HP Virtualization Performance Viewer Release Notes

for the Windows® and Linux operating systems

Software version: 1.00

Publication date: November 2012


HP Virtualization Performance Viewer (vPV) is a web-based analysis and visualization tool that analyzes performance trends of elements in virtualized environments. It helps in virtualization monitoring by providing an overview of the environment, near-real-time and historical data analysis and triaging using an interactive dashboard. vPV provides performance monitoring, graphing, and reporting in a single interface.


This document is an overview of the features provided by vPV. It contains important information not included in the manuals or Online Help. You can find information about the following in this document:


In This Version
Installation Notes
Known Problems, Limitations, and Workarounds
Documentation Updates
Localization Support
Open Source and Third Party Components
Co-existence with Other HP Software Products
Integration with Other HP Software Products
HP Software Support
Legal Notices


In This Version


Following are the key features for vPV:


Installation Notes


Installation requirements, as well as instructions for installing vPV are documented in the HP Virtualization Performance Viewer Installation Guide provided in PDF (.pdf) format. You can find the Installation Guide on the product installation media at the location - \paperdocs\vPVInstallGuide.pdf.


You can also find detailed information in the vPV Online Help after you install the product.


The Archive Extractor version of vPV is a quickly downloadable version of the product. Refer the Readme.txt file available with the Archive Extractor for using the product. You can extract the contents of the zip file and start using the product immediately. vPV is also available as a virtual appliance and Linux-based installer.


The OVA file for the virtual appliance version of vPV is signed using GNU Privacy Guard (GPG). You can use the GPG signature to verify that the binaries you have downloaded are from HP and are not tampered. To verify the signature, follow the steps mentioned in the section Verification using GPG, available at the URL:https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=HPLinuxCodeSigning.


To log in to the virtual appliance, the username is root and password is vperf*viewer.


Note: Unlike on the US English keyboard layout, the location of the asterisk (*) key may be different on localized keyboards. Check this when typing the password.


Note: If there is a firewall on the system where vPV is installed, ensure that port 8081 is open to ensure that vPV is accessible in the browser. For accessing in HTTPS mode, port 8444 must be open. For more information on port settings, see the vPV Online Help.


After installing vPV, launch the user interface using the URL: http://<servername>:8081/PV OR https://<servername>:8444/PV.


Support Matrix


You can find the Support Matrix for this product that lists all software and hardware requirements at this location:http://support.openview.hp.com/selfsolve/document/KM323488.


Note: Most of the support areas require that you register as an HP Passport user and sign in. Many also require an active support contract. To find more information about support access levels, go to: Access levels.


To register for an HP Passport ID, go to: HP Passport Registration.


The following table lists the support matrix for vPV.

vPV Type Platform/Versions Architecture
Linux Installer Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2, 6.3
CentOS 6.2
Intel 64
Virtual appliance CentOS 6.2 Intel 64
Archive Extractor Windows 7
Windows 8


Note: Install Adobe Flash Player 10.2 or above to launch vPV in the web browser.


Supported Browsers


The following table lists the browsers in which you can access vPV.

Operating System Supported Browsers
Microsoft Windows Firefox 10 (ESR) and 16
Internet Explorer 8 and 9


Known Problems, Limitations, and Workarounds


This release contains the following problems and limitations:

Documentation Updates


The first page of this release notes contains the following identifying information:


To check for recent updates or to verify that you are using the most recent edition, visit this URL: HP Software Product Manuals

To retrieve a document, select the following:

  1. Product name.
  2. Product Version list.
  3. Operating System.
  4. Preferred Language.
  5. Document Title.
  6. Click Search.


You must have Adobe Reader installed to view files in PDF format (*.pdf). To download Adobe Reader, go to the Adobe web site.


Localization Support


HP supplies vPV localized software and documentation in the following languages:


Open Source and Third-Party Components


The source code for the Open Source components for vPV are available at the product bits location for download.


Co-existence with Other HP Software Products


vPV cannot co-exist with any other HP BTO Software product.


Integration with Other HP Software Products


vPV integrates with the following HP Software products:


HP Software Support


The HP Software Support Online web site provides contact information and details about the products, services, and support that HP Software offers. For more information, visit the HP Support web site at: HP Software Support Online.

HP Software support provides customer self-solve capabilities. It provides a fast and efficient way to access interactive technical support tools needed to manage your business. As a valued support customer, you can benefit by being able to:


To access the Self-solve knowledge base, visit the Self-solve knowledge search home page.


Note: Most of the support areas require that you register as an HP Passport user and sign in. Many also require an active support contract. To find more information about support access levels, go to: Access levels.


To register for an HP Passport ID, go to: HP Passport Registration.


The free version of the product is not supported through HP Software Support. It is supported using the Enterprise Business Community site. You can use the forum www.hp.com/go/vpvforum for queries/issues related to the free version of vPV.


Legal Notices


©Copyright 2012 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.


Confidential computer software. Valid license from HP required for possession, use or copying. Consistent with FAR 12.211 and 12.212, Commercial Computer Software, Computer Software Documentation, and Technical Data for Commercial Items are licensed to the U.S. Government under vendor's standard commercial license.


The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.


Trademark Notices


Microsoft® and Windows® are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Adobe® is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.

UNIX® is a registered trademark of The Open Group.

Java is a registered trademark of Oracle and/or its affiliates.




This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit (http://www.openssl.org/)

This product includes cryptographic software written by Eric Young (eay@cryptsoft.com)

This product includes software written by Tim Hudson (tjh@cryptsoft.com)