Supported Configurations and System Requirements

The sections that follow document supported operating system platforms and describe system requirements for vFabric Hyperic Server and Agent.

Operating System Support and Requirements

The following sections show supported configurations and related requirements for vFabric Hyperic Server and Agent.

vFabric Hyperic Server

The table shows operating system support and requirements for vFabric Hyperic Server. The table includes the configurations listed in the "Supported Platforms and Configurations" section of vFabric Suite documentation, as well as additional configurations supported by standalone vFabric Hyperic.

Operating System* 

Processor Architecture

JVM*

Production or Developer Support**

Scaling Considerations

RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 or CentOS 5.x

x86_64

Oracle Java SE 6

Production

Best configuration for environments with more than 1000 managed platforms.

RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 or CentOS 6.x

x86_32

Oracle Java SE 6

Production

For medium scale environments.

RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6

x86_64

Oracle Java SE 6

Production

For medium scale environments.

SUSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11

x86-64

Oracle Java SE 6

Production

For medium scale environments.

Ubuntu 10.11

x86_64, x86_32

Oracle Java SE 6

Production

For medium scale environments.

Solaris 10 or higher

x86_64, x86_32

Oracle Java SE 6

Production

For medium scale environments.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

x86_64

Oracle Java SE 6

Production

For medium scale environments.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008

x86_32

Oracle Java SE6

 

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Server

x86_64

Oracle Java SE 6

Development

 

Microsoft Windows XP

x86_64

Oracle Java SE 6

Development

 

Microsoft Windows 7

x86_64

Oracle Java SE 6

Development

 

MacOS X 10.6+

x86_64

Oracle Java SE 6

Development

 

*Host operating systems should employ a method of time sync (NTP). This is required in order to ensure accuracy of metric data reporting and alerts.

**The table indicates whether the supported configuration is for production or development. Generally, production support means you can run your production application on the platform; developer support means you can develop on the platform but you should not run your production application on it. Many developers use consumer-focused operating systems that are not certified for production use, and most vFabric products function well on popular consumer operating systems. The developer support designation is intended to convey which products are "known to work" and that VMware will provide best-effort support for resolving reportedissues that are discovered. Developer Support certifications are not supported for use in production.

Hyperic Server-Supported Databases

For production deployments, VMware recommends running the Hyperic database on MySQL or Oracle. For deployments with more than 100, run the database on a dedicated host, not on the same machine as the Hyperic Server.

Hyperic is packaged with a built-in PostgreSQL V8.2.5 database, which is suitable for evaluation or development environments. Hyperic does not support deployments that use the built-in database for production deployments with more than 25 managed platforms.

Note: vFabric Hyperic includes JDBC drivers, Hyperic HQ does not. In Hyperic HQ, the plugins packaged with the Hyperic Agent for MSSQL, Oracle, Informix, DB2, and Sybase do not include the database vendor's JDBC plugin. After installing Hyperic HQ you must download and install the vendor-provided JDBC drivers for these plugins to work. The database plugins in vFabric Hyperic include the JDBC drivers.

Database

Version
Required/Recommended

MySQL Enterprise Server and MySQL Community Server

v5.0.x (v5.0.45 or later)
v5.1.x

Oracle

10g
11g

PostgreSQL*

8.2.5
8.3

*Not supported for production deployment with more than 25 managed platforms.

Supported Browsers

Hyperic supports the following browsers. Firefox is recommended.

Note: The Skype plugin for Firefox causes unexpected behavior in the Hyperic user interface. Disable the plugin to work around this problem.

Browser

Version

Firefox

3.x

Internet Explorer

7, 8 (except on Windows 2008)

Safari

5.0.x, 5.1

Agent Server Compatibility Requirements

The Hyperic Agents reporting to the Hyperic Server must be the same version as the Hyperic Server, or an earlier version than the Hyperic Server.

Drivers for Monitoring Databases

In the open source version of Hyperic, the plugins packaged with the Hyperic Agent for MSSQL, Oracle, Informix, DB2, and Sybase do not include the database vendor's JDBC plugin. After installing Hyperic HQ you must download and install the vendor-provided JDBC drivers for these plugins to work.

Note: The database plugins in vFabric Hyperic include the JDBC drivers.