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APC AP9630 User`s guide
User’s Guide
UPS Network
Management Card 2
AP9630, AP9631
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Introduction
Product Description
Features
The two Schneider Electric UPS Network Management Cards (NMC) mentioned below are
Web-based, IPv6 Ready products. They can manage supported devices using multiple open
standards such as:
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Simple Network Management Protocol
versions 1 and 3 (SNMPv1, SNMPv3)
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Telnet
Secure SHell (SSH)
Hypertext Transfer Protocol over Secure
Sockets Layer (HTTPS)
Secure Copy (SCP)
Syslog
RADIUS
The AP9630 Network Management Card 2:
•
Provides UPS control and self-test scheduling features.
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Provides data and event logs.
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Enables you to set up notifications through event logging, e-mail, and SNMP traps.
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Provides support for PowerChute® Network Shutdown.
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Supports using a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) or BOOTstrap Protocol (BOOTP)
server to provide the network (TCP/IP) values of the NMC.
•
Supports using the Remote Monitoring Service (RMS).
•
Provides the ability to export a user configuration (.ini) file from a configured card to one or more
unconfigured cards without converting the file to a binary file.
•
Provides a selection of security protocols for authentication and encryption.
•
Communicates with StruxureWare Central or InfraStruxure Manager.
The AP9631 Network Management Card includes all AP9630 Network Management Card features and the
following:
•
Provides two USB ports, which support upgrading the firmware.
•
Supports two universal input/ output ports, to which you can connect:
– Temperature (AP9335T) or temperature/humidity sensors (AP9335TH)
– Relay input/output connectors that support two input contacts and one output relay (using the
AP9810 Dry Contact I/O Accessory, which is an optional add-on)
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Devices in which you can install the Network Management Card 2. The NMC can be installed in:
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Any Smart-UPS® device that has an internal expansion slot, or any Symmetra® UPS except the
Symmetra PX 250 or Symmetra PX 500 UPS
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MGE® Galaxy® 300, 3500, or 7000
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Expansion Chassis (AP9600)
•
Triple Expansion Chassis (AP9604)
IPv4 initial setup
You must define two TCP/IP settings for the NMC before it can operate on the network:
•
the IP address of the NMC
•
the IP address of the default gateway (only needed if you are going off segment)
Caution: Do not use the loopback address (127.0.0.1) as the default gateway. Doing so disables the
card. You must then log on using a serial connection and reset the TCP/IP settings to their defaults.
To configure the TCP/IP settings, see the Network Management Card Installation Manual,
available on the Network Management Card Utility CD, on the APC website and in printed form.
For detailed information on how to use a DHCP server to configure the TCP/IP settings at an NMC,
see “DHCP response options”.
IPv6 initial setup
IPv6 network configuration provides flexibility to accommodate your requirements. IPv6 can be used
anywhere an IP address is entered on this interface. You can configure manually, automatically, or using
DHCP, see the “TCP/IP settings for IPv6 screen”.
Network management with Other Applications
These applications and utilities work with a UPS that connects to the network through an NMC.
•
PowerChute Network Shutdown — Provide unattended remote graceful shutdown of computers that
are connected to UPS devices
•
PowerNet® Management Information Base (MIB) with a standard MIB browser — Perform SNMP
SETs and GETs and use SNMP traps
•
StruxureWare Central — Provide enterprise-level power management and management of agents, UPS
devices, and environmental monitors.
•
Device IP Configuration Utility — Configure the basic settings of one or more NMCs over the
network, see “Device IP Configuration Utility”
•
Security Wizard — Create components needed to help with security for the NMC when you are using
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and related protocols and encryption routines
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Internal Management Features
Overview
Use the Web user interface (UI) or the command line interface (CLI) to view the status of the UPS and to
manage the UPS and the NMC. You can also use SNMP to monitor the status of the UPS.
For more information about the UIs, see “Web User Interface” and the Command Line Interface
(CLI) guide on the Network Management Card Utility CD and the APC website. See “SNMP
screens” for information about how SNMP access to the NMC is controlled.
Access priority for logging on
You can enable more than one user to log on at the same time, where each user has equal access. See “Session
Management screen”.
Types of user accounts
The NMC has various levels of access — Administrator, Device User, Read-Only User and Network-only User
— and these are protected by user name and password requirements.
•
An Administrator or super user can use all of the menus in the UI and all of the commands in the
command line interface. The default user name and password are both apc.
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A Device User has read and write access to device-related screens. Administrative functions like
session management under the Security menu and Firewall under Logs are greyed out.
The default user name is device, and the default password is apc.
•
A Read-Only User has the following restricted access:
– Access through the UI only.
– Access to the same menus as a Device User above, but without the capability to change
configurations, control devices, delete data, or use file transfer options. Links to configuration
options are visible but disabled. (The Event and Data Logs display no button for this user to clear
the log).
The default user name is readonly and the default password is apc.
•
A Network-only User can only log on using the Web user interface (UI) and CLI (telnet not serial).
There is no default name and password.
To set User Name and Password values for the top three account types, see “Local Users”.
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How to Recover from a Lost Password
You can use a local computer that connects to the NMC through the serial port to access the command line
interface.
1. Select a serial port at the local computer, and disable any service that uses that port.
2. Connect the provided serial cable (part number 940-0299) to the selected port at the computer and to
the configuration port at the NMC.
3. Run a terminal program (such as HyperTerminal®) and configure the selected port for 9600 bps, 8 data
bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, and no flow control.
4. Press ENTER, repeatedly if necessary, to display the User Name prompt. If you are unable to display the
User Name prompt, verify the following:
– The serial port is not in use by another application.
– The terminal settings are correct as specified in step 3.
– The correct cable is being used as specified in step 2.
5. Press the Reset button. The Status LED will flash alternately orange and green. Press the Reset button
a second time immediately while the LED is flashing to reset the user name and password to their
defaults temporarily.
6. Press ENTER, repeatedly if necessary, to display the User Name prompt again, then use the default, apc,
for the user name and password. (If you take longer than 30 seconds to log on after the User Name
prompt is redisplayed, you must repeat step 5 and log on again.)
7. At the command line interface, use the following commands to change the Password setting, which is
apc at this stage:
user -n <user name> -pw <user password>
For example, to change the Super User password to XYZ, type:
user -n apc -pw XYZ
8. Type quit or exit to log off, reconnect any serial cable you disconnected, and restart any service you
disabled.
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Front Panel (AP9630)
Item
Description
Serial configuration port
Connects the NMC to a local computer to configure initial network
settings or access the command line interface (CLI).
10/100 Base-T connector
Connects the NMC to the Ethernet network.
Reset button
Resets the NMC while power remains on.
Link-RX/TX (10/100) LED
See “Link-RX/TX (10/100) LED”.
Status LED
See “Status LED”.
Front Panel (AP9631)
USB
Universal I/O Universal I/O
Network
1
2
10/100
Smart Slot
AP 9631 Network Management Card 2
dmp0099a
Reset
Config
Item
Description
USB ports
Supports NMC firmware upgrades, see “File Transfers”.
Sensor ports
Connect temperature sensors, temperature/humidity sensors, or relay input/
output connectors that support two input contacts and one output relay.
10/100 Base-T connector
Connects the NMC to the Ethernet network.
Reboot button
Reboots (resets) the NMC while power remains on.
Serial configuration port
Connects the NMC to a local computer to configure initial network settings
or access the command line interface (CLI).
Link-RX/TX (10/100) LED
See “Link-RX/TX (10/100) LED”.
Status LED
An LED (light-emitting diode) is a light source. See “Status LED”.
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LED Descriptions
Status LED
This LED (light-emitting diode) indicates the status of the NMC.
Condition
Description
One of the following situations exists:
• The NMC is not receiving input power.
Off
• The NMC is not operating properly. It may need to be repaired or replaced. Contact
Customer Support. See “APC Worldwide Customer Support”.
Solid green
The NMC has valid TCP/IP settings.
Solid orange
A hardware malfunction has been detected in the NMC. Contact Customer Support.
See “APC Worldwide Customer Support”.
Flashing green
The NMC does not have valid TCP/IP settings.1
Flashing orange
The NMC is making BOOTP requests.1
Alternately flashing
green and orange
If the LED is flashing slowly, the NMC is making DHCP2 requests.1
If the LED is flashing rapidly, the NMC is starting up.
1. If you do not use a BOOTP or DHCP server, see the Network Management Card Installation Manual provided in
printed format and on the Network Management Card Utility CD in PDF to configure the TCP/IP settings of the
NMC.
2. To use a DHCP server, see “DHCP response options”.
Link-RX/TX (10/100) LED
This LED indicates the network status of the NMC.
Condition
Description
One or more of the following situations exist:
• The NMC is not receiving input power.
Off
• The cable that connects the NMC to the network is disconnected or not
functioning properly.
• The device that connects the NMC to the network is turned off or not operating
correctly.
• The NMC itself is not operating properly. It may need to be repaired or replaced.
Contact Customer Support. See “APC Worldwide Customer Support”
Solid green
The NMC is connected to a network operating at 10 Megabits per second (Mbps).
Solid orange
The NMC is connected to a network operating at 100 Mbps.
Flashing green
The NMC is receiving or transmitting data packets at 10 Mbps.
Flashing orange
The NMC is receiving or transmitting data packets at 100 Mbps.
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Watchdog Features
Overview
To detect internal problems and recover from unanticipated inputs, the NMC uses internal, system-wide
watchdog mechanisms. When it restarts to recover from an internal problem, a System: Network Interface
restarted event is recorded in the event log.
Network interface watchdog mechanism
The NMC implements internal watchdog mechanisms to protect itself from becoming inaccessible over the
network. For example, if the NMC does not receive any network traffic for 9.5 minutes (either direct traffic,
such as SNMP, or broadcast traffic, such as an Address Resolution Protocol [ARP] request), it assumes that
there is a problem with its network interface and restarts.
Resetting the network timer
To ensure that the NMC does not restart if the network is quiet for 9.5 minutes, the NMC attempts to contact
the default gateway every 4.5 minutes. If the gateway is present, it responds to the NMC, and that response
restarts the 9.5-minute timer. If your application does not require or have a gateway, specify the IP address of a
computer that is running on the network and is on the same subnet. The network traffic of that computer will
restart the 9.5-minute timer frequently enough to prevent the NMC from restarting.
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Web User Interface
Introduction
Overview
The Web user interface (UI) provides options to manage the UPS and the UPS Network Management Card 2
(NMC) and to view the status of the UPS.
See “Web access screen” for information on how to select, enable, and disable the protocols that
control access to the UI and to define the Web-server ports for the protocols.
Supported Web browsers
You can use Microsoft® Internet Explorer® (IE) 7.x or higher (on Windows® operating systems only) or
Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0.6 or higher (on all operating systems) to access the NMC through its UI. Other
commonly available browsers might work but have not been fully tested.
The NMC cannot work with a proxy server. Before you can use a browser to access the UI of the NMC, you
must do one of the following:
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Configure the browser to disable the use of a proxy server for the NMC.
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Configure the proxy server so that it does not proxy the specific IP address of the NMC.
How to Log On
Overview
You can use the DNS name or the System IP address of the NMC for the URL address of the UI. Use your casesensitive user name and password to log on. The default user name differs by account type:
•
apc for Administrator
•
device for a Device User
•
readonly for a Read-Only User
The default password is apc for these three account types. There is no default for a Network-only account
type. See also “Types of user accounts”.
You can set your UI language as you log on by choosing a language from the Language drop-down box. See
“Adding and Changing Language Packs”.
When HTTPS is enabled, the NMC generates its own certificate. This certificate negotiates
encryption methods with your browser. Refer to the Security Guide on the CD or on the
www.apc.com website for more details.
URL address formats
Type the DNS name or IP address of the NMC in the Web browser’s URL address field and press ENTER. When
you specify a non-default Web server port in Internet Explorer, you must include http:// or https://
in the URL.
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Common browser error messages at log-on.
Error Message
Browser
Cause of the Error
“This page cannot be displayed.”
Internet Explorer
“Unable to connect.”
Firefox
Web access is disabled, or
the URL was not correct.
URL format examples. See also “TCP/IP settings for IPv6 screen”.
Example and Access Mode
URL Format
DNS name of Web1
HTTP
http://Web1
HTTPS
https://Web1
System IP address of 139.225.6.133 and a default
Web server port (80)
HTTP
http://139.225.6.133
HTTPS
https://139.225.6.133
System IP address of 139.225.6.133 and a non-default
Web server port (5000)
HTTP
http://139.225.6.133:5000
HTTPS
http://139.225.6.133:5000
System IPv6 address of 2001:db8:1::2c0:b7ff:fe00:1100 and
a non-default Web server port (5000)
HTTP
http://
[2001:db8:1::2c0:b7ff:fe00:
1100]:5000
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Home Screen
Overview
Path: Home
On the Home screen of the interface, you can view active alarms and the most recent events recorded in the
Event Log.
One or more icons and accompanying text indicate the current operating status of the UPS:
Symbol Description
No Alarms: No alarms are present, and the UPS and NMC are operating normally.
Warning: An alarm condition requires attention and could jeopardize your data or equipment
if its cause is not addressed.
Critical: A critical alarm exists, which requires immediate action.
At the upper right corner of every screen, the same icons report the UPS status. If any Critical or Warning
alarms exist, the number of active alarms also displays.
To view the entire Event Log, click More Events.
Icons and Links
To make any screen the “home” screen (i.e., the screen that displays first when you log on), go to that screen,
and click the
icon at the top right.
Click
to revert to displaying the Home screen when you log on.
At the lower left on each screen of the interface, there are three configurable links to useful websites. By
default, the links access the URLs for these Web pages:
•
Link 1: the Knowledge Base page of www.apc.com with useful troubleshooting information
•
Link 2: the Product Information page of www.apc.com with background information on your
hardware
•
Link 3: the downloads page of www.apc.com with available firmware and software.
To reconfigure the links, see “Configure Links screen”.
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Monitoring the UPS: Status menu
The Status menu options report on the current state of your UPS and network.
You can configure your UPS and network using the Configuration menu options, see “Configuring
your Settings: 1” and “Configuring your Settings: 2”.
See the following sections:
•
“UPS on Status menu”
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“Outlet Groups on Status menu”
•
“Universal I/O on Status menu”
•
“Network on Status menu”
UPS on Status menu
Path: Status > UPS
This shows you the UPS load, battery charge, voltage, and other useful information.
Field
Description
Last Battery Transfer
The cause of the last switch to battery operation.
Internal Temperature
The temperature inside the UPS
Runtime Remaining
How long the UPS can use battery power to support its present load.
UPS Input
Input Voltage
The AC voltage (VAC) being received by the UPS.
Bypass Input Voltage
The AC voltage (VAC) used when the UPS is in bypass mode.
This option is not available for all UPS devices.
UPS Output
Output Voltage
The AC voltage (VAC) that the UPS is supplying to its load.
Load Current
The current, in Amps, supplied by the input voltage.
Output Load
The load placed on each phase by the attached equipment, in kVA.
Output Percent Load
The load placed on each phase by the attached equipment, as a percentage of the kVA
available with no redundancy.
Output Percent Power
The load placed on each phase by the attached equipment, as a percentage of the available
kVA.
Output Watts
The UPS load as a percentage of available Watts.
Output VA
The UPS load as a percentage of available VA.
Output Efficiency
The percentage of the input power going directly out to the load. Input power not going to
the load is consumed by the UPS.
Output Energy Usage
The energy used by the load, starting from when the UPS was last reset to defaults.
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Field
Description
Battery Status
Battery Capacity
The percentage of the UPS battery capacity that is available to support the attached
equipment.
Battery Voltage
The DC voltage of the batteries.
External Batteries
The number of batteries connected to the UPS, excluding any internal batteries.
The options below are not available for all UPS devices.
Field
Description
Nominal Battery
Voltage
The rated voltage capacity of the UPS batteries; the DC voltage that the batteries are rated
to supply when the UPS uses its battery for output power.
Actual Battery Bus
Voltage
The available DC power.
External Battery
Cabinet Rating
The battery cabinet Amp-Hour rating of an external battery source.
Batteries
The total number of batteries (both internal and external) that the UPS has.
Bad Batteries
The number of “bad” batteries (batteries that need to be replaced).
Battery Current
The current being output from the battery.
Replace Battery Date
The recommended date for replacing your UPS batteries.
Intelligence Module
Information about the Intelligence Module. You may be asked for this information
(Firmware Revision, Manufacture Date, Serial Number, and Hardware Revision) when
seeking assistance from APC Customer Support.
Input Voltage
The AC voltage (VAC) being received by the UPS.
Bypass Input Voltage
The AC voltage (VAC) used when the UPS is in bypass mode.
Input Frequency
The frequency in Hertz (Hz) of the voltage being received by the UPS.
Frequency
The frequency in Hertz (Hz) shared by the input voltage and output voltage.
Bypass Frequency
The frequency in Hertz (Hz) of the voltage used when the UPS is in bypass mode.
Output Current
The current, in Amps, applied to the load.
Output Frequency
The frequency in Hertz (Hz) of the output voltage.
Load Power
The UPS load as a percentage of available Watts.
Apparent Load Power
The UPS load as a percentage of available VA.
Modules
Information about the modules installed in the UPS. You may be asked for this information
(Firmware Revision, Manufacture Date, Serial Number, and Hardware Revision) when
seeking assistance from APC Customer Support.
Power Module
Information about the power module installed in the UPS. You may be asked for this
information when seeking assistance from APC Customer Support.
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Outlet Groups on Status menu
Path: Status > Outlet Groups
This option is not available for all UPS devices. It displays status details of all outlet groups on your UPS. See
also “Outlet Groups on Control menu” and “Outlet Groups on Configuration menu”.
Universal I/O on Status menu
Path: Status > Universal I/O
This option is not available for all UPS devices.
Temperature & Humidity displays the name, alarm status, temperature, and humidity (if supported) for each
sensor. Click the name of a sensor to edit the name and location and to configure its thresholds and its
hysteresis. See “Temperature and Humidity screen” for more details.
Input Contacts displays the name, alarm status, and state (open or closed) of each contact. These are
automatically found and displayed here when you install the environmental accessory. Click the name of an
input contact for detailed status or to configure its values. If contacts are configured and disabled, they do not
display here. See “Input Contacts screen” for more details.
Output Relay displays the name and state (open or closed) of each relay. These are automatically found and
displayed here when you install the environmental accessory. Click the name of an input contact for detailed
status or to configure its values. See “Output Relay screen” for more details.
Recent Environmental Events displays events that are related to your environmental monitoring, for example
a temperature threshold violation or a warning message about an environmental monitor input contact. Click
the More Events link to see a full list of recent events.
Network on Status menu
Path: Status > Network
The Network screen gives you your IP, domain name, and ethernet port settings. See “Network on
Configuration menu” for background details on the fields.
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Controlling UPS and Security
The Control menu options enable you to take immediate actions affecting your UPS and your outlets, and they
also have some security and network functions. These options can apply to individual UPS devices and a
Synchronized Control Group (SCG), if enabled, see “Synchronized Control of your UPS devices”.
This option is not available for all UPS devices.
See the following sections:
•
“UPS on Control menu”
•
“Outlet Groups on Control menu”
•
“Security on Control menu”
•
“Network on Control menu”
UPS on Control menu
Path: Control > UPS
This option applies to individual UPS devices and, for Smart-UPS only, a Synchronized Control Group (SCG),
see “Synchronized Control of your UPS devices”.
When you choose a radio button option and click Next, another screen summarizes the action to take place;
click Apply there to continue with the action.
The actions vary depending on whether you have a UPS device with Outlet Groups or not. The two tables
below cover these separately.
•
“Actions on the UPS screen for devices WITH Outlet Groups”.
•
“Actions on the UPS screen for devices with NO Outlet Groups”.
This has information on CLI options.
These screen check box options directly below apply to both tables.
Check Box
Signal
PowerChute
Network
Shutdown Clients
Description
This is greyed out if no PowerChute clients exist (see “PowerChute Network Shutdown
clients”).
Select this option to notify all servers configured as PowerChute Network Shutdown clients
that are in communication with this UPS to shut down according to the values configured for
PowerChute Network Shutdown Parameters (see “Shutdown on Configuration menu”).
However, this option will not notify servers when performing any bypass control actions.
Skip outlet off
delays
Apply to Sync
Group
Turn off outlets immediately, skipping the configured outlet group delays.
You might want to do this in an emergency or to save runtime. Or the load devices might
already have been turn off manually.
This only displays if synchronized control is enabled. See “Synchronized Control of your UPS
devices”.
See individual descriptions of the fields in the two tables below.
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For more information about the delays and settings, see “Shutdown on Configuration menu”,
“Synchronized Control of your UPS devices”, and “Outlet Groups on Control menu”.
Actions on the UPS screen for devices WITH Outlet Groups
Action
Description
Applies a Shutdown Immediately, AC Restart command to all outlet groups (see “Outlet
Groups on Control menu”). Click Next to see specific details on timing and delays.
Reboot UPS
Outlet Groups
Turns off the output power of the Switched Outlet Groups and then, if present, the Main Outlet
Group. Any outlet group to which the action is applied waits the number of seconds configured
for its “Reboot Duration” and “Power On Delay”. (Then, the outlet groups turn on if AC utility
power is available, or waits to turn on until AC utility power is available. See “What are Outlet
Groups?”).
If the UPS is in a Synchronized Control Group (SCG), select Yes or No for Apply to Sync
Group to choose whether to reboot all enabled members of the group. The UPS waits the
number of seconds configured for its Shutdown Delay and Return Delay, then turns on if AC
utility power is available, or waits to turn on until AC utility power is available.
Turn On UPS
Outlet Groups
Turn Off UPS
Outlet Groups
Turns on the Main Outlet Group, if present, and then all Switched Outlet Groups. This option
displays only if the UPS is currently turned off. Click Next to see specific details timing and
delays.
If the UPS is in a Synchronized Control Group, select Yes or No for Apply to Sync Group to
choose whether to turn on all enabled members of the group. The UPS and outlet groups wait
the time configured for “Return Delay”, then turn on.
Turns off the output power of the Switched Outlet Groups and then, if present, the Main Outlet
Group. Any outlet group to which the action is applied remains off until you turn on its power
again. Click Next to see specific details on timing and delays
If the UPS is in a Synchronized Control Group, select Yes or No for Apply to Sync Group to
choose whether to turn off all enabled members of the group.
Puts the UPS outlet groups into sleep mode by turning off the output power of the UPS for a
period of time defined by the following parameters. Click Next to see specific details on timing
and delays
• The outlet groups wait the times configured as their “Power Off Delay” before turning off
their power.
Put UPS Outlet
Groups to Sleep
• When input power returns, the UPS turns on output power after two configured periods of
time elapse: “Sleep Time” and “Power On Delay”.
If the UPS is in a Synchronized Control Group, select Yes or No for Apply to Sync Group to
choose whether to put all enabled members of the group into sleep mode. The NMC of the UPS
initiating the action waits up to the number of seconds configured as “Power Synchronized
Delay” for enabled group members to regain input power before it starts the “Return Delay”.
The UPS waits the number of seconds configured for its “Shutdown Delay”, then turns off.
After the hours configured as “Sleep Time” elapse, the UPS waits the number of seconds
configured for its “Return Delay”, then turns on if AC utility power is available, or waits to turn
on until AC utility power is available.
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For more information about the delays and settings, see “Shutdown on Configuration menu”,
“Synchronized Control of your UPS devices”, and “Outlet Groups on Control menu”.
Actions on the UPS screen for devices with NO Outlet Groups
Action
Description
Restarts the attached equipment by doing the following. (Click Next to see specific details
on timing and delays).
• Turns off power at the UPS after Shutdown Delay (on Configuration - Shutdown).
• Turns on power at the UPS after the UPS battery capacity returns to at least the
percentage configured for Minimum Battery Capacity ((Configuration - Shutdown - End
of Shutdown, see “Controlled Early Shutdown and End of Shutdown”). The UPS then
waits the time specified as Return Delay (on Configuration - Shutdown).
For a Synchronized Control Group (SCG) action:
Reboot UPS
(user interface)
1. This option turns off power at the UPS devices that are enabled group members after
waiting the time configured as “Shutdown Delay” for the initiating UPS devices.
ups -c Reboot
(command line
interface, CLI)
The initiating UPS waits up to the number of seconds specified as “Power
Synchronized Delay” to allow time for group members to regain input power. If all
group members already regained input power, this delay is omitted. If all group
members regain input power during the delay, the rest of the delay is cancelled.
2. “Return Delay” starts when the initiating UPS is at its configured Minimum Battery
Capacity (Configuration - Shutdown - End of Shutdown, see “Controlled Early
Shutdown and End of Shutdown”.
A Minimum Battery Capacity of the initiating UPS is also required of SCG members.
However, you can reduce a group member’s requirement by configuring that member’s
“Return Runtime Duration Offset”. For example, if the initiator’s Minimum Battery
Capacity is 50%, and a member’s Minimum Battery Capacity Offset (Configuration Synchronized Control) is 5%, that member needs battery capacity of 45% to reboot.
Turn UPS On
(user interface)
Turns on power at the UPS. The option only displays when the UPS is turned off. Click
Next to see specific details on timing and delays.
ups -c On
(CLI)
For a Synchronized Control Group, after a delay of a few seconds, the action turns on all
enabled group members that have input power.
Turn Off UPS
(user interface)
Turns off the output power of the UPS immediately, without a shutdown delay. The UPS
remains off until you turn it on again.
ups -c Off
(CLI)
For a Synchronized Control Group, this action turns off power at all enabled members of
the group. No “Shutdown Delay” value is used. The UPSs turn off after a few seconds and
remain off until you turn on their power.
Note: For a synchronized turn-off action that uses the value of the “Shutdown Delay” of the
initiating UPS, use SNMP (for the upsAdvControlUpsOff OID, set the value to
turnUpsSyncGroupOffAfterDelay (5)).
ups -c GraceOff
(CLI)
Put UPS to Sleep
ups -c
GraceReboot
(CLI)
Turns off the outlet power of the UPS after the “Maximum Required Delay” and the
configured “Shutdown Delay”.
This action is similar to Reboot UPS above, but with an additional delay before the
shutdown.
The attached equipment shuts down only after the UPS (or the initiating UPS, for a
Synchronized Control Group action) waits the “Maximum Required Delay”, which is
calculated as described in “Shutdown delays and forcing negotiations”.
Click Next to see specific details on timing and delays.
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Actions on the UPS screen for devices with NO Outlet Groups
Action
Description
Puts the UPS into sleep mode by turning off its output power for a defined period of time.
Click Next to see specific details on timing and delays.
• The UPS turns off output power after waiting the time configured as “Shutdown Delay”.
Put UPS To Sleep
(user interface)
ups -c Sleep
(CLI)
• When input power returns, the UPS turns on output power after two configured periods
of time: “Sleep Time” and “Return Delay”.
• For a Synchronized Control Group (SCG) action, the NMC of the initiating UPS waits
up to the number of seconds configured as “Power Synchronized Delay” for enabled
group members to regain input power before it starts the “Return Delay”. If all group
members already regained input power, the “Power Synchronized Delay” is omitted. If
all group members regain input power during the delay, the rest of the delay is cancelled.
Puts the UPS into sleep mode (turns off power for a defined period of time):
ups -c
GraceSleep
(CLI)
• The UPS turns off output power after waiting the “Maximum Required Delay” to allow
time for PowerChute Network Shutdown to shut down its server with protection, and its
“Shutdown Delay”.
• When input power returns, the UPS turns on output power after two configured periods
of time: its “Sleep Time” and “Return Delay”.
• Re Synchronized Control Group (SCG), see final bullet in the row directly above.
Put UPS In Bypass
and Take UPS Off
Bypass
(user interface)
ups -b Enter
ups -b Exit
(CLI)
These actions are supported:
• Only for individual UPS devices, NOT for Synchronized Control Groups
• Only for Symmetra UPS and some Smart-UPS devices
They control the use of bypass mode, which allows maintenance to be performed at a
Symmetra UPS and some Smart-UPS devices without turning off power at the UPS.
Click Next to see specific details on timing and delays.
Outlet Groups on Control menu
Path: Control > Outlet Groups
This option is not available for all UPS devices.
Use this option to turn on, turn off, or restart individual outlet groups as distinct from the UPS device. This
option can apply to individual UPS devices and a Synchronized Control Group (if enabled, see “Synchronized
Control of your UPS devices”).
(This screen lists by name and state each UPS outlet group that has been configured through the
Configuration - Outlet Groups option, see “Outlet Groups on Configuration menu”).
You can select any of the following actions (or no action) for each outlet group. These are one-time actions.
•
When the state of the outlet group is off:
– On Immediately
– On with Delay: Turn on the outlet group after the number of seconds configured as Power On
Delay. (see “Shutdown on Configuration menu”).
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•
When the state of the outlet group is on:
– Off Immediately
– Off with Delay: Turn off the group after the number of seconds configured as Power Off Delay
(see “Shutdown on Configuration menu”).
– Reboot Immediately: Turn off the group immediately, then turn it on after the number of seconds
configured as Reboot Duration (see “Shutdown on Configuration menu”) and Power On Delay.
– Reboot with Delay: Turn the outlet group off after the number of seconds configured as Power
Off Delay, then turn it on after the number of seconds configured as Reboot Duration and Power
On Delay.
•
For some UPS devices, when the state of the outlet group is on and the UPS is on battery:
– Shutdown Immediately, AC Restart: Turn off the group immediately. After the number of
seconds configured as Reboot Duration and Power On Delay, check that AC utility power has
returned and the UPS can support the minimum return runtime demand, then turn on the group.
– Shutdown with Delay, AC Restart: Turn off the group after the number of seconds configured
as Power Off Delay. After the number of seconds configured as Reboot Duration and Power
On Delay, check that AC utility power has returned and the UPS can support the minimum return
runtime demand, then turn on the group.
After you select an action, click Next to view a detailed description of the action, including the duration of any
delays. Click Apply to commence the action.
Security on Control menu
Path: Control > Security > Session Management
The screens gives details about users who are logged on, the interface they are using (e.g. the Web user
interface, the CLI), their IP address, and how long they have been logged on.
If you have sufficient rights, click on the name to see what means of authentication were used to validate the
user. You can then also use the Terminate Session button to log off a user.
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Network on Control menu
Path: Control > Network > Reset/Reboot
Use these options to reset various Network Management Card options and the UI.
Action
Reboot
Management
Interface
Description
Restarts the management interface (e.g. the Web user interface, the CLI) by logging you off.
The UPS and NMC devices are not rebooted.
Caution:This resets all configured values in the management interface you are using, e.g. the
Web user interface.
Reset All1
Clear the Exclude TCP/IP check box to reset ALL configuration values to their defaults.
Select the Exclude TCP/IP check box to reset all values except how this device obtains its
TCP/IP configuration values (default is DHCP).
TCP/IP: Reset how this device obtains its TCP/IP configuration values to the default DHCP.
Event Configuration: Reset all changes to event configuration, by event and by group, to
their default settings. See “Notification menu”
UPS to Defaults: Reset only UPS settings, not network settings, to their defaults.
This option is only available when you have an environmental monitor connected.
Reset Only1
Lost Environmental Communication Alarms: Clear any environmental alarms that are
caused by lost communication with an external sensor. For example, if a temperature sensor
is disconnected and causes an alarm, resetting lost environmental alarms returns the alarm
status for that sensor to Normal.
Note: To clear alarms for a sensor that is connected to the universal sensor port of an
AP9631 NMC, reconnect the sensor or restart the NMC.
Control Policy: Reset the settings that define how the NMC will respond to alarms that are
detected at the Dry Contact I/O Accessory.
1
Resetting may take up to a minute. The UPS name you configured will not be reset (see “UPS General
screen”).
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Configuring your Settings: 1
With the Configuration menu options, you can set fundamental operational values for your UPS and NMC.
See the sections below and also “Configuring your Settings: 2”.
•
“Outlet Groups on Configuration menu”
•
“Power Settings on Configuration menu”
•
“Shutdown on Configuration menu”
•
“UPS General screen”
•
“Self-Test Schedule screen”
•
“Shutdown Scheduling”
•
“Firmware Update screen”
•
“PowerChute Network Shutdown clients”
•
“Synchronized Control of your UPS devices”
•
“Third Party Support screen”
•
“Universal I/O screens”
•
“Security menu”
Outlet Groups on Configuration menu
Path: Configuration > Outlet Groups
This option is not available with all UPS devices. With it, you can display and configure your outlet and
sequencing delays.
See also “Outlet Groups on Status menu”, “Outlet Groups on Control menu”, and “Shutdown on Configuration
menu”.
What are Outlet Groups?
Outlet grouping is available on some UPS devices only. To determine whether your UPS device
supports outlet groups, see your UPS documentation.
The available settings differ based on the UPS device.
Main Outlet Groups . Some UPS devices provide AC utility power to one Main Outlet Group. The Main
Outlet Group controls the distribution of power to all Switched Outlet Groups (if present) for the UPS.
•
If the Main Outlet Group is off, the Switched Outlet Groups cannot be turned on.
•
If you turn off the Main Outlet Group, the UPS turns off the Switched Outlet Groups before it turns off
the Main Outlet Group.
•
To turn on a Switched Outlet Group, the UPS must turn on the Main Outlet Group first.
Switched Outlet Groups . Each Switched Outlet can perform actions independently. You can start or stop
these outlets in sequence and also restart devices plugged into these outlets.
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The way outlet groups turn on and off depends on their configuration and how you turn the UPS on or off:
•
Before you configure the delays for actions when you turn on the UPS output (described in “UPS on
Control menu” and “Sequencing settings”), any outlet group that is off turns on by default. When an
outlet turns on, it applies power to all devices attached.
•
After you configure the actions and delays, they control when outlet groups turn on and off after you
turn the UPS on or off. (This is the case whether you turn off using the web UI of the NMC or the
display interface at the UPS).
Configuring your Outlet Groups
Outlet group name and type. View the name, type, and delays of your UPS outlets on the Configuration Outlet Groups screen. Click the name of an outlet group under Group to change its settings including
sequencing delays and load shedding options.
Sequencing settings. Settings vary by UPS device. Use the sequencing options to define how the UPS will
respond to user-issued commands.
Field
Description
Power Off Delay
When this outlet group is on, it waits this delay in seconds before turning off. By setting
different times here for outlets, you can sequence their turn-offs, that is, you can specify the
order in which they turn off.
Reboot Duration
The outlet waits this amount of time before rebooting.
Power On Delay
When this outlet group is off and receives a signal to turn on, it waits this delay in seconds
before turning on. By setting different times here for outlets, you can sequence their turn-ons.
Min Return
Runtime
The minimum amount of time the UPS must be able to support the load before it can turn on
again.
Load-shedding options. Load shedding enables you to specify conditions that cause individual Switched
Outlet Groups to lose power. It is not available for Main Outlet Groups.
An example of using load shedding would be for turning off non-critical loads like monitors when the UPS is
running on battery or is overloaded. This would preserve the battery charge and the runtime for essential loads.
Another example would be to disable an automatic restart after an overload in order to investigate the cause of
the overload before turning the outlet group back on.
The options enable you to shut down an outlet group when ANY of the conditions that you specify are met:
•
When the time on battery exceeds a set number of minutes.
•
When the runtime remaining of the UPS is less than a set number of minutes. (Runtime is how long the
UPS can use battery power to support its present load).
•
The UPS is overloaded (the power demand of the devices connected to the UPS exceeds the amount of
power the UPS can provide).
You can also enable these actions:
•
Skip outlet off delay. (Turn the outlet group off immediately, without waiting the number of seconds
configured as Power Off Delay. By default, this option is disabled.)
•
Stay off after power returns. (Remain off when AC utility power returns. By default, this option is
disabled, and the UPS waits the number of seconds configured as Power On Delay, then turns on the
outlet groups.)
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Outlet group events and traps. A change in the state of an outlet group generates the event UPS: Outlet
Group turned on with a severity of Informational, or UPS: Outlet Group turned off with a severity of
Warning. The format of event messages is “UPS: Outlet Group group_number, group_name, action due to
reason”. For example:
UPS: Outlet Group 1, Web Server, turned on.
UPS: Outlet Group 3, Printer, turned off.
By default, the event generates an Event Log entry, e-mail, and a Syslog message.
If you configure trap receivers for the events, trap 298 is generated when an outlet group turns on, and trap 299
is generated when an outlet group turns off. The event message is the trap argument. The default severity level
is the same as for the event.
Power Settings on Configuration menu
Path: Configuration > Power Settings
The available settings differ based on the UPS device.
The Rated Output Voltage is the AC voltage the UPS supplies to the load. You can configure the following
types of device-specific items:
•
Upper and Lower Voltage settings determine the ranges at which the UPS automatically regulates
battery output to the load. This protects the load.
When the upper voltage is breached, the UPS uses its AVR Trim feature; when the lower voltage is
breached, the UPS uses its AVR Boost feature (or it switches to battery operation if the UPS does not
have AVR Boost).
•
Enabling Green Mode runs the UPS in bypass, which uses energy more efficiently. However, in green
mode the speed of transferring to the UPS battery power when necessary is slower. If your environment
needs a fast switching time, you can disable green mode.
•
Electrical noise is unwanted electromagnetic energy which lowers the quality of signals and data.
When there is too much noise, your UPS intervenes by supplying battery power. You can specify the
response to noise through Sensitivity. Use the Reduced and Low options in the Sensitivity drop-down
box when there is a lot of noise.
•
Output Watt Rating: the maximum power rating to meet the requirements of your load devices
•
Bypass settings define conditions under which the UPS can switch to bypass mode
•
Alarm thresholds are based on available runtime and redundant power and on UPS load
Shutdown on Configuration menu
Path: Configuration > Shutdown
Use this option to configure your shutdowns by specifying durations on battery, delays before shutting down
and restarting, minimum runtime and charge required before restarting, etc. These Shutdown options help to
ensure shutdowns with protection.
See the table below and also “Controlled Early Shutdown and End of Shutdown”.
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For outlet groups, this screen works in conjunction with “Outlet Groups on Configuration menu”.
Field
Description
Low Battery
Duration
When the UPS goes on battery, it waits this time before turning off. See “Shutdown delays and
forcing negotiations”.
Maximum
Required Delay
In a shutdown, the UPS waits this time before shutting down. See “Shutdown delays and
forcing negotiations”.
Basic Signaling
Shutdown
Basic signaling provides system shutdown with protection and notification, but does not
provide the continuous advanced monitoring features available with advanced or smart
signaling.
Enable it if your UPS has a basic-signaling cable, does not support advanced signaling, or is
configured to communicate in basic signaling.
Basic Low Battery
Duration
Defines the amount of available battery runtime at which the UPS signals a low-battery
condition.
Sleep Time
Defines how long the UPS keeps its output power turned off when you use the sleep fields of
the “UPS on Control menu”.
Synchronized Control fields
(see “Synchronized Control of your UPS devices”)
Shutdown Delay
Return Delay
Defines how long the UPS waits before it shuts down in response to a sync control turn-off
command.
Defines how long the UPS waits before it turns on after a shutdown initiated by a
synchronized control command.
If the battery is depleted below the capacity to provide the runtime configured as “Min Return
Runtime”, the UPS first waits until the battery is recharged to provide that runtime.
PowerChute Network Shutdown
Maximum
Required Delay
Calculates the delay needed to ensure that each PowerChute client has enough time to shut
down with protection. It is the longest shutdown delay needed by any server listed as one of
the “PowerChute Network Shutdown clients”. See “Shutdown delays and forcing
negotiations”.
On-Battery
Shutdown Behavior
After the PowerChute clients shut down their computer systems, this parameter determines
whether the UPS turns on automatically or manually when input power is restored.
Authentication
Phrase
Sets the case-sensitive phrase of 15 to 32 ASCII characters to be used during MD5
(decryption) authentication for PowerChute communication. The default setting is “admin
user phrase” for Administrator.
Controlled Early Shutdown and End of Shutdown. These options are NOT available with all UPS
devices. The Controlled Early Shutdown options enable you to shut down a UPS device on battery when ANY
of the conditions that you specify are met:
•
When the time on battery exceeds a set number of minutes.
•
When the runtime remaining of the UPS is less than a set number of minutes. (Runtime is how long the
UPS can use battery power to support its present load).
•
When the battery charge is less than a set percentage of its total capacity.
•
When the load on the UPS output is less than a set percentage.
With Stay off after power returns, you can also decide whether the UPS turns back on, or not, after AC
utility power is restored.
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The End of Shutdown options enable you to set a condition and a delay time for when a UPS can turn back on
after AC utility power is restored. You can specify a Minimum Battery Capacity before the UPS will turn
back on. Set another pause, if necessary, before turning on with Return Delay.
Shutdown delays and forcing negotiations. A shutdown time for the UPS is calculated differently for a
UPS device with NO outlet groups compared to a UPS with outlet groups.
1. For a UPS with NO outlet groups, the shutdown time is the Maximum Required Delay value on the
NMC Shutdown screen plus 2 minutes plus the shutdown delay for the UPS.
UPS with NO outlet groups: shutdown time
UPS shutdown time
Max. Required Delay
(NMC Shutdown screen)
2 min
UPS shutdown delay
2. For a UPS WITH outlet groups, the shutdown time is the Power Off Delay value on the NMC Outlet
Groups screen, see “Outlet Groups on Configuration menu”. (Not available with all UPS devices).
UPS WITH outlet groups: shutdown time
UPS shutdown time
Power Off Delay
(NMC Outlet Groups screen)
Note that devices with the prefix SUM behave like #1 above, not #2.
For both types of UPS, the shutdown time is negotiated by the NMC interacting with PowerChute Network
Shutdown (PCNS).
Use the Force Negotiation option (Configuration - Shutdown) to re-gauge the time when you change or add
a PCNS client. When you force a negotiation, the procedure is automatic; the details are discussed below.
PCNS starts with the NMC Low Battery Duration value, compares it to its own shutdown time and, if the
battery duration time is too low, tells the NMC to increase the values in #1 and #2 below to the PCNS
SHUTDOWN REQUIRED TIME* plus 70 sec.
1. With NO outlet groups, the Maximum Required Delay.
Force Negotiation: UPS with NO outlet groups
IF
NMC
Low Battery Duration
THEN
PCNS
Req. Shutdown
Time
to equal
Max. Req. Delay
for the PCNS is
increased
sec
PCNS
Req. Shutdown
Time
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2. With outlet groups, the Power Off Delay for the outlet group supplying power to the PCNS client.
Force Negotiation: UPS WITH outlet groups
IF
THEN
NMC
Low Battery Duration
to equal
PCNS
Req. Shutdown
Time
Power Off Delay
for the PCNS outlet
group is increased
sec
PCNS
Req. Shutdown
Time
*The PCNS SHUTDOWN REQUIRED TIME = the shutdown delay + the shutdown command duration.
When the default of 70 seconds is added, the time is always rounded up to nearest minute. E.g., a
total here of 3 min 50 sec is rounded up to 4 min; a total of 2 min is still rounded up to 3 min.
Notes:
The 70 sec. mentioned is the default OS shutdown time for PCNS.
PCNS never changes the NMC Low Battery Duration field value.
With PCNS v3.x, the Maximum Required Delay value is never used by the NMC for a UPS with
outlet groups.
UPS General screen
Path: Configuration > UPS General
This screen is not available for all UPS devices.
Some of the options explained below might NOT display for some UPS devices.
Field
Description
UPS Name
A name to identify the UPS.
UPS Position
The physical orientation of the UPS, rack or tower.
Audible Alarm
Enable or disable the audible alarm of the UPS, and, for some UPS devices,
define the condition that will cause the alarm to sound.
LCD Language
Preference
Specify which language you want to use for your UPS display.
Disable or enable write-access to the UPS display interface.
Display
When disabled, the user still has read-access to most screens, but not to subscreens on the Control and Configuration menus.
Last Battery
Replacement
Enter the month and year of the most recent UPS battery replacement.
Number of Batteries
or
External Batteries
The number of batteries, excluding built-in batteries, that the UPS has. Some
devices that have more than 16 batteries must add batteries in quantities of 16
(e.g., 16, 32, 48, etc.), but can then be adjusted to the correct value.
External Battery Cabinet
The battery cabinet Amp-Hour rating of an external battery source.
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Field
Description
With this field, you can change the UPS charge rate, in percentage terms. Here,
100% represents the manufacturer's recommended rate.
For example, to double the charge rate set this to 200%.
Battery Charger Rate
Battery Type
The rate includes both internal and external batteries. This number does not
change when external packs are added or removed. However, removing an
external battery pack effectively increases the charging rate. Similarly, adding an
external battery pack decreases the charging rate.
Caution:Charging at too high a rate can result in boiling and/or venting of
electrolytes and/or high gas pressure. Do not change this setting unless you have
strong background knowledge in this area.
Indicate the battery type where VRLA is Valve Regulated Lead Acid and Vented
Cell is a wet cell type battery (as used in cars).
Self-Test Schedule screen
Path: UPS > Configuration > Self-Test Schedule
Use this option to define when your UPS will initiate a self-test.
Shutdown Scheduling
Path: Configuration > Scheduling
This option is not available for all UPS devices.
For both the UPS and outlet group options
You can schedule a shutdown for a UPS device under UPS or for an individual Switched Outlet Group (if
applicable) under outlet groups.
Any configured shutdown schedules display along the top of the screen when you select UPS or outlet groups,
with relevant details, including whether they are currently enabled or disabled.
Edit, Enable, Disable, or Delete a Scheduled Shutdown. Click the schedule name in the list of schedules
along the top of either the UPS or outlet groups screen. This displays the complete details where you can edit
the parameters. This includes disabling it temporarily by clearing the Enable check box, or deleting it
permanently.
Creating a UPS or a Switched Outlet Group shutdown schedule.
1. Under Scheduling, select either UPS or outlet group.
2. Use the radio buttons to select the type of shutdown to schedule, One-time Shutdown, Daily
Shutdown, or Weekly Shutdown, and click the Next button.
3. To disable a schedule temporarily, clear the Enable button.
4. Specify a name, and a schedule date and time.
For a weekly shutdown, specify the frequency using the drop-down box.
5. Specify whether the device or outlet group should turn back on after the shutdown:
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Turn back on: Specify whether the UPS will turn on at a specific day and time, Never (the UPS must
be turned on manually), or Immediately (the UPS will turn on after waiting 6 minutes and the time
specified as the Return Delay, see “Return Delay”).
For an outlet group only, specify the group to shut down by selecting the appropriate button.
Signal PowerChute Network Shutdown Clients: Specify whether to notify PowerChute clients, see
“PowerChute Network Shutdown clients”.
For the UPS option only: synchronized shutdowns
Schedule a synchronized shutdown. When the UPS which initiates the shutdown is an enabled member of
a Synchronized Control Group (SCG), then all members of the SCG shut down.
Always schedule the shutdowns through the same member of the SCG. Each UPS in the SCG must have a
network connection at the time of the shutdown. See “Synchronized Control of your UPS devices”.
Caution: Do NOT schedule shutdowns through more than one group member. Such scheduling may
cause unpredictable results.
This option enables you to use the PowerChute Network Shutdown utility to shut down a maximum
of 50 servers on the network that use a client version of the utility.
Firmware Update screen
Path: UPS > Configuration > Firmware Update
This option is not available for all UPS devices.
This update refers to the firmware on the UPS. Don’t confuse this with an NMC firmware upgrade
(see “File Transfers”)!
Follow these steps to update the UPS firmware. Your UPS outlet must be turned off.
1. If a UPS firmware update file is not already loaded onto the card, then FTP into the card and put the
update file into the upsfw directory. The NMC may abort the FTP firmware transfer if it detects that
the update file is corrupted.
Here's an example of loading an update file using the DOS FTP command:
$ ftp <NMC Network Address Here>
Connected to <NMC Network Address>.
220 AP9631 Network Management Card AOS vX.Y.Z FTP server ready.
User (<NMC Network Address>:(none)): apc
331 User name okay, need password.
Password:
230 User logged in, proceed.
ftp> cd upsfw
250 CWD requested file action okay, completed.
ftp> put “<Path to UPS Firmware File>”
200 PORT Command okay.
150 File status okay; about to open data connection.
226 Closing data connection.
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ftp: 121984 bytes sent in 1.39Seconds 87.70Kbytes/sec.
ftp> quit
221 Goodbye.
2. Check this Firmware Update screen to see that the update file is loaded onto the card. Below the file
path, you might see:
– Status Critical Incompatible with this UPS
Indicates that update file will not work with this UPS because it is designed for a different one.
– Status Critical Unknown format
Indicates that the update file does not appear to be a valid UPS firmware update file. The file
could indeed be invalid, or in a format that the NMC does not yet recognize.
If the update file exists on the card, then the NMC displays the update version. This is listed as
unknown if the NMC does not recognize the format of the update file. Otherwise it lists the version
each UPS component assumes after the update. Greyed out components are not part of this update file.
3. Press the Update UPS button to start the update process.
4. When the update finishes, check the status under Last Update Result or in the Event Log.
PowerChute Network Shutdown clients
Path: UPS > Configuration > PowerChute
PowerChute Network Shutdown can shut down your UPS devices remotely.
When you install a PowerChute Network Shutdown client on your network, it is added to this list
automatically. When you uninstall a PowerChute Network Shutdown client, it is removed automatically.
Click Add Client to enter the IP address of a new PowerChute Network Shutdown client. To delete a client,
click the IP address of that client in the list, and then click Delete Client. The list can contain the IP addresses
of up to 50 clients.
With outlet groups, you also have to specify which outlet group is supplying power to the PowerChute client.
Synchronized Control of your UPS devices
Path: UPS > Configuration > Sync Control
This option is not available for all UPS devices.
What is a Synchronized Control Group (SCG)? With an SCG you can apply actions simultaneously to
each UPS in the group. If you apply an action to an SCG, enabled members of the group behave as follows:
•
Each UPS receives the command regardless of its output status (e.g., even if on a low battery).
•
The action uses the delay periods (such as Shutdown Delay and Return Delay) configured for the
initiating UPS. (See “Shutdown on Configuration menu”).
•
When the action begins, a UPS that is unable to participate retains its present output status while the
other UPS devices perform the action. So, if a UPS is already in an output state that the action requires
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(e.g., a UPS is already off when the Reboot UPS action starts), that UPS logs an event, and performs
the rest of the action, if any.
•
All participating UPS devices synchronize their performance of the action (within a one-second time
period under ideal conditions for Smart-UPS), but sometimes longer.
•
In reboot and sleep actions:
– Immediately before the initiating UPS begins waiting the time specified as Return Delay, by
default it waits up to 120 seconds (its configurable Power Synchronized Delay) for any UPS that
does not have input power to regain that power.
Any UPS that does not regain input power during that delay does not participate in the
synchronized restart, but waits until its own input power returns before restarting.
– The LEDs on the front of the UPS do not sequence their lights as they do for a normal (not
synchronized) reboot or sleep action.
•
UPS status and events are reported in the same way for synchronized actions as for actions on
individual UPS devices.
Guidelines for Synchronized Control Groups. Before you configure this UPS as a Synchronized Control
Group (SCG) member, review these guidelines:
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All UPS devices in an SCG must be the same device.
•
SCGs are supported for any Smart-UPS with a card slot that accepts a Network Management Card.
•
When its membership in an SCG is enabled, the NMC blocks UPS communications from a connected
management device on the serial communications port. However, the NMC still allows access to the
command line interface on the serial communications port.
•
See also the Knowledge Base articles FA156114 and 11135, on the support website www.apc.com.
Display status of a Synchronized Control Group member. When SCG is enabled, the following
additional information is displayed about the SCG membership of this group member: its IP address, its Input
Status (Good is acceptable; Bad is not acceptable); and its Output Status (On or Off).
Field
Group
Membership
Description
When you enable or disable Synchronized Control Group (SCG) membership, the change
causes the management interface to reboot the next time you log out, and is implemented at that
time.
The Sync Control option uses SNMPv3 for group communication. When you enable group
membership, SNMPv3 is enabled automatically.
Control Group
Number
The unique identifier of the SCG. This value must be a number from 1 through 65534. A UPS
can be a member of only one SCG. All members of an SCG must have the same Control Group
Number.
Multicast IP
Address
Specify the IP address used to communicate among members of an SCG. The allowed range is
224.0.0.3 to 224.0.0.254. All members must have the same Multicast IP Address.
Power
Synchronized
Delay
When the initiating UPS of the SCG is ready to turn on, this value is the maximum time that the
initiating UPS will wait, if necessary, for other group members to regain input power. (The
value is 120 seconds by default).
When this delay expires, the initiating UPS will wait to recharge its battery to the runtime
specified as Return Runtime Duration Offset (below), if necessary, then wait the time
specified as “Return Delay”, and then turn on.
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Field
Return Runtime
Duration Offset
Description
Specify a number of seconds of runtime that will be subtracted from the “Min Return Runtime”
of the initiating UPS. This will determine the available runtime required for this particular
group member to turn on.
You can configure this value differently for each member of the SCG.
Authentication
Phrase
Encryption Phrase
The case-sensitive phrase (15 to 32 ASCII characters) used to authenticate members of an SCG.
All members of an SCG must have the same authentication phrase.
The default is “APC ASI auth phrase”.
The encryption key for the protocol that ensures secure communication among members of an
SCG. All members of an SCG must have the same encryption phrase.
The default is “APC ASI crypt phrase”.
Synchronized
Control Port
The network port that SCGs use to communicate. You can use any non-standard port from 5000
to 32768.
The parallel units option (Smart-UPS VT UPS devices)
This option only displays with Smart-UPS VT devices when you have set up a parallel configuration. It lists all
parallel units (UPS devices that share a load, continuing to provide power to the load if a parallel unit is not
operating). The UPS to which you are logged on is listed first. Use Add Unit to add a parallel UPS, and specify
its name and IP address.
Third Party Support screen
Path: Configuration > Third Party Support > EnergyWise
Cisco® EnergyWise™ enables the measurement and management of the power consumption of network
devices. It can be used to reduce the consumption, and associated costs, of your UPS and its attached devices.
The EnergyWise screen on this NMC user interface facilitates the use of a Cisco EnergyWise switch to
monitor and control your UPS and its devices. This includes turning off the UPS and individual Switched
Outlets (if your UPS has them).
The EnergyWise functionality in the NMC can ONLY be used in conjunction with a Cisco EnergyWise switch.
Use this NMC EnergyWise screen to configure the communications between the devices (including the UPS)
and the Cisco EnergyWise switch.
Any reporting, analysis, and controlling (like turning off an outlet) is done using the Cisco switch.
Select EnergyWise from the NMC Configuration menu option. Use the initial EnergyWise Configuration
screen to set the communication parameters with the Cisco switch. The domain name and shared secret
password (if used) must be the same as those used on the switch.
Field
Version
Description
The current toolkit version of EnergyWise on the NMC.
This must be the same as the version on your Cisco EnergyWise switch.
EnergyWise
This option is disabled by default. Select it to enable EnergyWise communication.
Port
Specify the network port which the NMC will use to communicate with EnergyWise (43440 by
default). The range is 0–65535.
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Field
Description
Domain Name
Specify the name of the domain shared between the NMC and the Cisco EnergyWise switch.
Secure Mode
Select this check box to enable secure mode for communication between the NMC and the
switch. This is optional.
Shared Secret
If you select the Secure Mode check box, you must then enter the secret shared password used
between your devices and the switch.
When you have set the parameters, click Apply and the Cisco switch polls the domain and finds your UPS and
any attached devices, including those attached using Switched Outlet Groups.
The lower half of this screen shows your devices and categorizes them under Parent and Child (if relevant).
The Parent is always your UPS. If you have devices attached to Switched Outlet Groups, they display under the
Child Configuration heading.
The associated fields, Name, Role, Keywords, and Importance can be edited by clicking on the Name link or
you can accept the defaults. It is mandatory to have values in Name and Importance.
The values in Role, Keywords, Importance, must use standard specification values from Cisco
EnergyWise. They enable the querying of the state of your devices.
Field
Name
Description
The Name used to identify the parent and associated children of the UPS.
This is a search category available to the Cisco switch.
The role defines the device’s job or function within the network.
Role
The parent role default value is “Uninterruptible Power Supply”. The child role’s default value
is “Outlet Group”, if supported.
This is a search category available to the Cisco switch.
Keywords
Keywords are a way of grouping the parent and associated children devices. This enables the
filtering of search results and reporting.
The default value of a parent is “apc,ups,smartups”. The default of each child is
“apc,ups,smartups,outlet”.
Use the Importance field to rate or prioritize a device.
Importance
The value can be an integer number from 1 to 100 where 1 is the least important and 100 is the
most important. The default value of both the parent and each child is 1.
Universal I/O screens
The Universal I/O menu is relevant when you have installed the temperature and humidity sensors
(AP9335T/ TH) or the Dry Contact I/O Accessory (AP9810). Using these is often referred to as
environmental monitoring.
Temperature and Humidity screen
Path: Universal I/O > Temp & Humidity
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This displays the name, alarm status, temperature, and humidity (if supported) for each sensor. Click the name
of a sensor to edit the name and location and to configure its thresholds and its hysteresis.
Thresholds. For each sensor, you set the thresholds for temperature and (if supported) humidity measured at
the sensor. When a threshold is breached, the alarm signals.
High and Low are warning messages. Maximum and Minimum are critical, they must be dealt with.
Hysteresis. Use the Hysteresis value to avoid getting alarms repeatedly for the same violation of the
temperature or humidity threshold.
When the temperature or humidity that causes a violation tends to waver slightly up and down, it can
repeatedly trigger the alarm. A greater hysteresis value can prevent this.
If the hysteresis value is not great enough, the wavering can first cause a threshold violation and then clear it,
meaning the alarm can be triggered several times. See the examples below, after noting the following.
•
For maximum and high threshold violations, the clearing point for the alarm is the threshold minus the
hysteresis value you input.
•
For minimum and low threshold violations, the clearing point is the threshold plus the hysteresis value.
Example of rising but wavering humidity: Say the maximum humidity threshold is 65%, and the humidity
hysteresis is 10%. Then, the humidity rises above 65%, causing an alarm. It then wavers down to 60% and up
to 70% repeatedly, but — because of the 10% hysteresis value — the alarm is not cleared and therefore no
new alarm occurs. For the existing alarm to clear, the humidity would have to drop below 55% (which is 65%
minus 10%).
Example of falling but wavering temperature: Say the minimum temperature threshold is 12°C, and the
temperature hysteresis is 2°C. Then the temperature drops below 12°C, causing an alarm. It then wavers back
up to 13°C and then down to 11°C repeatedly, but — because of the 2°C hysteresis value — the alarm is not
cleared and therefore no new alarm occurs. For the existing alarm to clear, the temperature would have to rise
above 14°C (which is 12°C plus 2°C).
Input Contacts screen
Path: Universal I/O > Input Contacts
Input Contacts displays the name, alarm status, and state (open or closed) of each contact. These are
automatically found and displayed here when you install the environmental accessory.
Click the name of an input contact for detailed status or to configure its values. When disabled, the contact
generates no alarm even when it is in the abnormal position. Other fields are discussed below:
Field
Description
Alarm Status
Normal if this input contact is not reporting an alarm, or the severity of the alarm if this input
contact is reporting an alarm. If not enabled for a contact, it displays Disabled.
State
The present state of this input contact: Closed or Open.
Normal State
The normal (non-alarm) state of this input contact: Closed or Open.
Severity
The severity of the alarm that the abnormal state of this input contact generates:
Warning or Critical.
Output Relay screen
Path: Universal I/O > Output Relay
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Output Relay displays the name and state (open or closed) of each relay. These are automatically found and
displayed here when you install the environmental accessory.
Click the name of an input contact for detailed status or to configure its values. The fields are discussed below:
Field
Description
State
The current state of this output relay: Closed or Open.
Normal State
The normal (non-alarm) state of this output relay: Closed or Open.
Control
To change the current state of this output relay, select this check box and click Apply.
Delay
The number of seconds a selected alarm condition must exist before the output relay is
activated. Use this setting to avoid activating an alarm for brief transient conditions.
If additional mapped alarms occur after the delay begins, the delay does not restart but
continues counting down until the output relay is activated.
The minimum number of seconds the output relay remains activated after the alarm occurs.
Hold
Even if the activating alarm condition is corrected, the output relay remains activated until
this time period expires.
Configuring the Control Policy
Path: Universal I/O > Control Policy
On an AP9631 NMC with up to two connected Dry Contact I/O Accessories (AP9810), you can:
•
configure output relays to open or close based on UPS events and input contacts, see “Configuring an
output to respond to an event”
•
configure the UPS to take action based on input contacts, see “Configuring the UPS or output to
respond to an input alarm”
Not all UPS devices can be configured to respond to input contacts.
Configuring an output to respond to an event.
1. From the Configuration menu, select Universal I/O and Control Policy.
2. Click the Add Policy button.
3. Click a category or sub-category name to view corresponding events.
4. To configure, click an event name, select the output relay check box that will change state when this
event occurs, and click Save Policy.
Configuring the UPS or output to respond to an input alarm.
1. From the Configuration menu, select Universal I/O and Control Policy.
2. Click the Add Policy button.
3. Click the I/O Contact sub-category.
4. Choose the event with the same severity as the input contact. For example, if the severity of the input
contact is critical, then choose the critical event.
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The NMC supports up to four inputs. You must specify the input that will be associated with this event.
5. In the Port drop-down list, select the Universal Sensor Port number (1 or 2) to which the Dry Contact
I/O Accessory is installed.
6. In the Zone drop-down list, select the zone letter (A or B) of the contact to which the input is installed.
7. Define the action the UPS will perform (if any) when the input changes state.
8. Select the output that will open or close (if any).
9. Click Save Policy.
The action you configure occurs once.
If you restore the output to its normal state before the alarm condition clears, the output will not
open or close again unless the alarm condition clears and then reoccurs.
Security menu
Session Management screen
Path: Configuration > Security > Session Management
Enabling Allow Concurrent Logins means that two or more users can log on at the same time. Each user has
equal access and each interface (HTTP, FTP, telnet console, serial console (CLI), etc.) counts as a
logged-in user.
Remote Authentication Override: The NMC supports Radius storage of passwords on a server. However, if
you enable this override, the NMC will allow a local user to log on using the password for the NMC that is
stored locally on the NMC. See also “Local Users” and “Remote Users authentication”.
Ping Response
Path: Configuration > Security > Ping Response
Enable the IPv4 Ping Response check box to allow the Network Management Card 2 to respond to network
pings. This does not apply to IPv6.
Local Users
Use these menu options to view, and to set up access and individual preferences (like displayed date format), to
the NMC user interfaces. This applies to users as defined by their logon name.
Path: Configuration > Security > Local Users > Management
Setting user access. With this option an administrator or super user can list and configure the users allowed
access to the UI. Click on the name link to view details, and to edit or delete a user.
Click on Add User to add a user. On the resulting User Configuration screen, you can add a user and
withhold access by clearing the Access check box. The maximum length for both the name and password is 64
bytes, with less for multi-byte characters. You have to enter a password.
Values greater than 64 bytes in Name and Password might get truncated!
To change an administrator/ super user setting, you must enter all three password fields.
Use Session Timeout to configure the time that this UI waits before logging off this user (three minutes by
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default). If you change this value, you must log off for the change to take effect.
Serial Remote Authentication Override: By selecting this, you can bypass RADIUS by using the serial
console (CLI) connection. This screen enables it for the selected user, but it must also be enabled globally to
work, through “Session Management screen”.
See also “Configuration > Security > Local Users > Default Settings” below. For background information on
accounts see “Types of user accounts”.
User Preferences. Select the Event Log Color Coding check box to enable color-coding of alarm text
recorded in the Event Log. (System-event entries and configuration-change entries do not change color).
Text Color
Alarm Severity
Red
Critical: A critical alarm exists, which requires immediate action.
Orange
Warning: An alarm condition requires attention and could jeopardize your data or equipment if
its cause is not addressed.
Green
Alarm Cleared: The conditions that caused the alarm have improved.
Black
Normal: No alarms are present. The Network Management Card and all connected devices are
operating normally.
Export Log Format: Exported log files can be formatted using CSV (comma-separate values), or tabs. See
“To display the Event Log”.
Select the temperature scale for measurements in this UI. US Customary corresponds to Fahrenheit and
Metric corresponds to Celsius.
You can specify the default language for the UI with the Language field. This can be set when you log on also.
You can also specify different languages for e-mail recipients and SNMP trap receivers. See “Email recipients” and “Trap Receivers”.
Path: Configuration > Security > Local Users > Default Settings
Setting up defaults can make adding users quicker. Use this option to set defaults for the many options on the
Management screen, see “Configuration > Security > Local Users > Management” above.
Remote Users authentication
Path: Configuration > Security > Remote Users > authentication
Authentication. Specify how you want users to be authenticated at logon.
For information about local authentication (not using the centralized authentication of a RADIUS
server), see the Security Handbook, available on the Utility CD and on the www.apc.com website.
The following authentication and authorization functions of RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-In User
Service) are supported:
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When a user accesses the NMC or other network-enabled device that has RADIUS enabled, an
authentication request is sent to the RADIUS server to determine the user’s permission level.
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RADIUS user names are limited to 32 characters with the NMC.
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Select one of the following:
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Local Authentication Only: RADIUS is disabled. See “Local Users”.
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RADIUS, then Local Authentication: Both are enabled. Authentication is requested from the
RADIUS server first. If the RADIUS server does not respond, local authentication is used.
•
RADIUS Only: There is no local authentication.
If RADIUS Only is selected, and the RADIUS server is unavailable, improperly identified,
or improperly configured, remote access is unavailable to all users. To regain access, you
must use a serial connection to the command line interface and change the access setting to
local or radiusLocal.
For example, the command to change the access setting to local would be:
radius -a local
See also “RADIUS screen” below and “Configuring the RADIUS Server”.
RADIUS screen
Path: Configuration > Security > Remote Users > RADIUS
You can use a RADIUS server to authenticate remote users.Use this option to do the following:
•
List the RADIUS servers (a maximum of two) available to the NMC and the time-out period for each.
•
Configure the authentication parameters for a new or existing RADIUS server by clicking on a Radius
Server link.
RADIUS Setting
RADIUS Server
Description
The server name or IP address (IPv4 or IPv6).
Note: RADIUS servers use port 1812 to authenticate users, this can’t be changed.
Secret
The shared secret between the RADIUS server and the NMC.
Reply Timeout
The time in seconds that the NMC waits for a response from the RADIUS server.
Test Settings
Enter the Administrator user name and password in order to test the RADIUS server
path that you have configured.
Skip Test and Apply
Do not test the RADIUS server path.
See also “Remote Users authentication” above and “Configuring the RADIUS Server” below.
Configuring the RADIUS Server
Summary of the configuration procedure.
You must configure your RADIUS server to work with the NMC, see the steps below.
For examples of the RADIUS users file with Vendor Specific Attributes (VSAs) and an example of
an entry in the dictionary file on the RADIUS server, see the Security Handbook, available on the
Utility CD and on the www.apc.com website.
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1. Add the IP address of the NMC to the RADIUS server client list (file).
2. Users must be configured with Service-Type attributes unless Vendor Specific Attributes (VSAs) are
defined. If no Service-Type attributes are configured, users will have read-only access (on the UI only).
See your RADIUS server documentation for information about the RADIUS users file, and
see the Security Handbook for an example.
3. VSAs can be used instead of the Service-Type attributes provided by the RADIUS server.
VSAs require a dictionary entry and a RADIUS user’s file. In the dictionary file, define the names for
the ATTRIBUTE and VALUE keywords, but not for the numeric values. If you change numeric values,
RADIUS authentication and authorization will not work. VSAs take precedence over standard
RADIUS attributes.
Configuring a RADIUS server on UNIX® with shadow passwords.
If UNIX shadow password files are used (/etc/passwd) with the RADIUS dictionary files, the following two
methods can be used to authenticate users:
•
If all UNIX users have administrative privileges, add the following to the RADIUS “user” file. To
allow only Device Users, change the APC-Service-Type to Device.
DEFAULT Auth-Type = System
APC-Service-Type = Admin
•
Add user names and attributes to the RADIUS “user” file, and verify the password against /etc/passwd.
The following example is for users bconners and thawk:
bconners Auth-Type
APC-Service-Type =
thawk Auth-Type =
APC-Service-Type =
= System
Admin
System
Device
Supported RADIUS servers.
FreeRADIUS and Microsoft IAS 2003 are supported. Other commonly available RADIUS applications might
work but have not been fully tested.
Firewall screen
Path: Configuration > Security > Firewall
Menu option
Description of use
Configuration
Enable or disable the overall firewall functionality. Any configured policy is also listed, even if
the firewall is disabled.
Active Policy
Select an active policy from the available firewall policies. The validity of policy is also listed
here.
Active Rules
When a Firewall is enabled (see Configuration above in this table), this lists the individual rules
that are being enforced by a current active policy. You can edit existing rules and add or delete
new rules here.
Create/Edit Policy
Create a new policy or edit an existing one.
Load Policy
Load a policy file (with a .fwl suffix) from a source external to this device.
Test
Temporarily enforce the rules of a chosen policy, for a time that you specify.
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Configuring your Settings: 2
With the Configuration menu options, you can set fundamental operational values for your UPS and NMC.
See the sections below and also “Configuring your Settings: 1”.
•
“Network on Configuration menu”
•
“Notification menu”
•
“General menu”
•
“Logs on Configuration menu”
Network on Configuration menu
TCP/IP settings for IPv4 screen
Path: Configuration > Network > TCP/IP > IPv4 Settings
This option displays any current IPv4 address, subnet mask, default gateway, MAC address, and boot mode of
the UPS Network Management Card 2 (NMC). Use the lower part of the screen to configure those settings,
including disabling IPv4.
For information on DHCP and DHCP options, see RFC2131 and RFC2132.
Option
Manual
Description
Specify your IPv4 address, subnet mask, default gateway here.
At 32-second intervals, the device requests network assignment from any BOOTP server:
• If it receives a valid response, it starts the network services.
BOOTP*
• If previously configured network settings exist, and it receives no valid response to five
requests (the original and four retries), by default it uses those previously configured
settings. This ensure that it remains accessible if a BOOTP server is no longer available.
• If it finds a BOOTP server, but the request to that server does not work or times out, the
device stops requesting network settings until it is restarted.
At 32-second intervals, the device requests network assignment from any DHCP server:
DHCP*
• If a DHCP server is found, but the request to that server does not work or times out, it stops
requesting network settings until it is restarted.
• Optionally, you can set up the device with Require vendor specific cookie to accept DHCP
Address in order to accept the lease and start the network services.
See “DHCP response options”.
*
Vendor Class: APC
Client ID: The MAC address of the device. If you change this value, the new value must be unique on the LAN.
User Class: The name of the application firmware module, see “File Transfers”.
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TCP/IP settings for IPv6 screen
Path: Configuration > Network > TCP/IP > IPv6 Settings
This option displays any current IPv6 settings of the UPS Network Management Card 2 (NMC). Use the lower
part of the screen to configure those settings, including disabling IPv6.
You have a choice of using manual or automated IP addressing. It is possible to use them both concurrently.
For Manual, select the check box and then enter the System IP v6 address and the Default Gateway.
Select the Auto Configuration check box to enable the system to obtain addressing prefixes from the router (if
available). It will use those prefixes to automatically configure IPv6 addresses.
IPv6 Possible Formats
Description
fe80:0000:0000:0000:0204:61ff:fe9d:f156
full form of IPv6
fe80:0:0:0:204:61ff:fe9d:f156
drop leading zeroes
fe80::204:61ff:fe9d:f156
collapse multiple zeroes to :: in the IPv6 address
fe80:0000:0000:0000:0204:61ff:254.157.241.86
IPv4 dotted quad at the end
fe80:0:0:0:0204:61ff:254.157.241.86
drop leading zeroes, IPv4 dotted quad at the end
fe80::204:61ff:254.157.241.86
dotted quad at the end, multiple zeroes collapsed
::1
localhost
fe80::
link-local prefix
2001::
global unicast prefix
For DHCPv6 Mode, see the table below.
DHCPv6 Mode for IPv6 Configuration
Option
Description
When this radio box is selected, DHCPv6 is controlled by the
M (Managed Address Configuration Flag) and O (Other Stateful Configuration Flag)
flags received in IPv6 Router Advertisements.
When a router advertisement is received, the NMC checks whether the M and O flags are set.
The NMC interprets them as follows:
• Neither is set: Indicates that the local network has no DHCPv6 infrastructure. The NMC
uses Router Advertisements and manual configuration to get non-link-local addresses and
other settings.
Router Controlled
• M, or M and O are set: In this situation, full DHCPv6 address configuration occurs.
DHCPv6 is used to obtain addresses AND other configuration settings. This is known as
“DHCPv6 stateful”.
Once the M flag has been received, the DHCPv6 address configuration stays in effect until
the interface in question has been closed, even if subsequent Router Advertisement packets
are received in which the M flag is not set.
If an O flag is received first, then an M flag is received subsequently, the NMC performs full
address configuration upon receipt of the M flag.
• Only O is set: In this situation, the NMC sends a DHCPv6 Info-Request packet. DHCPv6 is
used to configure “other” settings (such as location of DNS servers), but NOT to provide
addresses. This is known as “DHCPv6 stateless”.
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DHCPv6 Mode for IPv6 Configuration
Option
Description
Address and
Other Information
DHCPv6 is used to obtain addresses AND other configuration settings. This is known as
“DHCPv6 stateful”.
Non-Address
Information Only
DHCPv6 is used to configure “other” settings (such as location of DNS servers), but NOT to
provide addresses. This is known as “DHCPv6 stateless”.
Never
DHCPv6 is NOT used for any configuration settings.
DHCP response options
Each valid DHCP response contains options that provide the TCP/IP settings that the NMC needs in order to
operate on a network. Each response also has other information that affects the operation of the NMC. See also
ID FA156110 at http://www.apc.com/site/support/index.cfm/faq/index.cfm.
Vendor Specific Information (option 43). The NMC uses this option in a DHCP response to determine
whether the DHCP response is valid. This option contains an option in a TAG/LEN/DATA format, called the
APC Cookie. This is disabled by default.
•
APC Cookie. Tag 1, Len 4, Data “1APC”
Option 43 communicates to the NMC that a DHCP server is configured to service devices.
The following, in hexadecimal format, is an example of a Vendor Specific Information option that
contains the APC cookie:
Option 43 = 0x01 0x04 0x31 0x41 0x50 0x43
TCP/IP options. The NMC uses the following options within a valid DHCP response to define its TCP/IP
settings. All of these options except the first are described at RFC2132.
•
IP Address (from the yiaddr field of the DHCP response, described in RFC2131): The IP address that
the DHCP server is leasing to the NMC.
•
Subnet Mask (option 1): The Subnet Mask value that the NMC needs to operate on the network.
•
Router, i.e., Default Gateway (option 3): The default gateway address that the NMC needs to operate
on the network.
•
IP Address Lease Time (option 51): The time duration for the lease of the IP Address to the NMC.
•
Renewal Time, T1 (option 58): The time that the NMC must wait after an IP address lease is assigned
before it can request a renewal of that lease.
•
Rebinding Time, T2 (option 59): The time that the NMC must wait after an IP address lease is
assigned before it can seek to rebind that lease.
Other options. The NMC also uses these options within a valid DHCP response. All of these options except
the last are described in RFC2132.
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Network Time Protocol Servers (option 42): Up to two NTP servers (primary and secondary) that the
NMC can use.
•
Time Offset (option 2): The offset of the NMC's subnet, in seconds, from Coordinated Universal Time
(UTC).
•
Domain Name Server (option 6): Up to two Domain Name System (DNS) servers (primary and
secondary) that the NMC can use.
•
Host Name (option 12): The host name that the NMC will use (32-character maximum length).
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Domain Name (option 15): The domain name that the NMC will use (64-character maximum length).
•
Boot File Name (from the file field of the DHCP response, described in RFC2131): The fully qualified
directory-path to a user configuration file (.ini file) to download. The siaddr field of the DHCP
response specifies the IP address of the server from which the NMC will download the .ini file. After
the download, the NMC uses the .ini file as a boot file to reconfigure its settings.
Port Speed screen
Path: Configuration > Network > Port Speed
The Port Speed setting defines the communication speed of the Ethernet network port. Your current setting is
displayed in Current Speed.
You can change the setting by choosing a radio button under Port Speed:
•
For Auto-negotiation (the default), network devices negotiate to transmit at the highest possible speed,
but if the supported speeds of two devices are not matched, the slower speed is used.
•
Alternatively, you can choose 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps, each with the option of:
– half-duplex (communication in only one direction at a time) or
– full-duplex (communication in both directions on the same channel simultaneously).
DNS screen
Path: Configuration > Network > DNS > Configuration
The values under Domain Name System Status list your current status and setup.
Use the options under Manual Domain Name System Settings to configure he Domain Name System (DNS):
•
Enabling the Override Manual DNS Settings means that configuration data from other sources like
DHCP take precedence over the manual configurations here.
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Specify the Primary DNS Server and, optionally, the Secondary DNS Server with IPv4 or IPv6
addresses. For the NMC to send e-mail, you must at least define the IP address of the primary DNS
server.
– The NMC waits up to 15 seconds for a response from the primary DNS server or the secondary
DNS server. If the NMC does not receive a response within that time, e-mail cannot be sent. Use
DNS servers on the same segment as the NMC or on a nearby segment, but not across a wide-area
network (WAN).
– After you define the IP addresses of the DNS servers, test it, see “Testing DNS screen”.
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System Name Synchronization: Enabling this synchronizes the DNS hostname with the NMC System
Name. Click on the System Name link to define it.
•
Host Name: After you configure a host name here and a domain name in the Domain Name field,
users can enter a host name in any field in the NMC interface (except e-mail addresses) that accepts a
domain name.
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Domain Name (IPv4/IPv6): For the NMC interface, you only need to configure the domain name
here. In all other fields in this UI — except e-mail addresses — that accept domain names, the NMC
defaults to adding this domain name when only a host name is entered.
– To override the expansion of a specified host name by the addition of a domain name, set this
domain name field to its default, somedomain.com or to 0.0.0.0.
– To override the expansion of a specific host name entry (for example, when defining a trap
receiver), include a trailing period. The NMC recognizes a host name with a trailing period (such
as mySnmpServer.) as if it were a fully-qualified domain name and does not append the domain
name.
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Domain Name (IPv6): Specify the IPv6 domain name here.
Testing DNS screen
Path: Configuration > Network > DNS > Test
Use this option to send a DNS query that tests the setup of your DNS servers by looking up the IP address. See
“DNS screen” above on how to set up your servers.
View the result of a test in the Last Query Response field.
•
At Query Type, select the method to use for the DNS query, see table below.
•
At Query Question, specify the value to be used for the selected query type as explained in the table.
Query Type Selected
Query Question to Use
by Host
The host name, the URL
by FQDN
The fully-qualified domain name,
my_server.my_domain.com
by IP
The IP address of the server.
by MX
The Mail Exchange address.
Web access screen
Path: Configuration > Network > Web > Access
Use this option to configure the access method for the Web interface. (In order to activate any changes here,
you must log off from the NMC user interface).
You can enable access to this UI through either HTTP or HTTPS or through both, by using the Enable check
boxes. HTTPS encrypts user names, passwords, and data during transmission; HTTP does not.
HTTPS also authenticates the NMC by digital certificate. See “Creating and Installing Digital Certificates” in
the Security Handbook on the NMC Utility CD to see how to use digital certificates.
For the ports, you can change the setting to any unused port for additional security; the range is 5000–32768.
You must then use a colon (:) in the address field of the browser to specify the port number. For example, for a
port number of 5000 and an IP address of 152.214.12.114:
http(s)://152.214.12.114:5000
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Web SSL Certificate screen
Path: Configuration > Network > Web > SSL Certificate
Add, replace, or remove a security certificate. SSL (Secure Socket Layer) is a protocol used to encrypt data
between your browser and the web server.
The Status can be:
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Valid certificate: A valid certificate was installed or was generated by the NMC. Click on this link to
view the contents of the certificate.
•
Certificate not installed: A certificate is not installed, or was installed by FTP or SCP to an incorrect
location. Using Add or Replace Certificate File installs the certificate to the correct location: /ssl on
the NMC.
•
Generating: The NMC is generating a certificate because no valid certificate was found.
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Loading: A certificate is being activated on the NMC.
If you install an invalid certificate, or if no certificate is loaded while SSL is enabled, the NMC
generates a default certificate, a process which delays access to the interface for up to one minute.
You can use the default certificate for basic encryption-based security, but a security alert message
displays whenever you log on.
Add or Replace Certificate File: Browse to the certificate file created with the Security Wizard. See
“Creating and Installing Digital Certificates” in the Security Handbook on the Network Management Card
Utility CD to see how to use digital certificates created by the Security Wizard or generated by the NMC.
Remove: Delete the certificate. See screen text also.
Console screen
Path: Configuration > Network > Console > Access
Path: Configuration > Network > Console > SSL Host Key
Console access. You need to enable console access in order to update your UPS firmware, see “Firmware
Update screen”. Console access enables use of the command line interface (CLI).
You can enable access to the CLI through either Telnet or SSH or through both, by using the Enable check
boxes. Telnet does not encrypt user names, passwords, and data during transmission whereas SSH 2 does.
For the ports to be used to communicate with the NMC, you can change the setting to any unused port from
5000 to 32768 for additional security.
•
Telnet Port: This is 23 by default. You must then use a colon (:) or a space to specify the non-default
port, as required by your Telnet client program.
For example, for port 5000 and an IP address of 152.214.12.114, your Telnet client requires one of the
these commands:
telnet 152.214.12.114:5000 or telnet 152.214.12.114 5000
•
SSH Port: This is 22 by default. See the documentation for your SSH client for the command line
format required to specify a non-default port. See also “SSH Host Key” below.
SSH Host Key. If you’re using SSH (Secure Shell Protocol) for console (CLI) access, you can add, replace, or
remove the host key on the SSL Host Key screen.
Status indicates whether the host key (private key) is valid. The Status can be:
•
SSH Disabled: No host key in use.
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Generating: The NMC is creating a host key because no valid host key was found.
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Loading: A host key is being activated on the NMC.
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Valid: One of the following valid host keys is in the /ssh directory (the required location on the
Network Management Card):
– A 1024-bit or 2048-bit host key created by the Security Wizard
– A 2048-bit RSA host key generated by the Network Management Card
Add or Replace Host Key: Upload a host key file created by the Security Wizard. To use the Security Wizard,
see the Security Handbook on the Network Management Card Utility CD. To use an externally created host
key, load the host key before you enable SSH (with “Console access” above).
Note: To reduce the time required to enable SSH, create and upload a host key in advance. If you enable SSH
with no host key loaded, the NMC takes up to one minute to create a host key, and the SSH server is not
accessible during that time.
Remove: Delete the host key. See screen text also.
To use SSH, you must have an SSH client installed. Most Linux and other UNIX platforms include
an SSH client, but Microsoft Windows operating systems do not. Clients are available from various
vendors.
SNMP screens
All user names, passwords, and community names for SNMP are transferred over the network as plain text.If
your network requires the high security of encryption, disable SNMP access or set the access for each
community to Read. (A community with Read access can receive status information and use SNMP traps.)
When using StruxureWare Central to manage a UPS on the public network of an StruxureWare system, you
must have SNMP v1 or SNMP v3 enabled in the NMC interface. Read access will allow the StruxureWare
device to receive traps from the NMC, but Write access is required while you use the NMC user interface to set
the StruxureWare device as a trap receiver.
For detailed information on enhancing and managing the security of your system, see the Security
Handbook, available on the Network Management Card Utility CD or from the website,
www.apc.com.
SNMPv1.
Path: Configuration > Network > SNMPv1 > Access and Access control
Use Access to enable or disable SNMP version 1 as a method of communication with the NMC.
Access Control. You can configure up to four access control entries to specify which Network Management
Systems (NMSs) have access to the NMC. To edit, click a community name.
By default one entry is assigned to each of the four available SNMPv1 communities. You can edit these
settings to apply more than one entry to any one community to grant access by several specific IPv4 and IPv6
addresses, host names, or IP address masks.
•
By default, a community has access to the NMC from any location on the network.
•
If you configure multiple access control entries for any one community name, it means that one or more
of the other communities have no access to the device.
Community Name: The name that an NMS must use to access the community. The maximum length is 15
ASCII characters, and the default names are public, private, public2, and private2.
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NMS IP/Host Name: The IPv4 or IPv6 address, IP address mask, or host name that controls access by NMSs.
A host name or a specific IP address (for example, 149.225.12.1) allows access only by the NMS at that
location. IP addresses that contain 255 restrict access as follows:
•
149.225.12.255: Access only by an NMS on the 149.225.12 segment.
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149.225.255.255: Access only by an NMS on the 149.225 segment.
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149.255.255.255: Access only by an NMS on the 149 segment.
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0.0.0.0 (the default setting) which can also be expressed as 255.255.255.255: Access by any NMS on
any segment.
Access Type: The actions an NMS can perform through the community.
•
Read: GETS only, at any time
•
Write: GETS at any time, and SETS when no user is logged onto the UI or command line interface.
•
Write+: GETS and SETS at any time.
•
Disable: No GETS or SETS at any time.
SNMPv3.
Path: Configuration > Network > SNMPv3 > Access, User Profiles , and Access Control
For GETs, SETs, and trap receivers, SNMPv3 uses a system of user profiles to identify users. An SNMPv3 user
must have a user profile assigned in the MIB software program to perform GETs and SETs, to browse the MIB,
and to receive traps.
To use SNMPv3, you must have a MIB program that supports SNMPv3.
The NMC supports SHA or MD5 authentication and AES or DES encryption.
Enable SNMPv3 access under access enables this method of communication with this device.
User Profiles. By default, lists the settings of four user profiles, configured with the user names apc snmp
profile1 through apc snmp profile4, with no authentication and no privacy (no encryption). To edit the
following settings for a user profile, click a user name in the list.
•
User Name: The identifier of the user profile. SNMP version 3 maps GETs, SETs, and traps to a user
profile by matching the user name of the profile to the user name in the data packet being transmitted.
A user name can have up to 32 ASCII characters.
•
Authentication Passphrase: A phrase of 15 to 32 ASCII characters (apc auth passphrase, by
default) that verifies that the NMS communicating with this device through SNMPv3 is the NMS it
claims to be.
It also verifies that the message has not been changed during transmission, and that the message was
communicated in a timely manner. This indicates that it was not delayed and that it was not copied and
sent again later at an inappropriate time.
•
Privacy Passphrase: A phrase of 15 to 32 ASCII characters (apc crypt passphrase, by default)
that ensures the privacy of the data that an NMS is sending to or receiving from this device through
SNMPv3, by using encryption.
•
Authentication Protocol: The implementation of SNMPv3 supports SHA and MD5 authentication.
One of these must be selected.
•
Privacy Protocol: The implementation of SNMPv3 supports AES and DES as the protocols for
encrypting and decrypting data. You must use both a privacy protocol and a privacy password,
otherwise the SNMP request is not encrypted.
In turn, you cannot select the privacy protocol if no authentication protocol is selected.
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Access Control. You can configure up to four access control entries to specify which Network Management
Systems (NMSs) have access to the NMC. To edit, click a user name.
By default one entry is assigned to each of the four user profiles. You can edit these settings to apply more than
one entry to any one user profile to grant access by several specific IP addresses, host names, or IP address
masks.
•
By default, all NMSs that use that profile have access to this device.
•
If you configure multiple access control entries for one user profile, it means that one or more of the
other user profiles must have no access to this device.
User Name: From the drop-down list, select the user profile to which this access control entry will apply. The
choices available are the four user names that you configure through the “User Profiles” option.
NMS IP/Host Name: The IP address, IP address mask, or host name that controls access by the NMS. A host
name or a specific IP address (for example, 149.225.12.1) allows access only by the NMS at that location. An
IP address mask that contains 255 restricts access as follows:
•
149.225.12.255: Access only by an NMS on the 149.225.12 segment.
•
149.225.255.255: Access only by an NMS on the 149.225 segment.
•
149.255.255.255: Access only by an NMS on the 149 segment.
•
0.0.0.0 (the default setting) which can also be expressed as 255.255.255.255: Access by any NMS on
any segment.
FTP Server screen
Path: Configuration > Network > FTP Server
Use this screen to enable access to an FTP server and to specify a port.
Option
Description
FTP transmits files without encrypting them.
For encrypted file transfer, use Secure CoPy (SCP). SCP is automatically enabled when you
enable SSH, but you must disable the FTP Server here to enforce high-security file transfer.
Access
Note: At any time that you want a device to be accessible for management by InfraStruXure
Central or Manager, FTP Server must be enabled in the Network Management Card interface of
that UPS.
For detailed information on enhancing and managing the security of your system, see the
Security Handbook, available on the Utility CD or from the APC Web site.
The TCP/IP port of the FTP server (21 by default).
Port
The FTP server uses both the specified port and the port one number lower. The allowed nondefault port numbers are indicated on the screen: 21, and 5001–32768.
Note: Configuring the FTP server to use a non-default port enhances security by requiring users
to append the port name to the IP address in an FTP command line. The appended port name
must be preceded by a space or colon depending on the FTP client used.
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Notification menu
See these sections:
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“Types of notification”
•
“Configuring event actions”
•
“E-mail notification screens”
•
“SNMP Traps test screen”
•
“SNMP Trap Receivers screen”
•
“Remote Monitoring Service”
Types of notification
You can configure notification actions to occur in response to an event. You can notify users of an event in any
of several ways:
•
Active, automatic notification. The specified users or monitoring devices are contacted directly.
– E-mail notification
– SNMP traps
– Remote Monitoring Service
– Syslog notification
•
Indirect notification
– Event log. If no direct notification is configured, users must check the log to determine which
events have occurred
You can also log system performance data to use for device monitoring. See “Data
log” for information on how to configure and use this data logging option.
– Queries (SNMP GETs)
For more information, see “SNMP Trap Receivers screen” and “SNMP Traps test
screen”. SNMP enables an NMS to perform informational queries. For SNMPv1,
which does not encrypt data before transmission, configuring the most restrictive
SNMP access type (READ) enables informational queries without the risk of allowing
remote configuration changes.
The NMC supports the use of the RFC1628 MIB (Management Information Base). See “SNMP Trap
Receivers screen” for information on how you can set up a trap receiver. The 1628 MIB group of three events
only work with that MIB, not the alternative Powernet MIB. They can be configured like any event (see
“Configuring event actions” below).
Configuring event actions
Configuring by event.
Path: Configuration > Notification > Event Actions > By Event
By default, logging an event is selected for all events. To define event actions for an individual event:
1. Select the Configuration menu, then Notification, Event Actions, and By Event.
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2. To find an event, click on a column heading to see the lists under the Power Events, Environment
Events, or System Events categories.
Or you can click on a sub-category under these headings like Input Line Status or Temperature.
3. Click on the event name to view or change the current configuration, such as recipients to be notified
by e-mail, or Network Management Systems (NMSs) to be notified by SNMP traps. See “E-mail
notification parameters”.
If no Syslog server is configured, items related to Syslog configuration are not displayed.
When viewing details of an event’s configuration, you can enable or disable event logging or
Syslog, or disable notification for specific e-mail recipients or trap receivers, but you cannot add or
remove recipients or receivers. To add or remove recipients or receivers, see the following:
• “Identifying Syslog servers”
• “E-mail recipients”
• “Trap Receivers”
Configuring by groups of events.
Path: Configuration > Notification > Event Actions > By Group
To configure a group of events simultaneously:
1. Select the Configuration menu, then Notification, Event Actions, and By Group.
2. Choose how to group events for configuration:
– Choose Grouped by severity, and then select one or more severity levels. You cannot change the
severity of an event.
– Choose Grouped by category, and then select all events in one or more pre-defined categories.
3. Click Next to move from screen to screen to do the following:
a. Select event actions for the group of events.
• To choose any action except Logging (the default), you must first have at least one
relevant recipient or receiver configured.
• If you choose Logging and have configured a Syslog server, select Event Log or Syslog
(or both) on the next screen. (See “Logs on Configuration menu”).
b. Select whether to leave the newly configured event action enabled for this group of events or to
disable the action.
See “E-mail notification parameters” directly below.
E-mail notification parameters. These configuration fields define e-mail parameters for sending
notifications of events. See “Configuring by event” and “Configuring by groups of events”.
They are usually accessed by clicking the receiver or recipient name.
Field
Delay n time before sending
Description
If the event persists for the specified time, the notification is sent. If the condition
clears before the time expires, no notification is sent.
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Field
Description
Repeat at an interval of n
The notification is sent repeatedly at the specified interval (the default is every 2
minutes until the condition clears).
Up to n times
During an active event, the notification repeats for this number of times.
or
Until condition clears
The notification is sent repeatedly until the condition clears or is resolved.
For events that have an associated clearing event, you can also set these parameters. (An example of an event
with its clearing event is UPS: Lost communication with the battery packs and
UPS: Restored communication with the battery packs).
E-mail notification screens
Overview of setup. Use Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) to send e-mail to up to four recipients when
an event occurs.
To use the e-mail feature, you must define the following settings:
•
The IP addresses of the primary and, optionally, the secondary Domain Name System (DNS) servers.
(See “DNS screen”)
•
The IP address or DNS name for the SMTP Server and From Address. (See “SMTP Server” below)
•
The e-mail addresses for a maximum of four recipients. (See “E-mail recipients”)
You can use the To Address setting of the recipients option to send e-mail to a text-based
screen.
SMTP Server.
Path: Configuration > Notification > E-mail > Server
This screen lists your primary and secondary DNS server (see “DNS screen”) and then these fields:
Field
Description
Outgoing Mail Configuration
The contents of the From field in e-mail messages sent by the NMC:
• In the format user@ [IP_address] (if an IP address is specified as Local SMTP Server)
From Address
• In the format user@domain (if DNS is configured and the DNS name is specified as Local
SMTP Server) in the e-mail messages.
Note: The local SMTP server may require that you use a valid user account on the server for this
setting. See the server’s documentation.
SMTP Server
The IPv4/ IPv6 address or DNS name of the local SMTP server.
Note: This definition is required only when SMTP Server is set to Local. See “E-mail recipients”
Authentication
Enable this if the SMTP server requires authentication.
Port
The SMTP port number, with a default of 25. The range is 1–65535.
User Name/
Password/
Confirm
Password
If your mail server requires authentication, type your user name and password here. This performs a
simple authentication, not SSI.
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Field
Description
Advanced
• Never: The SMTP server does not require nor support encryption.
• If Supported: The SMTP server advertises support for STARTTLS but doesn't require the
connection to be encrypted. The STARTTLS command is sent after the advertisement is given.
Use SSL/TLS
• Always: The SMTP server requires the STARTTLS command to be sent on connection to it.
• Implicitly: The SMTP server only accepts connections that begin encrypted. No STARTTLS
message is sent to the server.
Require CA
Root
Certificate
This should only be enabled if the security policy of your organization does not allow for implicit
trust of SSL connections. If this is enabled, a valid root CA certificate must be loaded onto the NMC
for encrypted e-mails to be sent.
File Name
This field is dependent on the root CA certificates installed on the NMC and whether or not a root
CA certificate is required.
E-mail recipients.
Path: Configuration > Notification > E-mail > Recipients
Specify up to four e-mail recipients. Click on a name to configure the settings. See also “SMTP Server” above.
Field
E-mail
Generation
Description
Enables (default) or disables sending e-mail to the recipient.
The user and domain names of the recipient. To use e-mail for paging, use the e-mail address for the
recipient’s pager gateway account (for example, myacct100@skytel.com). The pager gateway
will generate the page.
To Address
To bypass the DNS lookup of the mail server’s IP address, use the IP address in brackets instead of
the e-mail domain name, e.g., use jsmith@[xxx.xxx.x.xxx] instead of jsmith@company.com. This is
useful when DNS lookups are not working correctly.
Note: The recipient’s pager must be able to use text-based messaging.
Format
The long format contains name, location, contact, IP address, serial number of the device, date and
time, event code, and event description. The short format provides only the event description.
Language
Chose a language from the drop-down list and any mails will be sent in that language. It is possible to
use different languages for different users. See “Adding and Changing Language Packs”.
Select one of the following methods for routing e-mail:
• Local: Through the site-local SMTP server. This recommended setting ensures that the e-mail is
sent using the site-local SMTP server. Choosing this setting limits delays and network outages and
retries sending e-mail for many hours.
Server
When choosing the Local setting you must also enable forwarding at the SMTP server of your
device and set up a special external e-mail account to receive the forwarded e-mail. Check with
your SMTP server administrator before making these changes.
• Recipient: Through the recipient's SMTP server. The NMC performs an MX record look-up on
the recipients e-mail address and uses that as its SMTP server. The e-mail is only sent once so it
could easily be lost.
• Custom: This setting enables each e-mail recipient to have its own server settings. These settings
are independent of the settings given under “SMTP Server” above.
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E-mail SSL Certificates.
Path: Configuration > Notification > E-mail > SSL Certificates
Load a mail SSL certificate on the NMC for greater security. The file must have an extension of .crt or
.cer. Up to five files can be loaded at any given time.
When installed, the certificate details also display here. An invalid certificate will display “n/a” for all fields
except File Name.
Certificates can be deleted from this screen. Any e-mail recipients using the certificate should be manually
modified to remove reference to this certificate.
E-mail test.
Path: Configuration > Notification > E-mail > Test
Send a test message to a configured recipient.
SNMP Trap Receivers screen
Trap Receivers.
Path: Configuration > Notification > SNMP Traps > Trap Receivers
With Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) traps, you can get automatically notified of significant
UPS events. They are a useful tool for monitoring devices on your network.
The trap receivers are displayed by NMS IP/Host Name, where NMS stands for Network Management
System. You can configure up to six trap receivers.
To configure a new trap receiver, click Add Trap Receiver. To edit (or delete) one, click its IP address/ host
name.
If you delete a trap receiver, all notification settings configured under “Configuring event actions” for the
deleted trap receiver are set to their default values.
Select either the SNMPv1 or SNMPv3 radio button to specify the trap type. For an NMS to receive both types
of traps, you must separately configure two trap receivers for that NMS, one for each trap type.
Field
Trap Generation
Description
Enable (the default) or disable trap generation for this trap receiver.
Choose between these two MIB trap generation types for each trap created.
Powernet MIB Trap Generation/
RFC1628
"
The Powernet option is customized for Schneider Electric and contains many
additional variables relevant to the company’s products. The RFC1628 is the
generic, standard Management Information Base (MIB) for UPS devices.
If you use the RFC1628 MIB, you can also use the three RFC1628 event
notifications (see “Configuring event actions”). They can be used to avoid
having to configure notification events outside the NMC environment, see
RFC1628 MIB.
NMS IP/Host Name
The IPv4/ IPv6 address or host name of this trap receiver. The default, 0.0.0.0,
leaves the trap receiver undefined.
Language
Chose a language from the drop-down list. This can differ from the UI and from
other trap receivers.
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Field
Description
Community Name: The name (“public” by default) used as an identifier when
SNMPv1 traps are sent to this trap receiver.
SNMPv1
Authenticate Traps: When this option is enabled (the default), the NMS
identified by the NMS IP/Host Name setting will receive authentication traps
(traps generated by invalid attempts to log on to this device).
User Name: Select the identifier of the user profile for this trap receiver. See
also “User Profiles” under “SNMP screens”.
SNMPv3
SNMP Traps test screen
Path: Configuration > Notification > SNMP Traps > Test
Last Test Result: The result of the most recent SNMP trap test. A successful SNMP trap test verifies only that
a trap was sent; it does not verify that the trap was received by the selected trap receiver. A trap test succeeds if
all of the following are true:
•
The SNMP version (SNMPv1 or SNMPv3) configured for the selected trap receiver is enabled on this
device.
•
The trap receiver itself is enabled.
•
If a host name is selected for the To address, that host name can be mapped to a valid IP address.
To: Select the IP address or host name to which a test SNMP trap will be sent. If no trap receiver is configured,
a link to the Trap Receiver configuration screen is displayed. See “SNMP Trap Receivers screen” above.
Remote Monitoring Service
Path: Configuration > Notification > Remote Monitoring
The Remote Monitoring Service (RMS) is an optional service from Schneider Electric that monitors your
system from a remote operation center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and notifies you of device and system
events.
To purchase the RMS service, contact your vendor or click on the link on the top part of this screen:
APC RMS Web site.
Registration. Once you have purchased the service, you activate RMS for the NMC. Select Enable APC
Remote Monitoring Service, choose between Register Company and Device and Register Device Only,
complete the form, and click the Apply button.
Use the Reset APC Remote Monitoring Service Registration check box to discontinue the service, whether
permanently or temporarily (for example, if you are moving an NMC).
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General menu
This menu deals with miscellaneous configuration items including device identification, date and time,
exporting and importing your NMC configuration options, the three links at the bottom left of the screen, and
consolidating data for troubleshooting purposes.
Identification screen
Path: Configuration > General > Identification
Define the Name (the device name, see “DNS screen”), the Location (the physical location), and the Contact
(the person responsible for the device) used by:
•
the SNMP agent of the NMC
•
StruxureWare Central
•
InfraStruxure Manager
Specifically, the name field is used by the sysName, sysContact, and sysLocation object
identifiers (OIDs) in the NMC’s SNMP agent. For more information about MIB-II OIDs, see the
PowerNet® SNMP Management Information Base (MIB) Reference Guide, available on the
Network Management Card Utility CD and the website, www.apc.com.
The Name and Location fields also identify the device when you register for the Remote Monitoring Service.
See “Remote Monitoring Service” for more information.
Date/ Time screen
Mode.
Path: Configuration > General > Date/Time > Mode
Set the time and date used by the NMC. You can change the current settings manually or through a Network
Time Protocol (NTP) Server:
With both, you select the Time Zone. This is your local time difference with Coordinated Universal Time
(UTC), also known as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
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Manual Mode: Do one of the following:
– Enter the date and time for the NMC or
– mark the check box Apply Local Computer Time to read the date and time settings of the
computer you are using and apply those here.
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Synchronize with NTP Server: Have an NTP (Network Time Protocol) Server define the date and
time for the NMC.
By default, any NMC on the private side of an StruxureWare Central obtains its time settings by
using StruxureWare Central as an NTP server.
Field
Description
Override Manual NTP
Settings
If you select this, data from other sources (typically DHCP) take precedence
over the NTP configurations you set here.
Primary NTP Server
Enter the IP address or domain name of the primary NTP server.
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Field
Description
Secondary NTP Server
Enter the IP address or domain name of the secondary NTP server, when a
secondary server is available.
Update Interval
Define, in hours, how often the NMC accesses the NTP Server for an
update. Minimum: 1; Maximum: 8760 (1 year).
Update Using NTP Now
Initiate an immediate update of the date and time by the NTP Server.
Daylight saving.
Path: Configuration > General > Date /Time > Daylight Savings
Daylight Saving Time (DST) is disabled by default. You can enable traditional United States DST, or enable
and configure a customized daylight saving time to match how Daylight Saving Time is implemented in your
local area.
When customizing DST, the system puts the clock forward by an hour when the time and date you specify
under Start is reached and puts the clock back an hour when the time and date you specify under End is
reached.
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If your local DST always starts or ends on the fourth occurrence of a specific weekday of a month (e.g,
the fourth Sunday), choose Fourth/Last. If a fifth Sunday occurs in that month, you should still choose
Fourth/Last.
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If your local DST always starts or ends on the last occurrence of a specific weekday of a month,
whether it is the fourth or the fifth occurrence, choose Fifth/Last.
Creating and Importing settings with the config file
Path: Configuration > General > User Config File
You can speed up and simplify the configuration of new devices by re-using the existing configuration settings
with this option. Use Upload to transfer configuration data to this interface and Download to transfer from this
interface (and then use the file to configure another interface). The default name of the file is config.ini.
To retrieve and customize the file of a configured NMC, see “How to Export Configuration
Settings”.
Configure Links screen
Path: Configuration > General > Quick Links
Use this option to view and change the URL links displayed at the bottom left of each screen of the interface.
To reconfigure a link, click the link name in the Name column. You can reset the links to their defaults at any
time by clicking on Reset to Defaults there.
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Logs on Configuration menu
Path: Configuration > Logs > Syslog > options
The NMC can send messages to up to four Syslog servers when an event occurs. The Syslog servers record
events that occur at network devices in a log that provides a centralized record of events.
This user’s guide does not describe Syslog or its configuration values in detail. See RFC3164 for
more information about Syslog.
Identifying Syslog servers
Path: Configuration > Logs > Syslog > Servers
Field
Description
Syslog
Server
Uses IPv4/ IPv6 addresses or host names to identify from one to four servers to receive Syslog
messages sent by the NMC.
Port
The user datagram protocol (UDP) port that the NMC will use to send Syslog messages. The
default is 514, the UDP port assigned to Syslog.
Language
Choose the language for any Syslog messages.
Protocol
Choose between UDP and TCP.
Syslog settings
Path: Configuration > Logs > Syslog > Settings
Field
Message
Generation
Description
Enable the generation and the logging of Syslog messages for events that have Syslog
configured as a notification method. See “Configuring event actions”.
Selects the facility code assigned to the NMC’s Syslog messages (User, by default).
Facility Code
Note: User best defines the Syslog messages sent by the NMC. Do not change this selection
unless advised to do so by the Syslog network or system administrator.
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Field
Description
Maps each severity level of NMC or Environment events to available Syslog priorities. The
local options are Critical, Warning, and Informational. You should not need to change the
mappings.
The following definitions are from RFC3164:
• Emergency: The system is unusable
• Alert: Action must be taken immediately
• Critical: Critical conditions
• Error: Error conditions
Severity
Mapping
• Warning: Warning conditions
• Notice: Normal but significant conditions
• Informational: Informational messages
• Debug: Debug-level messages
Following are the default settings for the Local Priority settings:
• Severe is mapped to Critical
• Warning is mapped to Warning
• Informational is mapped to Info
Note: To disable Syslog messages, see “Configuring event actions”.
Syslog test and format example
Path: Logs > Syslog > Test
Send a test message to the Syslog servers (configured through the “Identifying Syslog servers” option above).
The result will be sent to all configured Syslog servers.
Select a severity to assign to the test message and then define the test message. Format the message to consist
of the event type (APC, System, or Device, for example) followed by a colon, a space, and the event text. The
message can have a maximum of 50 characters.
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The priority (PRI): the Syslog priority assigned to the message’s event, and the facility code of
messages sent by the NMC.
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The Header: a time stamp and the IP address of the NMC.
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The message (MSG) part:
– The TAG field, followed by a colon and space, identifies the event type.
– The CONTENT field is the event text, followed (optionally) by a space and the event code.
Example: APC: Test Syslog is valid.
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Tests menu
Testing and calibrating
Path: Tests > UPS
This option is not available for all UPS devices.
With some UPS devices, you can run a self-test, an alarm test, or a runtime calibration for your UPS. The SelfTest and Calibration fields display the results of the most recent test and calibration.
A runtime calibration causes the UPS to recalculate its available runtime capacity based on its current load.
This ensures that the runtime reported is more accurate. Because a calibration temporarily depletes the UPS
batteries, you can perform a calibration only if battery capacity is at 100%. The load on your UPS must be at
least 15% without fluctuating to guarantee that a calibration will be accepted.
Caution - Runtime calibrations deeply discharge UPS batteries, which can leave a UPS temporarily
unable to support its equipment if a power outage occurs.
Frequent calibrations reduce the life of batteries.
Perform a calibration whenever you significantly increase the load that the UPS is supporting.
The alarm test for a UPS is device-specific and might not be available for your UPS. To enable the alarm, see
“UPS General screen”.
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When you select UPS Alarm Test, the UPS beeps for four seconds and the LEDs illuminate.
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When you select UPS Alarm Test - Continuous, the UPS beeps and illuminates the LEDs until you
cancel the test. A separate bullet displays on this screen, Cancel Continuous Alarm Test. To cancel
the test, select this and click Apply. Alternatively you press any key on the LED display interface of the
UPS. This test is useful for locating a UPS.
Setting the NMC LED lights to blink
Path: Tests > Network > LED Blink
If you are having trouble finding your UPS device, enter a number of minutes in the LED Blink Duration
field, click Apply, and your NMC LED lights will start flashing. This can assist in locating the physical device.
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Logs and About menus
Using the Event and Data Logs
The Event Log records individual occurrences. The Data Log, by contrast, provides you with a snapshot of
your system by recording values at regular time intervals.
Event log
Path: Logs > Events > available options
By default, the log displays all events recorded during the last two days, starting with the latest events. See
“Configuring by event”.
In addition, the log records: i) Any event that sends an SNMP trap, except SNMP authentication failures.
ii) Abnormal internal system events.
You can enable event color coding for through “Local Users” on the Configuration menu.
To display the Event Log.
Path: Logs > Events > Log
By default, the Event Log displays the most recent events first. To see the events listed together on a Web page,
click the Launch Log in New Window button. JavaScript must be enabled in your browser to do this.
To open the log in a text file or to save the log to disk, click on the floppy disk icon,
Event Log heading.
, in the same line as the
You can also use FTP or Secure CoPy (SCP) to view the Event Log. See “How to use FTP or SCP
to retrieve log files”.
To filter the Event Log. Use filtering to omit information you don’t want to display.
Filtering the log
by date or time
Use the Last or From radio buttons. (The filter configuration is saved until the NMC
restarts).
Filtering the log
by event severity
or category
Click Filter Log. Clear a check box to remove it from view. After you click Apply text at the
upper right corner of the Event Log page indicates that a filter is active. The filter is active until
you clear it or until the NMC restarts. To remove an active filter, click Filter Log, then Clear
Filter (Show All). As Administrator, click Save As Default to save this filter as the new default
log view for all users.
Important points on filtering:
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Events are processed through the filter using OR logic. If you apply a filter, it works regardless of the
other filters.
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Events that you cleared in the Filter By Severity list never display in the filtered Event Log, even if
selected in the Filter by Category list.
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Similarly, events that you clear in the Filter by Category list never display in the filtered Event Log.
To delete the Event Log. To delete all events, click Clear Log. Deleted events cannot be retrieved.
To disable the logging of events based on their assigned severity level or their event category, see
“Configuring by groups of events”.
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To configure reverse lookup:
Path: Logs > Events > Reverse Lookup
With reverse lookup enabled, when a network-related event occurs, both the IP address and the domain name
for the networked device with the event are logged in the Event Log. If no domain name entry exists for the
device, only its IP address is logged with the event.
Since domain names generally change less frequently than IP addresses, enabling reverse lookup can improve
the ability to identify addresses of networked devices that are causing events.
Reverse lookup is disabled by default. You should not need to enable it if you have no DNS server configured
or have poor network performance because of heavy network traffic.
To resize the Event Log.
Path: Logs > Events > Size
Use Event Log Size to specify the maximum number of log entries.
Caution: When you resize the Event Log in order to specify a maximum size, all existing log entries
are deleted. To avoid losing log data, use FTP or SCP to retrieve the log first, see “How to use FTP
or SCP to retrieve log files”. When the log subsequently reaches the maximum size, the older
entries are deleted.
Data log
Path: Logs > Data > options
Use the Data Log to display measurements about the UPS, the power input to the UPS, and the ambient
temperature of the UPS and batteries.
The steps to display and resize the Data Log are the same as for the Event Log, except that you use menu
options under Data instead of Events. See “To display the Event Log” and “To resize the Event Log”.
To filter the Data Log by date or time, use the Last or From radio buttons. (The filter configuration is saved
until the NMC restarts).To delete all data recorded in the Data Log, click Clear Data Log. Deleted data cannot
be retrieved.
To set the data collection interval (Logs > Data > Interval): Define, in the Log Interval setting, how
frequently data is searched for and stored in the Data Log. When you click Apply, the number of possible
storage days is recalculated and display at the top of the screen.
When the log is full, the oldest entries are deleted. To avoid automatic deletion of older data, see “To configure
Data Log rotation (Logs > Data > Rotation):” directly below.
Note: Because the interval specifies how often the data is recorded, the smaller the interval, the more times the
data is recorded and the larger the log file.
To configure Data Log rotation (Logs > Data > Rotation): Rotation causes the contents of the Data Log
to be appended to the file you specify by name and location. This means you can store the data before it is
deleted, see “To set the data collection interval (Logs > Data > Interval):” directly above.
Use this option to set up password-protection and other parameters.
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Field
Description
FTP Server
The IP address or host name of the server where the file will reside.
User Name
Password
The user name with password required to send data to the repository file. This
user must also be configured to have read and write access to the data
repository file and the directory (folder) in which it is stored.
File Path
The path to the repository file.
Filename
The name of the repository file (an ASCII text file), e.g. datalog.txt.
Any new data is appended to this file, it does not overwrite it.
Unique Filename
Select this check box to save the log as mmddyyyy_<filename>.txt,
where filename is what you specified in the Filename field above.
Any new data is appended to the file but each day has its own file.
Delay n hours between
uploads.
The number of hours between uploads of data to the file (max. 24 hours).
Upon failure, try uploading
every n minutes
The number of minutes between attempts to upload data to the file after an
upload does not work.
up to n times
The maximum number of times the upload will be attempted after it does not
work initially.
until upload succeeds
Attempt to upload the file until the transfer is completed.
How to use FTP or SCP to retrieve log files
An Administrator or Device User can use FTP or SCP to retrieve a tab-delineated Event Log file (event.txt) or
Data Log file (data.txt) and import it into a spreadsheet. Both reside on the NMC.
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The file reports all events or data recorded since the log was last deleted or, in the case of the Data Log,
truncated because it reached maximum size.
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The file includes information that the Event Log or Data Log does not display.
– The version of the file format (first field)
– The date and time the file was retrieved
– The Name, Contact, and Location values and IP address of the NMC
– The unique Event Code for each recorded event (event.txt file only)
– The NMC uses a four-digit year for log entries. You may need to select a four-digit date format in
your spreadsheet application to display all four digits.
If you are using the encryption-based security protocols, see “To use SCP to retrieve the files”. If
you are using unencrypted authentication methods for security, see “To use FTP to retrieve the
files”.
See the Security Handbook, available on the Network Management Card Utility CD and on the
website (www.apc.com) for information on available protocols and methods for setting up the type
of security you need.
To use SCP to retrieve the files. Enable SSH on the NMC, see “Console access”.
To retrieve the event.txt file, use the following command:
scp <username@hostname> or <ip_address>:event.txt./event.txt
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To retrieve the data.txt file, use the following command:
scp <username@hostname> or <ip_address>:data.txt./data.txt
To use FTP to retrieve the files. To use FTP to retrieve the event.txt or data.txt file:
1. At a command prompt, type ftp and the IP address of the NMC, and press ENTER.
If the Port setting for the FTP Server option (see “FTP Server”) has been changed from its default
(21), you must use the non-default value in the FTP command.
For Windows FTP clients, use the following command, including spaces. (For some FTP clients, you
must use a colon instead of a space between the IP address and the port number.)
ftp>open ip_address port_number
To set a non-default port value to enhance security for the FTP Server, see “FTP Server”.
You can specify any port from 5001 to 32768.
2. Use the case-sensitive User Name and Password for Administrator or Device User to log on. For
Administrator, apc is the default for the user name and password. For the Device User, the defaults
are device for user name and apc for password.
3. Use the get command to transmit the text of a log to your local drive.
ftp>get event.txt
or
ftp>get data.txt
4. You can use the del command to clear the contents of either log.
ftp>del event.txt
or
ftp>del data.txt
You will not be asked to confirm the deletion.
– If you clear the Data Log, the Event Log records a deleted-log event.
– If you clear the Event Log, a new event.txt file records the event.
5. Type quit at the ftp> prompt to exit from FTP.
UPS Log
Path: Logs > UPS
This menu option is not available for all UPS devices.
This information is derived from your UPS device and is separate from your NMC logs. (It is not directly
related to or a subset of the NMC “Event log”).
The information can be useful to help the technical support team solve problems.
UPS Transfer Logs Displays a table of the UPS stored transfer events, including transfers to battery and
transfers to bypass.
UPS Fault Logs Displays a table of the UPS stored faults.
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Energy Usage
Path: Logs > Energy Usage
This menu option is not available for all UPS devices.
The cumulative energy usage figures for your UPS device display at the top of the screen, with a week-byweek breakdown in the table at the bottom of the screen.
Field
Description
Energy Usage
The amount of energy, in kilowatt-hours, consumed thus far by your UPS. For example, a UPS
providing power to a 350 W light bulb for 1000 hours consumes 350 kWh of energy.
Total Cost
The estimated total cost of energy used thus far. For example, a light bulb consuming 350kWh
of energy over 1000 hours with a price of $0.10 per kWh costs $35 over that period of time.
CO2 Emissions
The estimated quantity of CO2 released by the AC utility company into the environment to
provide the energy used thus far.
Costs and CO2 emissions vary greatly by energy source and distribution network. You can obtain a rough
estimate by choosing your country from the Location drop-down box, or use the “(edit)” link to input your
own cost and emissions data.
Editing a location creates a custom location and does not alter the default figures for that location. For
example, if you choose IE-Ireland from the drop-down list and subsequently use edit to change data, then an
entry called Custom (IE-Ireland) is created at the top of the drop-down list.
Firewall Log
Path: Logs > Firewall
If you create a firewall policy, firewall events will be logged here. For more information on implementing a
policy, see “Firewall screen”.
The information can be useful to help the technical support team solve problems.
Log entries contain information about the traffic and the rules action (allowed, discarded). When logged here,
these events are not logged in the main Event Log. See “Event log”.
A firewall log contains up to 50 of the most recent events. The firewall log is cleared when the NMC reboots.
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About the Network Management Card 2
About the UPS device
Path: About > UPS
The information displayed under UPS varies according to the device used.
Field
Description
Model/
SKU/
These fields identify your UPS device.
Serial Number
UPS Position
The physical orientation of the UPS, rack or tower.
Manufacture Date
The date your UPS was manufactured.
Firmware Revision
The revision numbers of the firmware modules currently installed on the UPS
Firmware Revision2
The second revision number of the firmware currently installed on the UPS. This is used
when multiple processors require different versions.
Apparent Power Rating
The total VA capability of the UPS.
Real Power Rating
The total load capability (in Watts) of the UPS.
Apparent Power
Rating/Phase
Real Power
Rating/Phase
The VA capability of each UPS phase.
More technically, it is the present apparent power for each phase in Volt-Amps (VA).
Apparent power is the product of RMS (root mean square) volts and RMS amperes.
The total load capability (in Watts) of the UPS.
The present active bypass power for each phase in watts (W). Active power is the time
average of the instantaneous product of voltage and current.
About UPS Monitoring
Software
Contains various information about software directly monitoring the UPS serially or over
USB.
Internal Battery SKU/
These fields identify the part numbers for your batteries. This can be useful when
troubleshooting problems.
External Battery SKU
About the NMC and the firmware modules
Path: About > Network
Hardware Factory: This hardware information is useful for troubleshooting problems with your NMC device.
Management Uptime refers to the length of time this management interface has been running continuously;
that is, the length of time since the NMC has been warm or cold started.
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Application Module, APC OS (AOS), and Boot Monitor: This information is useful for troubleshooting, and
for determining if updated firmware is available, www.apcc.com/tools/download.
Field Label
Description
The name of the firmware module.
Name
The Application Module name differs according to the UPS device type, e.g. sumx applies to
Smart-UPS devices, sy to Symmetra devices.
The APC AOS module is always named aos, and the boot monitor module is always named
bootmon.
Version
The version number of the firmware module. Version numbers of the modules may differ, but
compatible modules are released together. Never combine application modules and AOS
modules from different releases.
Note: If the boot monitor module must be updated, a boot monitor module is included in the
firmware release. Otherwise, the boot monitor module that is installed on the card is compatible
with the firmware update.
See “Upgrading Firmware”.
Date/ Time
The date and time at which the firmware module was loaded.
See also “Verify the version numbers of installed firmware”.
Support screen
Path: About > Support
With this option, you can consolidate various data in this interface into a single zipped file for troubleshooting
purposes and customer support. The data includes the event and data logs, the configuration file (see “Creating
and Importing settings with the config file”) and complex debugging information.
Click Generate Logs to create the file and then Download. You are asked whether you want to view or save
the zipped file.
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Device IP Configuration Utility
Capabilities, Requirements, and Installation
The Device IP Configuration Utility can discover Network Management Cards (NMC) that do not have an IP
address assigned. Once discovered, you can configure the IP address settings for the cards.
You can also search for devices already on the network by entering an IP range to define the search. The Utility
scans the IP addresses in the defined range and discovers cards that already have a DHCP-assigned IP address.
For detailed information on the Utility, see the Knowledge Base on the support page of the
www.apc.com website and search for 3061 (the ID of the relevant article).
To use the DHCP Option 12 (AOS 5.1.5 or higher), see Knowledge Base ID FA156110.
System requirements
The Utility runs on Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows Server® 2003, Windows Server 2012 and on both 32and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2008, Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating
systems.
This utility supports cards that have firmware version 3.0.x or higher and is for IPv4 only.
Installation
To install the Utility from the Utility CD:
1. If autorun is enabled, the user interface of the CD starts when you insert the CD. Otherwise, open the
file contents.htm on the CD.
2. Click Device IP Configuration Utility and follow the instructions.
To install the Utility from a downloaded executable file:
1. Go to www.apc.com/tools/download.
2. Download the Device IP Configuration Utility.
3. Run the executable file in the folder to which you downloaded it.
When installed, the Utility is available through the Windows menu options.
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How to Export Configuration Settings
Retrieving and Exporting the .ini File
Summary of the procedure
An Administrator can retrieve the .ini file of a UPS Network Management Card 2 (NMC) and export it to
another NMC or to multiple NMCs. The steps are below, see details in the sections following.
1. Configure an NMC with the desired settings and export them, see “Creating and Importing settings
with the config file”.
2. Retrieve the .ini file from that NMC.
3. Customize the file to change the TCP/IP settings at least.
4. Use a file transfer protocol supported by the NMC to transfer a copy to one or more other NMCs. For a
transfer to multiple NMCs, use an FTP or SCP script or the .ini file utility.
Each receiving NMC uses the file to reconfigure its own settings and then deletes it.
Contents of the .ini file
The config.ini file you retrieve from an NMC contains the following:
•
section headings and keywords (only those supported for the particular UPS/ NMC device from which
you retrieve the file): Section headings are category names enclosed in brackets ([ ]). Keywords,
under each section heading, are labels describing specific NMC settings. Each keyword is followed by
an equals sign and a value (either the default or a configured value).
•
The Override keyword: With its default value, this keyword prevents the exporting of one or more
keywords and their device-specific values. For example, in the [NetworkTCP/IP] section, the default
value for Override (the MAC address of the NMC) blocks the exporting of values for the SystemIP,
SubnetMask, DefaultGateway, and BootMode.
Detailed procedures
Retrieving. To set up and retrieve an .ini file to export:
1. If possible, use the interface of an NMC to configure it with the settings to export. (Directly editing the
.ini file risks introducing errors).
2. To use FTP to retrieve config.ini from the configured NMC:
a. Open a connection to the NMC, using its IP address:
ftp> open ip_address
b. Log on using the Administrator user name and password.
c. Retrieve the config.ini file containing the NMC’s settings:
ftp> get config.ini
The file is written to the folder from which you launched FTP.
To retrieve configuration settings from multiple NMCs and export them to other NMCs, see Release
Notes: ini File Utility, version 2.0, available on the Network Management Card Utility CD and at
www.apc.com. Or see it in the KBase, http://www.apc.com/site/support/index.cfm/faq/index.cfm.
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Customizing. You must customize the file before you transfer it to another NMC.
1. Use a text editor to customize the file.
– Section headings, keywords, and pre-defined values are not case-sensitive, but string values that
you define are case-sensitive.
– Use adjacent quotation marks to indicate no value. For example, LinkURL1="" indicates that the
URL is intentionally undefined.
– Enclose in quotation marks any values that contain leading or trailing spaces or are already
enclosed in quotation marks.
– To export scheduled events, configure the values directly in the .ini file.
– To export a system time with the greatest accuracy, if the receiving NMCs can access a Network
Time Protocol server, configure enabled for NTPEnable:
NTPEnable=enabled
Alternatively, reduce transmission time by exporting the [SystemDate/Time] section as a separate
.ini file.
– To add comments, start each comment line with a semicolon (;).
2. Copy the customized file to another file name in the same folder:
– The file name can have up to 64 characters and must have the .ini suffix.
– Retain the original customized file for future use. The file that you retain is the only record of your
comments.
Transferring the file to a single NMC. To transfer the .ini file to another Network Management Card, do
either of the following:
•
From the user interface of the receiving NMC, select Configuration - General - User Config File.
Enter the full path of the file, or use Browse on your local PC.
•
Use any file transfer protocol supported by Network Management Cards, i.e., FTP, FTP Client, SCP, or
TFTP. The following example uses FTP:
a. From the folder containing the copy of the customized .ini file, use FTP to log in to the NMC to
which you are exporting the .ini file:
ftp> open ip_address
b. Export the copy of the customized .ini file to the root directory of the receiving NMC:
ftp> put filename.ini
Transferring the file to multiple NMCs. Follow these steps:
•
Use FTP or SCP, but write a script that incorporates and repeats the steps used for exporting the file to
a single NMC.
•
Use a batch processing file and the .ini file utility.
To create the batch file and use the utility, see Release Notes: ini File Utility, version 2.0 on the
Network Management Card Utility CD or view it in the KBase, http://www.apc.com/site/support/
index.cfm/faq/index.cfm.
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The Upload Event and Error Messages
The event and its error messages
The following event occurs when the receiving Network Management Card completes using the .ini file to
update its settings:
Configuration file upload complete, with number valid values
If a keyword, section name, or value is invalid, the upload by the receiving NMC succeeds, and additional event
text states the error.
Event text
Configuration file warning: Invalid
keyword on line number.
Configuration file warning: Invalid value
on line number.
Description
A line with an invalid keyword or value is ignored.
Configuration file warning: Invalid
section on line number.
If a section name is invalid, all keyword/value pairs in that section
are ignored.
Configuration file warning: Keyword
found outside of a section on line number.
A keyword entered at the beginning of the file (i.e., before any
section headings) is ignored.
Configuration file warning: Configuration
file exceeds maximum size.
If the file is too large, an incomplete upload occurs. Reduce the
size of the file, or divide it into two files, and try uploading again.
Messages in config.ini
A device associated with the NMC from which you download the config.ini file must be discovered
successfully in order for its configuration to be included. If the device (such as a UPS) is not present or is not
discovered, the config.ini file contains a message under the appropriate section name, instead of keywords and
values. For example:
UPS not discovered
IEM not discovered
If you did not intend to export the configuration of the device as part of the .ini file import, ignore these
messages.
Errors generated by overridden values
The Override keyword and its value will generate error messages in the Event Log when it blocks the
exporting of values.
See “Contents of the .ini file” for information about which values are overridden.
Because the overridden values are device-specific and not appropriate to export to other NMCs,
ignore these error messages. To prevent these error messages, delete the lines that contain the Override
keyword and the lines that contain the values that they override. Do not delete or change the line containing the
section heading.
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Related Topics
On Windows operating systems, instead of transferring .ini files, you can use the Device IP Configuration
Utility to update the basic TCP/IP settings of the NMC and configure other settings through its user interface.
See “Device IP Configuration Utility”.
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File Transfers
Upgrading Firmware
When you upgrade the firmware on the UPS Network Management Card 2 (NMC), you obtain the latest new
features, performance improvements, and bug fixes.
Upgrading here means simply placing the module files on the NMC, there is no installation as such. Check
regularly on www.apcc.com/tools/download for any new upgrades.
Firmware module files (Network Management Card 2)
A firmware version has three modules, and they must be upgraded (that is, placed on the NMC) in this order:
Module
Description
1
boot monitor (bootmon)
Roughly equivalent to the BIOS of a PC
2
American Power Conversion Operating System (AOS)
Can be thought of as the NMC operating system
3
application
Specific to the UPS device type, e.g. the Smart-UPS
model, the Symmetra model
(Each module contains one or more Cyclical Redundancy Checks (CRCs) to protect its data from corruption).
The boot monitor module, the AOS, and the application file names share the same basic format:
apc_hardware-version_type_firmware-version.bin
•
apc: Indicates the context.
•
hardware-version: hw0n where n identifies the hardware version on which you can use this file.
•
type: Identifies which module.
•
version: The version number of the file.
•
bin: Indicates that this is a binary file.
Firmware File Transfer Methods
Upgrade the bootmon module first, then the AOS module, and finally, the application module by
placing them on the NMC in that order.
Obtain the free, latest firmware version from www.apcc.com/tools/download. To upgrade the firmware of one
or more NMCs, use one of these five methods:
•
On a Windows operating system, use the Firmware Upgrade Utility downloaded from the
www.apc.com website. See “Using the Firmware Upgrade Utility”.
•
On any supported operating system, use FTP or SCP to transfer the individual AOS and application
firmware modules. See “Use FTP or SCP to upgrade one Network Management Card”.
•
For a Network Management Card that is NOT on your network, use XMODEM through a serial
connection to transfer the individual firmware modules from your computer to the NMC.
See “Use XMODEM to upgrade one NMC”.
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•
Use a USB drive to transfer the individual firmware modules from your computer (AP9631 only).
See “Use a USB drive to transfer and upgrade the files (AP9631 only)”.
•
For upgrades to multiple NMCs, see “Upgrading the firmware on multiple Network Management
Cards” and “Using the Firmware Upgrade Utility for multiple upgrades on Windows”.
Using the Firmware Upgrade Utility
This Firmware Upgrade Utility is part of the firmware upgrade package available on the www.apc.com
website. (Never use an Upgrade Utility designated for one product to upgrade the firmware of another
product).
Using the Utility for upgrades on Windows systems. On any supported Windows operating system, the
Firmware Upgrade Utility automates the transferring of the firmware modules, in the correct module order.
The utility only works with an NMC that has an IPv4 address.
Unzip the downloaded firmware upgrade file and double-click the .exe file. Then enter the IP address, the user
name, and the password in the dialog fields and click Upgrade Now. You can use the Ping button to test your
entered details. See also “Using the Firmware Upgrade Utility for multiple upgrades on Windows”.
Using the Utility for manual upgrades, primarily on Linux. On non-Windows operating systems, the
Firmware Upgrade Utility extracts the individual firmware modules, but does not upgrade the NMC. See
“Firmware File Transfer Methods” for the different upgrade methods after extraction.
To extract the firmware files:
1. After obtaining the files from the downloaded firmware upgrade file, run the Firmware Upgrade
Utility (the .exe file).
2. At the prompts, click Next>, and then specify the directory location to which the files will be extracted.
3. When the Extraction Complete message displays, close the dialog box.
Use FTP or SCP to upgrade one Network Management Card
FTP. To use FTP to upgrade an NMC over the network:
•
The NMC must be on the network, with its system IP, subnet mask, and default gateway configured.
•
The FTP server must be enabled at the NMC, see “FTP Server”.
To transfer the files, perform these steps (this procedure assumes bootmon does not need upgrading, it is
always necessary to upgrade the other two though):
1. The firmware module files must be extracted, see “To extract the firmware files:”.
2. At a computer on the network, open a command prompt window. Go to the directory that contains the
firmware files, and list the files:
C:\>cd apc
C:\apc>dir
For file information, see “Firmware module files (Network Management Card 2)”.
3. Open an FTP client session:
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C:\apc>ftp
4. Type open with the IP address of the NMC, and press ENTER. If the port setting for the FTP Server
has changed from its default of 21, you must use the non-default value in the FTP command.
• For Windows FTP clients, separate a non-default port number from the IP address by a
space. For example (showing a space before 21000):
ftp> open 150.250.6.10 21000
• Some FTP clients require a colon instead before the port number.
5. Log on as Administrator (apc is the default user name and password).
6. Upgrade the AOS. (Always upgrade the AOS before the application module).
ftp> bin
ftp> put apc_hw05_aos_nnn.bin (where nnn is the firmware version number)
7. When FTP confirms the transfer, type quit to close the session.
8. After 20 seconds, repeat step 3 through step 7, using the application module file name at step 6.
SCP. To use Secure CoPy (SCP) to upgrade firmware for the NMC, follow these steps (this procedure assumes
bootmon does not need upgrading, it is always necessary to upgrade the other two though):
1. Locate the firmware modules, see “Using the Utility for manual upgrades, primarily on Linux.”.
2. Use an SCP command line to transfer the AOS firmware module to the NMC. The following example
uses nnn to represent the version number of the AOS module:
scp apc_hw05_aos_nnn.bin apc@158.205.6.185:apc_hw05_aos_nnn.bin
3. Use a similar SCP command line, with the name of the application module, to transfer the application
firmware module to the NMC. (Always upgrade the AOS before the application module).
Use XMODEM to upgrade one NMC
To use XMODEM to upgrade one NMC that is not on the network, you must extract the firmware files with the
Firmware Upgrade Utility (see “To extract the firmware files:”).
To transfer the files (this procedure assumes bootmon does not need upgrading, it is always necessary to
upgrade the other two though):
1. Select a serial port at the local computer and disable any service that uses the port.
2. Connect the provided serial configuration cable (part number 940-0299) to the selected port and to the
serial port at the NMC.
3. Run a terminal program such as HyperTerminal, and configure the selected port for 57600 bps, 8 data
bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, and no flow control.
4. Press the Reset button on the NMC, then immediately press the Enter key twice, or until the Boot
Monitor prompt displays: BM>
5. Type XMODEM, then press ENTER.
6. From the terminal program’s menu, select XMODEM, then select the binary AOS firmware file to
transfer using XMODEM. After the XMODEM transfer is complete, the Boot Monitor prompt returns.
(Always upgrade the AOS before the application module).
7. To install the application module, repeat step 5 and step 6. In step 6, use the application module file
name.
8. Type reset or press the Reset button to restart the NMC.
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For information about the format used for firmware modules, see “Firmware module files (Network
Management Card 2)”.
Use a USB drive to transfer and upgrade the files (AP9631 only)
Before starting the transfer, make sure the USB drive is formatted in FAT32.
1. Download the firmware upgrade files and unzip them.
2. Create a folder named apcfirm on the USB flash drive.
3. Place the extracted module files in the apcfirm directory.
4. Use a text editor to create a file named upload.rcf. (The file extension must be .rcf, not .txt for
example.)
5. In upload.rcf, add a line for each firmware module that you want to upgrade. For example, to upgrade
to bootmon version 1.0.2, AOS v5.1.5 and Smart-UPS application version v5.1.4, type:
BM=apc_hw05_bootmon_102.bin
AOS=apc_hw05_aos_515.bin
APP=apc_hw05_sumx_514.bin
6. Place upload.rcf in the apcfirm folder on the flash drive.
7. Insert the flash drive into a USB port on your NMC, see “Front Panel (AP9631)”.
8. Reset the NMC and wait for the card to reboot fully.
9. Check that the upgrade was completed successfully using the procedures in “Verifying Upgrades”.
Upgrading the firmware on multiple Network Management Cards
Use one of these three methods:
•
NMC2 Firmware Upgrade Utility on Windows. See “Using the Firmware Upgrade Utility for
multiple upgrades on Windows”.
•
Use FTP or SCP. To upgrade multiple NMCs using an FTP client or using SCP, write a script which
automatically performs the procedure.
•
Export configuration settings. You can create batch files and use a utility to retrieve configuration
settings from multiple NMCs and export them to other NMCs.
See Release Notes: ini File Utility, available on the Network Management Card Utility CD
and in the KBase, http://www.apc.com/site/support/index.cfm/faq/index.cfm.
Using the Firmware Upgrade Utility for multiple upgrades on Windows. After downloading the
Upgrade Utility from the NMC downloads page on the www.apc.com website, double click on the exe file to
run the utility (which ONLY works with IPv4) and follow these steps to upgrade your NMC firmware:
1. In the utility dialog, type in an IP address, a user name, and a password, and choose the Ping button if
you need to verify the IP address.
2. Choose the Device List button to open the iplist.txt file. Here you should type all UPS devices to
upgrade with the necessary information: IP, user name, and password.
For example,
SystemIP=192.168.0.1
SystemUserName=apc
SystemPassword=apc
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You can use an existing iplist.txt file if it already exists.
3. Select the Upgrade From Device List check box to use the iplist.txt file.
4. Choose the Upgrade Now button to start the firmware version upgrade(s).
5. Choose View Log to verify any upgrade.
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Verifying Upgrades
Verify the success of the transfer
To verify whether a firmware upgrade succeeded, you can use the xferStatus command in the command
line interface to view the last transfer result. Alternatively, you can use an SNMP GET to the
mfiletransferStatusLastTransferResult OID.
Last Transfer Result codes
Possible transfer errors include the TFTP or FTP server not being found, or the server refusing access, the
server not finding or not recognizing the transfer file, or a corrupt transfer file.
Verify the version numbers of installed firmware
Path: About - Network
Use the Web UI to verify the versions of the upgraded firmware modules. You could also use an SNMP GET to
the MIB II sysDescr OID. In the command line interface, use the about command.
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Adding and Changing Language Packs
Using the Network Management Card 2 language pack files you can display the user interface (UI) in different
languages. Each individual language pack contains up to five languages (this is why the Language drop-down
box has five languages to choose from when you log on).
The UI has nine languages available in all: French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian,
Korean, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese.
The language pack files are available on the Network Management Card firmware download area on the
website, www.apc.com. The language packs are included in the firmware upgrade package.
The downloaded files all have an .lpk extension and the file naming convention is:
<app name>_<app version>_<language codes>.lpk
For example, for a Symmetra 3-phase application, the filename would be something like:
sy3p_510_esESzhCnjaJAptBrkoKo.lpk
where esESzhCnjaJAptBrkoKo
represents Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese Brazilian, and Korean.
You might want to change the UI language to one that is not currently available to you. To do this, download
the language pack from the website, and follow these steps:
1. Connect to your NMC using FTP.
2. Change to the lang folder of the NMC:
cd lang
3. Transfer the required language pack to the NMC:
put <full path/language pack name>.lpk
4. When the file finishes the transfer, log off FTP and the NMC will reboot.
5. When the reboot is complete, the new language pack is ready for use.
Any current language pack on the card is deleted before the new pack is transferred. Any problem
with the pack transfer leaves the NMC with no language pack. Only English is available in that
circumstance. If this happens, try re-loading the new language pack.
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Troubleshooting
Network Management Card Access Problems
For problems that are not described here, see the troubleshooting flowcharts on the Network
Management Card Utility CD. Click the Troubleshooting link in the CD interface.
If the problem still persists, see “APC Worldwide Customer Support”.
Problem
Solution
If the NMC’s Status LED is green, try to ping another node on the same
network segment as the NMC. If that does not work, it is not a problem with
the NMC. If the Status LED is not green, or if the ping test succeeds, perform
the following checks:
• Verify that the NMC is properly seated in the UPS.
Unable to ping the NMC
• Verify all network connections.
• Verify the IP addresses of the NMC and the NMS.
• If the NMS is on a different physical network (or subnetwork) from the
NMC, verify the IP address of the default gateway (or router).
• Verify the number of subnet bits for the NMC’s subnet mask.
Cannot allocate the
communications port through a
terminal program
Before you can use a terminal program to configure the NMC, you must shut
down any application, service, or program using the communications port.
Cannot access the command
line interface through a serial
connection
Make sure that you did not change the baud rate. Try 2400, 9600, 19200, or
38400.
Cannot access the command
line interface remotely
• Make sure you are using the correct access method, Telnet or Secure SHell
(SSH). An Administrator can enable these access methods. By default,
Telnet is enabled. Enabling SSH automatically disables Telnet.
• For SSH, the NMC may be creating a host key. The NMC can take up to
one minute to create the host key, and SSH is inaccessible for that time.
• Verify that HTTP or HTTPS access is enabled.
• Make sure you are specifying the correct URL — one that is consistent
with the security system used by the NMC. SSL requires https, not http, at
the beginning of the URL.
Cannot access the user
interface (UI)
• Verify that you can ping the NMC.
• Verify that you are using a Web browser supported for the NMC. See
“APC Worldwide Customer Support”.
• If the NMC has just restarted and SSL security is being set up, the NMC
may be generating a server certificate. The NMC can take up to one minute
to create this certificate, and the SSL server is not available during that
time.
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SNMP Issues
Problem
Unable to perform a
GET
Unable to perform a
SET
Solution
• Verify the read (GET) community name (SNMPv1) or the user profile configuration
(SNMPv3).
• Use the command line interface or UI to ensure that the NMS has access. See
“SNMP screens”.
• Verify the read/write (SET) community name (SNMPv1) or the user profile
configuration (SNMPv3).
• Use the command line interface or UI to ensure that the NMS has write (SET)
access (SNMPv1) or is granted access to the target IP address through the access
control list (SNMPv3). See “SNMP screens”.
• Make sure the trap type (SNMPv1 or SNMPv3) is correctly configured for the NMS
as a trap receiver.
Unable to receive traps
at the NMS
• For SNMP v1, query the mconfigTrapReceiverTable MIB OID to verify that the
NMS IP address is listed correctly and that the community name defined for the
NMS matches the community name in the table. If either is not correct, use SETs to
the mconfigTrapReceiverTable OIDs, or use the command line interface or UI to
correct the trap receiver definition.
• For SNMPv3, check the user profile configuration for the NMS, and run a trap test.
See “SNMP screens”, “Trap Receivers”, and “SNMP Traps test screen”.
Traps received at an
NMS are not identified
See your NMS documentation to verify that the traps are properly integrated in the
alarm/trap database.
Synchronization Problems
Problem
Solution
A Synchronized Control Group
member does not participate in a
synchronized action.
Make sure the group member’s status is set to Enabled. Also check the
group member’s battery capacity, if the synchronized action required
UPSs to turn on.
An attempt to add a member to a
Synchronized Control Group does
not work.
The values for Multicast IP Address, Synchronized Control Group
Number, and firmware version must match those of other members of
the group.
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Two-Year Factory Warranty
This warranty applies only to the products you purchase for your use in accordance with this manual.
Terms of warranty
APC warrants its products to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of two years from
the date of purchase. APC will repair or replace defective products covered by this warranty. This warranty
does not apply to equipment that has been damaged by accident, negligence or misapplication or has been
altered or modified in any way. Repair or replacement of a defective product or part thereof does not extend the
original warranty period. Any parts furnished under this warranty may be new or factory-remanufactured.
Non-transferable warranty
This warranty extends only to the original purchaser who must have properly registered the product. The
product may be registered at the APC Web site, www.apc.com.
Exclusions
APC shall not be liable under the warranty if its testing and examination disclose that the alleged defect in the
product does not exist or was caused by end user’s or any third person’s misuse, negligence, improper
installation or testing. Further, APC shall not be liable under the warranty for unauthorized attempts to repair or
modify wrong or inadequate electrical voltage or connection, inappropriate on-site operation conditions,
corrosive atmosphere, repair, installation, exposure to the elements, Acts of God, fire, theft, or installation
contrary to APC recommendations or specifications or in any event if the APC serial number has been altered,
defaced, or removed, or any other cause beyond the range of the intended use.
THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, BY OPERATION OF LAW OR
OTHERWISE, OF PRODUCTS SOLD, SERVICED OR FURNISHED UNDER THIS AGREEMENT
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SOLE LIABILITY AND PURCHASER’S EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY BREACH OF SUCH
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IN NO EVENT SHALL APC, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AFFILIATES OR EMPLOYEES BE
LIABLE FOR ANY FORM OF INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE
DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF THE USE, SERVICE OR INSTALLATION, OF THE PRODUCTS,
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NO SALESMAN, EMPLOYEE OR AGENT OF APC IS AUTHORIZED TO ADD TO OR VARY THE
TERMS OF THIS WARRANTY. WARRANTY TERMS MAY BE MODIFIED, IF AT ALL, ONLY IN
WRITING SIGNED BY AN APC OFFICER AND LEGAL DEPARTMENT.
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Warranty claims
Customers with warranty claims issues may access the APC customer support network through the Support
page of the APC Web site, www.apc.com/support. Select your country from the country selection pull-down
menu at the top of the Web page. Select the Support tab to obtain contact information for customer support in
your region.
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Radio Frequency Interference
Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
USA—FCC
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to
part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with this user manual,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is
likely to cause harmful interference. The user will bear sole responsibility for correcting such interference.
Canada—ICES
This Class A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe A est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Japan—VCCI
This is a Class A product based on the standard of the Voluntary Control Council for Interference by
Information Technology Equipment (VCCI). If this equipment is used in a domestic environment, radio
disturbance may occur, in which case, the user may be required to take corrective actions.
この装置は、情報処理装置等電波障害自主規制協議会(VCCI)の基準
に基づくクラス A 情報技術装置です。この装置を家庭環境で使用すると、電波
妨害を引き起こすことがあります。この場合には、使用者が適切な対策を講ず
るように要求されることがあります。
Taiwan—BSMI
警告使用者 :
這是甲類的資訊產品 , 在居住的
環境中使用時 , 可能會造成射頻
干擾 , 在這種情況下 , 使用者會
被要求採取某些適當的對策。
Australia and New Zealand
Attention: This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in
which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
European Union
This product is in conformity with the protection requirements of EU Council Directive 2004/108/EC on the
approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility. APC cannot
accept responsibility for any failure to satisfy the protection requirements resulting from an unapproved
modification of the product.
This product has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class A Information Technology
Equipment according to CISPR 22/European Standard EN 55022. The limits for Class A equipment were
derived for commercial and industrial environments to provide a reasonable protection against interference
with licensed communication equipment.
Attention: This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference
in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
Korean 한국
A 급 기기 ( 업무용 방송통신기기 )
이 기기는 업무용 (A 급 ) 으로 전자파적합등록을 한 기기이오니판매자 또는 사용자는 이 점을 주의하
시기 바라며 , 가정외의지역에서 사용하는 것을 목적으로 합니다 .
APC Worldwide Customer Support
Customer support for this or any other product is available at no charge in any of the following ways:
• Visit the APC Web site to access documents in the APC Knowledge Base and to submit customer
support requests.
– www.apc.com (Corporate Headquarters)
Connect to localized APC Web sites for specific countries, each of which provides customer support
information.
– www.apc.com/support/
Global support searching APC Knowledge Base and using e-support.
• Contact the APC Customer Support Center by telephone or e-mail.
– Local, country-specific centers: go to www.apc.com/support/contact for contact information.
For information on how to obtain local customer support, contact the representative or other distributors from
whom you purchased your product.
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