It is good practice to upgrade your vCenter Hyperic components. New versions offer enhancements to existing functionality, performance, and so on.

Upgrading your existing vCenter Hyperic installation to the most recent version provides you with access to the latest features and enhancements. If you have been using a database other than vPostgreSQL, you must migrate it to continue access to its data.

You can upgrade the vCenter Hyperic agent by pushing it from an upgraded vCenter Hyperic server, by performing a manual upgrade that retains the configuration of the original agent.