This section contains information about requirements that must be in place before beginning the installation.


The KM requires hmcoperator user role for the monitoring user and the Hardware Management Console (HMC) privileges.

Following commands must be available for monitoring the KM.

  • prtconf
  • sar (user must be part of adm group)
  • uptime
  • lparstat
  • vmstat
  • mpstat
  • iostat
  • mpstat
  • df
  • mount
  • ipcs
  • getconf PAGE_SIZE
  • netstat
  • entstat
  • who
  • lsps 

Shared Ethernet Adapter and N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV)

  • Make sure the user also has access to execute the viosvrcmd command.
  • Make sure that the user has access to run commands, such as lshmc, lssyscfg, and lshwres.

Automatic discovery and remote monitoring of LPAR from HMC

  • All the Logical Partitions to be monitored must have common credentials.
  • All the Logical Partitions to be monitored should be reachable from the PATROL Agent.
  • If this feature is turned ON, no other policies or KM monitoring should be configured on this PATROL Agent.
  • If the SSH port for a configured host is changed, BMC recommends to restart the PATROL Agent after the port configuration.
  • If multiple hosts are either down or failing for authentication, BMC recommends to filter them from monitoring.
  • If Workload Partition monitoring is required, PATROL for AIX KM must be installed on individual Logical Partition.
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