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IBM AIX - usysfault

Connector file name: MS_HW_IBMAIXusysfault.hdf


Provides the status of the System Attention LED of an IBM AIX server.


Typical platform: IBM POWER

Operating system: IBM AIX


Leverages: IBM AIX usysfault command

Technology and protocols: System Commands

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

  • /usr/lpp/diagnostics/bin/usysfault

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/lpp/diagnostics/bin/usysfault

Connector Activation Criteria

The IBM AIX - usysfault 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/lpp/diagnostics/bin/usysfault
    • Output contains: ^\(normal\)\|\(fault\)$ (regex)


Object Type Discovered Properties Collected Parameters
  • Status When Blinking
  • Color
  • Name
  • Status When Off
  • Status When On
  • Status
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