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Hyperic HQ is a popular open source IT Operations computer system and network monitoring application software. Hyperic provides a comprehensive suite of tools. It auto-discovers all system resources and their metrics, including hardware, operating systems, virtualization, databases, middleware, applications, and services.

Hyperic watches hosts and services that you specify, alerting you when things go bad and again when they get better. It also provides historical charting and event correlation for faster problem identification.

Hyperic was a winner of the best open source networking software in the Bossie Awards 2010.

 Hyperic HQ 4.5

Free to download



Hyperic, Inc.


System Requirements

Java Runtime Environment 1.5 or 1.6
MySQL, Oracle, or PostgreSQL

Support Sites:
Documentation, Quick Installation, Blog, Forums, HyperFORGE, Mailing List, SourceForge Project Page

Selected Reviews:
Network World, SAGE News

Features include:

  • Dashboard
  • vSphere auto-discovery of all components of virtualized applications enabling you to go from install to monitoring in 60 seconds
  • Automatically discovers, monitors, and manages software and network resources
  • Incredibly broad and deep visibility into app infrastructure -- 50,000 metrics across more than 75 common components including databases, application servers, middleware, web servers, network devices and more giving you the information needed to quickly find and fix performance problems
  • Optimized for virtual environments with integration with vCenter and vSphere
  • Control all your system resources on-demand, on schedule, or in response to alerts
  • Easily extended to monitor new application technologies
  • Correlated monitoring of availability, performance, log entries, events, and configuration changes
  • Highly flexible alerting with escalation schemes, so that the right team members for each kind of incident
  • Remote diagnostics
  • Built-in Mbean query

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