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Linux - Network (ifconfig)

Connector file name: MS_HW_LinuxIfConfigNetwork.hdf

This connector is superseded by:


This connector provides the monitoring of active network cards on all Linux systems using ifconfig command.


Typical platform: Any system

Operating system: Linux


Leverages: Linux system commands (ifconfig)

Technology and protocols: System Commands

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

  • ethtool

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: ethtool

Connector Activation Criteria

The Linux - Network (ifconfig) connector will be automatically activated, and its status will be reported as OK if all the below criteria are met:

  • Operating System is Linux
  • The command below succeeds on the monitored host
    • Command: /sbin/ifconfig -a
    • Output contains: LOOPBACK (regex)


Object Type Discovered Properties Collected Parameters
Network Card, FC Port (MS_HW_NETWORK)
  • Logical Address
  • Logical Address Type
  • Physical Address
  • Physical Address Type
  • Bandwidth Utilization
  • Duplex Mode
  • Error Percent
  • Link Speed
  • Link Status
  • Received Bytes Rate
  • Received Packets Rate
  • Transmitted Bytes Rate
  • Transmitted Packets Rate
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