We have deployed Hyperic in our environment. I would like to change some of the metrics that the win32 platform collects by default. For all new agents that are installed the win32 platform will collect that data, but what about all the agents I've already deployed. They don't seem to be picking up the change so I presume they don't automatically notice any changes to monitoring defaults. I also attempted to restart the agent on a machine it's already deployed to and it doesn't appear to get the change either. I don't want to have to reinstall the agent on every machine to pick up a change.
Hyperic 5.8 GA includes "Management" tab. Using this feature you can create dynamic group and define policy. One of the steps in policy's configuration is metrics. Created policy will have effect on installed and new agents.