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IBM AIX - Common

Connector file name: MS_HW_IBMAIX.hdf

This connector is superseded by:


Provides hardware status information (processors, memory modules, network interfaces) on IBM AIX systems.


Typical platform: IBM POWER

Operating system: IBM AIX


Leverages: IBM AIX system commands (lsdev, entstat, etc.)

Technology and protocols: System Commands

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

  • /usr/sbin/netstat -D

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/netstat -D

Connector Activation Criteria

The IBM AIX - Common connector will be automatically activated, and its status will be reported as OK if all the below criteria are met:

  • Operating System is IBM AIX
  • The command below succeeds on the monitored host
    • Command: /usr/bin/ls /usr/sbin/lsdev
    • Output contains: ^/usr/sbin/lsdev$ (regex)


Object Type Discovered Properties Collected Parameters
  • Additional Information 1
  • Additional Information 2
  • Additional Information 3
  • BIOS Version
  • Model
  • Serial Number
  • Type
  • Vendor
  • Status
Processor (MS_HW_CPU)
  • Maximum Speed
  • Model
  • Status
Memory Module (MS_HW_MEMORY)
  • Additional Information 1
  • Serial Number
  • Size
  • Error Count
  • Status
Network Card, FC Port (MS_HW_NETWORK)
  • Additional Information 1
  • Bandwidth
  • Device Type
  • Model
  • Physical Address
  • Physical Address Type
  • Bandwidth Utilization
  • Duplex Mode
  • Error Percent
  • Link Speed
  • Link Status
  • Received Bytes Rate
  • Received Packets Rate
  • Status
  • Transmitted Bytes Rate
  • Transmitted Packets Rate
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