You can install vCenter Hyperic agent from a RedHat Package Manager (RPM) package. The agent in the package does not include a JRE.

The RPM performs the following actions:

Creates the user and group named hyperic if they do not exist.

Sets the home directory of the hyperic user to /opt/hyperic.

Installs the agent files into /opt/hyperic/hyperic-hqee-agent.

Installs an init script to /etc/init.d/hyperic-hqee-agent.

Adds the init script to chkconfig and sets it to on for run levels 2, 3, 4, and 5.

Verify that you have satisfied all the prerequisites listed in Prepare to Install the vCenter Hyperic Agent.

Agent hosts must have the J2RE virtual package installed.

Verify that a JDK or JRE is installed on the platform.


Run yum install vfabric-hyperic-agent to install the agent on the platform that the agent will monitor.


Log on as root and edit the /etc/init.d/hyperic-hqee-agent file to set the HQ_JAVA_HOME parameter to the home directory of the JDK or JRE that the agent is to use.

Configure the vCenter Hyperic agent in the properties file. See Activate Agent to Server Communication Properties.