Installing Multiple Management Cards
Overview
When installing more than one APC management card, you must install the
cards in the order described in this document because they share a serial link
with the connected UPS. Installing the cards in any other order may result in
failure for them to operate properly.
Before you start
The following table identifies the priority of the management cards you will be
installing. Management cards that have more control over the UPS have higher
priority.
• Level 6: Exerts total control
• Level 5: Exerts wide, but not total, control
• Level 4: Exerts limited control
• Level 3: Passes commands to the UPS
• Level 2: Exerts no control
• Level 1: Exerts no control and must be installed closest to the UPS
Management Card
Priority
Network Management Card1 (AP9617, AP9618,
AP9619, AP9630, AP9631)
Level 6
Out-of-Band Management Card (AP9608)
Level 5
Relay I/O Module (AP9610)
Level 4
Interface Expander Card (AP9607)
Level 3
Building Management Integration Card2 (AP9622)
Level 2
Environmental Monitoring Card (AP9612TH)
Level 1
1. Attach no more than two Network Management Cards to a UPS.
2. Attach only one Building Management Integration Card to a
UPS.
Two models of expansion chassis
If you need management card slots in addition to those in your UPS, use one or
more expansion chassis available from APC.
Chassis
Compatible UPSs
Expansion Chassis (AP9600), one slot
APC UPSs that are not installed
in a rack or enclosure.
Triple Expansion Chassis (AP9604BLK), three
slots
All APC UPSs
Installing cards in an expansion chassis
Install the lowest-priority cards in any available card slots in the UPS, and then
use an expansion chassis for remaining higher-priority cards. In a Triple
Expansion Chassis:
• Install each card, starting with the lowest priority (see “Before you start”
on page 1) in the lowest-numbered slot.
• If you are installing a Network Management Card, install it in slot 3,
even if you are leaving another slot empty.
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Installing cards in expansion chassis set up serially
If you have increased your management card capacity by connecting multiple
expansion chassis serially (in a cascading setup), install the Network
Management Card in the highest-numbered slot, and the Out-of-Band
Management Card in the second-highest-numbered slot of the chassis installed
farthest from the UPS.
Warning: Do not attach more than two Network Management
Cards or one Building Management Integration Card to a UPS.
If the Network Management Card is pre-installed in the UPS, refer instead to
“When a management card has been pre-installed” on page 4.
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Installing Multiple Management Cards
Installing cards in a Symmetra UPS
If you are installing a Network Management Card without an attached
expansion chassis, install that card in the highest numbered slot, even if you are
leaving other slots empty. If you are using an expansion chassis, see “Installing
cards in an expansion chassis” on page 2.
For Symmetra models with 4, 3, or 2 slots, install each card, starting with the
lowest priority (as listed in the table on page 1) in the lowest numbered slot.
Use the following illustrations to determine model-specific slot numbering.
AP9612TH Environmental Monitoring Card
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• When 4 slots are available, arranged in a horizontal row, the
lowest-numbered slot is at the right.
• When slots are arranged in a vertical column:
– If 3 slots are available, the lowest-numbered slot is at the top (as shown
in the following illustration).
– If 2 slots are available, the lowest-numbered slot is at the bottom (as
shown in the following illustration).
Probe s
Sensor Zone s
GND
1
2
3
4
1
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Management Port
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When a management card has been pre-installed
For Symmetra UPS models that are shipped with a Network Management Card
already installed (such as Symmetra RM models), the UPS itself may have only
one remaining card slot available. Referring to the table on page 1, install the
lowest priority card in the UPS and use one or more expansion chassis for any
other cards, as described beginning on page 2. To use an Out-of-Band
Management Card, install it in the highest-numbered slot of the expansion
chassis farthest from the UPS.
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site, www.apc.com.
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