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Emulex HBAs (hbacmd)

Connector file name: MS_HW_EmulexHbacmd.hdf

This connector supersedes:


This connector discovers Emulex HBAs of servers running UNIX or Linux using the hbacmd utility provided with the Emulex Drivers.


Typical platform: Any system with Emulex

Operating systems: Linux, Oracle Solaris


Leverages: Emulex's hbacmd utility

Technology and protocols: System Commands

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

  • hbacmd

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: hbacmd

Connector Activation Criteria

The Emulex HBAs (hbacmd) 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: hbacmd ListHBAs
    • Output contains: Port WWN (regex)


Object Type Discovered Properties Collected Parameters
Network Card, FC Port (MS_HW_NETWORK)
  • Bandwidth
  • Device Type
  • Model
  • Physical Address
  • Physical Address Type
  • Vendor
  • Bandwidth Utilization
  • Error Percent
  • Link Speed
  • Link Status
  • Received Bytes Rate
  • Received Packets Rate
  • Status
  • Transmitted Bytes Rate
  • Transmitted Packets Rate
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