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Connector file name: MS_HW_HPUXHBA.hdf

This connector supersedes:


Provides hardware status information for the fiber channel HBA cards on HP UX systems.


Typical platforms: HP 9000, HP Integrity, HP SuperDome

Operating system: HP-UX


Leverages: HP UX system commands (ioscan, fcmsutil)

Technology and protocols: System Commands

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

  • /opt/fcms/bin/fcmsutil
  • /usr/sbin/ioscan

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 commands listed above.

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

patrol ALL=(root) NOPASSWD: /opt/fcms/bin/fcmsutil
patrol ALL=(root) NOPASSWD: /usr/sbin/ioscan

Connector Activation Criteria

The HP-UX - HBA 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: /usr/sbin/ioscan -fnC fc
    • Output contains: /dev/ (regex)


Object Type Discovered Properties Collected Parameters
Network Card, FC Port (MS_HW_NETWORK)
  • Bandwidth
  • Model
  • Physical Address
  • Physical Address Type
  • Remote Physical Address
  • Remote Physical Address Type
  • Link Speed
  • Link Status
  • Status
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