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    APC RT8000

    Appoligies if im sounding really thick here but we have an APC RT8000 UPS system with network card and 3 battery packs and i was wondering if i still need the APC Powerchute software on the servers despite the servers IP Address in the Powerchute Configured Client IP Addresses List.

    Secondly, because the UPS is connected to the network via HP Procurve switch, am i right in saying that this switch should also be connected to the UPS power supply? because if the power went down then the UPS couldn't communicate with the servers to shut them down?


    Hope This makes sense!

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    The Powerchute application allows you to manage the UPS. This includes data on battery status and also allows you to perform tests. Usually, the software allows you to ensure a graceful closedown of the servers.

    The server bank and the switch are connected to our UPS.

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    So the UPS wouldn't do a gracefull shutdown unless we had the powerchute software on the servers? despite the IP addresses being in the list on the UPS management interface?

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    The IPs are used in conjunction with APC network shutdown (and possibly powerchute). You will need the switch powered too so the message can be sent via snmp to the PCNS agents on the list.

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