How do I collect from HP Comware

[Available since Nanitor 1.6.2 - ca. July 2018].

Nanitor supports HP Comware devices through the Nanitor Collector.


  1. You need to have a Nanitor Collector up and running. A single collector can collect from multiple network devices, servers and databases.
  2. You need to have the IP address of the Comware devices and the collector needs to have network access to connect to the device via SSH.
  3. You need to have a user with sufficient privileges

Example of creating a Nanitor for collecting required (with minimum privileges):

Here is an example how to create a NANITOR login class on the Comware device:

local-user nanitor
authorization-attribute level 2
service-type ssh telnet
password simple mypassword

This gives the required permissions to the nanitor user.

Adding the device to Nanitor

Run this command to avoid putting the passwords in .bash_history:

Now we add the credentials (the passwords are stored locally in an encrypted format).

The credentials are created as follows

$ sudo /usr/lib/nanitor-collector/bin/nanitor-collector-ctl credential_add --title comware-nanitor --access_method ssh --username nanitor --password mypassword

Now we add the device and start collection from the Comware device (here with IP address

$ sudo /usr/lib/nanitor-collector/bin/nanitor-collector-ctl device_add --title comware1 --device_type comware --address --credential_title comware-nanitor

This can take a few seconds as it will complete authenticating and fully collecting the first results.  Once completed, the results will be immediately available in the Nanitor UI.  The collector will continue collecting results once every 24 hours.

If the results do not appear in the Nanitor UI, ensure that the benchmarks are selected (Comware) and in scope for the organization (Administration - Organization Management - Settings - Benchmarks tab). 

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