This section has information for running control actions on resources that support control actions.

There are two types of control actions in vCenter Hyperic: control actions enabled by the managing resource plugin, and custom control actions implemented by vCenter Hyperic administrators.

The process you use to selecting a control action to run varies for built-in and custom control actions:

You select built-in control actions from the Control tab of the target resource — generally a server type.

A custom control action is configured by a vCenter Hyperic administrator as service (of type "FileServer Service") on the platform where it runs. So, even if a custom control action target a server running on the platform, to invoke it, you navigate the platform service that represents the service on the parent platform.