You can install and configure the vCenter Hyperic Server in three different ways. You can use the vCenter Hyperic vApp, you can run the vCenter Hyperic installation script, or you can use a Windows setup wizard.

A virtual appliance (vApp) is one or more virtual machine image files (OVF), each with a preconfigured operating system environment and application. The vCenter Hyperic vApp contains two virtual machine images, one for the vCenter Hyperic server and one for the vCenter Hyperic database.

Use this procedure when you are deploying vCenter Hyperic vApp in a medium or large scale environment.

You can make a new installation of the vCenter Hyperic server by running an installation script.

You can use a Windows setup wizard to install the vCenter Hyperic server.

You can use a RedHat Package Manager package to install the vCenter Hyperic server.

If you did not configure the vCenter Hyperic server properties before running the RPM server installer, you are prompted to do so after installation. You cannot use the server until the properties have been specified.