This topic provides instructions for creating a server.

Most server types that vCenter Hyperic manages are auto-discovered, rather than manually added to inventory on the New Server page.

You may need to create a server manually under some circumstances, for instance, if:

The plugin that manages the server does not support auto-discovery of server instances.

The auto-discovery method used by the plugin failed, because the entry it looked for in the process table or Windows registry was not found. For example, the server's name in the process list is different than the plugin uses to detect server instances.

To create a server:

1

Select Browse > Resources > Platformsto navigate to the platform to which you wish to add a server.

2

Select New Server from the Tools menu.

3

On the New Server page enter:

Name

Description

Server Type

Install Path - If there are other servers of the type you are creating on the current platform, make sure that the installation path you define for the new server instance is unique, and not the same as any of the other servers of the same type. For autodiscovered servers, the plugin sets the value of the Install Path property, and uses it as the basis for the resource's autoinventory identifier.

Note

If you create a server manually, you must specify the Install Path property, but it need not be the actual installation path for the server. The only requirement is that all servers of the same resource type on the same platform have unique Install Path property values.

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Click OK.