is it possible to monitor physical servers using vmware virtual centre operations manager 6.0 if so how can i add it

is it possible to monitor physical servers running windows 2008  using virtual centre operations manager 6.0 if so how can i add it
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Uni KittyCommented:
Did you get the Suite? There is a product that is part of the suite that has the ability to monitor physical systems and it feeds that data into vCOps via the integration so that you can see this all in one interface. It's called Hyperic.

Another bonus to Hyperic is that it can also monitor your applications that are running on a physical or virtual OS.

https://www.vmware.com/products/vrealize-hyperic/
dougdogAuthor Commented:
im running operations manager trial at min
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Operations Manager trail, does not have these features.
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dougdogAuthor Commented:
is it possible to get a trial of hyperic
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Speak to your Account Manager, it's not available as a download, it's not often that they give it away for trial.

or arrange a demonstration with your VMware Partner.
Uni KittyCommented:
Looks like they still offer their opensource version. I see the licenses here:

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=VRHQ_584_OSS&productId=378
dougdogAuthor Commented:
will this allow me to monitor cpu disk mem etc same as virtual servers
Uni KittyCommented:
Yes Hyperic can pull that data the same way and when the two are integrated (vROps + Hyperic) it should be pretty seamless. Under the hood, Hyperic is using agents on the physical server to share with a Hyperic server that then relays that information to vROps and vROps applies it's analytics to the data.
Uni KittyCommented:
VMware may have improved how these integrate, it's been a couple years since I've used these products together. I hope that helps!
Uni KittyCommented:
Yeah it still looks like it works the same, vROps has an adapter that talks to the Hyperic server to get the data.

integration with vROps
Uni KittyCommented:
The Hyperic agents can be installed on an OS, they have the ability to read in the running processes and pull data from that into the server. It's really nifty how it works. It's great when you want to monitor physical OSes or middleware applications. Really Hyperic is quite powerful and customizable, you could monitor just about anything.

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