You can download vCenter Hyperic in a variety of packages. The format that you select depends on the operating system on which it will be installed, whether configuration will be automated or customized, and so on.

vCenter Hyperic installers can be downloaded from the VMware download page at http://downloads.vmware.com/. On the download page, under Application Management select VMware vFabric Hyperic.

The installation packages are described below. JREs are included in some packages and not others. To determine if you need to configure the location of your JRE,see Configuring JRE Locations for vCenter Hyperic Components.

vCenter Hyperic vApp

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. Deploying the vCenter Hyperic vApp provides a simplified deployment in which the components are already configured to work, and to work with each other.

The vCenter Hyperic vApp is provided as an OVA archive that contains the .ovf descriptor, .mf, and .vmdk files that are necessary to deploy the vCenter Hyperic server and vCenter Hyperic database vApps using vSphere Client. You can also create a vCenter Hyperic vApp in your virtual cloud from a vApp template, using VMware vCloud Director.

For installation prerequisites and instructions, see Install vCenter Hyperic vApp.

vCenter Hyperic Installer

The vCenter Hyperic installer is script-based. You can do a quick install that sets up defaults for most vCenter Hyperic server configuration options, or run it in full mode to respond to the configuration dialog yourself. You can also use this installer to install the vCenter Hyperic agent.

RHEL RPMs

RPMs are available. The vCenter Hyperic server RPM is the standard vCenter Hyperic installer, wrapped in an Expect script.