You upgrade the vCenter Hyperic server on Unix-based platforms using the upgrade option of the vCenter Hyperic installer.

Use this procedure to upgrade the vCenter Hyperic server on Unix-based platforms.

Verify that your instance of vCenter Hyperic server does not use an internal database.

You cannot upgrade the vCenter Hyperic server if the server does use an internal database.

Verify that the current server instance is stopped.

For example, run /opt/hyperic/server-5.8.4/bin/ stop.

Back up your vCenter Hyperic database.

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

For example, tar -zcvf hq-server-5.8.4-archive.tgz hq-server-5.8.4-EE.


Download the new version of the installer from the downloads page.


Run the vCenter Hyperic installer in upgrade mode.

/opt/hyperic/hyperic-hq-installer/ -upgrade.


Acknowledge the VMware license prompt.


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

For example, /opt/hyperic/server-5.8.4


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/opt/hyperic.

The installer completes the upgrade.

Start the new server instance. For example type /opt/hyperic/server-5.8.4/bin/ start.