Hyperic 5.0.3 Release Notes

Hyperic 5.0.3 | 02 October 2014

Last Document Update: 02 October 2014

The VMware® Hyperic® 5.0.3 release notes cover the following topics:

What's New in Hyperic 5.0.3?

This version addresses the "shell-shock" vulnerability that was discovered in earlier versions of this product. For your security, VMware recommends that you install this upgrade as soon as possible.

Additional information about the vulnerability is provided in the Knowledge Base in article 2091207.

Upgrading to the New Version

You must create a new vApp to upgrade to the new version. Follow these steps to ensure a complete upgrade is performed.

  1. Using port 5840, upgrade Hyperic from version 5.0.x to version 5.0.3, or to version 5.8.3.
  2. Install vApp 5.0.3 or, if you upgraded to version 5.8.3, install vApp 5.8.3.
  3. Export the Hyperic data from your original Hyperic server using the migration script.
  4. Import the Hyperic data to your new Hyperic server using the migration script.
  5. Shut down your original Hyperic vApp.
  6. Shut down your new Hyperic vApp.
  7. Change the Hyperic server IP address to the original IP address, so that already-installed agents can communicate with the new Hyperic server.
  8. Start the new Hyperic vApp.

Documentation for the Hyperic 5.0.3 Release

Documentation from vCenter Hyperic 5.0 is relevant for this release. Use this link to access the documentation for vCenter Hyperic 5.0.

General Information, Limitations and Known Issues

The data, including general information, limitations and known issues that are relevant to vCenter Hyperic 5.0.2 affect this Hyperic release. Refer to the vCenter Hyperic 5.0.2 release notes for more information.