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IBM AIX - SCSI disks


Provides hardware status information of the non-RAID SCSI physical disks on IBM AIX systems.

Connector ID: IBMAIXDisk

This connector is superseded by:


Typical platform: IBM POWER

Operating system: IBM AIX


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

Technology and protocols: System Commands

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

  • /usr/bin/dd

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/bin/dd



hws HOSTNAME -t rs6000 -f IBMAIXDisk --ssh -u USER --sudo-command-list /usr/bin/dd


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

Connector Activation Criteria

The IBM AIX - SCSI disks 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: which lsdev
    • Output contains: /lsdev$ (regex)


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