The Chloride ManageUPS NET Adapter from Critical Power Supplies provides an open approach to management of network power. ManageUPS delivers a complete set of manageability options including SNMP, WEB, Telnet, data loggin, event logging and shutdown of multiple servers via TCPIP network connection. Event messages are offered as email as well as SNMP Traps – a truly versatile tool for managing UPS systems in a network environment.
ManageUPS +E models includes the auziliary Blue Bus connector, 1 Environment Sensor module and five-meter Blue Bus cable.
Features and Benefits
Environment Sensor – Measures ambient temperature and relative humidity (RH), reads three (3) volt-free relay input contacts and controls one (1) output relay for event response. Add additional sensor modules to monitor multiple zones from one UPS network adapter. Flexible “Any or All” logic lets you pick multiple event triggers to drive the output relay control.
DHCP Network Configuration – Supports automatic configuration of IP settings using the DHCP protocol. DHCP server must be located on the same local network as the ManageUPS .
Multiple Networked Access Methods – Site power and UPS status information can be accessed securely from any computer on your network. View UPS system status in real time for situational decision support. Access via Telnet, SNMP, or Web Browser.
Network Shutdown – ManageUPS Network Shutdown Controller calls shutdown of computers running MopUPS NSA (Network Shutdown Agent) or RCCMD. Multiple schedules allow for graceful load shedding during extended outages to preserve battery autonomy for the most critical loads. ManageUPS UPS Status Server allows computers running MopUPS Professional or MopUPS Special Edition for Parallel or Redundant Systems to share UPS status information. This allows server group administrators to tailor their own automated power-fail- response scenarios.
Both methods can be used simultaneously, and in VArious combinations to allow complete flexibility in tailoring sophisticated power-fail-response plans for a wide range of operating systems.
Security – Telnet, Web, FTP, and SNMP servers can be individually disabled. SNMP server uses communities to restrict access. Web, Telnet and FTP servers have username and password access control. Web server uses basic HTTP authentication. Passwords used for Network Shutdown authentication are encrypted via MD5.
Serviceability – Allows firmware or configuration files to be updated over the network for simple maintenance. Using ManageUPS DCU for simplified updating and version management.
Event and Data Logging – On-board “flash drive” holds log files of UPS events, system events, & UPS data. WEB interface allows convenient log viewing utility and quick-link download button. Log files can also be retrieved via FTP.
Event Messaging – UPS events can trigger SNMP trap and/or e-mail event messages. E-mail message options include long, short and short-no-subject format options for easy forwarding via SMS or wireless handheld devices.
SNMP Agents – Embedded SNMP Agent conforms to SNMP RFC’s — RFC1213 (MIB II) and RFC1628 (Standard UPS MIB).
Simplified Network Configuration via DHCP and ManageUPS DCU.
Deploy-first, configure remotely — or configure first, then deploy. You choose what works best for your situation.
No need for cumbersome serial port setup and text menu configuration via terminal emulators in a staging area. Use ManageUPS DCU (Discover and Configuration Utility) to automatically discover ManageUPS adapters on your LAN — or search for them on your WAN — and quickly navigate to key settings WEB pages. Change network parameters to fixed IP settings if your network policy prefers manual IP administration.
ManageUPS accepts network parameters automatically via DHCP (RFC2131 & RFC2136 for DDNS).
In LANs without DHCP servers, ManageUPS negotiates a “link-local” address.
OnBoard Help – Help files for parameter definition and configuration assistance are on board — “?” links are context-sensitive and open html-help files in a separate window.