[CLUG-tech] Meissner UPS monitoring
jspies at sun.ac.za
Wed Feb 1 09:07:17 SAST 2006
On Tue, Jan 31, 2006 at 08:40:07PM +0200, Charles Oertel wrote:
> Got a Meissner UPS from Light Edge. Need to get an Ubuntu Breezy box to
> monitor the serial port signals.
> I'm trying upsd but get no joy from it (gives an error when I pull out
> the UPS power).
> Has somebody gone this route before? Or, is there a utility I can use
> to detect the com port status so that I can configure upsd with my fingers?
I have used powstatd years ago with a TrippLite UPS an I remember I
had to use IRQ0 on a serial port to get it to pick up the signals on
that port correctly. But it was not too difficult to set up. The
documentation was very good. I don't know about the Meissner UPS
The description of the powstatd on Debian:
Description: Configurable UPS monitoring daemon
Assuming you have a relay-based "dumb" UPS that corresponds with your
machine via a serial connection, you should be able to configure
powstatd in just a few minutes. It is easily configured, and can be
expected to support most "dumb" UPS supplies.
UPS models known to work:
CyberPower PowerSL series
CyberPower Power2000 1500VA
CyberPower Power99 325VA, 400VA, 500VA and 720VA
Some older CyberPower 385VA and 450VA models
TrippLite Internet Office 500 UPS
Various older APC units.
Powstatd can also be configured to allow a master machine to control
(Via a network connection) up to 2 (by default) additional slave
machines connected to the same UPS. This allows you to run several
machines off the same UPS, with only one of the machines actually
reading the UPS status over the serial line.
Johann Spies Telefoon: 021-808 4036
Informasietegnologie, Universiteit van Stellenbosch
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