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IBM Director Agent 3.x - Windows


This connector provides hardware monitoring through the IBM Director Agent version 3.x which supports almost all IBM Netfinity and xSeries servers. This connector is WBEM-based.

Connector ID: Director3NT

This connector supersedes:


Typical platform: IBM xSeries

Operating system: Microsoft Windows


Leverages: IBM Director Agent 3.x

Technology and protocols: WMI



hws HOSTNAME -t win -f Director3NT --wmi -u USER


- host:
    hostname: <HOSTNAME> # Change with actual host name
    type: win
  selectedConnectors: [ Director3NT ] # Optional, to load only this connector
    username: <USERNAME> # Change with actual credentials
    password: <PASSWORD> # Encrypted using hws-encrypt

Connector Activation Criteria

The IBM Director Agent 3.x - Windows connector will be automatically activated, and its status will be reported as OK if all the below criteria are met:

  • Operating System is Microsoft Windows
  • The Windows service TWGIPC is running
  • The WMI query below to the managed host succeeds:
    • Namespace: root/cimv2
    • WQL Query: SELECT Version FROM IBMPSG_UniversalManageabilityServices
    • Result contains: ^3\.1\.[1-9].* (regex)
  • The WMI query below to the managed host succeeds:
    • Namespace: root/cimv2
    • WQL Query: SELECT ProductName FROM IBMPSG_ComputerSystemDetails


Type Collected Metrics Specific Attributes (Labels)
  • hw.status{hw.type="enclosure",state="present"}
  • model
  • vendor
Disk Controller
  • hw.status{hw.type="disk_controller",state="present"}
  • bios_version
  • driver_version
  • model
  • vendor
  • hw.status{hw.type="fan",state="present"}
  • sensor_location
Logical Disk, RAID
  • hw.logical_disk.limit
  • hw.status{hw.type="logical_disk",state="ok|degraded|failed"}
  • hw.status{hw.type="logical_disk",state="present"}
  • raid_level
Physical Disk
  • hw.physical_disk.size
  • hw.status{hw.type="physical_disk",state="ok|degraded|failed"}
  • hw.status{hw.type="physical_disk",state="present"}
  • model
  • serial_number
  • vendor
Power Supply
  • hw.status{hw.type="power_supply",state="present"}
    Temperature Sensor
    • hw.status{hw.type="temperature",state="present"}
    • hw.temperature
    • hw.temperature.limit{limit_type="high.critical"}
    • hw.temperature.limit{limit_type="high.degraded"}
    • sensor_location
    Voltage Sensor
    • hw.status{hw.type="voltage",state="present"}
    • hw.voltage
    • hw.voltage.limit{limit_type="high.critical"}
    • hw.voltage.limit{limit_type="low.critical"}
    • sensor_location
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