Fw: APC UPS software and USB port

Ken Snider ksnider at flarn.com
Sun Oct 29 20:01:07 CST 2006


In other words, use NUT: http://www.networkupstools.org/ :)

--Ken.

Brandon Coale wrote:
> FYI, if anyone else is curious about APC's PowerChute software.
> 
> APC does not support a USB connection in their agent software for Linux, you
> must use a serial port.   Also, they only offer the PowerChute "agent"
> component on Linux.  You have to install the "server" component of
> PowerChute on a Windows server, and it runs as a service on Windows.  The
> server component communicates with the agent and the server component can be
> setup to page or email you if there are any problems with the UPS.
> 
> Thanks,
> Brandon
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: Brandon Coale
> To: linux-poweredge at dell.com
> Sent: Monday, September 25, 2006 10:55 AM
> Subject: APC UPS software and USB port
> 
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I am trying to set up my APC PowerChute Business Edition 7.0.4 on my
> PowerEdge 2850 with RHEL4. The UPS came with a cable to go from a computer's
> USB port to the DB9 port on the UPS. It also came with another cable to go
> from a computer's DB9 serial port to the DB9 port on the UPS.
> 
> I am running the configuration script to configure the software, and it is
> asking for a serial port as shown below. I'd like to use the USB cable if
> possible.
> 
> Select the serial port
> [1]: /dev/ttyS0
> [2]: /dev/ttyS1
> [3]: Other
>> 3
> Please type in the serial port
> *Case-sensitive (ex: /dev/ttyS0)
> 
> I am wondering if anyone has used this software with the USB cable, or does
> it look like I will have to use my serial port for this software?
> 
> Thanks,
> Brandon Coale
> bcoale at freeway.net
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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