pmdafarm(1) — Linux manual page


PMDAFARM(1)              General Commands Manual             PMDAFARM(1)

NAME         top

       pmdafarm - Seagate FARM Log PMDA

DESCRIPTION         top

       pmdafarm is a Performance Metrics Domain Agent (PMDA) which
       exports metric values for Device Mapper on the local system.

       This PMDA collects its data through the smartctl(8) utility and
       requires that the program is installed in order to function.

       Further details on smartctl and smartmontools can be found at .

INSTALLATION         top

       Install the SMART PMDA by using the Install script as root:

           # cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/farm
           # ./Install

       To uninstall, do the following as root:

           # cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/farm
           # ./Remove

       pmdafarm is launched by pmcd(1) and should never be executed
       directly.  The Install and Remove scripts notify pmcd when the
       agent is installed or removed.

FILES         top

           default help text file for the smart metrics

           installation script for the pmdafarm agent

           undo installation script for the pmdafarm agent

           default log file for error messages from pmdafarm


       Environment variables with the prefix PCP_ are used to
       parameterize the file and directory names used by PCP. On each
       installation, the file /etc/pcp.conf contains the local values
       for these variables.  The $PCP_CONF variable may be used to
       specify an alternative configuration file, as described in

SEE ALSO         top

       PCPIntro(1), pmcd(1) and smartctl(8).

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