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
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