform to Inventory from the Hyperic User Interface

  1. Click New Platform on either:

    • The Dashboard's Summary Counts portlet

    • The Tools menu on the Browse > Resources.

  2. On the New Platform page, enter:

    • Name — The name of the platform

    • Description — (optional) A description of the platform

    • Location — (optional) The physical location of the platform hardware

    • Platform Type — Select the platform type from the list. Once you create the platform, you cannot change its type.

    • Fully Qualified Domain Name — The platform's FQDN

    • Agent Connection — The IP address:port pair of the Agent the proxied connection to this platform should go through. When a platform is created manually (on this screen), the platform cannot or does not run an Agent itself, and therefore the Agent must connect to the platform via proxy. The list contains the IP address:port pairs from all the currently deployed Agents.

    • IP Address — (optional)

    • MAC Address ---(optional)

    • Netmask — At a minimum specify values for the loopback (local) IP address, and then additional sets of values for each network interface on the device.

  3. Click OK.

    • The Inventory page for the new platform is displayed.

The platform's Owner defaults to the account that created the platform.

Configure Platform for Monitoring

After creating the new platform, you may need supply values for one or more configuration properties. See the resource's Inventory page for configuration options and requirements.