This section explains the minimum, and optional configuration requirements and options for monitoring network services.

Configuration requirements vary by the type of network service you wish to monitor. At a minimum you must configure the location of the network resource, and depending on the resource, you may also need to supply the credentials required to access it.

You can optionally configure event tracking for any type of network service that vCenter Hyperic monitors. If you do, the agent will log an event for responses that match the criteria you specify. You can define alert conditions based on events logged for remote service, just as you can for managed resources on the same platform as the agent.