An early preview of the latest Hyperic HQ 5.0 open source edition is now available for download.
Major enhancements for the new version include better support for vFabric products, including new plugins for tc Server 2.7, Web Server 5.1, and GemFire 6.6.2 (available only in vFabric Hyperic, which will be available from VMware later this year). The new version also includes many hard-to-see new improvements such as bug fixes, and improved performance and scalability.
While Hyperic remains an independent web and middleware infrastructure monitoring solution, significant effort has also been put into this release to increase its functionality while working in VMware vFabric Application Performance Management (APM) suite. For Hyperic users that are interested in trying out the next generation application management suite designed for cloud-based applications, the APM Beta is still open to Hyperic customers.
Just as a reminder, this is an early beta of the Hyperic HQ 5.0 release, and is not meant for production environments. Users are welcome to put the product through its paces and provide feedback on any bugs into the Hyperic Bugs Forum.
Editors Note: This post has been updated to clarify the new vFabric plugins will only be available in vFabric Hyperic and not the open source version.