If you are not able to insert the above code in your halt script because there is no halt script, or because your halt script calls the init program as some Unix systems do, you can either just forget about powering off the UPS, which means that your machine will not automatically reboot after a power failure, or there is yet another alternative, though not at all as satisfying as inserting code in the halt script. The following discussion does not apply to Windows servers. Problem USB driver linux-usb. See The Windows Version of apcupsd for further details. To ensure that an operating system receives a graceful shutdown when using PowerChute plus or a SmartSlot accessory, an alert is generated by the Smart-UPS indicating that the UPS has reached a low battery condition. It is also a lot more complicated.
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The killpower command for SNMP UPSes can not be issued during shutdown as typically at some time during shutdown operations the network stack is stopped. You can find out the hub and port numbers for any particular physical connector by plugging a USB device into it and looking at the messages printed by the kernel; you should messages something like this:.
The above code must be inserted as late as possible in the halt script. You also should build using the gcc compiler and ccs make, not Sun’s compiler. This has the advantage that in a power fail situation, if the killpower function described above does not work, the computer will continue to draw down the batteries and the UPS will hopefully shutoff before the power is restore thus permitting an automatic reboot.
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The most frequently encountered problem with voltage-signalling UPSes e. Often it will not be. At this point, you should verify that in the event of a power fail apcupsd properly calls apccontrol. For details of doing this, refer to the “Manual” Runtime Calibration section below. If you are not able to insert the above code windowz your halt script because there is no halt script, or because your halt script calls the init program as some Unix systems do, you can either just forget about powering off the UPS, which means that your machine will not automatically reboot after a power failure, or there is yet another alternative, though not at all as satisfying as inserting code in the halt script.
You should not perform this calibration too often since discharging the batteries tends to shorten their lifespan. In a future release of apcupsd this procedure will be replaced by wnidows daemon operation that can be performed on all types of UPS.
There are three major ways of running apcupsd on your system. The third configuration is where a single computer controls multiple UPSes.
The first should appear after 5 to 6 seconds and read:. This event is generated when apcupsd detects that the UPS battery has been disconnected.
To accomplish the same thing on FreeBSD systems, make sure you have a SmartUPS and that your Apcjpsd shutdown grace period is set sufficiently long so that you system will power down usually 2 minutesthe use the –kill-on-powerfail option on the apcupsd command line.
Normally after the power is cut and restored, you must explicitly press a button for the power to actually be turned on.
He then built one from his diagram and it works perfectly. For this reason it is paramount to set your UPS grace time to a value greater than seconds to allow for clean shutdown operations before the UPS removes the power from its plugs.
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Consequently, if at all possible, do not attempt to change this value. In the case of the other ten items, there is nothing more to enter. This will cause apcupsd to program the UPS to shutoff the power just before it apcupsd does the system shutdown. You will configure each of these apcupsd’s to use the ‘net’ driver to read Apcupxd status from the proper instance of apcupsd on the UPS server.
The directive needed for this configuration is:. It should be noted that more work windoows to be done on the precise definitions of each of the levels for EVENTS logging. Specifying these parameters will complete the General Parameters setup.
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After qpcupsd write, the file is rewound so that the size of the file remains constant. Most users will not use this mode. The last ten item are programmed by telling the UPS that you want it to cycle to the next permitted value. When doing a runtime calibration with “older” batteries, APC Technical Support recommend doing a complete discharge and recharge first.
Allow ksb unit to run on battery until it turns off completely. As a result, particularly for simple signalling “dumb” UPSes it seems to kick it into a mode that makes the UPS think it’s ush in a calibration run, or some self-test mode. Obviously if your halt script is not properly modified, apcupsd will not be able to shut off the power to the UPS, and if the power returns before the batteries are exhausted your system will not automatically reboot.