The method you use to activate your license is dependent on whether the product was acquired as standalone, or as part of vRealize Suite.

About this task

The vRealize Hyperic evaluation distributions include a time-limited license for 60 platforms.

After you purchase vRealize Hyperic, a production license specifies the number of platforms that you may manage and, unless you have a perpetual license, the license expiration date.


  • If you obtained your vRealize Hyperic license as part of vRealize Suite, refer first to the license information and procedure in Getting Started with vRealize Suite. If necessary, complete these additional licensing tasks.

  • Stop the vRealize Hyperic server.


  • (Optional) If you acquired vRealize Hyperic as a standalone product, create a file named vf.hyp-serial-numbers.txt that contains the product serial number provided by VMware. Install the file in one of the following directories, as appropriate. If the file does not exist, create it.
    • /etc/opt/vmware/vfabric/ for Unix-like platforms.

    • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\vmware\vfabric on Windows-like platforms

  • (Optional) If you acquired vRealize Hyperic as part of the vRealize Suite, configure the location of the VMware license server that administers the network license for vRealize Suite by adding the vrealize.licenseserver.url property to ServerHome/conf/hq-server.conf.

What to do next

Restart the vRealize Hyperic server.