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IBM Director Agent 4.x - Linux

Connector file name: MS_HW_Director4Linux.hdf

Description

This connector provides hardware monitoring through the IBM Director Agent version 4.x which supports some (not all) xSeries servers.

Target

Typical platform: IBM xSeries

Operating system: Linux

Prerequisites

Relies on: IBM Director Agent 4.x

Technology and protocols: WBEM

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

  • /opt/IBM/director/CIMOM/bin/cimcli

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 patrol account:

patrol ALL=(root) NOPASSWD: /opt/IBM/director/CIMOM/bin/cimcli

Connector Activation Criteria

The IBM Director Agent 4.x - Linux connector will be automatically activated, and its status will be reported as OK if all of the criteria below are met:

  • Operating System is Linux
  • At least one process for which the command line matches with the regular expression below is running:
    cimserver
  • The command below succeeds on the monitored host
    • Command: ls /opt/IBM/director/CIMOM/bin/cimcli
    • Output contains: ^/opt/IBM/director/CIMOM/bin/cimcli$ (regex)
  • The WBEM query below to the managed host succeeds:
    • Namespace: root
    • WQL Query: SELECT Name FROM __NAMESPACE
    • Result contains: ^ibmsd;$ (regex)
  • The WBEM query below to the managed host succeeds:
    • Namespace: root/ibmsd
    • WQL Query: SELECT Name FROM IBMPSG_ComputerSystemDetails

Monitors

Object Type Discovered Properties Collected Parameters
Enclosure (MS_HW_ENCLOSURE)
  • Model
  • Serial Number
  • Type
  • Vendor
  • Intrusion Status
Disk Controller (MS_HW_DISKCONTROLLER)
  • BIOS Version
  • Driver Version
  • Model
  • Vendor
    Processor (MS_HW_CPU)
    • Maximum Speed
    • Model
    • Vendor
    • Status
    Fan (MS_HW_FAN)
    • Alarm Threshold
    • Fan Type/Location
    • Warning Threshold
    • Speed
    Logical Disk, RAID (MS_HW_LOGICALDISK)
    • RAID Level
    • Size
    • Status
    Memory Module (MS_HW_MEMORY)
    • Serial Number
    • Size
    • Type
    • Vendor
    • Status
    Physical Disk (MS_HW_PHYSICALDISK)
    • Model
    • Serial Number
    • Size
    • Vendor
    • Status
    Power Supply (MS_HW_POWERSUPPLY)
      • Status
      Temperature Sensor (MS_HW_TEMPERATURE)
      • Alarm Threshold
      • Sensor Type/Location
      • Warning Threshold
      • Temperature
      Voltage Sensor (MS_HW_VOLTAGE)
      • Lower Threshold
      • Upper Threshold
      • Voltage Type
      • Voltage
      Keywords:
      hardware hdf patrol connectors