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Oracle/Sun Solaris - Non-Sun Disks


Gives physical disk information (status and error count) on Sun Solaris systems through the iostat -En utility. Supports only non-Sun official disks.

Connector ID: SunIostatNonSun

This connector is superseded by:


Typical platform: Oracle/Sun

Operating system: Oracle Solaris


Leverages: Sun Solaris system commands (iostat, dd)

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 solaris -f SunIostatNonSun --ssh -u USER --sudo-command-list /usr/bin/dd


- host:
    hostname: <HOSTNAME> # Change with actual host name
    type: solaris
  selectedConnectors: [ SunIostatNonSun ] # 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 Oracle/Sun Solaris - Non-Sun Disks connector will be automatically activated, and its status will be reported as OK if all the below criteria are met:

  • Operating System is Oracle Solaris
  • The command below succeeds on the monitored host
    • Command: /usr/bin/iostat -En
    • Output contains: Soft [Ee]rrors.*Hard [Ee]rrors.*Transport [Ee]rrors (regex)


Type Collected Metrics Specific Attributes (Labels)
Disk Controller
  • hw.status{hw.type="disk_controller",state="present"}
  • 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="predicted_failure"}
  • hw.status{hw.type="physical_disk",state="present"}
  • serial_number
  • vendor
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