These steps will allow you to configure a platform for the DS.

Prerequisites

These instructions assume the vRealize Hyperic agent that will monitor the DS is up and running.

Procedure

  1. Select Resources > Browse.
  2. Click the Tools menu and select New Platform.
  3. On the New Platform page, in the General Properties section, enter a meaningful name for the DS, and, as desired, a description and its location.
  4. On the New Platform page, in the General Properties section:
    1. From the Platform Type pulldown, select GemFire Distributed System.
    2. If the vRealize Hyperic agant is on a different platform from the JMX Agent, select its address:port combination from the Agent Connection pulldown.
    3. Enter the FQDN of the platform where the JMX Agent runs.
    4. Enter the IP Address of the platform where the JMX Agent runs.
    5. Click OK.
  5. Navigate to the Configuration Properties section of the Inventory page for the new platform.
    1. jmx.url - If the vRealize Hyperic agent and the JMX Agent are on different platforms, edit the default JMX URL shows to include the IP address of teh JMX agent. The default jmx.url is:
      service:jmx:rmi:///jndi/rmi://localhost:1099/jmxconnector
    2. In the correctly modified jmx.url, localhost is replaced by the hostname or address of the JMX agent, and teh valid JMX connector listen port is specified:
      service:jmx:rmi:///jndi/rmi://Host:Port/jmxconnector
    3. jmx.username - Enter the username for accessing the JMX Agent.
    4. jmx.password - Enter the password for acecssing the JMX Agent.