Disk Space – Zone Test

This test measures the space usage of every disk partition on each zone of a Solaris virtual server.

Target of the test : A Solaris virtual server

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for each disk partition on every zone monitored.

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.


The port number at which the specified host listens. By default, the port is NULL.

Connect Using

By default, this parameter is set to sudo. This indicates that, by default, this test uses the sudo command to connect to the Solaris virtual server and pull out metrics. If you want the test to use the pfexec command instead, select the pfexec option from the Connect Using drop-down.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Total capacity

Indicates the total capacity of a disk partition.



Used space

Indicates the amount of space used in a disk partition.



Free space

Indicates the current free space available for each disk partition of a zone.



Percent usage

Indicates the percentage of space usage on each disk partition of a system.


In case of drives that the small zones share with the base operating system, the value of this measure will be the same as that of the base. This is because, small zones have only ‘read-only’ access to the shared drives. In case of drives/directories to which the zone has full access, a value close to 100% indicates very high space usage. Due to his problem condition, applications executing on the zone may not be able to write data to the disk partition(s).