Attributes for AIX

Required attributes for AIX

Required attribute



Name of the NIC that you want to monitor. 

Use the lsdev command to check for all available network adapters. 

Type and dimension: string-scalar 

Example: en0 

Example: "en0" 



Required for virtual devices. 

See NetworkHosts 

Optional attributes for AIX

Optional attribute



List of hosts on the network that are pinged to determine if the network connection is alive. Enter the IP address of the host, instead of the host name, to prevent the monitor from timing out. DNS causes the ping to hang. If more than one network host is listed, the monitor returns ONLINE if at least one of the hosts is alive.  

If you do not specify network hosts, the monitor tests the NIC by sending pings to the broadcast address on the NIC. 

For a virtual device, you must configure the NetworkHosts attribute. Symantec recommends configuring more than one host to take care of the NetworkHost itself failing. 

Type and dimension: string-vector 


Example: { "", "" } 



Type of network 

Type and Dimension: string-scalar 

Example: ether 

Example: "ether" 



Determines whether to ping every monitor cycle. 

A value of 1 means that the agent pings either the network host or the broadcast address every monitor cycle. It pings each cycle to determine the state of the network interface. 

A value of 0 means that the agent uses the device statistics from the netstat output to determine the state of the interface. If no activity exists on the interface, the agent then pings the broadcast address to double-check the state of the network interface. 

Type and dimension: integer-scalar 

Default: 1