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HP MSA 2000 & P2000


This connector discovers the Environmental, Physical Disk, Logical Disk, Management Network Cards and Fibre Ports on P2000 / MSA Series Filers. We recommend setting the collection interval for all MSA Disk arrays to at least 15 minutes to prevent the management card from being overloaded.

Connector ID: HPDotHill

This connector is superseded by:

This connector supersedes:


Typical platform: HP StorageWorks MSA P2000

Operating system: Storage System


Leverages: HP MSA Management Card

Technology and protocols: SSH

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



hws HOSTNAME -t storage -f HPDotHill --ssh -u USER


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

Connector Activation Criteria

The HP MSA 2000 & P2000 connector will be automatically activated, and its status will be reported as OK if all the below criteria are met:

  • SSH is enabled on the monitored host
  • The monitored host sends a prompt
  • The connector sends set cli-parameters pager off[Return]
  • The monitored host sends another prompt
  • The connector sends versions[Return]
  • The monitored host sends another prompt
  • The connector sends exit[Return]
  • The captured output contains \(Storage Controller CPU Type\)\|\(Controller . Versions\) (regex)


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