About the Hardware Connector Library

Core component of Hardware Sentry KM for PATROL and BMC Performance Manager Express for Hardware, the Hardware Connector Library consists of several hardware connectors (*.hdf files) that describe how to discover hardware components and detect failures. With more than 200 connectors, the Hardware Connector Library allows monitoring almost any server (physical, virtual, and blade servers) and external device (disk arrays, fiber switches, and tape libraries) available on the market.

The Hardware Connector Library is regularly updated to include the support for new platforms, improvements, and fixed issues. It is either released along with Hardware Sentry KM for PATROL or as a separate product. To benefit from the latest updates, Sentry Software recommends installing the latest version of the Hardware Connector Library on top of the base version of Hardware Sentry KM.

Hardware Sentry KM version 10.0.00 comes with the version 6 of the Hardware Connector Library.