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smeadmin for SME Server


Devel 10:
Contrib 10:
The latest version of smeserver-smeadmin is available in the SME repository, click on the version number(s) for more information.



[2]Daniel B. from Firewall Services

stephdl Stéphane de Labrusse AKA Stephdl


  • smeadmin is a graphical monitor, alert raising, and services supervision tool for your SME 9 Server.
  • It adds a headline + several subpages to the server-manager.

Important.png Note:
Note that sme9admin for SME10 is now called smeadmin

for a sme 7 version check sme7admin

for a sme 8 version check sme8admin

for a sme 9 version check sme9admin


yum install smeserver-smeadmin --enablerepo=smecontribs

then go configure your sensors and enjoy the contribution in the manager. I should have migrate all your dbs, only issue is if you migrate from a SME9 i386, you might need to manually remove them and remigrate them manually ( or leave the contrib start from fresh), see troubleshooting at the end of the page.

Sensor detection

Detect the sensors on your mainboard, (run as root)


For my mainboard, I just hit enter for all questions, which then uses the defaults which can be seen as CAPs. You will need to follow the instructions in order to add the detected sensors in rc.local to have them loaded on reboot.

see lm-sensors wiki and more particularly lm-sensors device

Check installed versions

yum info installed smeserver-smeadmin
yum info installed sysstat
yum info installed hddtemp
yum info installed perl-rrdtool
yum info installed rrdtool


yum remove smeserver-smeadmin

Additional information

If you connect to the SMEserver console by Putty ssh-client (or similar) you can copy and paste the commands (very convenient).

Good luck /Per

Known Problems

du -s and CPU

The du -s option allows you to have detailed information on the use of your hard drive. Unfortunately with the high volume of data in recent huge drives and/or with older slower CPUs, you should NOT use this option unless you want to see constant high CPU utilization, as this command will be launched every 5 minutes.

disabling IMAP

Disabling IMAP will fails webmail authentication. As a result, disabling IMAP will only work until new reboot or some event to be trigger. This will also make webmail fails until next reboot.

After reboot disabled IMAP will be set automatically to enabled and access to localhost.

CRITICAL - md0 [U_] has 1 of 2 devices active (active=sda1 failed=none spare=none)

Any sme9 installation will have a raid 1 boot partition. If you want to avoid to see this warning you can do the following:

 mdadm --grow /dev/md0 --raid-devices=1 --force

Troubleshoot section

Here some tricks and tips to understand what is occurring if you have problem with sme9admin

  • look what sysstat can collect
/usr/lib/sa/sadc 1 2 > sadc.bout
sar -A -n DEV -f sadc.bout
  • look what sadf has stocked (sadf is a human readable file)
less /var/log/sarXX

XX is a number adapt it.

  • look if sensors are working

sensors need to be activated first


press 'enter' for all questions and reboot

  • look if hddtemp is working
hddtemp /dev/sda
  • rdd files

all rdd files are in /var/lib/sme9admin, which are binary files. If you want to look the dump to see what it contains

rrdtool dump /var/lib/sme9admin/sensors.rrd > /tmp/sensors.xml
less /tmp/sensors.xml

You have to do it for each file.rrd

  • Logs of sme9admin
less /var/log/sme9admin.log
  • you get after migration from i386 to x86_64 the error that RRD were created on different architecture, then do on previous server:
 cd /var/lib/sme9admin
 for f in *.rrd; do rrdtool dump ${f} > ${f%.*}.xml; done
 rsync *.xml root@newserver:/var/lib/smeadmin/

then on new server

 cd /var/lib/smeadmin/
 for f in *.xml; do rrdtool restore -f ${f}  ${f%.*}.rrd; done
 systemctl restart smeadmind


Please raise bugs under the SME-Contribs section in bugzilla and select the smeserver-smeadmin component or use this link .

Below is an overview of the current issues for this contrib:

IDProductVersionStatusSummary (9 tasks)
12684SME Contribs10.0RESOLVEDpppoe not logged anymore
12186SME Contribs10.0CONFIRMED[NFR]increase size of loging
11865SME ContribsFuturUNCONFIRMEDmake a user friendly message when data is not yet available to display graphs
11764SME Contribs10.0UNCONFIRMEDqueries fail with missing tables
11575SME Contribs10.0rcCONFIRMEDNo content-type / charset in sent emails
10855SME Contribs9.2CONFIRMEDfalse report of system total hd space
10292SME Contribs9.2CONFIRMEDPing hosts targets
9878SME Contribs9.0CONFIRMEDNFR: vpn port customization
8091SME ContribsFuturCONFIRMEDNFR: monitor mysql


Only released version in smecontrib are listed here.