Install SMART on CentOS 6.4

Install SMART on CentOS 6.4

SMART is especially useful on Physical Linux Boxes so you can have early detection of a bad hard drive, in theory before the failure occurs.

login and su root

we want to do yum search smart

yum install smartmontools.x86_64


start smart service and set it to run on startup

you can do the following to check if you drive is compatible

cat /var/log/messages | tail

to run a SMART Test use one of the following commands:

you may want to run the tests as a CRON job

that’s it!

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