This section is an overview of how you configure vRealize Hyperic to monitor a WebLogic Server domain. See the following section for detailed instructions.

  1. The vRealize Hyperic agent auto-discovers the WLS Administration Server. For this to happen:

    • The vRealize Hyperic agent and the WLS plugin must be installed on administration server host. (The WLS plugin is part of the standard agent installation; you do not need to install it separately.)

    • For WLS 9.0 and later, the agent must run on a 1.5 JRE.

    • The agent must have correct permissions to access the admin server configuration file.

    • If the admin server requires SSL, the agent must be configured accordingly.

  2. You add the auto-discovered admin server to Hyperic inventory. In terms of the vRealize Hyperic inventory model, the inventory type of the admin server is "server".

  3. In vRealize Hyperic, you edit configuration properties for the newly-added server with the admin server's username and password.

  4. The agent determines the Managed Servers in the WLS domain from the domain configuration file and adds them to inventory. In terms of the vRealize Hyperic inventory model, the inventory type of the managed server is "server".

    The agent adds a managed server as a child of an existing platform in inventory, which corresponds to the machine that hosts the managed server.

After the administration and managed servers are added to inventory, you tailor the monitoring settings, as desired.