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Planning Your HQ Deployment

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Planning Your HQ Deployment

Thank you for downloading Hyperic HQ or HQ Enterprise. This is the first step in a four part series to help you deploy and use Hyperic HQ effectively and successfully.

In this article, we will preview some of the decisions you should make before starting your installation, and offer advice for the quickest way to get HQ up and running. We summarize key installation and configurations options, and shortcuts you can take to most rapidly demonstrate core HQ functionality. If you're interested in digging deeper into deployment requirements and options, we've included links to related documentation topics.

We hope this information speeds your process and makes your first experience with HQ a good one. For more helpful tips, make sure you view step two in our four step guide to monitoring success, Installing and Starting Components.

Good luck with your deployment!
The SpringSource Hyperic Team

Step Tips
Choose your HQ installation location

The first step in evaluating HQ is to get the HQ Server and HQ Agent running on a single system. Choose a system that supports the HQ Server:

  • Linux
  • Solaris 10 or higher
  • Mac OS X (Intel x86)
  • Windows 2003 Server or XP

As you expand your evaluation and when you deploy to production, you'll install an agent on each machine you want to manage.

Documentation: Installation Requirements

Choose an
HQ database

The HQ Server installation includes a built-in PostgreSQL database you can use for evaluation purposes. This is the fastest way to get up and running.

In production deployments you usually need to run the HQ database on an external database server. You can use MySQL, Oracle, or PostgreSQL.

Documentation: HQ Server Supported Databases

Consider production deployment options

If you are using HQ Enterprise, there are several configuration options that your IT and security policies may require for a production deployment.

  • External LDAP server or Active Directory
  • External SMTP server
  • Unidirectional agent-server communications

You can run HQ and evaluate its functionality without configuring these options. You can do it later, after HQ is up and running.

Documentation: HQ Server Configuration Options, Agent Communications Options


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