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PMDASMART(1)               General Commands Manual              PMDASMART(1)

NAME         top

       pmdasmart - S.M.A.R.T Data PMDA

DESCRIPTION         top

       pmdasmart 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/smart
           # ./Install

       To uninstall, do the following as root:

           # cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/smart
           # ./Remove

       pmdasmart 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 pmdasmart agent

           undo installation script for the pmdasmart agent

           default log file for error messages from pmdasmart


       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 pcp.conf(5).

SEE ALSO         top

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

COLOPHON         top

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