MINUTEMAN
SentryII
User’s Manual
Version 2.0
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................................................................................... 4
INSTALLATION ...................................................................................................................................................................... 4
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS ......................................................................................................................................................... 4
INSTALLING THE UPS INTERFACE CABLE .................................................................................................................................. 4
WINDOWS .............................................................................................................................................................................. 4
Install Procedure................................................................................................................................................................ 4
Starting SentryII Services .................................................................................................................................................... 5
Connect to Service.............................................................................................................................................................. 6
Uninstall Procedure............................................................................................................................................................ 6
NOVELL NETWARE ................................................................................................................................................................. 7
Install Procedure................................................................................................................................................................ 7
Starting SentryII Services .................................................................................................................................................... 8
Connect to Service.............................................................................................................................................................. 9
Uninstall Procedure............................................................................................................................................................ 9
UNIX ................................................................................................................................................................................... 10
Install Procedure.............................................................................................................................................................. 10
Starting SentryII Services .................................................................................................................................................. 11
Connect to Service............................................................................................................................................................ 12
CONFIGURATION................................................................................................................................................................. 13
USER MANAGEMENT............................................................................................................................................................. 13
SERVER SETTINGS................................................................................................................................................................. 14
UPS CONFIGURATION ........................................................................................................................................................... 15
EVENT CONFIGURATION .................................................................................................................................................... 16
EVENT ACTION ..................................................................................................................................................................... 16
Paging............................................................................................................................................................................. 16
Logging ........................................................................................................................................................................... 18
SNMP Trap...................................................................................................................................................................... 18
Broadcasting.................................................................................................................................................................... 19
Email Notification ............................................................................................................................................................ 19
UPS and/or Operating System Shutdown ............................................................................................................................ 20
Run a System Command .................................................................................................................................................... 21
MONITORING ....................................................................................................................................................................... 23
METER ................................................................................................................................................................................ 23
IDENTIFICATION ................................................................................................................................................................... 23
INPUT .................................................................................................................................................................................. 24
OUTPUT ............................................................................................................................................................................... 24
BATTERY ............................................................................................................................................................................. 24
ALARM ................................................................................................................................................................................ 25
VIEW GRAPHIC ..................................................................................................................................................................... 25
UPS CONTROL OPTIONS...................................................................................................................................................... 27
CONTROL ............................................................................................................................................................................. 27
SCHEDULING ....................................................................................................................................................................... 27
SCHEDULE ........................................................................................................................................................................... 27
DATA & EVENT LOGGING .................................................................................................................................................. 28
LOG CONFIGURATION ........................................................................................................................................................... 28
VIEW DATA LOG .................................................................................................................................................................. 30
VIEW EVENT LOG ................................................................................................................................................................. 31
SENTRYII REMOTE .............................................................................................................................................................. 31
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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS ....................................................................................................................................................... 31
WINDOWS CLIENT ................................................................................................................................................................ 32
Installation....................................................................................................................................................................... 32
Starting SentryII Services .................................................................................................................................................. 33
NOVELL NETWARE CLIENT .................................................................................................................................................... 33
Installation....................................................................................................................................................................... 33
Starting SentryII Services .................................................................................................................................................. 35
UNIX CLIENT........................................................................................................................................................................ 35
Installation....................................................................................................................................................................... 35
Starting SentryII Services .................................................................................................................................................. 37
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INTRODUCTION
Sentry II is a UPS power monitoring application for the Windows 95/98/ME, Windows NT/2000/XP, SCO Unixware/Open Desktop,
HP-UX, IBM AIX, Red Hat Linux, Tru-64 UNIX, and Novell Netware 4.x, 5.x operating systems. Sentry II monitors the UPS
through a cable attached to a serial port on the computer, and the communications interface on the UPS. This connection enables
SentryII to check the status of the UPS and to perform a graceful operating system shutdown if required.
Through SentryII’s web browser interface, you can configure shutdown timers and event actions, view and print event logs, and view
and print power history graphs and data logs.
You can configure SentryII to perform appropriate actions when an event is detected. The user configurable actions include: logging,
broadcasting, paging, e-mail, command file execution, and UPS and operating system shutdown. You can set the delays and intervals
of these actions. For example, if utility power fails, you may wish to log the event, broadcast a warning message, page the system
administrator, and shutdown the system after a configured time delay.
The monitoring screen displays readings and meters for the UPS. You can customize which values are displayed.
The UPS readings can be logged for later viewing. You can configure the frequency of the data logging. The event log tracks the
history of power and UPS related events. The data log can be viewed, graphed, or printed. The event log can be viewed or printed.
You can schedule specific actions to occur, such as system shutdown and restarts. You can schedule these actions to recur one-time,
daily, every weekday, or a specific day of the week. Some actions may not be supported on all UPS models.
INSTALLATION
System Requirements
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To use SentryII, your system must be running one of the following operating systems with the TCP/IP protocol:
• Windows 95/98/ME
• Windows NT/2000/XP
• SCO Unixware/Open Desktop
• HP-UX
• IBM AIX
• Red Hat Linux
• Novell Netware 4.x, 5.x
• Tru-64 UNIX
SentryII requires one dedicated RS-232 serial port on your computer, for communications with the UPS.
SentryII requires an additional dedicated RS-232 serial port on your computer, for paging, if this feature is utilized.
Installing the UPS Interface Cable
Install the UPS interface cable by performing the following steps:
1. Locate the UPS interface cable that was provided with SentryII, or the UPS. (Part # 35000003)
2. Identify the computer end of the cable. The computer end of the cable will have a part # label attached.
3. Plug the connector at the computer end of the cable into the dedicated serial communications port on your computer. If this end
of the cable does not match your serial port connector, use an RS-232 adapter.
4. Plug the connector at the other end of the cable into the interface port on the UPS. (Refer to the UPS user’s manual for help in
locating the interface port.)
NOTE: SentryII will look for the UPS on com 1 by default. Com ports 2, 3, or 4 maybe used with minor configuration changes.
Windows
Install Procedure
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Step 1. Insert the SentryII Installation CD and select Install Software from the menu. If the autorun feature does not work, run
setup.exe located in the {drive}:\\SentryIIServer\Win32 folder on the SentryII Installation CD.
NOTE: Replace {drive} with the drive letter of the CDROM drive.
NOTE: When using a Windows NT/2000/XP server, logon as the administrator to ensure that you have full read and write privileges.
Step 2. The InstallShield Wizard will guide you through the installation process.
Step 3. The default install location is recommended.
Step 4. The default web server port address is 80. If you are running a standard web server such as IIS, Apache, or Microsoft
Personal Web Server, you may want to change this port address to avoid a conflict.
Starting SentryII Services
If, at the end of the installation, you selected to start SentryII, then SentryII should be running. If not, to start SentryII, perform the
following steps:
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Windows 95/98/ME
1. From the Windows Quick Launch Toolbar:
2. Right click on the SentryII Manager icon.
3. From the popup menu, select Start SentryII.
NOTE: If the menu reads Stop SentryII then the server is already running. By default, the SentryII Manager is placed in the windows
Startup folder to run at system startup.
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Windows NT/2000/XP
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Start the Windows Services application.
From the Windows Start Menu, select the Settings menu, and then select the Control Panel menu.
Select the Administrative Tools folder, and then select the Services application.
Locate the Sentry II service in the services list.
Right click Sentry II and select Start from the popup menu.
Connect to Service
Step 1. To connect to SentryII, click the Windows Start button and select Programs / SentryII / Connect to SentryII.
Step 2. The following windows will appear. SentryII will display your computer’s default DNS name. If not, then manually enter
in either your computer name or IP address.
Step 3. Click Connect and your default web browser will start. The SentryII security page will then appear. The default User Name
and Password is admin.
NOTE: The administrator User Name and Password can be changed from within the Users section once SentryII is connected.
Uninstall Procedure
Uninstall SentryII by performing the following steps:
Step 1. Open the Windows Control Panel and choose Add/Remove Programs.
Step 2. Choose SentryII and click Add/Remove. InstallShield will guide you through the uninstall process.
Step 3. InstallShield can Repair or Remove SentryII.
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Step 4. The SentryII Data Logs and Event Logs are NOT removed during the uninstall process. They can be located in the
C:\Program Files\Minuteman\SentryII Data and Event folders.
Novell Netware
Install Procedure
Step 1. SentryII must be installed from a Windows client computer. Before you begin, you will need the name of the Novell
Netware server and where the software will be installed. If you do not know the name of the netware server, ask your Novell
Netware Administrator.
NOTE: Novell Client32 is NOT required, however TCP/IP is a necessity for SentryII.
The Novell server must be running TCP/IP.
Step 2. Map a drive to the netware server's SYS volume. (NOTE: The netware user must have administrator access rights for SYS)
If you do not know how to map a drive, see the following:
• For Windows 95/98/ME, from Help on the Windows Start menu, see the index map network drive and To assign (map)
a drive letter to a network computer or folder.
• For NT, from Help on the Windows Start menu, see the index mapping network drives.
• For 2000, from Help on the Windows Start menu, see the index mapping drives and to network computer or folder.
• For XP, from Help and Support on the Windows Start menu, see the index mapping drives and to network computer
or folder.
NOTE: Make a note of the drive letter selected, as this will be needed later. Also the computername is the NetWare server
name and the foldername is SYS. (i.e. \\{computername}\SYS).
Step 3. Insert the SentryII Installation CD and select Install Software from the menu. If the autorun feature does not work, run
setup.exe located in the {drive}:\\SentryIIServer\Netware folder on the SentryII Installation CD. NOTE: Replace {drive} with the
drive letter of the CDROM drive.
Step 4. The InstallShield Wizard will guide you through the installation process.
Step 5. When prompted for the SentryII installation folder, select the drive letter mapped in Step 2 and enter a new folder name, a
maximum of 8 characters may be used, where the software will be installed. (For example, F:\SentryII.)
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Step 6. The default web server port address is 80. (NOTE: Novell Netware v 5.1 does have the ability to run a web server, you may
want to change this port address to avoid a conflict.)
Starting SentryII Services
NOTE: The hosts file on the Novell server may need to be altered before the SentryII service can run properly. This can be done by
entering: LOAD EDIT SYS:ETC\HOSTS at the console prompt. The IP address of the server needs to be referenced to the server
name.
From the Novell server, start SentryII by entering the following commands at the console prompt: (NOTE: replace InstallFolder with
the folder name entered in step 5)
LOAD AIOCOMX.NLM
LOAD NETDB.NLM
LOAD SYS:InstallFolder\SENTRYII.NLM
SentryII should now be executing on the Novell Netware server. Within a few minutes, you should see
the following messages on the SentryII display:
Connecting to UPS...
UPS connected successfully.
SentryII is now running.
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NOTE: To execute SentryII Server at system startup the support NLM files may be placed in the AUTOEXEC.NCF file.
Connect to Service
Step 1. SentryII must be configured from a Windows client computer. Before you begin, you will need the IP address of the Novell
Netware server.
NOTE: TCP/IP is a requirement for SentryII. The Windows client must be running TCP/IP.
Step 2. Start your favorite web browser. Type in the IP address of your server in the Address bar.
(Example: http://ServerIPaddress )
Step 3. The SentryII security web page will load. The default User Name and Password is admin.
NOTE: The administrator User Name and Password can be changed from within the Users section once SentryII is connected.
Uninstall Procedure
NOTE: SentryII uninstall must be executed from the same Windows client computer that performed the original installation.
Uninstall SentryII by performing the following steps:
Step 1. Open the Windows Control Panel and choose Add/Remove Programs.
Step 2. Choose SentryII and click Add/Remove. InstallShield will guide you through the uninstall process.
Step 3. InstallShield can Repair or Remove SentryII.
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Step 4. The SentryII Data Logs and Event Logs are NOT removed during the uninstall process. They can be located in the
SYS:InstallFolder\Data and Event folders.
Unix
Install Procedure
Step 1. You must be logged in to the server as root to ensure that you have full read and write privileges.
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Auto Install: Insert the SentryII Installation CD into the drive. Mount the CD-ROM drive. Execute the install script located
in the \SentryIIServer\Unix folder on the SentryII Installation CD.
KNOWN ISSUE: The KDE desktop environment running with the Konqueror web browser does NOT work properly with install
scripts. For this setup, please use the Manual Install listed below.
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Manual Install: Insert the SentryII Installation CD into the drive. Mount the CD-ROM drive. Open a terminal windows and
go to the mnt/cdrom/SentryIIServer/Unix folder. Type ./install at the command prompt to begin the install process.
Step 2. The install script will begin.
Step 3. All default install locations are recommended.
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Step 4. The default web server port address is 80.
Starting SentryII Services
If, at the end of the installation, you selected to start SentryII, then SentryII should be running.
If not, please perform the following steps:
To start SentryII, execute the following commands for your platform:
HP-UX
1. cd /opt/SentryII
2. ./SentryII daemon
SCO Unixware / Open Desktop
1. cd /etc/init.d
2. ./SentryII start
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IBM AIX
1. cd /usr/local/sbin
2. ./SentryII daemon
Red Hat Linux
1. cd /etc/rc.d/init.d
2. ./SentryII start
Tru-64 UNIX
1. cd/usr/local/sbin
2. ./SentryII daemon
Connect to Service
Step 1. Start your favorite web browser. Type in the IP address of your server in the Address bar.
(Example: http://ServerIPaddress )
Step 2. The SentryII security web page will load. The default User Name and Password is admin.
NOTE: The administrator User Name and Password can be changed from within the Users section once SentryII is connected.
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CONFIGURATION
After SentryII is connected, the default page will be displayed.
To begin the configuration, select User located in the Server section.
User Management
The User Management page is where the valid user accounts are set up for SentryII. The default user is admin, which has
administrator privileges. Logging in under this account allows you to completing configure SentryII. To add additional users, enter
the Name, Password, Confirm Password, select whether this user should have administrator privileges, and select Save. NOTE: The
information a user will be able to view is limited if an account is set up without administrator privileges.
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Server Settings
The Server Settings page contains the configurable settings for the SentryII server. If your server requires values other than the
defaults, enter the correct values and select Save. A message will be displayed confirming that the changes have been saved.
The following is a description of the fields contained on this page:
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API Port
SentryII’s API communications port. The default port 8888 may be changed if it
conflicts with another service running on the computer. (NOTE: This port is used to
communicate with all SentryII Remote clients.)
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Web Server Port
SentryII uses this port to communicate with a web browser. The default port 80 may be
changed if it conflicts with another web server running on the computer.
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Serial Communications Port
SentryII uses this port to communicate with the UPS. Select the port the UPS has been
connected to.
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Baud Rate
SentryII communicates with the UPS using this baud rate. This rate will be auto detected
from the UPS when the SentryII service is started. If not, please refer to the
documentation provided with your UPS.
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SMTP Server
The SMTP server name or IP address supplied here will be used to send email
notifications.
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Contact Closure UPS
Select this checkbox if the UPS supports contact closure and you would like SentryII to
use this mode. (NOTE: Units connecting to an AS400 computer will benefit most from
this feature. Contact Closure requires a non-standard communications cable. Part #
35000015)
NOTE: If the UPS is connected to any com port other than com 1 the default page will not display until the required com port is
selected and your web browser is restarted.
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UPS Configuration
The Configuration page contains configurable and static settings for the attached UPS. If changes are required, enter the correct
values and select Save. A message will be displayed confirming that the changes have been saved.
The following is a description of the fields contained on this page:
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Nominal Input Voltage
The expected input voltage.
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Nominal Input Frequency
The input frequency provided by the UPS.
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Nominal Output Voltage
The output voltage provided by the UPS.
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Nominal Output Frequency
The output frequency provided by the UPS.
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Nominal Volt-Amp Rating
The volt-amp rating provided by the UPS.
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Nominal Output Power
The output power provided by the UPS.
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Nominal Low Battery Time
The low battery time provided by the UPS.
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Nominal Battery Voltage
The expected battery voltage.
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Audible Alarm
Enable or disable the audible alarm feature of the UPS.
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Low Voltage Transfer Point
The low voltage point at which the UPS begins to provide power.
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Battery Installed Date
The date which the UPS first started service. (User changeable field.)
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Nominal Battery Life
Estimated battery life of 3 years. (User changeable field.)
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Shutdown Type
Determines the shutdown mode for the UPS. (Default of “Output” is recommended.)
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Auto Restart
Enable or disable the automatic restart feature of the UPS. (Default of “Enabled” is
recommended.)
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NOTE: Some fields may not be supported or displayed by all UPS’s.
EVENT CONFIGURATION
Event Action
The event action page provides complete control over UPS system events. The available events vary by UPS model, however you can
configure options for Paging, Logging, SNMP Traps, Broadcast, SMTP Email, Shutdown, and System Commands, for any available
event. This allows you to take the appropriate action based on the event, such as sending a notification of the event to the
administrator.
NOTE: Some options for actions are not available for all operating systems.
To configure an event, select an event from the Event List. Then, select the button for the type of action to take when the event occurs.
The following sections describe how to set up each action.
Paging
You can configure SentryII to use a third party paging system to send pages, to up to five people, when an event occurs. To avoid
sending pages for events that last only a short time, enter a delay time. To set up paging for an event, select the Pager button. The
following configuration page will be displayed. Enter the desired configuration and select the OK button. A message will be
displayed confirming that the settings have been saved.
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The following is a description of the fields contained on this page:
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Event
Displays the name of the event that is being configured.
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Paging Enabled
Select the checkbox to enable paging for this event. This option allows you to retain
your settings whether the option is enabled or disabled.
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Delay
The amount of time in seconds, after the event occurs, before paging is performed.
If the event is removed before the delay time is reached, the paging will be cancelled.
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Port
The dedicated serial communications port used when paging is performed. A
modem must also be available and properly configured for this port.
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Alarm-Add
The numeric message sent, as the page, when an event is added.
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Alarm-Remove
The numeric message sent, as the page, when an event is removed.
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Pager Number
Up to five separate pages may be configured. Each field must contain only one
paging phone number followed by any codes required by the paging service to
complete the page.
The phone number must contain any access numbers required for the phone system
to gain access to an outside line, such as dialing 8 or 9. Each comma (,) represents
three (3) seconds dialing pause time. This allows the modem to pause before
sending a sequence of numbers to the paging system. There may be times, when a
pause is required, before the paging system is ready to receive the next numeric
command.
It may be necessary to test the pause time until it is determined to be functioning
properly. This may require an event to be manually triggered. See the UPS Control
Options section to trigger an event.
Valid characters are limited to 0 through 9, comma (,) and the pound sign (#).
An example pager number follows: 1,8007597243,,,,,123456#,,,
The numeric 1 would be dialed.
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Followed by a 3 second pause.
The numbers 8007597243 would be dialed.
Followed by a 15 second pause.
The numbers 123456 and # would be dialed.
Followed by a 9 second pause.
Then, the numeric add or remove alarm would be sent as the pager message.
End of example.
Logging
You can configure SentryII to log the event to the event log file. For instructions on how to view the event log, see the View Event
Log section.
To set up logging for an event, select the Logging button. The following configuration page will be displayed.
Select the Logging Enabled checkbox to enable logging for the event, and select the OK button. A message will be displayed
confirming that the settings have been saved.
SNMP Trap
You can configure SentryII to send a SNMP trap, to up to 10 other computers on the network, when an event occurs. To set up a
SNMP trap for an event, select the Trap button. The following configuration page will be displayed. Enter the desired configuration
and select the OK button. A message will be displayed confirming the settings have been saved.
The following is a description of the fields contained on this page:
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Event
Displays the name of the event that is being configured.
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SNMP Trap Enabled
Select the checkbox to enable sending a trap for this event.
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IP Address
The IP address of the computer that will receive the trap. Up to 10 addresses may be
entered, each in a separate field.
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Community
This is the community name used when sending the trap. (i.e. PUBLIC)
Broadcasting
You can configure SentryII to broadcast a notification message when an event occurs. To avoid sending broadcasts for events that last
only a short time, enter a delay time.
To set up broadcasting for an event, select the Broadcast button. The following configuration page will be displayed. Enter the desired
configuration and select the OK button. A message will be displayed confirming the settings have been saved.
The following is a description of the fields contained on this page:
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Event
Displays the name of the event that is being configured.
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Broadcast Enabled
Select the checkbox to enable broadcasting for this event.
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Delay
The amount of time in seconds, after the event occurs, before broadcasting is performed.
If the event is removed before the delay time is reached, the broadcasting will be
cancelled.
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For Unix only
All of the current network connections to the Unix server will be sent a broadcast
message.
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For Netware only
All of the current network connections to the Netware server will be sent a broadcast
message.
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For Windows 95/98/ME only
(NOT viewable) Only NT/2000 servers can send broadcast messages. On Windows
95/98/ME machines, winpopup may be used to receive broadcast messages.
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For Windows NT/2000/XP only
A space delimited list of recipients. If an asterisk (*) is entered, all current connections
on the logged in domain will be sent a broadcast message. Otherwise, the specified user
name and/or computer name will be sent a broadcast message.
Email Notification
You can configure SentryII to send an email message to up to five different email addresses when an event occurs. To avoid sending
emails for events that last only a short time, enter a delay time. To set up email notification for an event, select the Email button. The
following configuration page will be displayed. Enter the desired configuration and select the OK button. A message will be displayed
confirming the settings have been saved.
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The following is a description of the fields contained on this page:
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Event
Displays the name of the event that is being configured.
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Send Email Enabled
Select the checkbox to enable sending email notifications for this event.
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Delay
The amount of time in seconds, after the event occurs, before sending email notifications.
If the event is removed before the delay time is reached, sending email will be cancelled.
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Sender Address
The email address of the default mail account used as a reference to the sender.
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Alarm-Add
The message sent, as the body of the email, when an event is added.
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Alarm-Remove
The message sent, as the body of the email, when an event is removed.
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Recipient
The SMTP email address of the recipient. Up to five (5) recipients may be entered in
separate fields. The address must be entered in the default notation (i.e.
recipient@somedomain.net)
UPS and/or Operating System Shutdown
You can configure SentryII to shutdown the UPS and/or Operating System, when an event occurs that warrants this action. To avoid
shutting down the system for events that last only a short time, enter a delay time.
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To set up shutdown for an event, select the Shutdown button. The following configuration page will be displayed.
NOTE: The SentryII Remote client may be used to extend the system shutdown feature to multiple servers/workstations in a network.
The following is a description of the fields contained on this page:
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Event
Displays the name of the event that is being configured.
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Shutdown Enabled
Select the checkbox to enable shutdown for this event.
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Shutdown OS Delay
The amount of time in seconds, after the event occurs, before the operating system will
be shutdown. Enter –1 to disable shutting down the operating system. If the event is
removed before the delay time is reached, the action will be cancelled.
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Shutdown UPS Delay
The amount of time in seconds, after the event occurs, before the UPS will be shutdown.
If the event is removed before the delay time is reached, the action will be cancelled.
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Message
Shutdown message.
NOTE: If you are using the SentryII Remote agent this event MUST be enabled. All Remote agents need to be configured to
shutdown before the SentryII Server. This is accomplished with the Shutdown OS Delay and the Shutdown UPS Delay fields.
Run a System Command
You can configure SentryII to run an operating system command, when an event occurs. To avoid running a system command for
events that last only a short time, enter a delay time.
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To set up a system command for an event, select the Command button. The following configuration page will be displayed.
The following is a description of the fields contained on this page:
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Event
Displays the name of the event that is being configured.
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Command Enabled
Select the checkbox to enable running a system command for this event.
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Delay
The amount of time in seconds, after the event occurs, before the system command will
be executed. If the event is removed before the delay time is reached, the system
command will be cancelled.
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Command Path Add
The path and system command to execute when the event is added.
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Optional Parameters Add
Parameters to pass to the system command.
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Command Path Remove
The path and system command to execute when the event is removed.
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Optional Parameters Remove
Parameters to pass to the system command.
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MONITORING
Meter
The meter page displays current meter readings from the UPS. This allows you to view a quick snapshot of the status of the UPS.
Identification
The identification page displays the UPS model information. An Identification description and Attached Devices may be entered here.
To save any changes, select Save. A message will be displayed confirming that the changes have been saved.
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Input
The input page displays the current state of the input power to the UPS. Refer to the documentation provided with the UPS for more
details on the information provided on this page.
Output
The output page displays the current state of the output power from the UPS. Refer to the documentation provided with the UPS for
more details on the information provided on this page.
Battery
The battery page displays the current state of the UPS battery. Refer to the documentation provided with the UPS for more details on
the information provided on this page.
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Alarm
The alarm page displays the current state of the alarms supported by the UPS.
View Graphic
The view graphic page provides a current view of UPS values. The meters show nominal value ranges in green, the thresholds in
yellow, and invalid values in red.
The UPS current values and meter graphs are fully configurable and can display any values provided by the UPS.
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If you would like to see other values, changing them is easy. To change a value or a meter, click on the title of the value or meter and
the following window will be displayed.
Select a new value from the drop-down list and select Save. The value will automatically be updated on the view graphic page.
You can also view the log graph by selecting the Log Graph button. The graph is fully configurable. You can select the UPS value,
begin date, and time range to view the customized graph. Select the Refresh button to view the changes. You can also specify the Y
minimum and maximum values, whether the X and/or Y grid lines are displayed, and whether lines or points are graphed. Select Exit
to close the log graph window.
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UPS CONTROL OPTIONS
Control
The control page provides the interface for controlling various options provided by the UPS. You can control startup, shutdown,
restart, and testing options. Not all options are supported or displayed by all UPS’s.
To perform an option, select the option and select the OK button. A perform command page will be displayed displaying available
configuration information for the option. Enter the desired configuration information, if any, and select the Perform Command
button. A message will be displayed confirming the command has been performed successfully.
SCHEDULING
Schedule
The schedule page provides the interface for scheduling the date and time when the shutdown and restart UPS events should occur.
To add a new schedule, select the New button. To make changes to a current schedule, select [Edit]. And to remove a schedule, select
[Delete].
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After selecting the New button or [Edit], the following page will be displayed. Select the desired shutdown and restart configuration
and select the Save button.
The following is a description of the fields contained on this page:
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Date
The date when the event should occur. The date may easily be selected by clicking on
the date icon.
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Time
The time when the event should occur on the specified date.
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UPS Action
The UPS shutdown and restart settings. If Shutdown with Restart is selected, the UPS
will shutdown and then restart after n number of seconds.
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OS Shutdown
The operating system shutdown options. If enabled, the operating system will shutdown
n number of seconds before the UPS is shutdown.
NOTE: Newer computer systems support the automatic power management feature. This feature enables the computer to power off
automatically at shutdown. If the Shutdown with Restart action is selected and your computer supports this feature your computer
will NOT power on. Please refer to the computer manufacture’s Users Manual for instructions on changing the power management
feature from within your system’s BIOS.
DATA & EVENT LOGGING
Log Configuration
The log configuration page contains the configurable settings for logging UPS readings and events on a regular basis. It also provides
options for exporting and purging the log file. To configure the logging, enter the desired settings and select the Save button. A
message will be displayed confirming that the changes have been saved.
To export the log file, enter the path and file name to exported to and select the Export Log File button. The log will export as a
comma-delimited text file. To purge the log file, select the Purge Log File button.
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The following is a description of the fields contained on this page:
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Logging Enable
Select the checkbox to enable the logging of UPS readings and events.
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Logging Interval
How often the logging will occur, in minutes.
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Maximum Data Log Size
Maximum size of the data log file, either unlimited or a specified number of megabytes.
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Maximum Data Log History
Maximum number of days to keep data log entries, either unlimited or a specified number
of days.
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Maximum Event Log Size
Maximum size of the event log file, either unlimited or a specified number of megabytes.
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Maximum Event Log History
Maximum number of days to keep event log entries, either unlimited or a specified
number of days.
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Export File Name
The file name and path where the log may be exported to.
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View Data Log
The view data log page allows you to select a date range of UPS log records to view. Leaving the date fields blank will display all
records.
To display the log, after selecting the desired date range, select the OK button.
A page similar to the following will be displayed.
NOTE: The data fields contained in the log may vary depending on the UPS model connected.
Select the First button to display the first page of the log. Select Previous to display the previous page. Select Next to display the
next page of the log. And select Last to view the last page of the log.
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View Event Log
The view event log page allows you to select a date range of event log records to view. Leaving the date fields blank will display all
records.
To display the log, after selecting the desired date range, select the OK button.
A page similar to the following will be displayed.
Select the First button to display the first page of the log. Select Previous to display the previous page. Select Next to display the
next page of the log. And select Last to view the last page of the log.
SENTRYII REMOTE
SentryII Remote was designed to extend the system shutdown capability to multiple servers/workstations in a network.
The Remote agent is available for Windows, Netware, and Unix. This gives the user cross-platform shutdown capabilities.
System Requirements
1.
To use SentryII Remote, your system must be running one of the following operating systems:
• Windows 95/98/ME
• Windows NT/2000/XP
• SCO UnixWare/Open Desktop
• HP-UX
• IBM AIX
• Red Hat Linux
• Novell Netware 4.x, 5.x
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Tru-64 UNIX
2.
The SentryII Remote client MUST be on the same network as the server/workstation hosting the SentryII Server.
3.
NO other equipment is required! All Remote Clients can be automatically shutdown by one event from one MINUTEMAN
UPS.
Windows Client
Installation
Step 1. Insert the SentryII Installation CD and select Install Software from the menu. If the autorun feature does not work, run
setup.exe located in the {cdrom drive}:\\RemoteClient\Win32 folder on the SentryII Installation CD.
NOTE: When using a Windows NT/2000 server, logon as the administrator to ensure that you have full read and write privileges.
Step 2. The InstallShield Wizard will guide you through the installation process.
Step 3. The default install location is recommended.
Step 4. Specify the desired setting for the SentryII Remote client.
NOTE: This splash screen is only available during the install process. To change these settings after installation, you may edit the
C:\Program Files\Minuteman\SIIRemote\SIIRemote.ini file.
The following is a description of the fields contained on this page:
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Server Address
The SentryII Server’s IP address.
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Server Port
The API port number of the SentryII Server. (See Server Settings on page 13)
•
Username
The default is admin. This setting must coincide with the defined SentryII users list. (See
User Management on page 13)
•
Password
The default is admin. This setting must coincide with the defined SentryII passwords list.
(See User Management on page 13)
•
On Battery Shutdown
The amount of time in seconds, after the event occurs, before the Remote Client will be
shutdown. If the event is removed before the delay time is reached, the action will be
cancelled. (See UPS and/or Operating System Shutdown on page 20)
•
Low Battery Shutdown
The amount of time in seconds, after the event occurs, before the Remote Client will be
shutdown. (See UPS and/or Operating System Shutdown on page 20)
NOTE: All Remote clients need to be configured to shutdown before the SentryII Server.
Starting SentryII Services
If, at the end of the installation, you selected to start SentryII, then SentryII should be running. If not, to start SentryII, perform the
following steps:
•
Windows 95/98/ME
1. Click the Windows Start button and select Programs / SentryII / SIIRemote.
2. SentryII Remote is a hidden service and may only be seen by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Delete.
•
Windows NT/2000/XP
1. Start the Windows Services application.
2. From the Windows Start Menu, select the Settings menu, and then select the Control Panel menu.
3. Select the Administrative Tools folder, and then select the Services application.
4. Locate the SentryII Remote service in the services list.
5. Right click SentryII Remote and select Start from the popup menu.
Novell Netware Client
Installation
Step 1. The SentryII Remote must be installed from a Windows client computer. This should be done in exactly the same manner as
the SentryII Server installation. (see Novell Netware | Install Procedure page 7)
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Step 2. Insert the SentryII Installation CD and select Install Software from the menu. If the autorun feature does not work, run
setup.exe located in the {cdrom drive}:\\RemoteClient\Netware folder on the SentryII Installation CD.
Step 3. The InstallShield Wizard will guide you through the installation process.
Step 4. When prompted for the SentryII installation folder, select a drive letter mapped to the SYS volume of your Novell server and
enter a new folder name, a maximum of 8 characters may be used, where the software will be installed. (For example,
F:\SentryII.)
Step 5. Specify the desired setting for the SentryII Remote client.
NOTE: This splash screen is only available during the install process. To change these settings after installation, you may edit the
InstallFolder\SIIRemote\SIIRemote.ini file.
The following is a description of the fields contained on this page:
•
Server Address
The SentryII Server’s IP address.
•
Server Port
The API port number of the SentryII Server. (See Server Settings on page 13)
•
Username
The default is admin. This setting must coincide with the defined SentryII users list. (See
User Management on page 13)
•
Password
The default is admin. This setting must coincide with the defined SentryII passwords list.
(See User Management on page 13)
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•
On Battery Shutdown
The amount of time in seconds, after the event occurs, before the Remote Client will be
shutdown. If the event is removed before the delay time is reached, the action will be
cancelled. (See UPS and/or Operating System Shutdown on page 20)
•
Low Battery Shutdown
The amount of time in seconds, after the event occurs, before the Remote Client will be
shutdown. (See UPS and/or Operating System Shutdown on page 20)
NOTE: All Remote clients need to be configured to shutdown before the SentryII Server.
Starting SentryII Services
From the Novell server, start SentryII Remote by entering the following commands at the console prompt: (NOTE: replace
InstallFolder with the folder name entered in step 4)
LOAD SYS:InstallFolder\SIIREMOTE\S2REMOTE.NLM
The SentryII Remote client should now be executing on the Novell Netware server. Within a few minutes, you should see the
following messages on the SentryII display:
Connecting to Server...
Successfully connected.
SentryII Remote is now running.
Unix Client
Installation
Step 1. You must be logged in to the server as root to ensure that you have full read and write privileges.
•
Auto Install: Insert the SentryII Installation CD into the drive. Mount the CD-ROM drive. Execute the install script located
in the \RemoteClient\Unix folder on the SentryII Installation CD.
KNOWN ISSUE: The KDE desktop environment running with the Konqueror web browser does NOT work properly with install
scripts. For this setup, please use the Manual Install listed below.
•
Manual Install: Insert the SentryII Installation CD into the drive. Mount the CD-ROM drive. Open a terminal windows and
go to the mnt/cdrom/RemoteClient/Unix folder. Type ./install at the command prompt to begin the install process.
Step 2. The install script will begin.
Step 3. All default install locations are recommended.
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Step 4. Specify the desired setting for the SentryII Remote client.
NOTE: This splash screen is only available during the install process. To change these settings after installation, you may edit the
usr/local/sbin/SIIRemote.ini file.
The following is a description of the fields contained on this page:
•
Server Address
The SentryII Server’s IP address.
•
Server Port
The API port number of the SentryII Server. (See Server Settings on page 13)
•
Username
The default is admin. This setting must coincide with the defined SentryII users list. (See
User Management on page 13)
•
Password
The default is admin. This setting must coincide with the defined SentryII passwords list.
(See User Management on page 13)
•
On Battery Shutdown
The amount of time in seconds, after the event occurs, before the Remote Client will be
shutdown. If the event is removed before the delay time is reached, the action will be
cancelled. (See UPS and/or Operating System Shutdown on page 20)
•
Low Battery Shutdown
The amount of time in seconds, after the event occurs, before the Remote Client will be
shutdown. (See UPS and/or Operating System Shutdown on page 20)
NOTE: All Remote clients need to be configured to shutdown before the SentryII Server.
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Starting SentryII Services
If, at the end of the installation, you selected to start SentryII, then SentryII should be running.
If not, please perform the following steps:
To start SentryII, execute the following commands for your platform:
HP-UX
1. cd /opt/SentryII
2. ./SIIRemote daemon
SCO UnixWare / Open Desktop
1. cd /etc/init.d
2. ./SIIRemote start
IBM AIX
1. cd /usr/local/sbin
2. ./SIIRemote daemon
Red Hat Linux
1. cd /etc/rc.d/init.d
2. ./SIIRemote start
Tru-64 UNIX
1. cd/usr/local/sbin
2. ./SIIRemote daemon
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