You can use the restart action to invoke the restart command in the Java Service Wrapper of the vCenter Hyperic agent.

The restart action shuts down the JVM process in which the agent runs, waits for the process to terminate cleanly, and generates a new JVM process for the agent. During the restart process, the agent's metric collection and resource control functionality is interrupted.

The restart action occurs asynchronously. To verify that the restart succeeded go to the page for the agent in the vCenter Hyperic user interface and check its availability. Alternatively, you could configure an alert for the agent that is triggered when the agent's availability changes.

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On the Views tab for a vCenter Hyperic agent or group of agents, select restart from the drop-down menu.

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Click Execute.

The agent restarts.