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EMC Unity SMI-S Agent


This connector discovers the enclosure and the disks of Unity disk arrays, as well as the storage pools. It will also discover and monitor the FC ports, network cards of the array and the various environment sensors (fans, power supplies, controllers). It relies on the array embedded SMI-S.

Connector ID: EMCUnity


Typical platform: EMC Unity

Operating system: Storage System


Leverages: EMC Unity SMI-S Agent

Technology and protocols: WBEM

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



hws HOSTNAME -t storage -f EMCUnity --wbem -u USER


- host:
    hostname: <HOSTNAME> # Change with actual host name
    type: storage
  selectedConnectors: [ EMCUnity ] # Optional, to load only this connector
    protocol: https
    port: 5989
    username: <USERNAME> # Change with actual credentials
    password: <PASSWORD> # Encrypted using hws-encrypt

Connector Activation Criteria

The EMC Unity SMI-S Agent connector will be automatically activated, and its status will be reported as OK if all the below criteria are met:

  • The WBEM query below to the managed host succeeds:
    • Namespace: root/emc/smis
    • WQL Query: SELECT Dedicated FROM CIM_ComputerSystem
    • Result contains: \(^3|\)\|\(|3|\)\|\(^12|\)\|\(|12|\)\|\(^15|\)\|\(^16|\)\|\(^24|\)\|\(^25|\) (regex)


Type Collected Metrics Specific Attributes (Labels)
  • hw.status{hw.type="enclosure",state="ok|degraded|failed"}
  • hw.status{hw.type="enclosure",state="present"}
  • model
  • serial_number
  • type
  • vendor
  • hw.status{hw.type="fan",state="ok|degraded|failed"}
  • hw.status{hw.type="fan",state="present"}
    Logical Disk, RAID
    • hw.logical_disk.limit
    • hw.logicaldisk.utilization{state="free|used"}
    • hw.status{hw.type="logical_disk",state="present"}
      Network Card, FC Port
      • hw.status{hw.type="network",state="ok|degraded|failed"}
      • hw.status{hw.type="network",state="present"}
      • physical_address
      Other Device
      • hw.status{hw.type="other_device",state="ok|degraded|failed"}
      • hw.status{hw.type="other_device",state="present"}
      • device_type
      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="ok|degraded|failed"}
      • hw.status{hw.type="power_supply",state="present"}
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