This topic shows operating system support and requirements for vRealize Hyperic server.

The table shows operating system support and requirements for vRealize Hyperic server. The table includes the configurations listed in the Supported Platforms and Configurations section of vFabric Suite documentation, as well as additional configurations supported by standalone vRealize Hyperic.

Table 1. Supported Operating Systems for the vRealize Hyperic Server

Operating System

Processor Architecture

JVM

Production/Developer Support

Scaling Considerations

Pre-deployed virtual appliance (vAPP)

x86_64

Oracle

Java SE 7

Production

Best configuration for environments with greater than 1000 managed platforms.

RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, or CentOS 5.x

x86_64

Oracle

Java SE 7

Production

RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6

x86_64

Oracle

Java SE 7

Production

For medium scale environments

SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 11

x86_64

Oracle

Java SE 7

Production

For medium scale environments

Microsoft Windows Server 2008

x86_64

Oracle

Java SE 7

Production

For medium scale environments

On Unix-like platforms, the vRealize Hyperic server requires the libXp.so.6 X library to create charts and other graphics in the vRealize Hyperic user interface. The location of this library varies according to version and provider.

Provider

Comment

Enterprise Linux

From RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 and CentOS 4, libXp.so.6 is in the xorg-x11-deprecated-libs RPM.

Debian

Install the libxp6, libxt6, libxtst6, and libx11-6 packages.

Fedora Core 5

From Fedora Core 5, the libXp.so library has been separated to its own package. Install the libXp RPM.

Other distributions

The required libraries can be found in either the XFree86-libs or the xorg-x11-libs package.

*Host operating systems should employ a method of time sync (NTP). This is required to ensure accuracy of metric data reporting and alerts.

**The table indicates whether the supported configuration is for production or development. Generally, production support means you can run your production application on the platform; developer support means you can develop on the platform but you should not run your production application on it. Many developers use consumer-focused operating systems that are not certified for production use, and most vCenter products function well on popular consumer operating systems. The developer support designation is intended to convey which products are "known to work" and that VMware will provide best-effort support for resolving reported issues that are discovered. Developer Support certifications are not supported for use in production.