+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Hardware Thread, APC UPS PowerChute - Multiple UPS devices plugged in via USB can only administer one in Technical; We have a number of APC Smart-UPS 1500 devices but we have a multititude of servers split between them. I ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Jus North of London, close but not too close
    Posts
    851
    Thank Post
    188
    Thanked 70 Times in 65 Posts
    Rep Power
    50

    APC UPS PowerChute - Multiple UPS devices plugged in via USB can only administer one

    We have a number of APC Smart-UPS 1500 devices but we have a multititude of servers split between them.

    I have today installed PowerChute business edition in the hope to get some monitoring sorted out. I have connected all the UPS devices to one server via USB so I can monitor them and get notifications.

    We have a number of ESXi Hosts so if possible would like to have them shutdown after a predetermined time of power failure.

    Has anyone managed to get more than one UPS registering via USB on same host?

  2. #2

    SYNACK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    11,239
    Thank Post
    882
    Thanked 2,742 Times in 2,316 Posts
    Blog Entries
    11
    Rep Power
    784
    No managment cards I'm guessing?

    Apcupsd UPS control software | Free Security & Utilities software downloads at SourceForge.net might work but I'd rather use serial over USB as USB can be unstable and I have dealt with issues where a USB drop of the UPS monitering knocks out a server even though there is no issue.

  3. Thanks to SYNACK from:

    Davit2005 (20th April 2012)

  4. #3

    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Jus North of London, close but not too close
    Posts
    851
    Thank Post
    188
    Thanked 70 Times in 65 Posts
    Rep Power
    50
    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    No managment cards I'm guessing?

    Apcupsd UPS control software | Free Security & Utilities software downloads at SourceForge.net might work but I'd rather use serial over USB as USB can be unstable and I have dealt with issues where a USB drop of the UPS monitering knocks out a server even though there is no issue.
    Quite interesting about the communication bit, the servers keep losing communication with UPS. No management cards :-? I will check on Monday to see if they have Serial ports as I might be able to port a multiple serial port card in, not sure if can find serial cables. Find it a bit of a limitation that can't plug more than one UPS via USB but then again guess only one is needed for PSU redundancy.

  5. #4
    MicrosoftTechy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    78
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Rep Power
    11
    simple powershell script work nicley shuts the VM's down then hosts!

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Bit of help with setting up Bring Your own devices
    By alfatec in forum Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 1st February 2012, 12:03 PM
  2. Setting up Adito VPN. AD or built in user database.
    By edutech4schools in forum Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 22nd November 2011, 08:41 AM
  3. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 7th September 2011, 12:46 PM
  4. Prevent 'Log-in via dial up connection'
    By adamyoung in forum Windows
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 12th October 2010, 04:02 PM
  5. APC UPS battery back up - which one???
    By tazman in forum Hardware
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 4th June 2010, 12:01 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •