This sections explains how to set up a platform service to report the availability of a remote host by pinging its internet address.

You can set up a platform service to report the availability of a remote host by pinging its internet address. You configure a platform service of type "InetAddress Ping" on the operating system platform of your choice. The vCenter Hyperic agent on that platform pings the address and reports availability under the newly created platform service.

Note these requirements:

The Hyperic agent must run with Java 1.5 or higher.

On Unix-like systems, the vCenter Hyperic agent must run as root to ICMP ping some hosts.

This section explains the functions performed by the netservices plugin.

These steps will allow you to configure the InetAddress Ping service in Hyperic. The InetAddress Ping service type must be manually configured.

This section details the options in the configuration schema for the "InetAddress Ping" service type.

This section details the metrics for the InetAddress Ping service.

These steps will allow you to tailor the monitoring defaults.

This section explains how to enable event tracking.