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Oracle/Sun Solaris - mpathadm


This connector provides the monitoring of LUNs on all Solaris 10.2 or later systems through the mpathadm utility.

Connector ID: SunMpathadm


Typical platform: Any system with mpathadm

Operating system: Oracle Solaris


Leverages: Solaris Mpathadm utility

Technology and protocols: System Commands

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

  • /usr/sbin/mpathadm

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/mpathadm



hws HOSTNAME -t solaris -f SunMpathadm --ssh -u USER --sudo-command-list /usr/sbin/mpathadm


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

Connector Activation Criteria

The Oracle/Sun Solaris - mpathadm connector will be automatically activated, and its status will be reported as OK if all the below criteria are met:

  • The command below succeeds on the monitored host
    • Command: /usr/sbin/mpathadm list lu
    • Output contains: /dev/rdsk (regex)


Type Collected Metrics Specific Attributes (Labels)
  • hw.lun.paths{type="available"}
  • hw.status{hw.type="lun",state="present"}
  • array_name
  • local_device_name
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