VPS- update fails because of missing smartmontools, why?

Wabun

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I am running a VPS, have a VPS cPanel license, why the heck do I need smartmontools?

cPanel remove this requirement for a VPS, the underlying hardware is having raid controllers.
They run on on a virtual disk, what the heck you want to scan for on a virtual disk?

Please remove that requirement.

[2015-07-22 11:28:43 +0100] E Sysup: Needed system RPMs were not installed: smartmontools
[2015-07-22 11:28:43 +0100] ***** FATAL: Cannot proceed. Needed system RPMs were not installed.
[2015-07-22 11:28:43 +0100] The Administrator will be notified to review this output when this script completes
=> Log closed Wed Jul 22 11:28:43 2015


From the smartmontools website:

Do smartctl and smartd run on a virtual machine guest OS?
Yes and no. Smartctl and smartd run on a virtual machine guest OS without problems. But this isn't very useful because the virtual disks do not support SMART. If a guest OS disk is configured as a raw disk, this only means that its sectors are mapped transparently to the underlying physical disk. This does not imply the ATA or SCSI pass-through access required to access the SMART info of the physical disk. Even the disk's identity is typically not exposed to the guest OS.
 
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cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

The following change was implemented in cPanel version 11.50.0.4:

Implemented case 170637: Removing smartmontools provided tar.gz, relying on yum RPMs to deliver.

Essentially, it was always installed through cPanel in the past, and a change was made so that it was installed by your system package manager (YUM). You can still disable SMART errors via:

Code:
touch /var/cpanel/disablesmartcheck
Thank you.
 

Wabun

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Hello :)

The following change was implemented in cPanel version 11.50.0.4:

Implemented case 170637: Removing smartmontools provided tar.gz, relying on yum RPMs to deliver.

Essentially, it was always installed through cPanel in the past, and a change was made so that it was installed by your system package manager (YUM). You can still disable SMART errors via:

Code:
touch /var/cpanel/disablesmartcheck
Thank you.

Thank you very much, I will run that script.

It might be a good idea to run on a Dedicated server, but not on VPS's ;-)
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

You are very welcome. Let us know if you have any additional questions.