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HP-UX Monitor (SSH)


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David Andino


David Andino




GNU General Public License, Version 2



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Applications Monitored:

HP-UX (11.31)

HP-UX Monitor (SSH) ZenPack

HP-UX Monitoring Through SSH


This ZenPack is developed by the Zenoss user community and supported via our online forums. Zenoss, Inc. does not provide direct support for this ZenPack.


Version 0.1.0- Download: Released on 2013/08/26: Requires Linux Monitor ZenPack: Compatible with Zenoss Core 4.2.x

Version 0.2.1- Download: Summary of changes: Cleaned directories, serial and uptime plugins were deleted: Released on 2013/08/27: Requires Linux Monitor ZenPack: Compatible with Zenoss Core 4.2.x

Version 0.2.2- Download: Summary of changes: systemscan plugin was adapted to recognize HPVM virtual machines: Released on 2013/08/27: Requires Linux Monitor ZenPack: Compatible with Zenoss Core 4.2.x


This Zenpack was created by the need to monitor HP-UX 11.31 servers with Zenoss. Some HP-UX 11.31 servers have serious problems with the snmpd daemon, which in some cases reaches loads up to 90% of CPU. So that is the reason to make this Zenpack for every Unix administrator that have this problem.

This Zenpack will create:

  • New Organizer: Devices -> Server -> SSH -> HPUX
  • This Organizer will provide:
    • Template HPUXSSHMonitor
    • HPUX Filesystem Template
    • HPUXEthernet Template
    • Plugins: bdf, lanscan, memory, systemscan and zenoss.cmd.uname.
    • Additional plugins:model, uname_a are not necessary because systemscan do their job, but they are provided only for debug purposes.


  • After installing this Zenpack, restart zope, zenhub and zencommand: (with user zenoss)
    • zopectl restart; zenhub restart; zencommand restart
  • For security reason configure ssh key for zenoss account to your server.
    • On Zenoss server with zenoss account do: ssh-keygen, Press Enter to all
    • Go to .ssh
    • Copy the information contained in
    • Paste the information in the remote server's monitor user (for example root) in ~/.ssh/authorized_keys file
    • Test the trust connection without password from Zenoss server to the remote host (You don't have to be asked for password).
  • In Configuration Properties edit if is necessary:
    • zKeyPath
    • zCommandUsername
  • Add your Server.


  • This Zenpack is recommended for HP-UX 11.31 but could be compatible with older versions 11.11 and 11.23
  • Change values in /opt/ssh/etc/sshd_config to:
    • MaxSessions 10