You initiate the agent launcher and agent life cycle commands with the hq-agent.sh script in the AgentHome/bin directory.

1

Open a command shell or terminal window.

2

Type the required command using the format sh hq-agent.sh command where command is one of the following.

Option

Description

start

Starts the agent as a daemon process.

stop

Stops the agent's JVM process.

restart

Stops and then starts the agent's JVM process.

status

Queries the status of the agent's JVM process..

dump

Runs a thread dump for the agent process, and writes the results to the agent.log file in AgentHome/log .

ping

Pings the agent process.

setup

Causes the vCenter Hyperic agent to prompt you for the agent-server connection properties, enabling you to change values that were provided at first agent startup.