A vCenter Hyperic agent can monitor a variety of remote services over the network. To enable monitoring of a service on the network, you configure a platform service on an operating system platform.

The platform service you configure is a proxy for the remote service - in the vCenter Hyperic user interface, the remote service appears as a "child" of the platform whose agent monitors it.

Platform services are displayed for a selected platform. The resources marked with an arrow are network services that have been configured as platform services on the platform. The network services on the plaform include multiple HTTP services, an IMAP service, an RPC service, and an SSH service. The resource named "HTTP" is an autogroup that represents all of the HTTP services configured on the platform. The other platform services in the list are local services (CPUs, FileServer Mounts, and NetworkServer Interfaces) that the agent auto-discovered.

The availability of each network service, and each autogroup of network services, is indicated by an icon:

Green - "Available", indicates that a service (or all of the services in an autogroup) is available.

Yellow - The "Warning" availability state does not apply to an individual network service, with few exceptions. Generally, the agent reports that a network service is either "Available" (green) or "Not Available" (red). The "Warning" state is reported for an autogroup of network services, and indicates that not all of the services in the group are available.

Red - "Not Available", indicates that the service (or all of the services in an autogroup) is not available.

Grey - "Unknown", indicates that availability cannot be determined, because the service was created, but not configured correctly.

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

This section explains the metrics reported for a remove service accoring to type.

This section explains the network services that are monitored by classes in vCenter Hyperic's netservices plugin.

This section provides information on the resource types that vCenter Hyperic can monitor over the network.