gb1
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APC UPS

Anyone monitoring an APC UPS? I have one set and get all the interface info.

But I would like to get battery status information, load information, etc. on the UPS.

Is there any way to do that?

Thanks,

Gary
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noah_hyperic
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Do you have the SNMP MIB available for us (this Forum group) to look at?
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gb1
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Well, that was of course a really good question. I had already been out looking for it and was having a hard time finding it.

I still haven't actually found one directly from APC, however I have found a note that says there is a standard UPS MIB published by the IETF and that the APC supports that MIB.

Indeed, there is an RFC for it, it's RFC 1628 and can be found here. It contains the UPS MIB.

This is a better thing for HQ to support since it is a standard and will probably work with most UPS's.

http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1628

Hope that helps.

Gary

Message was edited by: gbowling
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dhardiker
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Hi,

I've just installed 2x APC SUA3000RMI2U's, and a APC Network Management Card 10/100 BASE-T (AP9617) into each. SNMP has been enabled, but I am having similar issues with connecting up the monitoring with Hyperic.

The CD came with this MIB though: http://www.hardiker.co.uk/download/attachments/147/powernet383.mib

Does that help?
What do I need to do next?
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dhardiker
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The attached PDF might be useful, its the documentation on the CD.
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gb1
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If you get it working, let me know what you did.. I have not been successful. I finally just set up the APC to notify me directly, which is not what I would prefer.

Gary
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ipartner
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I just created a simple SNMP plugin to monitor an APC Smart-UPS. See the attached files. Right now it only monitors the Input Line Voltage. I hope to add some features in the future.

This should also work for a lot of other APC equipment as it is supported in the MIB.

Pepijn
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lundrog
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What type of device did you add these as?

and do i just make a plugin folder at the root of the server/bin, and put the plugin there?


Thanks

Message was edited by: lundrog
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staceyeschneide
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Best practice would be to add a UPS as a platform.

For how to add plugins, check out http://support.hyperic.com/confluence/display/DOC/Deploy+Plugin
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staceyeschneide
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pepijn - thanks for sharing! If you wouldn't mind, please add these plugins and related info to the HyperFORGE (http://www.hyperic.com/hyperforge) so folks can better search them & we will award you points! And who knows... maybe even next month's Plugin of the Month Award! http://www.hyperic.com/resources/plugin_of_the_month.html
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lundrog
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Alright, but what type of host do i set it at?

and how do i get load and bat life information out of it?
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ipartner
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I have customized the plug-in and posted it to HyperFORGE
http://support.hyperic.com/confluence/display/hypcomm/APC+SmartUPS
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JohnMarkOrg
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Hi, thank you for posting this! I will create a separate page for the
plugin and link to it from the front page. Will post the URL after I do
that.

Thanks!
John Mark
Hyperic Community Manager


Excerpts from Pepijn's message of Thu May 01 00:56:41 -0700 2008:
> I have customized the plug-in and posted it to HyperFORGE
> http://support.hyperic.com/confluence/display/hypcomm/APC+SmartUPS

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JohnMarkOrg
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Ok, cleaned up the page a bit and linked to it from the front page of the forge.

Unfortunately, there was another plugin that took the honors for April's plugin of the month, but this will be in the running for May!

Thanks!
John Mark
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ipartner
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Thanks John.

I hope this will be helpful to others. There will be some updates in the future, the APC MIB also supports environmental monitoring.

Pepijn
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ccaughman
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would you have just one UPS platform or would each UPS unit be a platform by itself?
I have over 100 UPS units to monitor..........would that be 1 UPS platform or over 100 UPS platforms?
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