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AIX server discovery

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AIX server discovery

Discovery identifies and classifies information about AIX servers.


Configure SSH credentials.

For a list of privileged commands that you need for Discovery and Service Mapping, see Service Mapping commands requiring a privileged user for a list of the commands that require elevated rights to discover and map Unix-based hosts in your organization.

Warning: DO NOT switch from probes to patterns if you are already running Discovery with probes, and your CMDB is already populated. If you do so, it is possible that the pattern Discovery process does not synchronize on the same values that the probe Discovery process does. This could result in duplicate CIs in your CMDB.

Classifier, probes, and pattern

Classifier Probes Pattern
  • AIX

    (UNIX Classification)

  • Horizontal discovery probe: launches patterns
  • AIX - Installed Software^
  • AIX - ADM^
  • AIX - Identity*
  • AIX - CPU*
  • AIX - Hardware Model*
  • AIX - Memory*
  • AIX - OS Patches*
  • AIX - OS Release*
  • AIX - OS Revision*
  • UNIX - Find FQDN
  • UNIX - OS Filesystems
  • UNIX - OS Uptime
  • AIX server

*For new instances, these probes are inactive on the classifier. Discovery uses patterns for discovery.

^These probes remain active by default, even when Discovery uses pattern discovery.

To use patterns, verify that the correct pattern is specified in the horizontal pattern probe on the classifier. See Add the Horizontal Pattern probe to a classifier for instructions.

Data collected

Label Table Name Field Name Source
Operating System cmdb_ci_computer os uname
OS version cmdb_ci_computer os_version oslevel
OS service pack cmdb_ci_computer os_service_pack oslevel
Short description cmdb_ci_aix_server short_description uname
Name cmdb_ci_aix_server name DNS, NBT
Hostname cmdb_ci_aix_server host_name DNS, NBT
DNS domain cmdb_ci_aix_server dns_domain DNS
Start date cmdb_ci_aix_server start_date uptime
CPU type cmdb_ci_computer cpu_type lsdev, lsattr
CPU speed (MHz) cmdb_ci_computer cpu_speed lsdev, lsattr
CPU count cmdb_ci_computer cpu_count lsdev, lsattr
Manufacturer cmdb_ci_aix_server manufacturer lsattr
Model ID cmdb_ci_aix_server model_id lsattr
RAM (MB) cmdb_ci_computer ram lsdev, lsattr
Name cmdb_ci_file_system name df
Capacity (MB) cmdb_ci_file_system capacity df
Available Space (MB) cmdb_ci_file_system available_space df
Mount point cmdb_ci_file_system mount_point df
Name cmdb_ci_patches name instfix
Name cmdb_running_process name ps
Command cmdb_running_process command ps
Connects to cmdb_running_process connects_to lsof
Listening on cmdb_running_process listening_on lsof
Type cmdb_running_process type ps
PID cmdb_running_process pid ps
Parameters cmdb_running_process parameters ps
Name cmdb_ci_network_adapter name ifconfig, netstat
IP address cmdb_ci_network_adapter ip_address ifconfig, netstat
MAC address cmdb_ci_network_adapter mac_address ifconfig, netstat
Netmask cmdb_ci_network_adapter netmask ifconfig, netstat