Hyperic HQ 4.6.6 is now available

The latest maintenance release for Hyperic HQ is now available.

The new version includes support for mod_bmx, a new Apache HTTPD module created by the Hyperic engineering team that provides detailed internal runtime information to monitoring applications such as Hyperic. Hyperic 4.6.6 is the first monitoring tool that is ready to monitor the health of vFabric Web Server, VMware’s commercial version of the popular Apache Web Server, by running HTTP queries to gather metrics and configuration information.

The mod_bmx module is open source and hosted on Github at https://github.com/hyperic/mod_bmx. vFabric Web Server, VMware's commercial version of Apache HTTPD also ships pre-configured now with mod_bmx.

For more information, see the vFabric Web Server documentation on how to Configure BMX for Monitoring vFabric Web Server Instances: http://pubs.vmware.com/vfabric51/index.jsp?topic=/com.vmware.vfabric.web-server.5.1/web-server/config-mod-bmx.html.

This is an upgrade from version 4.6.0 and users should read the release notes for versions 4.6.5 as well as 4.6.6.

Release notes for 4.6.5: http://www.vmware.com/support/vfabric-hyperic/doc/vfabric-hyperic-rn-4.6.5.html
Release notes for 4.6.6: http://www.vmware.com/support/vfabric-hyperic/doc/vfabric-hyperic-rn-4.6.6.html

Posted by Stacey Schneider 2012-06-19