How To Install ledctl on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install ledctl on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update ledctl as well.

One-liner Install Command

If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:

sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install ledmon
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install ledmon

But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.

What is ledctl and How to Install It?

First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running CentOS 8. This guide was written specifically with a server running CentOS 8 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install ledctl on CentOS 8. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install ledctl on CentOS 8 using dnf

First, update dnf packages database with dnf by running the next command:

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating database, You can install ledctl using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install ledmon

Install ledctl on CentOS 8 using yum

Because ledctl is available in CentOS 8’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the yum packaging system.

To begin, update local packages database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache --refresh

Now can install ledctl package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install ledmon

How to upgrade (update) a single package ledctl using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like ledctl in this example you should use the following command:

yum update ledmon

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade ledmon

How to Upgrade ledctl on CentOS 8 with dnf?

When you run the dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated. However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as the argument to the dnf update command.

dnf update ledmon

How To remove ledctl from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the ledctl package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove ledmon

Extra info and code examples

ledmon and ledctl are userspace tools designed to control storage enclosure LEDs. The user must have root privileges to use these tools. These tools use the SGPIO and SES-2 protocols to monitor and control LEDs. They been verified to work with Intel(R) storage controllers (i.e. the Intel(R) AHCI controller) and have not been tested with storage controllers of other vendors (especially SAS/SCSI controllers). For backplane enclosures attached to ISCI controllers, support is limited to Intel(R) Intelligent Backplanes.


You now have a full guide on how to install ledctl using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the ledctl from CentOS 8.

See also:

How To Install ledctl on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install ledctl on CentOS 8

How To Install ledctl on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install ledctl on Kali Linux

How To Install ledctl on Debian 11

How To Install ledctl on Fedora 34