[TriLUG] USB UPS monitoring
aaron at joyner.ws
Wed Oct 13 18:10:15 EDT 2004
Brian Henning wrote:
> We've got an Energizer (actually Technuity) ER-PRO1000 UPS protecting a
> server running FC2. Technuity/Energizer doesn't seem to be eager to provide
> any monitoring software for the Linux platform. Add to that the fact that
> I've never monitored any sort of UPS in linux before, anyhow. So:
> - What program actually takes care of monitoring a UPS and shutting the
> computer down in the event of a power failure [lasting longer than x
> - Do I need particular software that knows how to talk to a ER-PRO1000
> specifically, or is it something that is more generic?
Maybe, maybe not. It depends on what protocol your UPS uses. A cursory
glance over the compat list didn't list it, but you should certainly
look for yourself, especially if it goes by more than one name. Also
google around, some quick googling for Energizer ups nut found a few
drivers for NUT which may or may not work for you. You'll have to read
the fine print. :)
> - If I do need software specific to that particular UPS, does anyone know
> where I can find it?
Check out NUT (Network UPS Tools) at http://us1.networkupstools.org/ It
may very well support your UPS, and having used both it an apcupsd, I
can say that NUT is both better, and a touch more work to configure.
But it supports *dramatically* more hardware, and there is good
code-sharing going on between apcupsd and NUT's APC driver.
Aaron S. Joyner
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