Bug 1251782 - RHEL7 feature documentation: smartmontools and smartctl.
RHEL7 feature documentation: smartmontools and smartctl.
Status: NEW
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: smartmontools (Show other bugs)
7.1
All Linux
unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: Michal Hlavinka
BaseOS QE - Apps
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Blocks: 1251787
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Reported: 2015-08-09 20:14 EDT by Paul Wayper
Modified: 2018-06-05 04:23 EDT (History)
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Description Paul Wayper 2015-08-09 20:14:55 EDT
Description of problem:

In the current documentation for RHEL 7 ( https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/7/html-single/System_Administrators_Guide/index.html ) there is no mention of smartctl or smartmontools.  This means that there is no documentation for how to detect and deal with errors of the underlying block storage of the operating system, even though we provide tools to do this.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/7/html-single/System_Administrators_Guide/index.html

Suggest documentation contents:

 1) How to detect storage errors - /var/log/messages and smartmontools
 2) How to verify storage errors - reading the smartctl output

Current documentation:

https://access.redhat.com/solutions/37986
https://access.redhat.com/solutions/263133

Hope this helps,

Paul

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