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"smartctl" Command Fails to Detect Device Type on Guest Virtual Machine (Doc ID 1644245.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 2.2.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


"smartctl" returns the below error:

# /usr/sbin/smartctl -i -d ata /dev/mapper/3690b11c0002478c300000c2e53186671
smartctl 5.42 2011-10-20 r3458 [x86_64-linux-2.6.39-300.32.6.el5uek] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-11 by Bruce Allen,

Smartctl: Device Read Identity Failed: Invalid argument

A mandatory SMART command failed: exiting. To continue, add one or more '-T permissive' options.



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