HMC Terminal Logins Test

This test monitors the user activity on the HMC server, and reveals the number of new SSH logins and logouts from the server.

Target of the test : An IBM HMC server

Agent deploying the test : A remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the HMC server.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.


The host for which the test is to be configured.

DD Frequency

Refers to the frequency with which detailed diagnosis measures are to be generated for this test. The default is 1:1. This indicates that, by default, detailed measures will be generated every time this test runs, and also every time the test detects a problem. You can modify this frequency, if you so desire. Also, if you intend to disable the detailed diagnosis capability for this test, you can do so by specifying none against DD frequency.

Detailed Diagnosis

To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG Enterprise suite embeds an optional detailed diagnostic capability. With this capability, the eG agents can be configured to run detailed, more elaborate tests as and when specific problems are detected. To enable the detailed diagnosis capability of this test for a particular server, choose the On option. To disable the capability, click on the Off option.

The option to selectively enable/disable the detailed diagnosis capability will be available only if the following conditions are fulfilled:

  • The eG manager license should allow the detailed diagnosis capability
  • Both the normal and abnormal frequencies configured for the detailed diagnosis measures should not be 0.
Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Current terminal logins

Indicates the current number of user logins from SSH terminals.



New terminal logins

Indicates the number of new terminal logins since the last measurement period.



New terminal logins percentage

Indicates the percentage of new terminal logins.


A high value could indicate that the user activity on the HMC server has suddenly increased in the current measurement period.

Terminal logouts

Indicates the number of sessions that have logged out.