This section provides instructions to install and configure the vCenter Hyperic agent and the WebSphere agent.

Perform these steps on each platform with WebSphere instances to be monitored.

1

Configure the vCenter Hyperic agent to use the WebSphere JDK.

2

Define the JAVA_HOME as an environment variable.

Option

Description

Unix

% export JAVA_HOME=${was.install.root}/java

Windows

My Computer > Properties > Advanced > Environment Variables > System Variables > New

3

Install Hyperic agent.

For agent installation instructions, to Install an Agent-Only Package in Getting Started with vCenter Hyperic.

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If WebSphere Global Security is defined, install the agent under an account that has read-access to WASinstallpath}/properties/ssl.client.props. Make sure the following properties in ssl.client.props are specified correctly:

com.ibm.ssl.keyStore 
com.ibm.ssl.keyStorePassword 
com.ibm.ssl.trustStore 
com.ibm.ssl.trustStorePassword
4

Configure WebSphere-related agent properties in AgentHome/conf/agent.properties.

Option

Description

websphere.installpath

This property is used to define the WebSphere installation path.

websphere.useext

For WebSphere 6.0 or 6.1 you must set this property to "true".

5

Start the agent.

The WebSphere instance should be discovered and appear in the Auto-Discovery portlet.