SLUG Mailing List Archives
RE: [SLUG] UPSs and linux in general
- To: "'slug@xxxxxxxxxxx'" <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: [SLUG] UPSs and linux in general
- From: John Wiltshire <jw@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri Sep 8 11:35:46 2000
From: Jeff Waugh [mailto:jdub@xxxxxxxxxxx]
>Query (given that I've only ever used Dumb-UPS):
>What tells what what's happening and how?
>(ie. Okay, so you've got your serial cable keeping them talking, and I
>assume there's a daemon running in the background waiting for cries of
>"Wolf!" from the UPS - what then? Do you configure a script to run at
>various points or...? Please enlighten!)
With the APC ones you can download a daemon from
http://www.apcc.com/tools/download/ that monitors the UPS and runs various
scripts (which you configure) when any of about 30 events occur. Events are
anything from voltage deviations, power fails, battery replacement
schedules, high temperature and others. Download the Linux stuff and have a
look if you like.
One of the things I like about APC is they provide their daemons/NT services
for free, including updates.