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IBM AIX - CHRP Environment

Connector file name: MS_HW_IBMAIXChrpMachstat.hdf

This connector is superseded by:


Provides hardware environment information (temperature sensors, voltage sensors, fans, power supplies) on IBM CHRP-based AIX systems.


Typical platform: IBM POWER

Operating system: IBM AIX


Leverages: IBM AIX system commands (machstat)

Technology and protocols: System Commands

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

  • /usr/sbin/machstat
  • /usr/sbin/bootinfo

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: /usr/sbin/machstat
patrol ALL=(root) NOPASSWD: /usr/sbin/bootinfo

Connector Activation Criteria

The IBM AIX - CHRP Environment 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/sbin/bootinfo -p
    • Output contains: ^chrp$ (regex)


Object Type Discovered Properties Collected Parameters
  • Fan Type/Location
  • Status
  • Power Supply Type
  • Status
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