pmdasmart — S.M.A.R.T Data PMDA


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


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.



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

PCP Environment

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

pmcd(1), smartctl(8)


PCP Performance Co-Pilot