smartctl or hddtemp for xvda [closed]

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smartctl or hddtemp for xvda [closed] – Managing your servers can streamline the performance of your team by allowing them to complete complex tasks faster. Plus, it can enable them to detect problems early on before they get out of hand and compromise your business. As a result, the risk of experiencing operational setbacks is drastically lower.

But the only way to make the most of your server management is to perform it correctly. And to help you do so, this article will share nine tips on improving your server management and fix some problem about linux, xen, smartctl, , .

I’m trying to check the state of the drives on a remote server running Debian wheezy. I’m using a software RAID10 on top of, I guess, xen, since the entries in /dev are /dev/xvda and /dev/xvdb

But it I try

smartctl -a /dev/xvda

I get

/dev/xvda: Unable to detect device type
Smartctl: please specify device type with the -d option.

I’ve tried various device type guesses, none work

Similar problem with hddtemp, which reports

ERROR: /dev/xvda: can’t determine bus type (or this bus type is unknown)

I’ve searched the smartmontools documentation, but can’t find any discussion of virtual
disks. . .

How do I get behind the virtualisation to something smart tools or hddtemp can work with?

Solution :

How about asking your VM provider what is going on with your VM?

In that service request state the times where your VM did reboot.

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