The Management Pack for vRealize Hyperic provides visibility of key health and performance data, so that you can tie applications to underlying infrastructure for comprehensive triage.

Caution

Any adapter credentials you add are shared with other adapter administrators and vRealize Operations Manager collector hosts. Other administrators might use these credentials to configure a new adapter instance or to move an adapter instance to a new host.

Verify that all the prerequisites detailed in Installation Prerequisites are met.

1

In the left pane of vRealize Operations Manager, on the Administration tab, click Solutions.

2

On the Solutions tab, select vRealize Hyperic and click the Configure icon.

3

Enter a name and description for the adapter configuration.

For example, vCenter 192.0.4.0 Hyperic Adapter.

4

Enter the name or URL of the Hyperic instance to which you are connecting in the Hyperic Server URL text box.

5

Specify the vRealize Operations Manager node on which the adapter is running.

For a multiple node system, the adapter must be installed on a remote collector node. Installing the adapter on a multiple node system comprises selecting the collector node from the Collector menu and specifying its URL.

a

For a multiple node system, under Advanced Settings, select the appropriate remote collector node for the installation from the Collector menu.

b

Enter the host name or URL of the vRealize Operations Manager node.

If you have a multiple node installation, in the vRealize Operations Manager Remote Collector URL text box, enter the host name or URL of the vRealize Operations Manager collector machine.

If you have a single node installation, in the vRealize Operations Manager Remote Collector URL text box, enter the URL of the node.

6

Select an option from the Certificate Verification drop-down menu to enable or disable certificate verification.

Enabling certificate verification prevents a third party from reading traffic between the vRealize Operations Manager server and the vRealize Hyperic server.

Option

Description

true

The adapter instance checks the server certificate when it connects to the vRealize Hyperic server.

Either a server certificate or a CA-signed certificate must be in the vRealize Operations Manager truststore file.

false

The adapter instance does not check the server certificate when it connects to the vRealize Hyperic server.

7

Click the plus sign, provide credential information, and click OK.

Option

Description

Credential Name

Enter the name by which you are identifying the configured credentials.

Hyperic Username

Enter the user name of the vRealize Hyperic instance.

Hyperic Password

Enter the password of the vRealize Hyperic instance.

vRealize Operations Manager Username

Enter the user name of the vRealize Operations Manager instance.

vRealize Operations Manager Password

Enter the password of the vRealize Operations Manager instance.

8

Verify that true is selected in the Support Autodiscovery menu to enable autodiscovery.

When you enable autodiscovery, the adapter discovers new vRealize Hyperic objects and creates resources for them in vRealize Operations Manager. If you disable autodiscovery, you must use manual discovery to selectively import objects and create resources.

9

Under Advanced Settings, configure an option from the Host Name Verification menu to enable or disable host name verification.

Option

Description

true

The adapter instance checks the host name in the server certificate. The host name in the URL that the adapter uses to connect to the vRealize Hyperic server must be the common name or one of the subject alternative names in the server certificate. For example, if the URL is www.mysite.com, the common name or one of the subject alternative names must be www.mysite.com.

false

The adapter instance does not check the host name in the server certificate.

Caution

Set this option to false if you are using the default vRealize Hyperic server certificates.

10

Click Test Connection to validate the connection with your vCenter Server instance.

11

Click Save Settings.

The adapter instance is added to the list.

vRealize Operations Manager begins collecting infrastructure-related metrics from the vRealize Hyperic agents. Depending on the number of managed objects, the initial collection can take more than one collection cycle. A standard collection cycle for vRealize Operations Manager begins every five minutes. The standard collection cycle for vRealize Hyperic agents begins once every hour. The collection cycle is configurable.

View application-related data to verify that the adapter is configured and collecting data. See Viewing Application-Related Data.