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VMware ESXi 5 LUN (esxcli)

Connector file name: MS_HW_VMwareESX5iLUNesxcli.hdf

This connector supersedes:


This connector discovers the LUNs of an VMware ESX5i server. It requires HTTPS access to the ESX host.


Typical platform: VMware ESXi

Operating systems: Linux, Out-of-Band


Leverages: ESX excli utility (installed on PATROL Agent host)

Technology and protocols: System Commands

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

  • vcenter

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: vcenter

This connector is not available for the local host (it is applicable to remote hosts only).

Connector Activation Criteria

The VMware ESXi 5 LUN (esxcli) connector will be automatically activated, and its status will be reported as OK if all the below criteria are met:

  • The command below succeeds on the agent host
    • Command: esxcli -s %{HOSTNAME} -u %{USERNAME} -p %{PASSWORD} system version get
    • Output contains: Version: [567] (regex)
  • The command below succeeds on the agent host
    • Command: esxcli -s %{HOSTNAME} -u %{USERNAME} -p %{PASSWORD} storage core path list
    • Output contains: Transport: fc (regex)


Object Type Discovered Properties Collected Parameters
  • Storage System Name
  • Device Type
  • Available Path Count
  • Available Path Information
  • Additional Information 1
  • Additional Information 2
  • Device Type
  • Status
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