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EMC PowerPath (powermt)

Connector file name: MS_HW_EMCPowerPath.hdf


This connector provides the monitoring of HBA cards on all Linux systems through the multipath utility.


Typical platform: Any system with EMC PowerPath

Operating systems: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Oracle Solaris, HP-UX, IBM AIX


Leverages: EMC powermt utility

Technology and protocols: System Commands

This connector requires advanced privileges on the managed host for the command below:

  • powermt

This connector therefore needs to run as root or you need to configure a privilege-escalation mechanism like sudo on the managed host to allow the monitoring account to run the command listed above.

Sample of /etc/sudoers to allow the above command to be run as root by the patrol account:

patrol ALL=(root) NOPASSWD: powermt

Connector Activation Criteria

The EMC PowerPath (powermt) connector will be automatically activated, and its status will be reported as OK if all the below criteria are met:

  • The command below succeeds on the monitored host
    • Command: powermt version
    • Output contains: EMC powermt for PowerPath (regex)
  • The command below succeeds on the monitored host
    • Command: powermt check_registration
    • Output contains: Key (regex)


Object Type Discovered Properties Collected Parameters
  • Additional Information 1
  • Additional Information 2
  • Storage System Name
  • Device Type
  • Available Path Count
  • Status
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