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pmdasamba - Man Page

Samba performance metrics domain agent (PMDA)


pmdasamba is a Performance Metrics Domain Agent (PMDA) which exports metric values from Samba, a Windows SMB/CIFS server for UNIX.

In order for values to be made available by this PMDA, Samba must have been built with profiling support (WITH_PROFILE in "smbd -b" output). This PMDA dynamically enumerates much of its metric hierarchy, based on the contents of "smbstatus --profile".

When the agent is installed (see below), the Install script will attempt to enable Samba statistics gathering, using "smbcontrol --profile".


If you want access to the names and values for the samba performance metrics, do the following as root:

        # cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/samba
        # ./Install

If you want to undo the installation, do the following as root:

        # cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/samba
        # ./Remove

pmdasamba is launched by pmcd(1) and should never be executed directly.  The Install and Remove scripts notify pmcd(1) when the agent is installed or removed.



installation script for the pmdasamba agent


undo installation script for the pmdasamba agent


default log file for error messages from pmdasamba

See Also

pmcd(1), samba(7) and smbd(8).


6.2.2 Performance Co-Pilot