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Install Smartctl on Amazon Linux 2

Nov 29, 2022 · 1 min read · Post a comment

If you want to monitor or analyze the health of the hard drive or check details for your ec2 hard drive, I would recommend installing smartctl command. Let’s see how to install smartctl on Amazon Linux 2.


  • Amazon Linux 2
  • sudo privileges

Install smartctl on Amazon Linux 2

Step 1. Update the yum packages.

sudo yum update

Step 2. Install smartctl.

sudo yum install smartmontools

Step 3. To start the service, run:

systemctl start smartd
systemctl enable smartd

Step 4. Verify the installation.

smartctl --version


smartctl 7.0 2018-12-30 r4883 [aarch64-linux-5.10.124-linuxkit] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-18, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke,


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