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EMC Isilon (SSH)


This connector discovers the status of an EMC Isilon Storage Cluster

Connector ID: EMCIsilon

This connector is superseded by:


Typical platform: EMC Isilon

Operating system: Storage System


Leverages: EMC Isilon SSH interface

Technology and protocols: System Commands

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

  • /usr/bin/isi_for_array
  • /usr/bin/isi

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 hwsagent account:

hwsagent ALL=(root) NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/isi_for_array
hwsagent ALL=(root) NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/isi



hws HOSTNAME -t storage -f EMCIsilon --ssh -u USER --sudo-command-list /usr/bin/isi_for_array,/usr/bin/isi


- host:
    hostname: <HOSTNAME> # Change with actual host name
    type: storage
  selectedConnectors: [ EMCIsilon ] # Optional, to load only this connector
    username: <USERNAME> # Change with actual credentials
    password: <PASSWORD> # Encrypted using hws-encrypt
    useSudo: true
    useSudoCommands: [ "/usr/bin/isi_for_array", "/usr/bin/isi" ]

Connector Activation Criteria

The EMC Isilon (SSH) 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 monitored host
    • Command: if [ -f /usr/bin/isi ] ; then echo ms_hw_isi_found ; fi
    • Output contains: ms_hw_isi_found (regex)
  • The command below succeeds on the monitored host
    • Command: /bin/zsh -c " /usr/bin/isi_for_array /usr/bin/isi status -w"
    • Output contains: Cluster Name: (regex)


Type Collected Metrics Specific Attributes (Labels)
  • hw.status{hw.type="enclosure",state="ok|degraded|failed"}
  • hw.status{hw.type="enclosure",state="present"}
  • info
  • model
  • serial_number
  • type
  • vendor
  • hw.status{hw.type="battery",state="ok|degraded|failed"}
  • hw.status{hw.type="battery",state="present"}
    • hw.status{hw.type="cpu",state="ok|degraded|failed"}
    • hw.status{hw.type="cpu",state="present"}
      • hw.status{hw.type="fan",state="present"}
        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"}
        • info
        Network Card, FC Port
        • hw.status{hw.type="network",state="ok|degraded|failed"}
        • hw.status{hw.type="network",state="present"}
          Physical Disk
          • hw.physical_disk.size
          • hw.status{hw.type="physical_disk",state="ok|degraded|failed"}
          • hw.status{hw.type="physical_disk",state="present"}
          • firmware_version
          • model
          • serial_number
          • vendor
          Power Supply
          • hw.status{hw.type="power_supply",state="ok|degraded|failed"}
          • 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"}
              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"}
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