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Oracle/Sun Solaris - Environment (ALOM-CMT snapshot)


Gives environmental and disk information (temperatures, fans, etc.) on Sun SPARC T1/T2 servers equipped with an ALOM card. Gathers the hardware information from the ALOM card in-band (no SSH connection over the network). Requires the SUNWexplo (Sun Explorer) package.

Connector ID: SunScSnapshot

This connector is superseded by:

This connector supersedes:


Typical platform: Oracle/Sun

Operating system: Oracle Solaris


Leverages: Sun Explorer and the ALOM-CMT card

Technology and protocols: System Commands

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

  • /opt/SUNWexplo/bin/snapshot

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: /opt/SUNWexplo/bin/snapshot



hws HOSTNAME -t solaris -f SunScSnapshot --ssh -u USER --sudo-command-list /opt/SUNWexplo/bin/snapshot


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

Connector Activation Criteria

The Oracle/Sun Solaris - Environment (ALOM-CMT snapshot) 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: /bin/uname -m
    • Output contains: ^sun4v$ (regex)
  • The command below succeeds on the monitored host
    • Command: /bin/ls /opt/SUNWexplo/bin/snapshot
    • Output contains: ^/opt/SUNWexplo/bin/snapshot$ (regex)
  • The command below succeeds on the monitored host
    • Command: while /usr/bin/pgrep "^snapshot$">/dev/null; do /usr/bin/sleep 1; done;/usr/bin/echo showplatform -v,13,14>/tmp/MS_HW_snapshot.test;/opt/SUNWexplo/bin/snapshot -c /tmp/MS_HW_snapshot.test -v|/usr/bin/dos2unix -ascii -437;/usr/bin/rm -f /tmp/MS_HW_snapshot.test
    • Output contains: ^SUNW, (regex)


Type Collected Metrics Specific Attributes (Labels)
  • hw.status{hw.type="enclosure",state="present"}
  • model
  • hw.status{hw.type="fan",state="ok|degraded|failed"}
  • hw.status{hw.type="fan",state="present"}
  • sensor_location
Other Device
  • hw.status{hw.type="other_device",state="ok|degraded|failed"}
  • hw.status{hw.type="other_device",state="present"}
  • device_type
Power Supply
  • hw.status{hw.type="power_supply",state="ok|degraded|failed"}
  • hw.status{hw.type="power_supply",state="present"}
    Temperature Sensor
    • hw.status{hw.type="temperature",state="ok|degraded|failed"}
    • hw.status{hw.type="temperature",state="present"}
    • hw.temperature
    • hw.temperature.limit{limit_type="high.critical"}
    • hw.temperature.limit{limit_type="high.degraded"}
    • sensor_location
    Voltage Sensor
    • hw.status{hw.type="voltage",state="ok|degraded|failed"}
    • hw.status{hw.type="voltage",state="present"}
    • hw.voltage
    • hw.voltage.limit{limit_type="high.critical"}
    • hw.voltage.limit{limit_type="low.critical"}
    • sensor_location
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