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Disable the smartd service on NetApp HCI compute nodes

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By default, the smartd service periodically polls the drives in your compute nodes. You should disable this service on all compute nodes after you deploy NetApp HCI.

Steps
  1. Using SSH or a local console session, log in to VMware ESXi on the compute node using root credentials.

  2. Stop the running smartd service:

    /etc/init.d/smartd stop
  3. Prevent the smartd service from starting at boot:

    chkconfig smartd off
  4. Repeat these steps on the rest of the compute nodes in your installation.

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