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

The setup.bat setup script for Windows and setup script for UNIX-like environments is located in the vCenter Hyperic installation package. You can use the setup script to install the vCenter Hyperic server, the vCenter Hyperic agent, or both.

When you run the setup script, you can supply a qualifier that sets the installation mode:



Run the setup script without a qualifier to perform a quick installation. Selected components will be installed with default values for most configuration options. If you install the vCenter Hyperic server, it will be configured to use its built-in vPostgreSQL database. A quick installation is useful if you are evaluating vCenter Hyperic.

With a quick installation, by running the installer without a qualifier or with the -postgresqlqualifier, the installer does not prompt you for the ports on which the vCenter Hyperic server listens for agent and user interface requests. The default ports are automatically configured.

With a quick installation, you cannot specify the location and password for a user-managed server keystore. The vCenter Hyperic server uses a vCenter Hyperic-managed keystore.


In full mode, the installer dialog prompts for all setup configuration options. Use this option if you are using an external database, or to configure the vCenter Hyperic server to use an SSL keystore that you manage yourself, rather than using a vCenter Hyperic-generated keystore.

For best security and best configurability, run the installer in full mode.


Use upgrade mode to upgrade a 5.x vCenter Hyperic server to a later version. If you have an existing vCenter Hyperic server installation, the server configuration and the contents of the existing vCenter Hyperic database are preserved.


Use the updateScale option to change the sizing profile for the vCenter Hyperic server.