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HP-UX - Disks


Provides hardware SCSI disks status information on HP-UX systems. Requires root privileges.

Connector ID: HPUXDisk

This connector is superseded by:


Typical platforms: HP 9000, HP Integrity, HP SuperDome

Operating system: HP-UX


Leverages: HP-UX system commands (pvdisplay, ioscan, etc.)

Technology and protocols: System Commands

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

  • /usr/sbin/diskinfo

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: /usr/sbin/diskinfo



hws HOSTNAME -t hp -f HPUXDisk --ssh -u USER --sudo-command-list /usr/sbin/diskinfo


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

Connector Activation Criteria

The HP-UX - Disks connector will be automatically activated, and its status will be reported as OK if all the below criteria are met:

  • Operating System is HP-UX
  • The command below succeeds on the monitored host
    • Command: if /bin/test ! -f /usr/bin/stm ; then /bin/echo "NO STM"; fi
    • Output contains: ^NO STM$ (regex)
  • The command below succeeds on the monitored host
    • Command: FIRSTRAWDEVICE=`/bin/ls /dev/rdsk|/bin/head -1`; /usr/sbin/diskinfo /dev/rdsk/$FIRSTRAWDEVICE
    • Output contains: ^SCSI describe of /dev/rdsk/ (regex)


Type Collected Metrics Specific Attributes (Labels)
Disk Controller
  • hw.status{hw.type="disk_controller",state="present"}
  • model
Physical Disk
  • hw.physical_disk.size
  • hw.status{hw.type="physical_disk",state="ok|degraded|failed"}
  • hw.status{hw.type="physical_disk",state="present"}
  • vendor
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