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IBM AIX - Common


Provides hardware status information (processors, memory modules, network interfaces) on IBM AIX systems.

Connector ID: IBMAIX

This connector is superseded by:


Typical platform: IBM POWER

Operating system: IBM AIX


Leverages: IBM AIX system commands (lsdev, entstat, etc.)

Technology and protocols: System Commands

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

  • /usr/sbin/netstat -D

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/netstat -D



hws HOSTNAME -t rs6000 -f IBMAIX --ssh -u USER --sudo-command-list /usr/sbin/netstat -D


- host:
    hostname: <HOSTNAME> # Change with actual host name
    type: rs6000
  selectedConnectors: [ IBMAIX ] # Optional, to load only this connector
    username: <USERNAME> # Change with actual credentials
    password: <PASSWORD> # Encrypted using hws-encrypt
    useSudo: true
    useSudoCommands: [ "/usr/sbin/netstat -D" ]

Connector Activation Criteria

The IBM AIX - Common connector will be automatically activated, and its status will be reported as OK if all the below criteria are met:

  • Operating System is IBM AIX
  • The command below succeeds on the monitored host
    • Command: /usr/bin/ls /usr/sbin/lsdev
    • Output contains: ^/usr/sbin/lsdev$ (regex)


Type Collected Metrics Specific Attributes (Labels)
  • hw.status{hw.type="enclosure",state="ok|degraded|failed"}
  • hw.status{hw.type="enclosure",state="present"}
  • info
  • bios_version
  • model
  • serial_number
  • type
  • vendor
  • hw.cpu.speed.limit{limit_type="max"}
  • hw.status{hw.type="cpu",state="ok|degraded|failed"}
  • hw.status{hw.type="cpu",state="present"}
  • model
Memory Module
  • hw.errors{hw.type="memory"}
  • hw.memory.limit
  • hw.status{hw.type="memory",state="ok|degraded|failed"}
  • hw.status{hw.type="memory",state="present"}
  • info
  • serial_number
Network Card, FC Port
  • hw.errors{hw.type="network"}
  • hw.status{hw.type="network",state="ok|degraded|failed"}
  • hw.status{hw.type="network",state="present"}
  • info
  • model
  • physical_address
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