You upgrade the vCenter Hyperic server on Windows platforms using the upgrade option of the vCenter Hyperic installer.

Use this procedure to upgrade the vCenter Hyperic server on Windows platforms.

Verify that the current server instance is stopped.

Use the Windows Services Control Panel.

(Optional) If you use an external vCenter Hyperic database, verify that it is backed up.

(Optional) It is good practice to archive your existing vCenter Hyperic server directory, so that you can revert to it if necessary.


Run the vCenter Hyperic installer in upgrade mode.

c:\hyperic\hyperic-hq-installer\setup.bat -upgrade.


Acknowledge the VMware license prompt.


Type the full path to the previous vCenter Hyperic server instance when prompted.

For example, /opt/hyperic/server-5.0.0


Type the full path to the directory under which the new server instance will be installed.

For example, to install the new instance under your existing vCenter Hyperic home directory, type c:\hyperic\.

The installer completes the upgrade.

f you use the in-product vCenter Hyperic database, the upgrade process migrates your database schema to the latest edition.


Update the Windows Service with the new version information. For example, c:\hyperic\server-5.1.0\bin\hq-server.bat install


Start the new server instance. For example type /opt/hyperic/server-5.1.0/bin/ start.