This section provides general instructions for creating a service in vCenter Hyperic.

There are two types of platform services in vCenter Hyperic:

System services local to an operating system platform, such as CPUs, network interfaces, filesystems, and so on. Most local service are auto-discovered by the system plugin.

Remote services that the vCenter Hyperic agent monitors over the network, such as HTTP, FTP, DNS, and other services using a supported protocol. Because such services are monitored by a remote agent, they cannot be auto-discovered. For network services, you manually configure platform service on the platform running the vCenter Hyperic agent that will monitor the service.

This topic explains how to create a platform service.

This topic details all of the supported platform types in vCenter Hyperic.

This topic explains how to enable event tracking.