This topic provides instructions for creating a platform service.

There are two types of platfrom services in vCenter Hyperic:

System services local to an operating system platform, such as CPUs, network interfaces, filesystems, and so on. Most local service are auto-discovered by the system plugin.

Remote services that the vCenter Hyperic agent monitors over the network, such as HTTP, FTP, DNS, and other services using a supported protocol. Because such services are monitored by a remote agent, they cannot be auto-discovered. For network services, you manually configure platform service on the platform running the agent that will monitor the service.

To create a platform service:

1

Select Browse > Resources > Platforms to navigate to the platform to which you wish to add a service.

2

Select New Platform Service from the Tools menu.

3

On the New Platform Service page enter:

Name

Description

Service Type

4

Click OK.

The new service is created.

The Inventory tab for the new service appears and prompts you to configure the resource.

5

Click Configuration Properties in the prompt.

6

On the Configuration Properties page, enter values for the required configuration properties, which are prefixed with a red asterisk, and optional properties as appropriate. For information about the configuration properties for a service type, refer to the Configuration Notes column for the respective property in Configuration Instructions for Platform Services.