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EMC PowerPath (powermt)


This connector provides the monitoring of HBA cards on all Linux systems through the multipath utility.

Connector ID: EMCPowerPath


Typical platform: Any system with EMC PowerPath

Operating systems: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Oracle Solaris, HP-UX, IBM AIX


Leverages: EMC powermt utility

Technology and protocols: System Commands

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

  • powermt

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 hwsagent account:

hwsagent ALL=(root) NOPASSWD: powermt



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


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

Connector Activation Criteria

The EMC PowerPath (powermt) 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: powermt version
    • Output contains: EMC powermt for PowerPath (regex)
  • The command below succeeds on the monitored host
    • Command: powermt check_registration
    • Output contains: Key (regex)


Type Collected Metrics Specific Attributes (Labels)
  • hw.lun.paths{type="available"}
  • hw.status{hw.type="lun",state="ok|degraded|failed"}
  • hw.status{hw.type="lun",state="present"}
  • info
  • array_name
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