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 vRealize 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 vRealize Hyperic agent must run as root to ICMP ping some hosts.