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Oracle/Sun Solaris - Network

Connector file name: MS_HW_SunNetwork.hdf

This connector is superseded by:


This connector provides the monitoring of network cards on all Sun Solaris systems.


Typical platform: Oracle/Sun

Operating system: Oracle Solaris


Leverages: Sun Solaris system commands (kstat, ndd, ifconfig, dladm, etc.)

Technology and protocols: System Commands

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

  • /usr/sbin/dladm
  • /usr/sbin/ndd

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/dladm
patrol ALL=(root) NOPASSWD: /usr/sbin/ndd

Connector Activation Criteria

The Oracle/Sun Solaris - Network connector will be automatically activated, and its status will be reported as OK if all the below criteria are met:

  • Operating System is Oracle Solaris
  • The command below succeeds on the monitored host
    • Command: /usr/sbin/ifconfig -a
    • Output contains: flags= (regex)


Object Type Discovered Properties Collected Parameters
Network Card, FC Port (MS_HW_NETWORK)
  • Logical Address
  • Logical Address 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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