Hardware Monitoring on AIX Environments

To monitor the hardware status of AIX servers, the eG agent uses native AIX commands/hooks on the AIX server to haul out the performance data. To execute the AIX commands/hooks, the eG agent should be installed on the AIX server as a root user.

Every component monitored by eG Enterprise is represented as a set of hierarchical layers, with every layer mapped to a logical group of tests that are executed on the component. The hardware tests related to AIX servers are mapped to the Operating System layer of the target component.

All these tests are disabled by default. To enable the test, go to the enable / disable tests page using the menu sequence : Agents -> Tests -> Enable/Disable, pick the component-type for which these tests are to be enabled as the Component type, set Performance as the Test type, choose the tests from the disabled tests list, and click on the >> button to move the tests to the enabled tests list. Finally, click the Update button.

The hardware tests and the measures they report are discussed hereunder.


The hardware tests discussed below will not report metrics if the AIX host being monitored is not a physical host, but a VM.