I have a APC Smart-UPS 3000 with a management card (I believe it is an AP9617).
So last night, I had an automatic weekly self-test run. The test failed, claiming I have at least one failed battery:
Dec 27 21:19:10 10.16.15.50 UPS: Started a self-test. 0x0137 Dec 27 21:19:12 10.16.15.50 UPS: At least one faulty battery exists. 0x0119 Dec 27 21:19:28 10.16.15.50 UPS: Failed a self-test. 0x0106
The management card obediently sent me two emails to tell me about this: one that the test had failed, and one that told me I have a faulty battery.
The problem is, every two minutes since then, it has sent me the same two emails. The device logs imply that the tests are not constantly re-running, so it looks like this is some kind of alert that needs to be cleared or acknowledged.
According to my email server logs, these are emails being generated by the management card -- they are not stuck or looping somehow in my email systems.
It is starting to bother the on-call guy. Now I can turn email notification off, but that sort of defeats the purpose of having it.
So does anyone know how to make it stop? Ideally without having to go in (since this is the holidays) or powering it off (there's stuff plugged into it for a reason).