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New Hyperic 5.0 Release Further Embeds Web Infrastructure Monitoring in VMware’s vFabric

Hyperic 5.0It’s been 4 years and one week since we’ve changed the first number in the application version number for vFabric Hyperic and the open source version, Hyperic HQ.  In that time, a lot has happened, including being acquired by VMware. This latest release, marks the culmination of 4 years of integrating Hyperic into VMware’s processes and product lines, and establishes it as a fully integrated part of VMware’s vFabric cloud application platform.

>> Download vFabric Hyperic 5.0

Release Highlights:

  • Better support for vFabric products. New plugins to monitor and manage tc Server 2.7Web Server 5.1, and GemFire 6.6.2  are available (vFabric Hyperic only).
  • Support for vFabric Postgres only as a database backend. The new release standardizes how Hyperic collects and correlates millions of metrics per minute on VMware’s own vFabric Postgres and PostgreSQL. For more on this change, read Why Hyperic is Going to Support PostgreSQL Only As a Backend Database.
  • Available as an appliance. Hyperic can now be installed as a VMware appliance.
  • Marketplace member. Hyperic plugins and versions of Hyperic installs are available for easy download and use on the VMware Solution Exchange in the Cloud Application Management Marketplace BETA.
  • Performance improvements. Scalability of your web applications is critical and a major driver of modern apps to cloud infrastructure. Continued focus on this area results in Hyperic being able to meet VMware engineering standards of performance in large (over 2000 servers) environments.
  • Bug fixes. Integrated into VMware’s world class support team, Hyperic engineering focused on reducing the bug backlog for minor customer issues that had not been prioritized previously in maintenance releases.

vFabric Hyperic and Hyperic HQ Open Source are both available for immediate download. For more information, check the release notes or the documentation.

About the Author: Stacey Schneider has over 15 years of working with technology, with a focus on working with sales and marketing automation as well as internationalization. Schneider has held roles in services, engineering, products and was the former head of marketing and community for Hyperic before it was acquired by SpringSource and VMware. She is now working as a product marketing manager across the vFabric products at VMware, including  supporting Hyperic. Prior to Hyperic, Schneider held various positions at CRM software pioneer Siebel Systems, including Group Director of Technology Product Marketing, a role for which her contributions awarded her a patent. Schneider received her BS in Economics with a focus in International Business from the Pennsylvania State University.

27 thoughts on “New Hyperic 5.0 Release Further Embeds Web Infrastructure Monitoring in VMware’s vFabric

  1. Gokalp Ercilasun

    Looks like the existing hyperic adapter for vcops does not recognize the database structure in the vapp.

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  2. Eran Carmel

    There is an updated vC Ops adapter that is compatible with Hyperic 5.0 that will be available for download with the vC Ops 5.6 release early December.

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  3. Pawan

    When I click on the download link, I see HQ 4.6.6 in the my.vmware.com download page. Is this the same as vHQ 5.0?

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    1. Bowski3

      That’s all I see as well. Were you ever able to find v5?

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      1. Michael Ransley

        If you go direct to sourceforge you can get access to version 5. The address is:

        http://sourceforge.net/projects/hyperic-hq/files/?source=navbar

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  6. Mathias

    Still no support for WebSphere Application Server 8?

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    1. Eran Carmel

      WebSphere 8.0 is currently planned for Q1 2013.
      It will be released through the solutions exchange and not as part of the next release http://solutionexchange.vmware.com

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      1. Mathias

        That is really excellent news, thank you

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      2. Seer

        Will that also include WebSphere 8.5?

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