This topic lists all supported platform service types in vCenter Hyperic.

The Configuration Notes column for a network service or another platform service type that require configuration has a link to a configuration properties reference for the service type. No configuration instructions are provided for auto-discovered platform services.

Supported Platform Service Types

Service

Description

Configuration Notes

CPU

The vCenter Hyperic agent on a platform automatically discovers CPUs on the platform.

It is not necessary to manually configure CPU monitoring. For information about metrics available for a CPU, see CPU Service in vCenter Hyperic Resource Configuration and Metrics.

DHCP

Use to monitor a remote Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol server.

See DHCP Platform Service in vCenter HypericResource Configuration and Metrics.

DNS

Use to monitor a remote Domain Name System server.

See DNS Platform Service in vCenter Hyperic Resource Configuration and Metrics.

FileServer Directory

Use to monitor a directory.

See FileServer Directory Service in vCenter HypericResource Configuration and Metrics.

FileServer File

Use to monitor a file.

See FileServer File Service in vCenter Hyperic Resource Configuration and Metrics.

FileServer Mount

Use to monitor a filesystem mount point and associated disks and raid arrays.

Note

The vCenter Hyperic Agent auto-discovers local mount points. You only need to explicitly configure a FileServer Mount service to monitor a remote network file system (NFS). Alternatively, you can install an agent on the system that hosts the NFS, in which case the NFS will be auto-discovered.

See FileServer Mount Service in vCenter HypericResource Configuration and Metrics.

FileServer Directory Tree

Use to monitor a directory and the entire tree under that directory.

See FileServer Directory Tree Service in vCenter HypericResource Configuration and Metrics.

HTTP

Use to monitor a specific URL.

See HTTP Platform Service in vCenter HypericResource Configuration and Metrics.

FTP

Use to monitor a specific file transfer protocol server.

See FTP Platform Service in vCenter HypericResource Configuration and Metrics.

IMAP

Use to monitor a remote Internet Message Access Protocol server.

See IMAP Platform Service in vCenter HypericResource Configuration and Metrics.

InetAddress Ping

Use to ping a remote host for availability.

See InetAddress Ping Platform Service in vCenter HypericResource Configuration and Metrics.

LDAP

Use to monitor a remote Lightweight Directory Access Server.

See LDAP Platform Service in vCenter HypericResource Configuration and Metrics.

Multiprocess

Use to monitor multiple related processes.

For example, to monitor the number of httpd processes running on Apache and the system resource they consume in aggregate.

See Multiprocess Service in vCenter HypericResource Configuration and Metrics.

NetworkServer Interface

Use to monitor a network interface.

Note

Because the vCenter Hyperic agent auto-discovers network interfaces, manual configuration of a NetworkServer Interface is rare.

See NetworkServer Interface Service in vCenter HypericResource Configuration and Metrics.

NTP

Use to monitor a network time protocol server.

See NTP Platform Service in vCenter HypericResource Configuration and Metrics.

POP3

Use to monitor a remote Post Office Protocol 3 server. Configure along with an SMTP service to monitor incoming and outgoing email services.

See POP3 Platform Service in vCenter HypericResource Configuration and Metrics.

Process

Use to monitor a process using a vCenter Hyperic SIGAR Process Table Query Language (PTQL) query. To configure, you supply the PTQL query in the form:

Class.Attribute. operator=value

See Process Service in vCenter HypericResource Configuration and Metrics.

RPC

Use to monitor a Remote Procedure Call service.

Note

Not available on Windows platforms.

See RPC Platform Service in vCenter HypericResource Configuration and Metrics.

Script

Used to configure vCenter Hyperic to periodically run a script that collects a system or application metric.

Script Service

SMTP

Use to monitor a remote Simple Mail Transfer Protocol server. Configure along with a POP3 service to monitor incoming and outgoing email services.

See SMTP Platform Service in vCenter Hyperic Resource Configuration and Metrics.

SNMP

Use to monitor a remote Simple Network Management Protocol agent.

See SNMP Platform Service in vCenter Hyperic Resource Configuration and Metrics.

SSH

Use to monitor a remote SSH service.

See SSH Platform Service in vvCenter Hyperic Resource Configuration and Metrics.

TCP Socket

Use to monitor the availability of a remote TCP socket.

See TCP Socket Platform Service in vCenter Hyperic Resource Configuration and Metrics.

Windows Service

Use to monitor an application that runs as a service under Windows.

To configure it, you supply its Service Name in Windows. To determine the Service Name:

1

Select Start > Run from the Windows menu.

2

Type services.msc in the run dialog and click OK.

3

In the list of services displayed, right-click the service you wish to monitor and click Properties.

4

Locate the Service Name on the General tab. See Windows Service Service.