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Hitachi Storage Command Suite SMI-S Agent


This connector discovers the enclosure and the disks of Hitachi SAN disk arrays, as well as the storage pools and storage volumes. It will also discover and monitor the FC ports of the array and the various environment sensors when available (temperatures, fans, power supplies, etc.). It relies on the WBEM technology and supports SMI-S compliant disk arrays only.

Connector ID: HitachiDiskArray

This connector is superseded by:

This connector supersedes:


Typical platforms: Hitachi AMS, Hitachi HUS, Hitachi USP, Hitachi VSP

Operating system: Storage System


Leverages: Hitachi Storage Command Suite SMI-S Agent

Technology and protocols: WBEM



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


- host:
    hostname: <HOSTNAME> # Change with actual host name
    type: storage
  selectedConnectors: [ HitachiDiskArray ] # 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 Hitachi Storage Command Suite 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/smis/current
    • WQL Query: SELECT Name,Dedicated FROM HITACHI_StorageSystem
  • The WBEM query below to the managed host succeeds:
    • Namespace: root/smis/current
    • WQL Query: SELECT DeviceID FROM HITACHI_DiskDrive


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="battery",state="ok|degraded|failed"}
  • hw.status{hw.type="battery",state="present"}
    • hw.status{hw.type="fan",state="ok|degraded|failed"}
    • 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"}
      • raid_level
      Memory Module
      • hw.status{hw.type="memory",state="ok|degraded|failed"}
      • hw.status{hw.type="memory",state="present"}
        Network Card, FC Port
        • hw.status{hw.type="network",state="ok|degraded|failed"}
        • hw.status{hw.type="network",state="present"}
        • info
        • 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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