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Oracle/Sun Solaris - Sun Disks


This connector provides physical disk information (status and error count) on Sun Solaris systems through the iostat -En utility. Supports only official Sun disks.

Connector file name: MS_HW_SunIostat.hdf

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Typical platform: Oracle/Sun

Operating system: Oracle Solaris


Leverages: Sun Solaris system commands (iostat, dd)

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 Oracle/Sun Solaris - Sun Disks 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/bin/iostat -En
    • Output contains: Soft [Ee]rrors.*Hard [Ee]rrors.*Transport [Ee]rrors (regex)
  • The command below succeeds on the monitored host
    • Command: /usr/bin/iostat -En
    • Output contains: Product:.*SUN[0-9\.]+[GT] (regex)


Object Type Collected Parameters Discovered Properties
  • Model
  • Device Not Ready Error Count
  • Error Count
  • Hard Error Count
  • Illegal Request Error Count
  • Media Error Count
  • No Device Error Count
  • Predicted Failure
  • Recoverable Error Count
  • Status
  • Transport Error Count
  • Serial Number
  • Size
  • Vendor
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