You upgrade the vRealize Hyperic server on Windows platforms using the upgrade option of the vRealize Hyperic installer.

About this task

Use this procedure to upgrade the vRealize Hyperic server on Windows platforms.


  • Verify that the current server instance is stopped.

    Use the Windows Services Control Panel.

  • If you use an external vRealize Hyperic database, verify that it is backed up.

  • It is good practice to archive your existing vRealize Hyperic server directory, so that you can revert to it if necessary.


  1. Run the vRealize Hyperic installer in upgrade mode.

    c:\hyperic\hyperic-hq-installer\setup.bat -upgrade.

  2. Acknowledge the VMware license prompt.
  3. Type the full path to the previous vRealize Hyperic server instance when prompted.

    For example, /opt/hyperic/server-5.0.0

  4. Type the full path to the directory under which the new server instance will be installed.

    For example, to install the new instance under your existing vRealize Hyperic home directory, type c:\hyperic\.


The installer completes the upgrade.

f you use the in-product vRealize Hyperic database, the upgrade process migrates your database schema to the latest edition.

What to do next

  1. Update the Windows Service with the new version information. For example, c:\hyperic\server-5.1.0\bin\hq-server.bat install

  2. Start the new server instance. For example type /opt/hyperic/server-5.1.0/bin/ start.