Quite interesting, same problem here. Vios lacks of monitoring, installing patrol is not an option (not recommended by IBM)
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I guess BMC does not have a OOB solution or KM to monitor AIX VIO.
I will suggest you to create an RFE/Idea for that: “Check out BMC Ideas- A place to share and influence BMC product direction. Start here: ”
But for now, I will suggest you to try using Patrol Remote Monitoring KM to monitor AIX VIOs. Here is the FAQ guide link for that:
If you create the Idea please share the link here, so that all can vote for it and BMC can take that recommendation further.
The VIOS can be monitored using the Hardware Sentry KM. You can monitor the IO, disks and interfaces. As it is not recommended to install anything on the VIOS it can be monitored remotely by installing the PATROL Agent and the KM on one of the LPARs. When you monitor the LPAR and the VIOS you get a complete monitoring of the AIX server. If you have not used the Hardware Sentry KM before you can download it from the following location and can try it for free for a period of 30 days.
This can be installed on the LPAR or any other server running a PATROL Agent. Refer to the "Adding a remote device for monitoring" section in the user guide and configure the VIOS monitoring using the padmin credentials.
Hope this helps!