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HP-UX - Disks

Connector file name: MS_HW_HPUXDisk.hdf

This connector is superseded by:


Provides hardware SCSI disks status information on HP-UX systems. Requires root privileges.


Typical platforms: HP 9000, HP Integrity, HP SuperDome

Operating system: HP-UX


Leverages: HP-UX system commands (pvdisplay, ioscan, etc.)

Technology and protocols: System Commands

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

  • /usr/sbin/diskinfo

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: /usr/sbin/diskinfo

Connector Activation Criteria

The HP-UX - Disks connector will be automatically activated, and its status will be reported as OK if all the below criteria are met:

  • Operating System is HP-UX
  • The command below succeeds on the monitored host
    • Command: if /bin/test ! -f /usr/bin/stm ; then /bin/echo "NO STM"; fi
    • Output contains: ^NO STM$ (regex)
  • The command below succeeds on the monitored host
    • Command: FIRSTRAWDEVICE=`/bin/ls /dev/rdsk|/bin/head -1`; /usr/sbin/diskinfo /dev/rdsk/$FIRSTRAWDEVICE
    • Output contains: ^SCSI describe of /dev/rdsk/ (regex)


Object Type Discovered Properties Collected Parameters
  • Model
    Physical Disk (MS_HW_PHYSICALDISK)
    • Size
    • Vendor
    • Status
    hardware hdf patrol connectors