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I may not be answering your question directly, but I highly recommend against doing this. Spinning up the disks puts a larger strain on the mechanical components inside the drive (hence why the power cycle count is a good indicator of a drive's age). It's recommended to keep the disks spinning as much as possible to extend drive life.


You won't lose any functionality of smartd, it's just a csv log of the values of the attributes at that time. If you want to keep them change the prefix to a tmpfs dir and backup those files with your weekly backup. If you haven't found a need to check by yourself just disable it.


Have you considered running smartd with a very large value for -i, and then trigger the checks by sending SIGUSR1 to the daemon when it is okay to do so (say when the crons are running). This way the daemon will not spin up your disks. Sorry, this does not actually answer your question.


After a battery replacement you will need to run a calibration and also set the battery replacement date. This will simulate the UPS going onto battery power, at around 5% the UPS should go back onto mains to re-charge. Once that happens you should get the correct readings in your GUI. There shouldn't be any risk to the system but with anything like ...


This is a blade server. Your power control is partially dictated by the chassis Onboard Administrator. You can disable automatic power-on for all blades with: SET SERVER POWERDELAY ALL NOPOWERON Or you can set this from the ILO web interface directly for an individual blade... Or you can set this in the BIOS. But really: You shouldn't be experiencing ...

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