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IBM AIX - SCSI disks

Connector file name: MS_HW_IBMAIXDisk.hdf

This connector is superseded by:


Provides hardware status information of the non-RAID SCSI physical disks on IBM AIX systems.


Typical platform: IBM POWER

Operating system: IBM AIX


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

Technology and protocols: System Commands

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

  • /usr/bin/dd

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/bin/dd

Connector Activation Criteria

The IBM AIX - SCSI disks 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: which lsdev
    • Output contains: /lsdev$ (regex)


Object Type Discovered Properties Collected Parameters
  • Additional Information 1
  • Model
  • Controller Status
  • Additional Information 1
  • Serial Number
  • Size
  • Vendor
  • Error Count
  • Status
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