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

Verify that any exisitng vCenter Hyperic Windows service is removed. See Remove an Existing vCenter Hyperic Windows Service.

If you are using an external PostgreSQL database, you must set it up before installing vCenter Hyperic server.

To configure the vCenter Hyperic server to use a keystore that you manage yourself for SSL communication, rather than Hyperic-generated keystores, set up a JKS format keystore for the vCenter Hyperic server on its host and import the SSL certificate for it. Make a note of the full path to the keystore, and its password. You will supply this information when you run the Hyperic installer (in -full mode).

The vCenter Hyperic server's keystore password and private key password must be the same, otherwise the vCenter Hyperic server's internal Tomcat-based server will be unable to start.

Define the server HQ_JAVA_HOME location.

vCenter Hyperic platform-specific server installers include a JRE, platform-independent installers do not. Depending on your environment and the installer you use, you may need to define the location of the JRE to ensure that the server can find the JRE to use. See Configuring JRE Locations for vCenter Hyperic Components.

Verify that the vCenter Hyperic database is available. During installation, the vCenter Hyperic server tests the database connection.


In Windows Explorer, double-click the vFabric-hyperic-hqee-server-5.x.x.exe file.


Follow the prompts in the wizard.


Click Finish to complete the installation.


After successfully installing vCenter Hyperic server, delete InstallerHome/logs/hq-install.log and hq-install.log.verbose, or the whole the exploded installer. This is necessary to delete sensitive data that is written to the installation log files.


Start the vCenter Hyperic server.