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pmdafarm - Man Page

Seagate FARM Log PMDA


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 https://smartmontools.org.


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.



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

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

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


PCP Performance Co-Pilot