On Fri, 2003-07-18 at 21:35, Andrew Rittner wrote:
> Hi! I'm a new apcupsd user. I'm in the process of converting over as of
> today, since it's getting harder to make PowerChutePlus work under newer
> versions of RedHat.
> I have the standard APC setup for multiple servers on the same UPS:
> SmartUPS 3000 RM, with an expansion card for two more simple serial ports=
> 1 Main (master) server running RedHat 7.3, connected with a Smart Custom
> 2 slave servers also running RH 7.3 connected with simple signalling cabl=
> to the simple ports on the UPS.
> I used to have PowerChutePlus on all three machines, and when the main
> server decided it was time to shut down, it would tell the UPS, which wou=
> then initiate shutdown on the two other servers.
> Can apcupsd do this as well?=20
Depending on how APC implemented there expansion card, this may or=20
may not work. We have had a number of users that had problems
interfacing apcupsd to the serial card, apparently because APC
has done something non-standard.
> It would seem simple for me to use the ethernet
> version, except that I don't have control over the switching equiptment h=
> at work, and it isn't on a power backup. If the power goes out, then the
> machines can no longer talk over the network. I would need to continue to
> use the serial cable connection for them.
All our multiple UPS means of support require that you have your
switching equipment plugged into a UPS because it is all by TCP/IP.
> I may be a little obtuse, but I'm just getting used to the program and
> reading through the manuals. I couldn't find an archive that worked of th=
> list, otherwise I'd have checked there first.