Specifications | Black Box MPSH16-D20-120V Multi

JULY 2010
MPSH8-S20-120V
MPSH8-S20-208+V
MPSH8-D20-120V
MPSH8-D20-208+V
MPSH16-D20-120V
MPSH16-D20-208+V
Outlet Managed PDU
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INFORMATION
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FREE technical support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: Call 724-746-5500 or fax 724-746-0746
Mailing address: Black Box Corporation, 1000 Park Drive, Lawrence, PA 15055-1018
Web site: www.blackbox.com • E-mail: info@blackbox.com
FCC AND IC RFI STATEMENTS/CE NOTICE
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
AND
INDUSTRY CANADA
RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENTS
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio-frequency energy, and if not
installed and used properly, that is, in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions, may cause interference to radio communication. It has been tested
and found to comply with the limits for a Class A computing device in accordance
with the specifications in Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC rules, which are designed
to provide reasonable protection against such interference when the equipment is
operated in a commercial environment. Operation of this equipment in a residential
area is likely to cause interference, in which case the user at his own expense will be
required to take whatever measures may be necessary to correct the interference.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class A limits for radio noise emission
from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulation of Industry
Canada.
Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant
les limites applicables aux appareils numériques de la classe A prescrites dans le
Règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique publié par Industrie Canada.
This product meets the applicable Industry Canada technical specifications.
The Ringer Equivalence Number is an indication of the maximum number of devices
allowed to be connected to a telephone interface. The termination on an interface
may consist of any combination of devices subject only to the requirement that the
sum of the RENs of all the devices does not exceed five.
EUROPEAN UNION DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
This equipment complies with the requirements of the European EMC Directive
89/336/EEC.
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NORMAS OFICIALES MEXICANAS (NOM)
ELECTRICAL SAFETY STATEMENT
INSTRUCCIONES DE SEGURIDAD
1.
Todas las instrucciones de seguridad y operación deberán ser leídas antes de
que el aparato eléctrico sea operado.
2.
Las instrucciones de seguridad y operación deberán ser guardadas para
referencia futura.
3.
Todas las advertencias en el aparato eléctrico y en sus instrucciones de
operación deben ser respetadas.
4.
Todas las instrucciones de operación y uso deben ser seguidas.
5.
El aparato eléctrico no deberá ser usado cerca del agua—por ejemplo, cerca
de la tina de baño, lavabo, sótano mojado o cerca de una alberca, etc..
6.
El aparato eléctrico debe ser usado únicamente con carritos o pedestales que
sean recomendados por el fabricante.
7.
El aparato eléctrico debe ser montado a la pared o al techo sólo como sea
recomendado por el fabricante.
8.
Servicio—El usuario no debe intentar dar servicio al equipo eléctrico más
allá a lo descrito en las instrucciones de operación. Todo otro servicio deberá
ser referido a personal de servicio calificado.
9.
El aparato eléctrico debe ser situado de tal manera que su posición no
interfiera su uso. La colocación del aparato eléctrico sobre una cama, sofá,
alfombra o superficie similar puede bloquea la ventilación, no se debe colocar
en libreros o gabinetes que impidan el flujo de aire por los orificios de
ventilación.
10. El equipo eléctrico deber ser situado fuera del alcance de fuentes de calor
como radiadores, registros de calor, estufas u otros aparatos (incluyendo
amplificadores) que producen calor.
11. El aparato eléctrico deberá ser connectado a una fuente de poder sólo del tipo
descrito en el instructivo de operación, o como se indique en el aparato.
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NOM STATEMENT
12. Precaución debe ser tomada de tal manera que la tierra fisica y la polarización
del equipo no sea eliminada.
13. Los cables de la fuente de poder deben ser guiados de tal manera que no sean
pisados ni pellizcados por objetos colocados sobre o contra ellos, poniendo
particular atención a los contactos y receptáculos donde salen del aparato.
14. El equipo eléctrico debe ser limpiado únicamente de acuerdo a las
recomendaciones del fabricante.
15. En caso de existir, una antena externa deberá ser localizada lejos de las lineas
de energia.
16. El cable de corriente deberá ser desconectado del cuando el equipo no sea
usado por un largo periodo de tiempo.
17. Cuidado debe ser tomado de tal manera que objectos liquidos no sean
derramados sobre la cubierta u orificios de ventilación.
18. Servicio por personal calificado deberá ser provisto cuando:
A: El cable de poder o el contacto ha sido dañado; u
B: Objectos han caído o líquido ha sido derramado dentro del aparato; o
C: El aparato ha sido expuesto a la lluvia; o
D: El aparato parece no operar normalmente o muestra un cambio en su
desempeño; o
E: El aparato ha sido tirado o su cubierta ha sido dañada.
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TRADEMARKS USED IN THIS MANUAL
BLACK BOX and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks of BB
Technologies, Inc.
ProComm is a registered trademark of DATASTORM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.™
Crosstalk is a registered trademark of Digital Communications Associates, Inc.
JavaScript is a registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Telnet is a trademark of Telnet Communications, Inc.
Any other trademarks mentioned in this manual are acknowledged to be the property
of the trademark owners.
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WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
Secure Racking
If secure racked units are installed in a closed or multi-unit rack assembly, they may
require further evaluation by certification agencies. Consider the following items:
1. The ambient temperature within the rack may be greater than the room ambient
temperature. Installation should be such that the amount of airflow required for safe
operation is not compromised. The maximum temperature for the equipment in this
environment is 122°F (50°C).
2. Install the unit so that it doesn’t become unstable from uneven loading.
Input Supply
Check nameplate ratings to ensure that there is no overloading of supply circuits that
could have an effect on overcurrent protection and supply wiring.
Grounding
Maintain reliable grounding of this equipment. Give particular attention to supply
connections when connecting to power strips, rather than direct connections to the
branch circuit.
Shock Hazard
Do not attempt to repair or service this device yourself. Internal components must be
serviced by authorized personnel only.
Disconnect Power
If any of the following events occurs, immediately disconnect the unit from the outlet and
contact Black Box at 724-746-5500.
1. The power cord is frayed or damaged.
2. Liquid has been spilled into the device or the device has been exposed to rain or
water.
Disconnect Power Supply Cable
Before attempting to service or remove this unit, make certain to disconnect the power
supply cable(s).
Two Power Supply Cables
Note that some Outlet Managed PDU models feature two separate power circuits, and a
separate power supply cable for each power circuit. If your Outlet Managed PDU includes
two power supply cables, make certain to disconnect both power supply cables from their
power source before attempting to service or remove the unit.
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Detached 15-Amp “Starter” Cable(s)
If the Outlet Managed PDU includes a detached, 125 VAC, 15 Amp “Starter” Cable(s,)
this allows you to connect the Outlet Managed PDU to power for bench testing and initial
start up and is adequate for applications that only require 15 Amps. For 20-Amp power
switching applications, please use appropriate 20-Amp cables.
Units with Attached Power Supply Cable(s)
For units with fixed Power Cords the socket-outlet shall be installed near the equipment
and shall be easily accessible.
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CONTENTS
Contents
1.
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
2. Quick Start Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.1. Installing the Outlet Managed PDU Hardware. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.1.1. Apply Power to the Outlet Managed PDU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.1.2. Connect your PC to the Outlet Managed PDU. . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.2. Communicating with the Outlet Managed PDU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.1. Front Panel Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2. Outlet Managed PDU-H Series - Back Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.3. Additional Button Functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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4. Hardware Installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.1. Connecting the Power Supply Cables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.1.1. Installing the Power Supply Cable Keepers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.1.2. Connect the Outlet Managed PDU to Your Power Supply. . . .
4.2. Connection to Switched Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.3. Serial SetUp Port Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.3.1. Connecting a Local PC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.3.2. Connecting an External Modem. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.4. Connecting the Network Cable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.5. Rack Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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5. Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.1. Communicating with the Outlet Managed PDU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.1.1. The Text Interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.1.2. The Web Browser Interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.1.3. Access Via PDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.2. Configuration Menus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.3. Defining System Parameters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.3.1. The Real Time Clock and Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.3.2. The Invalid Access Lockout Feature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.3.3. Log Configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.3.3.1. The Audit Log and Alarm Log. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.3.3.2. The Current Metering Log and
Power Metering Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.3.3.3. Reading and Erasing Logs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.3.4. Callback Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.3.5. Power Source Configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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5. Configuration (continued)
5.3.6. Scripting Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.3.6.1. Automated Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.4. User Accounts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.4.1. Command Access Levels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.4.2. Plug Access. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.4.3. Port Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.5. Managing User Accounts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.5.1. Viewing User Accounts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.5.2. Adding User Accounts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.5.3. Modifying User Accounts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.5.4. Deleting User Accounts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.6. The Plug Group Directory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.6.1. Viewing Plug Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.6.2. Adding Plug Groups. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.6.3. Modifying Plug Groups. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.6.4. Deleting Plug Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.7. Defining Plug Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.7.1. The Boot Priority Parameter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.7.1.1. Example 1: Change Plug A3 to Priority 1. . . . . . . . .
5.7.1.2. Example 2: Change Plug A5 to Priority 2. . . . . . . . .
5.8. Serial Port Configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.9. Network Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.9.1. Network Port Parameters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.9.2. Network Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.9.3. IP Security. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.9.3.1. Adding IP Addresses to the Allow and
Deny Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.9.3.2. Linux Operators and Wild Cards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.9.3.3. IP Security Examples. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.9.4. Static Route. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.9.5. Domain Name Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.9.6. SNMP Access Parameters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.9.7. SNMP Trap Parameters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.9.8. LDAP Parameters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.9.8.1. Adding LDAP Groups. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.9.8.2 Viewing LDAP Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.9.8.3. Modifying LDAP Groups. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.9.8.4. Deleting LDAP Groups. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.9.9. TACACS Parameters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.9.10. RADIUS Parameters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.9.10.1.Dictionary Support for RADIUS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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5. Configuration (continued)
5.9.11. Email Messaging Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
5.10. Save User Selected Parameters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
5.10.1. Restore Configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
6. Reboot Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
6.1. Ping-No-Answer Reboot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
6.1.1. Adding Ping-No-Answer Reboots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
6.1.2. Viewing Ping-No-Answer Reboot Profiles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
6.1.3. Modifying Ping-No-Answer Reboot Profiles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
6.1.4. Deleting Ping-No-Answer Reboot Profiles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
6.2. Scheduled Reboot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
6.2.1. Adding Scheduled Reboots. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
6.2.2. Viewing Scheduled Reboot Actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
6.2.3. Modifying Scheduled Reboots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
6.2.4. Deleting Scheduled Reboots. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
7. Alarm Configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
7.1. The Over Current Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
7.1.1. Over Current Alarms - Load Shedding and
Auto Recovery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
7.2. The Over Temperature Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
7.2.1. Over Temperature Alarms - Load Shedding and
Auto Recovery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
7.3. The Circuit Breaker Open Alarm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
7.4. The Lost Voltage (Line In) Alarm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
7.5. The Ping-No-Answer Alarm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
7.6. The Invalid Access Lockout Alarm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
7.7. The Power Cycle Alarm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
7.8. The Plug Current Alarm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
8.
The Status Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.1. Product Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.2. The Network Status Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.3. The Plug Status Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.4. The Plug Group Status Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.5. The Current Metering Status Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.6. The Current History Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.7. The Power Range Status Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.8. The Power History Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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9. Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9.1. Operation via the Web Browser Interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9.1.1. The Plug Control Screen - Web Browser Interface. . . . . . . . .
9.1.2. The Plug Group Control Screen - Web Browser Interface. . .
9.2. Operation via the Text Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9.2.1. Switching and Reboot Commands - Text Interface. . . . . . . . .
9.2.2. Applying Commands to Several Plugs - Text Interface . . . . .
9.3. The Automated Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9.4. Manual Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9.5. Logging Out of Command Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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10. SSH Encryption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
11. Syslog Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
11.1. Configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
11.2. Testing Syslog Configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
12. SNMP Traps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
12.1. Configuration: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
12.2. Testing the SNMP Trap Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
13. Operation via SNMP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
13.1. Outlet Managed PDU SNMP Agent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
13.2. SNMPv3 Authentication and Encryption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
13.3. Configuration via SNMP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
13.3.1. Viewing Users. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
13.3.2. Adding Users. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
13.3.3. Modifying Users. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
13.3.4. Deleting Users. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
13.4. Plug Control via SNMP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
13.4.1. Plug Status/Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
13.4.2. Plug Group Status/Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
13.5. Viewing Outlet Managed PDU Status via SNMP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
13.5.1. Plug Status. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
13.5.2. Unit Environment Status. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
13.6. Sending Traps via SNMP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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153
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154
155
155
155
155
156
156
157
158
158
158
159
14.
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162
164
165
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Setting Up SSL Encryption. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
14.1. Creating a Self Signed Certificate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
14.2. Creating a Signed Certificate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
14.3. Downloading the Server Private Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CONTENTS
15.
Saving and Restoring Configuration Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
15.1. Sending Parameters to a File. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
15.2. Restoring Saved Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
15.3. Restoring Previously Saved Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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167
168
169
16. Upgrading Firmware. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
17. Command Reference Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
17.1. Command Conventions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
17.2. Command Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
17.3. Command Set. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
17.3.1. Display Commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
17.3.2. Control Commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
17.3.3. Configuration Commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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176
177
177
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Appendices:
A. Interface Descriptions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
A.1. Serial Console Port (RS232). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
B. Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190
B.1. Calling Black Box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190
B.2. Shipping and Packaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190
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CHAPTER 1: Specifications
1. Specifications
Physical/Environmental:
Models MPSH8-S20-120V, MPSH8-S20-208+V, MPSH8-D20-120V and
MPSH8-D20-208+V:
Width: 19” (48.3 cm) (Including Rack Brackets)
Depth: 8.7” (22.1 cm)
Height: 1.75” (4.5 cm) One Rack U
Models MPSH16-D20-120V, MPSH16-D20-208+V:
Width: 19” (48.3 cm) (Including Rack Brackets)
Depth: 8.7” (22.1 cm)
Height: 3.5” (8.9 cm) Two Rack U
Operating Temperature: 32˚F to 122˚F (0˚C to 50˚C)
Humidity: 10 - 90% RH
Operating Temperature: 32˚F to 122˚F (0˚C to 50˚C)
Humidity: 10 - 90% RH
Network Interface: 10/100Base-T Ethernet, RJ45, multi-session Telnet.
Power Outlets:
MPSH8-S20-120V: Eight (8) each, NEMA 5-15R Outlets.
MPSH8-S20-208+V: Eight (8) each, IEC320-C13 Outlets.
MPSH8-D20-120V: Eight (8) each, NEMA 5-15R Outlets.
MPSH8-D20-208+V: Eight (8) each, IEC320-C13 Outlets.
MPSH16-D20-120V: Sixteen (16) each, NEMA 5-15R Outlets.
MPSH16-D20-208+V: Sixteen (16) each, IEC320-C13 Outlets.
Power Requirements and Maximum Load:
Model No.
Input
Feeds
Input
Voltage
Max. Load
per Outlet
Max. Load
per Input
Max. Load
per Unit
MPSH8-S20-120V
1 ea, 20 Amp
100 to 120 VAC
12 Amps
16 Amps*
16 Amps*
MPSH8-S20-208+V
1 ea, 20 Amp
100 to 240 VAC
10 Amps
16 Amps*
16 Amps*
MPSH8-D20-120V
2 ea, 20 Amp
100 to 120 VAC
12 Amps
16 Amps*
32 Amps*
MPSH8-D20-208+V
2 ea, 20 Amp
100 to 240 VAC
10 Amps
16 Amps*
32 Amps*
MPSH16-D20-120V
2 ea, 20 Amp
100 to 120 VAC
12 Amps
16 Amps*
32 Amps*
MPSH16-D20-208+V
2 ea, 20 Amp
100 to 240 VAC
10 Amps
16 Amps*
32 Amps*
* In accordance with UL requirements, this value has been de-rated to 80%.
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CHAPTER 2: Quick Start Guide
2. Quick Start Guide
This Quick Start Guide describes a simplified installation procedure for the Outlet
Managed PDU hardware, which will allow you to communicate with the unit in
order to demonstrate basic features and check for proper operation.
Note that this Quick Start Guide does not provide a detailed description of unit
configuration, or discuss advanced operating features in detail. In order to take full
advantage of the features provided by this unit, it is recommended to refer to the
remainder of this User’s Guide.
2.1.
Installing the Outlet Managed PDU Hardware
2.1.1. Apply Power to the Outlet Managed PDU
Refer to power rating nameplate on the Outlet Managed PDU, and then connect the
unit to an appropriate power source. Note that some Outlet Managed PDU models
feature two separate AC inputs and two separate power branches, while others
feature a single power inlet. Connect power cable(s) to the unit’s Circuit "A" and
Circuit "B" Power Inlets (if present), install the cable keeper(s) (as described in
Section 4.1.1), then connect the cables to an appropriate power supply. Refer to the
table in the Specifications section for information concerning power requirements
and maximum load.
Note:
To determine the exact model number for your Outlet Managed
PDU, either refer to the nameplate on the back of the unit, or access
command mode and then type /J * and press [Enter].
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2.1.2. Connect your PC to the Outlet Managed PDU
The Outlet Managed PDU can either be controlled by a local PC, that communicates
with the unit via the SetUp port, controlled via external modem, or controlled via
TCP/IP network. In order to switch plugs or select parameters, commands are issued
to the Outlet Managed PDU via either the Network Port or SetUp Port. Note that it
is not necessary to connect to both the Network and SetUp Ports, and that the SetUp
Port can be connected to either a local PC or External Modem.
• Network Port: Connect your 10Base-T or 100Base-T network interface to
the Outlet Managed PDU Network port.
• Setup Port: Use the DX9F-DTE-RJ Adapter supplied with the unit to
connect your PC COM port to the Outlet Managed PDU’s SetUp Port.
• External Modem: Use the optional DX9M-RJ-KIT (not included) to
connect your external modem to the Outlet Managed PDU’s Setup
(RS232) Port.
2.2.
Communicating with the Outlet Managed PDU
In order to ensure security, both Telnet and Web Browser Access are disabled when
the Outlet Managed PDU is shipped from the factory. To enable Telnet and/or
Web Browser access, please refer to Section 5.9.2. When properly installed and
configured, the Outlet Managed PDU will allow command mode access via Telnet,
Web Browser, SSH client, modem, or local PC.
Notes:
• Default Outlet Managed PDU serial port parameters are set as
follows: 9600 bps, RTS/CTS Handshaking, 8 Data Bits, One
Stop Bit, No Parity. Although these parameters can be easily
redefined, for this Quick Start procedure, it is recommended to
configure your communications program to accept the default
parameters.
• The Outlet Managed PDU features a default IP Address
(192.168.168.168) and a default Subnet Mask (255.255.255.0.)
This allows network access to command mode, providing that you
are contacting the Outlet Managed PDU from a node on the same
subnet. When attempting to access the Outlet Managed PDU
from a node that is not on the same subnet, please refer to the
User’s Guide for further configuration instructions.
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1.
Access Command Mode: The Outlet Managed PDU includes two separate
user interfaces; the Text Interface and the Web Browser Interface. The Text
Interface is available via Local PC, SNMP, SSH Client, Telnet, or Modem,
and the Web Browser interface is only available via TCP/IP network. In
addition, when contacted via PDA, the Outlet Managed PDU will also
present a third interface, which is similar to the Web Browser Interface, but
offers limited command functions.
a) Via Local PC: Start your communications program and then
press [Enter].
b) Via SSH Client: Start your SSH client, enter the default IP address
(192.168.168.168) for the Outlet Managed PDU and invoke the
connect command.
c) Via Web Browser: Make certain that Web Browser access is enabled
as described in the Section 5.9.2. Start your JavaScript enabled
Web Browser, enter the default Outlet Managed PDU IP address
(192.168.168.168) in the Web Browser address bar, and then
press [Enter].
d) Via Telnet: Make certain that Telnet access is enabled as described in
Section 5.9.2. Start your Telnet client, and enter the Outlet Managed
PDU’s default IP address (192.168.168.168).
e) Via Modem: Make certain that the Outlet Managed PDU’s serial
Console Port is configured for Modem Mode as described in Section 5.8,
then use your communications program to dial the number for your
external Modem connected to the Console Port.
2.
Username / Password Prompt: A message will be displayed, which
prompts you to enter your username and password. The default username
is "super" (all lower case, no quotes), and the default password is also
"super". If a valid username and password are entered, the Outlet Managed
PDU will display either the Main Menu (Web Browser Interface) or the Port
Status Screen (SSH, Telnet, or Modem.)
3.
Test Switching Functions: You may wish to perform the following tests
in order to make certain that the Outlet Managed PDU is responding to
commands. When switching and reboot commands are executed, the Outlet
Managed PDU’s Output Status LEDs will also turn On or Off to indicate the
status of each outlet.
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a) Reboot Outlet:
i.
Web Browser Interface: Click on the "Plug Control" link on
the left hand side of the screen to display the Plug Control Menu.
From the Plug Control Menu, click the down arrow in the row
for Plug A1 to display the dropdown menu, then select "Reboot"
from the drop down menu and click on the "Execute Plug Actions"
button.
ii. Text Interface: Type /BOOT A1 and press [Enter].
b) Switch Outlet Off:
i.
Web Browser Interface: From the Plug Control Menu, click the
down arrow in the "Action" column for Plug A1 to display the drop
down menu, then select "Off" from the drop down menu and click
on the "Execute Plug Actions" button.
ii. Text Interface: Type /OFF A1 and press [Enter].
c) Switch Outlet On:
i.
Web Browser Interface: From the Plug Control Menu, click the
down arrow in the "Action" column for Plug A1 to display the drop
down menu, then select "On" from the drop down menu and click
on the "Execute Plug Actions" button.
ii. Text Interface: Type /ON A1 and press [Enter].
4.
Logging Out: When you log off using the proper Outlet Managed PDU
command, this ensures that the unit has completely exited from command
mode, and is not waiting for the inactivity timeout to elapse before allowing
additional connections.
a) Web Browser Interface: Click on the "LOGOUT" link on the left hand
side of the screen.
b) Text Interface: Type /X and press [Enter].
This completes the Quick Start Guide for the Outlet Managed PDU. Prior to placing
the unit into operation, it is recommended to refer to the remainder of this User’s
Guide for important information regarding advanced configuration capabilities and
more detailed operation instructions.
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CHAPTER 3: Overview
3. Overview
The Outlet Managed PDU allows secure, remote metering and management of
AC powered rack mount equipment via SSL, SSH, SNMP, web browser, telnet,
external modem or local terminal. The Outlet Managed PDU can monitor power
to your equipment, and automatically notify you when changes in current levels,
temperature, circuit breaker status or other factors exceed user-defined
threshold values.
Power Metering and Management:
The Outlet Managed PDU can constantly measure current consumption, temperature
levels, ping response and other factors. If the Outlet Managed PDU detects that
user defined thresholds for these values have been exceeded, the unit can promptly
notify you via email, Text Message, SNMP or Syslog. When temperature and
current readings exceed user defined critical values, the Outlet Managed PDU can
also intelligently shed the current load by temporarily shutting down nonessential
devices; when readings return to acceptable levels, the Outlet Managed PDU can
restore power to those devices to return to normal operating conditions.
The Outlet Managed PDU also records current consumption data to a convenient log
file, which can be retrieved in ASCII, XML, or CSV format or displayed in
graph format.
Security and Co-Location Features:
Secure Shell (SSHv2) encryption and address-specific IP security masks help to
prevent unauthorized access to command and configuration functions.
The Outlet Managed PDU also provides four different levels of security for user
accounts: Administrator, SuperUser, User and ViewOnly. The Administrator level
provides complete access to all plug functions, operating features and configuration
menus. The SuperUser level allows switching and rebooting of all plugs but does not
allow access to configuration functions. The User level allows access to only a select
group of Administrator-defined plugs. The ViewOnly level allows you to check plug
status and unit status, but does not allow switching or rebooting of outlets or access
to configuration menus.
The Outlet Managed PDU includes full Radius support, LDAP capability, TACACS
capability, MIB capability, DHCP and an invalid access lockout feature. An Audit
Log records all user access, login and logout times and command actions.
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Model Numbers
The Outlet Managed PDU series includes a variety of models to accommodate the
power distribution needs of almost any rack mount application.
Model No.
Input
Feeds
Input
Voltage
Max. Load
per Outlet
Max. Load
per Input
Max. Load
per Unit
MPSH8-S20-120V
1 ea, 20 Amp 100 to 120 VAC
12 Amps
16 Amps*
16 Amps*
MPSH8-S20-208+V
1 ea, 20 Amp 100 to 240 VAC
10 Amps
16 Amps*
16 Amps*
MPSH8-D20-120V
2 ea, 20 Amp 100 to 120 VAC
12 Amps
16 Amps*
32 Amps*
MPSH8-D20-208+V
2 ea, 20 Amp 100 to 240 VAC
10 Amps
16 Amps*
32 Amps*
MPSH16-D20-120V
2 ea, 20 Amp 100 to 120 VAC
12 Amps
16 Amps*
32 Amps*
MPSH16-D20-208+V
2 ea, 20 Amp 100 to 240 VAC
10 Amps
16 Amps*
32 Amps*
* In accordance with UL requirements, this value has been de-rated to 80%.
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OUTPUT STATUS
ON
RDY
DEFAULT
SETUP PORT
1
2
A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7
A8
B1
B2
B3
B4
B5
B6
B7
B8
BRANCH A
CURRENT USAGE
BRANCH B
CURRENT USAGE
Outlet Managed
PDU
RESET
3 4
5
10%
6
100%
7
10%
100%
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Figure 3-1: Front Panel Components (Model MPSH16-D20-120V Shown)
3.1.
Front Panel Components
As shown in Figure 3.1, the Outlet Managed PDU Front Panel includes the following
components:
1.
SetUp Port: An RJ45 format RS232 serial port (wired in DCE
configuration) which can be used for connection to a local terminal or
external modem. For a description of the Setup Port interface, please refer to
Appendix A.
2.
"ON" Indicator: An LED which lights when power is applied to the Outlet
Managed PDU.
3.
"RDY" Indicator: (Ready) Flashes to indicate that the unit is ready to
receive commands.
4.
Default Button: Used to manually toggle outlets On/Off or reset unit to
factory default parameters as described in Section 3.3.
5.
Reset Button: Used to reboot and/or reset the Outlet Managed PDU to
factory defaults as described in Section 3.3.
Note:
All Front Panel Button functions can also be disabled via the System
Parameters menu, as described in Section 5.3.
6.
Output Status Indicators: LED indicators, which light when corresponding
outlet is switched On.
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7.
Branch A Current Usage: A bank of ten LEDs which light to indicate total
current usage on Power Circuit A. The first LED will light when 0% to 9%
of maximum rated current for the power circuit is being used, and the last
LED will blink when over 100% of the maximum rated current for the power
circuit is being used.
8.
Branch B Current Usage: Same as Item 7 above, except displays values for
Power Circuit B. (Not present on MPSH8-S20-120V and
MPSH8-S20-208+V models.)
3.2.
Outlet Managed PDU-H Series - Back Panel
As shown in Figure 3.2, the Outlet Managed PDU Back Panel includes the following
components:
1.
Power Circuit A - Power Inlet: An IEC320-C20 AC inlet which supplies
power to Outlet Managed PDU control functions and the Circuit "A" outlets.
Also includes cable keeper (not shown.)
Note:
MPSH8-S20-120V and MPSH8-S20-208+V models feature a single
Power Inlet.
2.
Power Circuit B - Power Inlet: An IEC320-C20 AC inlet which supplies
power to Outlet Managed PDU control functions and the Circuit "B" outlets.
Also includes cable keeper (not shown.) (Not present on MPSH8-S20-120V
and MPSH8-S20-208+V models.)
3.
Power Circuit A - Switched Outlets: AC Outlets that can be switched On,
Off, rebooted or set to default state in response to user commands.
4.
Power Circuit B - Switched Outlets: Same as Item 3 above. (Not present
on MPSH8-S20-120V and MPSH8-S20-208+V models.)
5.
Alarm Indicator Lights: Two LEDs which light when an alarm condition
is detected at the corresponding power circuit. Note that MPSH8-S20-120V
and MPSH8-S20-208+V models only include one power circuit and one
Alarm Indicator Light. For information on Alarm Configuration, please refer
to Section 7.
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CHAPTER 3: Overview
3
1
BUS A
A-1
A-2
A-3
A-4
A-5
A-6
A-7
A-8
ACT
LINK
ALARM
A
B
BUS B
B-1
B-2
B-3
B-4
2
B-5
B-6
B-7
B-8
4
10/100 BaseT
5
6
Figure 3-2: Back Panel Components (Model MPSH16-D20-120V Shown)
6.
3.3.
Network Port: An RJ45 Ethernet port for connection to your 100Base-T,
TCP/IP network. Note that the Outlet Managed PDU features a default IP
address (192.168.168.168). This allows you to connect to the unit without
first assigning an IP address. Note that the Network Port also includes two,
small LED indicators for Link and Data Activity. For more information on
Network Port configuration, please refer to Section 5.9.
Additional Button Functions
The Default and Reset buttons on the Outlet Managed PDU front panel can be used
to perform the functions described below:
Notes:
• All Front Panel Button functions can also be disabled via the
System Parameters menu, as described in Section 5.3.
• When the Outlet Managed PDU is reset to factory defaults, all
user-defined configuration parameters will be cleared, and the
default "super" user account will also be restored.
1.
Reboot Operating System:
a) Press and hold the Reset button for five seconds, and then release it.
b) The Outlet Managed PDU will reboot it's operating system; all plugs
will be left in their current On/Off state.
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2.
Set Parameters to Factory Defaults:
a) Simultaneously press both the Default button and the Reset button, hold
them for five seconds, and then release them.
b) All Outlet Managed PDU parameters will be reset to their original
factory default settings, and the unit will then reboot. All plugs will be
left in their current On/Off state.
3.
Toggle/Default All Plugs:
a) Press the Default button, hold it for five seconds, and then release the
Default Button.
b) The Outlet Managed PDU will switch all plugs to the Off state. If all
plugs are already in the Off state, then the unit will reset all plugs to
their user defined default states.
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CHAPTER 4: Installation
4. Hardware Installation
4.1.
Connecting the Power Supply Cables
4.1.1. Installing the Power Supply Cable Keepers
The Outlet Managed PDU includes cable keepers, which are designed to prevent the
power supply cables from being accidentally disconnected from the unit.
• MPSH8-S20-120V, MPSH8-S20-120V, MPSH8-D20-120V and
MPSH8-D20-208+V Models: The cable keepers for these units must be
installed by the user.
1.
First make certain that both of the Outlet Managed PDU’s two power
cables are disconnected from the power source.
2.
Install the two standoff screws (included with the cable keeper) in the
two vacant screw holes, located between the two power inlets. When
the standoff screws are in place, thread the two screws supplied with the
cable keeper into the top end of both of the standoff screws.
3.
Connect the power cables to the power inlets. Check to make sure that
both cables are firmly seated in the power inlet connectors.
4.
Install the cable keeper plate, by slipping the plate over the two screws
which protrude from the top of the standoffs. Slip the cable keeper
plate into place, so that the notches in the bottom of the plate slip over
the power cables, and the holes in the middle of the plate align with the
screws in the tops of the standoffs.
5.
Tighten the two screws into the standoffs to secure the plate and the
power supply cables to the unit. Check to make certain that the cables
are held firmly in place by the cable keepers.
• MPSH16-D20-120V and MPSH16-D20-208+V Models: These units
include pre-installed cable keepers. When attaching the power supply cables
to the unit, first swing the cable keepers out of the way, then plug the power
cables securely into the power inputs. When the cables are in place, snap the
cable keepers over each plug to secure the cables to the unit.
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4.1.2. Connect the Outlet Managed PDU to Your Power Supply
Refer to the cautions listed below and at the beginning of this User’s Guide, and then
connect the Outlet Managed PDU to an appropriate power supply.
Note:
Some Outlet Managed PDU models are shipped with one or two
detachable 125 VAC, 15 Amp "Starter" Cables. These cable(s) will
allow you to connect a 120 VAC Outlet Managed PDU to power for
bench testing and initial start up and are adequate for applications
that only require 15 Amps. For higher amp power switching
applications, use appropriate cables.
CAUTIONS:
• Before attempting to install this unit, please review the warnings
and cautions listed at the front of the user’s guide.
• This device should only be operated with the type of power
source indicated on the instrument nameplate. If you are not sure
of the type of power service available, please contact your local
power company.
• Reliable earthing (grounding) of this unit must be maintained.
Particular attention should be given to supply connections when
connecting to power strips, rather than directly to the branch
circuit.
4.2.
Connection to Switched Outlets
Connect the power cord from your switched device to one of the AC Outlets on the
Outlet Managed PDU. Note that when power is applied to the Outlet Managed PDU,
the AC Outlets will be switched "ON" by default.
Note that some Outlet Managed PDU models feature two separate power branches,
while others may feature only one power branch. Please refer to the table shown
in Section 1 or Section 3 for more information regarding maximum power and load
ratings for your specific Outlet Managed PDU model.
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4.3.
Serial SetUp Port Connection
The Outlet Managed PDU’s SetUp Port is a female, RJ45 RS232 connector, wired
in a DCE configuration. In the default state, the Setup port is configured for 9600
bps, no parity, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit. The Setup Port can be connected to either an
external modem or a local PC, but not both items at the same time. Appendix A
describes the Setup Port interface.
4.3.1. Connecting a Local PC
Use the DX9F-DTE-RJ Adapter supplied with the unit to connect your PC COM port
to the Outlet Managed PDU’s Setup Port. Make certain that the Serial Port Mode is
set to "Normal" as described in Section 5.8.
4.3.2. Connecting an External Modem
When connecting directly to an external modem, use the optional DX9M-RJ-KIT
(not included) to connect your external modem to the Outlet Managed PDU’s Setup
Port. Make certain that the modem is initialized at the same default parameters as
the Outlet Managed PDU Setup Port and that the Outlet Managed PDU Serial Port
Mode is set to "Modem" as described in Section 5.8.
4.4.
Connecting the Network Cable
The Network Port is an RJ45 Ethernet jack, for connection to a TCP/IP network.
Connect your 100Base-T cable to the Network Port. Note that the Outlet Managed
PDU includes a default IP address (192.168.168.168) and a default subnet mask
(255.255.255.0.) When installing the Outlet Managed PDU in a working network
environment, it is recommended to define network parameters as described in
Section 5.9.
4.5.
Rack Mounting
To install an Outlet Managed PDU in your equipment rack, attach the L-Brackets
included with the unit and then mount the unit in a vacant space in your rack.
This completes the Outlet Managed PDU installation instructions. Please proceed to
the next Section for instructions regarding unit configuration.
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5. Configuration
This section describes the basic configuration procedure for all Outlet Managed PDU
models. For more information on Reboot Options and Alarm Configuration, please
refer to Section 6 and Section 7.
5.1.
Communicating with the Outlet Managed PDU
In order to configure the Outlet Managed PDU, you must first connect to the unit,
and access command mode. Note that, the Outlet Managed PDU offers two separate
configuration interfaces; the Web Browser Interface and the Text Interface.
In addition, the Outlet Managed PDU also offers three different methods for
accessing command mode; via network, via external modem, or via local console.
The Web Browser interface is only available via network, and the Text Interface is
available via network (SSH or Telnet), modem or local PC.
5.1.1. The Text Interface
The Text Interface consists of a series of simple ASCII text menus, which allow you
to select options and define parameters by entering the number for the desired option
using your keyboard, and then typing in the value for that option.
Since the Web Browser Interface and Telnet accessibility are both disabled in
the default state, you will need to use the Text Interface to contact the Outlet
Managed PDU via Local PC or SSH connection when setting up the unit for the
first time. After you have accessed command mode using the Text Interface, you
can then enable Web Access and Telnet Access, if desired, in order to allow future
communication with the unit via Web Browser or Telnet. You will not be able to
contact the unit via Web Browser or Telnet until you have enabled these options.
Once Telnet Access is enabled, you will then be able to use the Text Interface to
communicate with the Outlet Managed PDU via local PC, Telnet or SSH connection.
You can also use the Text Interface to access command mode via an external modem
installed at the Outlet Managed PDU’s serial Setup Port.
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In order to use the Text Interface, your installation must include one of the following:
• Access via Network: The Outlet Managed PDU must be connected to your
TCP/IP Network, and your PC must include a communications program (such
as HyperTerminal.)
• Access via Modem: An external modem must be installed at the Outlet
Managed PDU’s RS-232 Setup Port (see Section 4.3.2), a phone line must be
connected to the external modem, and the Setup Port must be configured for
Modem Mode. In addition, your PC must include a communications program.
• Access via Local PC: Your PC must be physically connected to the Outlet
Managed PDU’s RS232 Setup Port as described in Section 4.3.1, the Outlet
Managed PDU’s Setup Port must be configured for Normal Mode, and your PC
must include a communications program.
To access command mode via the Text Interface, proceed as follows:
Note:
When communicating with the unit for the first time, you will not
be able to contact the unit via Telnet, until you have accessed
command mode, via Local PC or SSH Client, and used the Network
Parameters Menu to enable Telnet as described in Section 5.9.
1.
Contact the Outlet Managed PDU:
a) Via Local PC: Start your communications program and press [Enter].
Wait for the connect message, then proceed to Step 2.
b) Via Network: The Outlet Managed PDU includes a default IP address
(192.168.168.168) and a default subnet mask (255.255.255.0.) This
allows you to contact the unit from any network node on the same
subnet, without first assigning an IP Address to the unit. For more
information, please refer to Section 5.9.2.
i.
Via SSH Client: Start your SSH client, and enter the Outlet
Managed PDU’s IP Address. Invoke the connect command, wait
for the connect message, then proceed to Step 2.
ii. Via Telnet: Start your Telnet Client, and then Telnet to the Outlet
Managed PDU’s IP Address. Wait for the connect message, then
proceed to Step 2.
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c) Via Modem: Use your communications program to dial the number for
the external modem which you have connected to the Outlet Managed
PDU’s Setup Port.
2.
Login / Password Prompt: A message will be displayed, which prompts
you to enter a username (login name) and password. The default username is
"super" (all lower case, no quotes), and the default password is
also "super".
3.
If a valid username and password are entered, the Outlet Managed PDU will
display the Plug Control Screen.
5.1.2. The Web Browser Interface
The Web Browser Interface consists of a series of web forms, which can be used to
select configuration parameters and perform reboot operations by clicking on radio
buttons and/or entering text into designated fields.
Note:
In order to use the Web Browser Interface, Web Access must first be
enabled via the Text Interface Network Parameters Menu (/N), the
Outlet Managed PDU must be connected to a TCP/IP network, and
your PC must be equipped with a JavaScript enabled web browser.
1.
Start your JavaScript enabled Web Browser, key the Outlet Managed PDU’s
IP address (default = 192.168.168.168) into the web browser’s address bar,
and press [Enter].
2.
Username / Password Prompt: A message box will prompt you to enter
your username and password. The default username is "super" (all lower
case, no quotes), and the default password is also "super".
3.
If a valid username and password are entered, the Plug Control Screen will
be displayed.
5.1.3. Access Via PDA
In addition to the Web Browser Interface and Text Interface, the Outlet Managed
PDU command mode can also be accessed by PDA devices. Note however, that due
to nature of most PDAs, only a limited selection of Outlet Managed PDU operating
and status display functions are available to users who communicate with the unit
via PDA.
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When the Outlet Managed PDU is operated via a PDA device, only the following
functions are available:
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•
•
•
•
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Product Status Screen (Section 8.1)
Plug Status Screen (Section 8.3)
Plug Group Status Screen (Section 8.4)
Plug Control Screen (Section 9.1.1)
Plug Group Control Screen (Section 9.1.2)
Current & Power Metering (Section 8.5)
Current History Graph (Section 8.6)
These screens will allow PDA users to review Plug Status and Plug Group Status,
invoke switching and reboot commands, display Current Metering Readings, show
Current History and display the Site I.D. and firmware version. Note however, that
PDA users are not allowed to change or review Outlet Managed PDU configuration
parameters.
To configure the Outlet Managed PDU for access via PDA, first consult your IT
department for appropriate settings. Access the Outlet Managed PDU command
mode via the Text Interface or Web Browser interface as described in this section,
then configure the Outlet Managed PDU’s Network Port accordingly, as described in
Section 5.9.
In most cases, this configuration will be adequate to allow communication with most
PDAs. Note however, that if you wish to use a BlackBerry® to contact the Outlet
Managed PDU, you must first make certain to configure the BlackBerry to support
HTML tables, as described below:
1.
Power on the BlackBerry, and then click on the BlackBerry Internet Browser
Icon.
2.
Press the Menu button, and then choose "Options."
3.
From the Options menu, choose "Browser Configuration," then verify to
make certain that "Support HTML Tables" is checked (enabled.)
4.
Press the Menu button, and select "Save Options."
When you have finished communicating with the Outlet Managed PDU via PDA, it
is important to always close the session using the PDA’s menu functions, rather than
by simply closing the browser window, in order to ensure that the Outlet Managed
PDU has completely exited from command mode, and is not waiting for the
inactivity timeout period to elapse. For example, to close a session on a BlackBerry,
press the Menu button and then choose "Close."
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5.2.
Configuration Menus
Although the Web Browser Interface and Text Interface provide two separate means
for selecting parameters, both interfaces allow access to the same set of basic
parameters, and parameters selected via one interface will also be applied to the
other. To access the configuration menus, proceed as follows:
• Text Interface: Refer to the Help Screen (/H) and then enter the appropriate
command to access the desired menu. When the configuration menu appears,
key in the number for the parameter you wish to define, and follow the
instructions in the resulting submenu.
• Web Browser Interface: Use the links and fly-out menus on the left hand of
the screen to access the desired configuration menu. To change parameters,
click in the desired field and key in the new value or select a value from the
pull-down menu. To apply newly selected parameters, click on the "Change
Parameters" button at the bottom of the menu or the "Set" button next to
the field.
The following sections describe options and parameters that can be accessed via each
of the configuration menus. Please note that in most cases, essentially the same set
of parameters and options are available to both the Web Browser Interface and
Text Interface.
Notes:
• Configuration menus are only available when you have logged
into command mode using a password that permits Administrator
Level commands. SuperUser accounts are able to view
configuration menus, but are not allowed to change parameters.
• Configuration menus are not available when you are
communicating with the Outlet Managed PDU via PDA
• When defining parameters via the Text Interface, make certain
to press the [Esc] key to completely exit from the configuration
menu and save newly defined parameters. When parameters
are defined via the Text Interface, newly defined parameters will
not be saved until the "Saving Configuration" message has been
displayed and the cursor returns to the command prompt.
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5.3.
Defining System Parameters
The System Parameters menus are used to define the Site ID Message, set the system
clock and calendar, configure the Invalid Access Lockout feature and Callback
feature and select other general parameters.
To access the System Parameters menu via the Text Interface, type /F and press
[Enter]. To access the System Parameters menu via the Web Browser Interface,
place the cursor over the "General Parameters" link, wait for the flyout menu to
appear and then click on the "System Parameters" link. The System Parameters
Menus are used to define the following:
• User Directory: This function is used to view, add, modify and delete user
accounts and passwords. As discussed in Section 5.4 and Section 5.5, the
User Directory allows you to set the security level for each account as well as
determine which plugs each account will be allowed to control.
Note:
The "User Directory" option does not appear in the Web Browser
Interface’s System Parameters menu, and is instead, accessed via
the "Users" link on the left hand side of the menu.
• Site ID: A text field, generally used to note the installation site or name for the
Outlet Managed PDU. (Up to 32 chars.; Default = undefined.)
• Real Time Clock: This prompt provides access to the Real Time Clock menu,
which is used to set the clock and calendar, and to enable and configure the NTP
(Network Time Protocol) feature as described in Section 5.3.1.
Note:
The "Real Time Clock" option does not appear in the Web Browser
Interface’s System Parameters menu, and is instead, accessed via
the "Real Time Clock" link in the General Parameters fly-out menu.
• Invalid Access Lockout: If desired, this feature can be used to automatically
disable the Outlet Managed PDU Setup Port or Network Port after a user
specified number of unsuccessful login attempts are made. For more
information, please refer to Section 5.3.2. (Default = On.)
Note:
The "Invalid Access Lockout" item does not appear in the Web
Browser Interface’s System Parameters menu, and is instead,
accessed via the link in the General Parameters fly-out menu.
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• Temperature Format: Determines whether the temperature is displayed as
Fahrenheit or Celsius. (Default = Fahrenheit.)
• Temperature Calibration: Used to calibrate the unit’s internal temperature
sensing abilities. To calibrate the temperature, place a thermometer inside your
equipment rack, in a location that usually experiences the highest temperature.
After a few minutes, take a reading from the thermometer, and then key
the reading into the configuration menu. In the Web Browser Interface, the
temperature is entered at the System Parameters menu, in the Temperature
Calibration field; in the Text Interface, the temperature is entered in a submenu
of the System Parameters menu, accessed via the Temperature Calibration item.
(Default = undefined.)
• Log Configuration: In the Text Interface, this item provides access to a
submenu which is used to configure the Audit Log, Alarm Log and Current
Metering Log as described in Section 5.3.3. In the Web Browser Interface,
these parameters are directly accessed via the System Parameters menu.
Audit Log: Enables/disables the Audit Log, and determines whether or not
the Audit Log will send SYSLOG messages to notify you of each logged
event. When enabled, the Audit Log will create a record of all power
switching and reboot activity at the Outlet Managed PDU, including reboots
and switching caused by Load Shedding, Load Shedding Recovery, Ping No
Answer Reboots and Scheduled Reboots. (Default = On without Syslog.)

Alarm Log: Enables/disables the Alarm Log, and determines whether or not
the Alarm Log will send SYSLOG messages to notify you of each logged
event. When enabled, the Alarm Log will create a record of all alarm activity
at the Outlet Managed PDU. (Default = On without Syslog.)

Current Metering Log: Enables/disables Current Metering Log and Power
Metering Log. When enabled, the Current Metering Log will create a record
of current consumption and the Power Metering Log will create a record of
power consumption (in Kilowatt Hours) versus time. (Default = On).
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• Callback Security: Enables / configures the Callback Security Function as
described in Section 5.3.4. In order for this feature to function, a Callback
number must also be defined for each desired user account as described in
Section 5.5. (Default = On, Callback, Without Password Prompt.)
Notes:
• In the Text Interface, Callback Security Parameters are defined via
a submenu of the Systems Parameters Menu, which is accessed
via the Callback Security item.
• In the Web Browser Interface, Callback Security Parameters are
defined via a separate menu, which is accessed by clicking the
"Callback Security" link on the left hand side of the screen.
• Front Panel Buttons: This item can be used to disable all front panel button
functions. (Default = On.)
• Modem Phone Number: When an optional external modem is connected to
the Outlet Managed PDU’s Setup Port, the Modem Phone Number parameter
can be used to denote the phone number for the external modem.
(Default = undefined.)
• Management Utility: Enables/Disables the Device Management Utility.
When enabled, the Management Utility allows you to manage multiple units via
a single menu. For more information on the Device Management Utility, please
refer to the User’s Guide on the CDROM included with the unit.
(Default = Off.)
Note:
Although the Device Management Utility can be enabled/disabled
via either the Web Browser Interface and Text Interface, the Device
Management Utility can only be accessed and operated via the Web
Browser Interface.
• Scripting Options: Provides access to a submenu that is used to configure the
Command Confirmation, Automated Mode, Command Prompt and IPS Mode
parameters as described in Section 5.3.6.
Note:
In the Text Interface, the Scripting Options submenu is accessed via
item 12. To access the Scripting Options parameters via the Web
Browser Interface, place the cursor over the "General Parameters"
link, wait for the flyout menu to appear, then click on the "Scripting
Options" link.
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• Power Configuration: In the Web Browser Interface, the Voltage Calibration
parameter, Power Factor parameter and Power Efficiency parameter are defined
via the System Parameters Menu. In the Text Interface, these parameters reside
in a separate submenu, which is accessed via the Power Configuration option.
For more information on Power Configuration, please refer to Section 5.3.5.
5.3.1. The Real Time Clock and Calendar
The Real Time Clock menu is used to set the Outlet Managed PDU’s internal clock
and calendar. The configuration menu for the Real Time Clock offers the
following options:
• Date: Sets the Month, Date, Year and day of the week for the Outlet Managed
PDU’s real-time clock/calendar.
• Time: Sets the Hour, Minute and Second for the Outlet Managed PDU’s real
time clock/calendar. Key in the time using the 24-hour (military) format.
• Time Zone: Sets the time zone, relative to Greenwich Mean Time. Note that
the Time Zone setting will function differently, depending upon whether or not
the NTP feature is enabled and properly configured.
(Default = GMT (No DST).)
NTP Enabled: The Time Zone setting is used to adjust the Greenwich Mean
Time value (received from the NTP server) in order to determine the precise
local time for the selected time zone.

NTP Disabled: If NTP is disabled, or if the Outlet Managed PDU is not able
to access the NTP server, then status screens and activity logs will list the
selected Time Zone and current Real Time Clock value, but will not apply
the correction factor to the displayed Real Time Clock value.

• NTP Enable: When enabled, the Outlet Managed PDU will contact an NTP
server (defined via the NTP Address prompts) once a day, and update its clock
based on the NTP server time and selected Time Zone. (Default = Off.)
Notes:
• The Outlet Managed PDU will also contact the NTP server and
update the time whenever you change NTP parameters.
• To cause Outlet Managed PDU to immediately contact the NTP
server at any time, make certain that the NTP feature is enabled
and configured, then type /F and press [Enter]. When the System
Parameters menu appears, press [Esc]. The Outlet Managed PDU
will save parameters and then attempt to contact the server, as
specified by currently defined NTP parameters.
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• Primary NTP Address: Defines the IP address or domain name (up to 64
characters long) for the primary NTP server. (Default = undefined.)
Note:
In order to use domain names for web addresses, DNS parameters
must first be defined as described in Section 5.9.5.
• Secondary NTP Address: Defines the IP address or domain name (up to 64
characters long) for the secondary, fallback NTP Server. (Default = undefined.)
Note:
In order to use domain names for web addresses, DNS parameters
must be defined as described in Section 5.9.5.
• NTP Timeout: The amount of time in seconds, that will elapse between each
attempt to contact the NTP server. When the initial attempt is unsuccessful,
the Outlet Managed PDU will retry the connection four times. If neither the
primary nor secondary NTP server responds, the Outlet Managed PDU will wait
24 hours before attempting to contact the NTP server again.
(Default = 3 Seconds.)
• Test NTP Servers: (Text Interface Only) Allows you to send a time request to
the IP address or domain names defined via the Primary and Secondary NTP
Address prompts, or to a new address or domain defined via the Test NTP
Servers submenu. The Outlet Managed PDU will not store the response from
the IP address or domain, but will verify whether or not the target address or
domain is an NTP Server.
5.3.2. The Invalid Access Lockout Feature
When properly configured and enabled, the Invalid Access Lockout feature will
watch all login attempts made at the Network Port and serial Setup Port. If the port
exceeds the selected number of invalid attempts, then the port where the Invalid
Attempts occurred will be automatically disabled for a user-defined length of time
(Lockout Duration.) The lockout feature uses two separate counters to track invalid
access attempts:
• SetUp Port Counter: Counts invalid access attempts at the Setup Port. If
the number of invalid attempts at the port exceeds the user-defined Lockout
Attempts value, the port will be locked.
• Telnet, SSH and Web Browser Counter: Counts all invalid attempts to access
command mode via Telnet, SSH or Web Browser interface. If the number of
cumulative invalid attempts exceeds the user-defined Lockout Attempts value,
then the Network Port will be locked.
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Note that when an Invalid Access Lockout occurs, you can either wait for the
Lockout Duration period to elapse (after which, the Outlet Managed PDU will
automatically reactivate the port), or you can issue the /UL command (type /UL and
press [Enter]) via the Text Interface to instantly unlock all of the Outlet Managed
PDU’s logical network ports.
Notes:
• When the Invalid Access Lockout Alarm has been enabled as
described in Section 7.6, the Outlet Managed PDU can also
provide notification via email, Syslog Message, and/or SNMP trap
whenever an Invalid Access Lockout occurs.
• Invalid Access Lockout parameters, defined via the System
Parameters menu, will apply to both the Serial Setup Port and the
Network Port.
• When either the Setup Port or Network Port are locked, the other
port will remain unlocked, unless the Invalid Access Lockout
feature has also been triggered at that port.
• If any one of the Outlet Managed PDU’s logical network ports
is locked, all other network connections to the unit will also be
locked.
• Invalid access attempts at the Network Port are cumulative (the
count for invalid attempts is determined by the total number
of invalid attempts at all 16 logical network ports.) If a valid
password is entered at any of the logical network ports, then the
count for all logical network ports will be restarted.
• If the Network Port has been locked by the Invalid Access
Lockout feature, it will still respond to the ping command
(providing that the ping command has not been disabled at the
Network Port.)
In the Text Interface, the Invalid Access Lockout configuration menu is accessed
via the System Parameters menu. In the Web Browser Interface, the Invalid Access
Lockout configuration is accessed via the "General Parameters" link. The Invalid
Access Lockout configuration menus allow you to select the following:
• Lockout Enable: Enables/Disables the lockout feature. (Default = On.)
• Lockout Attempts: The number of invalid attempts required in order to
activate the Invalid Access Lockout feature. (Default = 9.)
• Lockout Duration: The length of time that logical network ports will remain
locked when an Invalid Access Lockout occurs. If the duration is set at
"Infinite", then ports will remained locked until the /UL command is issued.
(Default = 30 Minutes.)
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5.3.3. Log Configuration
This feature allows you to create records of command activity, alarm actions and
current and power consumption for the Outlet Managed PDU. The Log features are
enabled and configured via the System Parameters Menus. The ability to view the
Current and Power Metering logs is individually enabled for each account via the
User Directory as described in Section 5.5.
• Audit Log: Creates a record of all power switching at the Outlet Managed
PDU, including reboots and switching caused by Load Shedding, Load
Shedding Recovery, Ping No Answer Reboots and Scheduled Reboots.
Each Log record includes a description of the activity that caused the power
switching, the username for the account that initiated the power switching or
reboot and the time and date that the power switching or reboot occurred. In
addition to power switching activity, the Audit Log will also include login/
logout activity for each user account.
• Alarm Log: Creates a record of all Alarm Activity at the Outlet Managed
PDU. Each time an alarm is triggered, the Outlet Managed PDU will generate
a record that lists the time and date of the alarm, the name of the Alarm that was
triggered, and a description of the Alarm.
• Current Metering Log: Provides a record of current consumption. Log
records will include the time and date, current and voltage readings and
temperature reading. Current Metering Log data can be downloaded in ASCII,
CSV or XML format.
5.3.3.1. The Audit Log and Alarm Log
The System Parameters menu allows you to select three configuration options for
the Audit Log and Alarm Log. Note that the Audit Log and Alarm Log function
independently, and parameters selected for one log will not be applied to the other.
• Off: Log is disabled, and command activity and/or alarm events are not logged.
• On - With Syslog: The Log is enabled, and power switching, reboot activity
and/or alarm events will be logged. The Outlet Managed PDU will generate a
Syslog Message every time a Log record is created.
• On - Without Syslog: The Log is enabled, and power switching, reboot
activity and/or alarm events will be logged, but the Outlet Managed PDU will
not generate a Syslog Message every time a Log record is created.
(Default Setting.)
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Notes:
• In order for the Audit Log or Alarm Log to generate Syslog
Messages, Syslog Parameters must first be defined as described
in Section 5.9.2 and Section 11.1.
• The Audit Log will truncate usernames that are longer than 22
characters, and display two dots (..) in place of the remaining
characters.
5.3.3.2. The Current Metering Log and Power Metering Log
The "Current Metering Log" parameter in the System Parameters menu allows you to
enable/disable the Current Metering Log and Power Metering Log. When enabled,
the Outlet Managed PDU will log current, power, voltage and temperature readings.
Both the Current Metering Log and Power Metering Log include options that are
used to determine the format and content of the data that is displayed. These options
include the following:
• Display Data Option: (Text Interface Only) Allows you to select either Unit
Mode or Plugs Mode. In Unit Mode, the Outlet Managed PDU will display
total current data for each branch circuit. In Plugs Mode, the Outlet Managed
PDU will display current data for each individual outlet. Note that the Display
Data Option is only available via the Text Interface.
• Date Range: Allows you to select a date range for the Power Metering
function. The Date Range option is available in the Power Range screen (Web
Browser Interface), The Power Metering screen (Text Interface) and the Power
History screen (Text Interface.)
• Resolution: Allows you to display power or current history for the previous
day, week, month or year or select a live display of power and current data as
it occurs. The Resolution option is available in the Power History screen (Text
Interface and Web Browser Interface) and Current History screen (Web Browser
Interface only.)
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5.3.3.3. Reading and Erasing Logs
To read the status logs, proceed as follows:
• Text Interface: Type /L and press [Enter] to access the Display Log menu.
Select the desired Log from the menu, key in the appropriate number and press
[Enter], and then follow the instructions in the resulting submenu.
• Web Browser Interface: Move the cursor over the "Current Metering,"
"Power Metering" or "Logs" link. When the flyout menu appears, click on the
desired option and then follow the instructions in the resulting submenu.
Note:
You can also display current readings via the Current Metering
function. In the Text Interface, type /M and then press [Enter].
To erase log data, access command mode via the Text Interface, using an account that
permits Administrator level commands, then type /L and press [Enter] to access the
Display Logs menu and proceed as follows:
• Audit Log: At the Display Logs menu, type 1 and then press [Enter]. When
the Audit Log appears, type E and press [Enter] to erases the Audit Log.
• Alarm Log: At the Display Logs menu, type 2 and then press [Enter]. When
the Alarm Log appears, type E and press [Enter] to erase the Alarm Log.
• Current Metering Log and Power Metering Log: At the Display Logs menu,
type 3 and press [Enter]. When the Current Metering Log menu appears, type
5 and press [Enter] to erase the Current Metering Log and Power
Metering Log.
Notes:
• The Outlet Managed PDU dedicates a fixed amount of internal
memory for log records, and if log records are allowed to
accumulate until memory is filled, data will eventually "wrap
around," and older data will be overwritten by newer data.
• Note that once records have been erased, they cannot be
recovered.
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5.3.4. Callback Security
The Callback function provides an additional layer of security when users attempt
to access command mode via modem. When this function is properly configured,
modem users will not be granted immediate access to command mode upon entering
a valid password; instead, the unit will disconnect, and dial a user-defined number
before allowing access via that number. If desired, users may also be required to reenter the password after the Outlet Managed PDU dials back.
In order for Callback Security to function properly, you must first enable and
configure the feature via the System Parameters menu as described in this section,
and then define a callback number for each desired user account as described in
Section 5.5. To access the Callback Security menu via the Text Interface, type
/F and press [Enter] and then select the Callback Security option. To access the
Callback Security menu via the Web Browser Interface, place the cursor over the
General Parameters link, wait for the flyout menu to appear, and then Click on the
"Callback Security" link.
In both the Text Interface and Web Browser Interface, the Callback Security Menu
offers the following options:
• Callback Enable: This prompt offers five different configuration options for
the Callback Security feature: (Default = On - Callback (Without
Password Prompt.)
Off: All Callback Security is disabled.

On - Callback (Without Password Prompt): Callbacks will be performed
for user accounts that include a Callback Number, and the login prompt will
not be displayed when the user’s modem answers. If the account does not
include a Callback Number, that user will be granted immediate access.

On - Callback (With Password Prompt): Callbacks will be performed for
user accounts that include a Callback Number, and the login prompt will be
displayed when the user’s modem answers (accounts that include a Callback
Number will be required to re-enter their username/password when their
modem answers.) If the account does not include a Callback Number, then
that user will be granted immediate access.

On - Callback ONLY (Without Password Prompt): Callbacks will
be performed for user accounts that include a Callback Number, and the
username/password prompt will not be displayed when the user’s modem
answers. Accounts that do not include a Callback Number will not be able to
access command mode via modem.

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On - Callback ONLY (With Password Prompt): Callbacks will be
performed for accounts that include a Callback Number, and the username/
password prompt will be displayed when the user’s modem answers (users
will be required to re-enter their username/password when their modem
answers.) Accounts that do not include a Callback Number will not be able
to access command mode via modem.

• Callback Attempts: The number of times that the Outlet Managed PDU will
attempt to contact the Callback number. (Default = 3 attempts.)
• Callback Delay: The amount of time that the Outlet Managed PDU will wait
between Callback attempts. (Default = 30 seconds.)
Notes:
• After configuring and enabling Callback Security, you must then
define a callback phone number for each desired user account
(as described in Section 5.5) in order for this feature to function
properly.
• When using the "On - Callback (With Password Prompt)" option,
it is important to remember that accounts that do not include
a callback number will be allowed to access command mode
without callback verification.
5.3.5. Power Source Configuration
The Power Configuration menu allows you to adjust power measurements in order
to obtain a more accurate determination of how much "real power" is being used by
devices connected to the Outlet Managed PDU. Real Power is determined by the
following equation:
Real Power =
(Voltage * Amps) * Power Factor
Power Efficiency
To define Power Configuration parameters, access the command mode using an
account that permits access to Administrator level commands and then activate the
System Parameters Menu.
Notes:
• In the Text Interface, power source configuration parameters are
defined via the Power Configuration menu.
• In the Web Browser Interface, power source configuration
parameters are selected via the System Parameters menu.
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The following Power Source Configuration parameters are available:
• Power Factor: Can be any value from 0.1 to 1.00. (Default = 1.00.)
• Power Efficiency: Can be any whole number from 1% to 100%.
(Default = 100%.)
• Voltage Calibration: This option is used to calibrate the voltage readout on the
Outlet Managed PDU front panel. To calibrate the voltage, first determine the
approximate voltage and then select the Voltage Calibration option and key in
the correct voltage. In the Web Browser Interface, the voltage is entered at the
System Parameters menu in the Voltage Calibration field. In the Text Interface,
the voltage is entered in a submenu of the System Parameters menu, which is
accessed via the Voltage Calibration item. (Default = undefined.)
Note:
In the Text Interface, this option is accessed via the Power
Configuration submenu.
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5.3.6. Scripting Options
The Scripting Options submenu provides access to parameters that are used to set up
the Outlet Managed PDU for running various scripts.
Notes:
• To access Scripting Options parameters via the Text Interface,
first type /F and press [Enter] to display the System Parameters
Menu, then key in the number for the Scripting Options item and
press [Enter].
• To access the Scripting Options parameters via the Web Browser
Interface, place the cursor over the "General Parameters" link,
wait for the flyout menu to appear, then click on the "Scripting
Options" link.
The Scripting Options menu allows the following parameters to be defined:
• Command Confirmation: Enables/Disables the Command Confirmation
feature. When enabled, a "Sure" prompt will be displayed before power
switching and reboot commands are executed. When disabled, commands will
be executed without further prompting. (Default = On.)
• Automated Mode: When enabled, the Outlet Managed PDU will execute
switching and reboot commands without displaying a confirmation prompt,
status screen or confirmation messages. For more information, please refer to
Section 5.3.6.1 or Section 9.3. (Default = Off.)
Note:
When the Automated Mode is enabled, security functions are
suppressed, and users are able to access configuration menus and
control plugs without entering a password. If security is a concern
and the Automated Mode is required, it is recommended to use the
IP Security feature (Section 5.9.3) to restrict access.
• Command Prompt: Allows the Text Interface command prompt to be set to
either "OMPDU", "EMPC" or "RPM." (Default = OMPDU.)
• RPM Mode: This parameter sets up the Outlet Managed PDU for use with
command scripts that were written for compatible Remote Reboot Switches.
When the RPM Mode is enabled, the "RPM" command prompt will be
displayed in the Text Mode, and only the "password" prompt will be displayed
when logging into the unit (RPM Series units may not display a "username"
prompt.) (Default = Off.)
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5.3.6.1. Automated Mode
The Automated Mode allows the Outlet Managed PDU to execute switching and
reboot commands, without displaying menus or generating response messages.
Automated Mode is designed to allow the Outlet Managed PDU to be controlled by
a device which can generate commands to control power switching functions without
human intervention.
When Automated Mode is enabled, power switching and reboot commands are
executed without a confirmation prompt and without command response messages;
the only reply to these commands is the command prompt, which is re-displayed
when each command is completed.
Although Automated Mode can be enabled using either the Web Browser Interface
or Text Interface, Automated Mode is designed primarily for users who wish to send
ASCII commands to the Outlet Managed PDU without operator intervention, and
therefore does not specifically apply to the Web Browser Interface. When Automated
Mode is enabled, the Web Browser Interface can still be used to invoke switching
and reboot commands.
Notes:
• When the Automated Mode is enabled, password prompts
will not be displayed at login, and you will be able to access
Administrator Level command functions (including the
configuration menus) and control plugs without entering a
password.
• If you need to enable the Automated Mode, but want to
restrict network access to configuration menus, it is strongly
recommended to enable and configure the IP Security Function
as described in Section 5.9.3.
To enable/disable the Automated Mode, go to the System Parameters menu (see
Section 5.3,) and then set the "Automated Mode" option to "On". When Automated
Mode is enabled, Outlet Managed PDU functions will change as follows:
1.
All Password Security Suppressed: When a user attempts to access
command mode, the password prompt will not be displayed at either the
Setup Port or Network Port. Unless specifically restricted by the IP Security
Function, all users will be allowed to access both switching and configuration
functions, and all commands will be immediately accepted without the
requirement to enter a password.
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2.
Status Screen Suppressed: The plug status screen will not be automatically
displayed after commands are successfully executed. Note however, that the
/S command can still be invoked to display the status screen as needed.
3.
"Sure?" Prompt Suppressed: All commands are executed without
prompting for user confirmation.
4.
Error Messages Suppressed: Most error messages will be suppressed.
Note however, that an error message will still be generated if commands are
invoked using invalid formats or arguments.
All other status display and configuration commands will still function as normal.
5.4.
User Accounts
Each time you attempt to access command mode, you will be prompted to enter a
username and password. The username/password entered at login determine which
outlet(s) you will be allowed to control and what type of commands you will be
allowed to invoke. Each username/password combination is defined within a "user
account."
The Outlet Managed PDU allows up to 128 user accounts; each account includes a
username, password, security level, plug access rights, service access rights and an
optional callback number.
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5.4.1. Command Access Levels
In order to restrict access to important command functions, the Outlet Managed
PDU allows you to set the command access level for each user account. The Outlet
Managed PDU offers four access levels: Administrator, SuperUser, User and View
Only. Command privileges for each account are set using the "Access Level"
parameter in the Add User or Modify User menus.
Each access level grants permission to use a different selection of commands;
lower access levels are restricted from invoking configuration commands, while
Administrators are granted access to all commands. The four different access levels
are listed below:
• Administrator: Administrators are allowed to invoke all configuration and
power switching commands, can view all status screens, and can always direct
switching commands to all of the Outlet Managed PDU’s switched outlets .
• SuperUser: SuperUsers are allowed to invoke all power switching commands
and view all status screens. SuperUsers can view configuration menus, but are
not allowed to change configuration parameters. SuperUsers are granted access
to all Outlet Managed PDU outlets.
• User: Users are allowed to invoke power switching commands and view all
status screens, but can only apply commands to outlets that they are specifically
granted access to. In addition, Users are not allowed to view configuration
menus or change configuration parameters.
• ViewOnly: Accounts with ViewOnly access, are allowed to view Status
Menus, but are not allowed to invoke switching commands, and cannot view
configuration menus or change parameters. ViewOnly accounts can display the
Plug Status screen, but can only view the status of plugs that are allowed by the
account.
Section 17.2 summarizes command access for all four access levels.
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In the default state, the Outlet Managed PDU includes one predefined account that
provides access to Administrator commands and allows control of all of the Outlet
Managed PDU’s switched power outlets. The default username for this account is
"super" (lowercase, no quotation marks), and the password for the account is
also "super".
Notes:
• In order to ensure security, it is recommended that when initially
setting up the unit, a new user account with Administrator access
should be created, and the "super" account should then
be deleted.
• If the Outlet Managed PDU is reset to default parameters, all user
accounts will be cleared, and the default "super" account will
be restored.
5.4.2. Plug Access
Each account can be granted access to a different selection of power outlets (plugs)
and plug groups. When accounts are created, the Plug Access parameter and the
Plug Group Access parameter in the Add User menu or Modify User menu are used
to grant or deny access to each plug or plug group. In addition, each access level
also restricts the plugs and plug groups that the account will be allowed to access:
• Administrator: Administrator level accounts are always allowed to control all
plugs and plug groups. Plug access cannot be disabled for Administrator level
accounts.
• SuperUser: SuperUser accounts allow access to all plugs and plug groups.
Port access cannot be disabled for SuperUser accounts.
• User: User level accounts are only allowed to issue switching commands to
the plugs and plug groups that have been specifically permitted via the "Plug
Access" parameter in the Add User and Modify User menus.
• ViewOnly: ViewOnly level accounts are not allowed to issue switching
commands. ViewOnly accounts can display the On/Off state of plugs and plug
groups, but are limited to the plugs and plug groups specified by the account.
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5.4.3. Port Access
The Port Access parameter is used to grant or deny access to the Outlet Managed
PDU’s RJ45 Setup Port. Normally, the Setup port is used for connection to a local
control device or an external modem.
The command access level will also determine which ports the account will be
allowed to access, as summarized below:
• Administrator and SuperUser: Accounts with Administrator or SuperUser
level command access are always allowed to connect to the Setup Port. Port
access cannot be disabled for Administrator and SuperUser level accounts.
• User: User level accounts are only allowed to connect to the Setup Port when
port access has been specifically enabled for the account.
• ViewOnly: Accounts with ViewOnly access are not allowed to create
connections to the Setup Port.
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5.5.
Managing User Accounts
The User Directory function is employed to create new accounts, display parameters
for existing accounts, modify accounts and delete accounts. Up to 128 user accounts
can be created. The "User Directory" function is only available when you have
logged into command mode using an account that permits Administrator commands.
In both the Text Interface and the Web Browser Interface, the User Directory menu
offers the following functions:
• View User Directory: Displays currently defined parameters for any Outlet
Managed PDU user account as described in Section 5.5.1.
• Add Username: Creates new user accounts, and allows you to assign a
username, password, command level, plug access plug group access, service
access and callback number, as described in Section 5.5.2.
• Modify User Directory: This option is used to edit or change account
information, as described in Section 5.5.3.
• Delete User: Clears user accounts, as described in Section 5.5.4.
Note:
After you have finished selecting or editing user account
parameters, make certain to save the new account information
before proceeding. In the Web Browser Interface, click on the
"Add User" button to save parameters; in the Text Interface, press
the [Esc] key several times until the Outlet Managed PDU displays
the "Saving Configuration" message and the cursor returns to the
command prompt.
5.5.1. Viewing User Accounts
The "View User Directory" option allows you to view details about each account.
The View User option will not display actual passwords, and instead, the password
field will read "defined". The View User Accounts function is only available when
you have accessed command mode using a password that permits Administrator
Level commands.
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5.5.2. Adding User Accounts
The "Add Username" option allows you to create new accounts. Note that the Add
User function is only available when you have accessed command mode using a
password that permits Administrator Level commands. The Add User Menu can
define the following parameters for each new account:
• Username: Up to 32 characters long, and cannot include non-printable
characters. Duplicate usernames are not allowed. (Default = undefined.)
• Password: Five to sixteen characters long, and cannot include non-printable
characters. Note that passwords are case sensitive. (Default = undefined.)
• Access Level: Determines which commands this account will be allowed to
access. This option can set the access level for this account to "Administrator",
"SuperUser", "User" or "ViewOnly." For more information on Command
Access Levels, please refer to Section 5.4.1 and Section 17.2. (Default = User.)
• Port Access: Determines whether or not the account will be allowed to connect
to the serial Setup Port. (Defaults; Administrator and SuperUser = Always
Enabled, User = Disabled.)
Note:
ViewOnly level accounts cannot be granted access to the
Setup Port.
• Plug Access: Determines which outlet(s) this account will be allowed to
control. (Defaults; Administrator and SuperUser = All Plugs On, User = All
Plugs Off, ViewOnly = All Plugs Off.)
Notes:
• Administrator and SuperUser level accounts always have access
to all plugs.
• User level accounts will only have access to the plugs that are
defined via the "Plug Access" parameter.
• ViewOnly accounts are allowed to display the Plug Status Screen,
but are limited to the plugs specified by the account. ViewOnly
accounts are not allowed to invoke switching and reboot
commands.
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• Plug Group Access: Determines which plug groups this account will be
allowed to control. For more information on Plug Groups, please refer to
Section 5.6. (Defaults; Administrator and SuperUser = All Plug Groups On,
User = All Plug Groups Off, ViewOnly = All Plug Groups Off.)
Notes:
• In order to use this feature, Plug Groups must first be defined as
described in Section 5.6.
• Administrator and SuperUser level accounts will always have
access to all plug groups.
• User Level accounts will only have access to the plug groups that
are defined via the Plug Group Access parameter.
• ViewOnly accounts are allowed to display the On/Off status of
plug groups via the Plug Status Screen, but are limited to the
plug groups specified by the account. ViewOnly accounts are not
allowed to invoke switching and reboot commands.
• Service Access: Determines whether this account will be able to access
command mode via Serial Port, Telnet/SSH or Web. For example, if Telnet/
SSH Access is disabled for this account, then this account will not be able to
access command mode via Telnet or SSH. (Default = Serial Port = On, Telnet/
SSH = On, Web = On.)
• Current/Power Metering: Enables/Disables current and power metering
for this account. When disabled, this account will not be able to view current
or power readings or display current or power history. Note that in order for
accounts to be able to display these logs, Current and Power Metering must be
enabled via the Systems Parameters menu as described in Section 5.3.
(Default = On.)
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• Callback Number: Assigns a number that will be called when this account
attempts to access command mode via modem, and the Callback Security
Function has been enabled as described in Section 5.3.4. (Default = undefined.)
Notes:
• If the Callback Number is not defined, then Callbacks will not be
performed for this user.
• If the Callback Number is not defined for a given user, and the
Callback Security feature is configured to use either of the "On
- Callback" options, then this user will be granted immediate
access to command mode via modem.
• If the Callback Number is not defined for a given user, and the
Callback Security feature is configured to use the "On - Callback
ONLY" option, then this user will not be able to access command
mode via Modem.
• When using the "On - Callback (With Password Prompt)" option,
it is important to remember that accounts that do not include
a callback number will be allowed to access command mode
without callback verification.
• After you have finished selecting or editing account parameters,
make certain to save the new account information before
proceeding. In the Web Browser Interface, click on the "Add
User" button to save parameters; in the Text Interface, press the
[Esc] key several times until the Outlet Managed PDU displays
the "Saving Configuration" message and the cursor returns to the
command prompt.
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5.5.3. Modifying User Accounts
The "Edit User Directory" function allows you to edit existing accounts in order
to change parameters, plug access rights or Administrator Command capability.
Note that the Edit/Modify User function is only available when you have accessed
command mode using a password that permits Administrator Level commands.
Once you have accessed the Modify Users menu, use the menu options to redefine
parameters in the same manner employed for the Add User menu, as discussed in
Section 5.5.2.
Note:
After you have finished changing parameters, make certain to save
the changes before proceeding. In the Web Browser Interface,
click on the "Modify User" button to save parameters; in the Text
Interface, press the [Esc] key several times until the Outlet Managed
PDU displays the "Saving Configuration" message.
5.5.4. Deleting User Accounts
This function is used to delete individual user accounts. Note that the Delete User
function is only available when you have accessed command mode using a password
that permits Administrator Level commands.
Notes:
• Deleted accounts cannot be automatically restored.
• The Outlet Managed PDU allows you to delete the default "super"
account, which is included to permit initial access to command
mode. Before deleting the "super" account, make certain to
create another account that permits Administrator Access. If you
do not retain at least one account with Administrator Access, you
will not be able to invoke Administrator level commands.
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5.6.
The Plug Group Directory
The Plug Group Directory allows you to designate "groups" of plugs that are
dedicated to a similar function, and will most likely be switched or rebooted all at the
same time or controlled by the same type of user account.
For example, an individual equipment rack might include an assortment of devices
that belong to different departments or clients. In order to simplify the process of
granting plug access rights to the accounts that will control power to these devices,
you could assign all of the plugs for the devices belonging to Department A to a Plug
Group named "Dept_A", and all of the plugs for devices belonging to Department B
to a Plug Group named "Dept_B". When user accounts are defined later, this would
allow you to quickly grant access rights for all of the plugs for the devices belonging
to Department A to the appropriate user accounts, by merely granting access to the
Dept_A Plug Group, rather than by selecting the specific, individual plugs for each
user account.
Likewise, Plug Groups allow you to direct On/Off/Boot commands to a series of
plugs, without addressing each plug individually. Given the example above, you
could quickly reboot all plugs for Department A, by either including the "Dept_A"
Plug Group name in a /BOOT command line via the Text Interface, or by using the
Plug Group Control menu in the Web Browser Interface.
The Plug Group Directory function is only available when you have logged into
command mode using an account that permits Administrator commands. In both the
Text Interface and the Web Browser Interface, the Plug Group Directory menu offers
the following functions:
• View Plug Group Directory: Displays currently defined plug access rights for
any Outlet Managed PDU Plug Group as described in Section 5.6.1.
• Add Plug Group to Directory: Creates new Plug Groups, and allows you to
assign plug access rights to each group as described in Section 5.6.2.
• Modify Plug Group Directory: This option is used to edit or change plug
access rights for each Plug Group, as described in Section 5.6.3.
• Delete Plug Group from Directory: Clears Plug Groups that are no longer
needed, as described in Section 5.6.4.
5.6.1. Viewing Plug Groups
The "View Plug Group Directory" option allows you to view the configuration
of each Plug Group. Note that the View Plug Group Directory function is only
available when you have accessed command mode using a password that permits
Administrator Level commands.
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5.6.2. Adding Plug Groups
The "Add Plug Group to Directory" option allows you to create new Plug Groups
and assign plug access rights to each group. The Add Plug Group function is only
available when you have accessed command mode using a password that permits
Administrator Level commands.
The Add Plug Group Menu can be used to define the following parameters for each
new account:
• Plug Group Name: Assigns a name to the Plug Group. (Default = undefined.)
• Plug Access: Determines which plugs this Plug Group will be allowed to
control. (Default = undefined.)
Note:
After you have finished defining or editing Plug Group parameters,
make certain to save the changes before proceeding. In the Web
Browser Interface, click on the "Add Plug Group" button to save
parameters; in the Text Interface, press the [Esc] key several times
until the Outlet Managed PDU displays the "Saving Configuration"
message and the cursor returns to the command prompt.
5.6.3. Modifying Plug Groups
The "Modify Plug Group" function allows you to edit existing Plug Groups in order
to change plug access rights. Note that this function is only available when you
have accessed command mode using a password that permits Administrator Level
commands.
Once you have accessed the Modify Plug Group menu, use the menu options to
redefine parameters in the same manner that is used for the Add Plug Group menu, as
discussed in Section 5.6.2.
Note:
After you have finished changing or editing parameters, make
certain to save the changes before proceeding. In the Web
Browser Interface, click on the "Modify Plug Groups" button to save
parameters; in the Text Interface, press the [Esc] key several times
until the Outlet Managed PDU displays the "Saving Configuration"
message and the cursor returns to the command prompt.
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5.6.4. Deleting Plug Groups
This function is used to delete individual Plug Groups. Note that this function
is only available when you have accessed command mode using a password that
permits Administrator Level commands.
Note:
Deleted Plug Groups cannot be automatically restored.
5.7.
Defining Plug Parameters
The Plug Parameters Menu is used to define Plug Names, boot/sequence delay times
and Power Up Default values for each of the Outlet Managed PDU’s Switched AC
Outlets. Note that this function is only available when you have accessed command
mode using a password that permits Administrator Level commands. The Plug
Parameters Menu allows you to define the following parameters:
• Plug Name: (Up to 16 Characters, Default = undefined.)
Note:
Plug Names must begin with either a lower case alphabetic letter
or upper case alphabetic letter. Plug Names cannot begin with a
number character or symbol character.
• Boot/Seq. Delay: When more than one plug is switched On or a reboot cycle
is initiated, the Boot/Sequence delay determines how much time will elapse
before the next plug is switched On. When the Boot/Sequence Delay is applied,
the Outlet Managed PDU will wait for the user-defined delay period before
switching On the next plug. When Reboot cycles and switching actions are
initiated, the Boot/Sequence Delay will be applied as follows:
(Default = 0.5 Second.)
Reboot Cycle Delay: During a reboot cycle, the Outlet Managed PDU will
first switch all selected plugs "Off" (with a 0.5 second pause between each
"Off" operation), and then begin to switch selected plugs back On again,
pausing for the user-defined Boot/Sequence Delay before switching On
the next plug. For example, if the Boot/Sequence Delay for Plug 3 is ten
seconds, then the Outlet Managed PDU will pause for ten seconds before
proceeding to the next plug.

"On" Sequence Delay: When two or more plugs are switched On, the
Outlet Managed PDU will pause for the user-defined Boot/Sequence Delay
before switching the next plug.
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• Power Up Default: Determines how this plug will react when the Default
command (/D) is invoked, or after power to the unit has been interrupted and
then restored. After the default command is invoked, or power is restored,
the Outlet Managed PDU will automatically switch each plug On or Off as
specified by the Power-Up Default. (Default = On).
Note:
• If you have accessed command mode using an account that
permits Administrator or SuperUser level commands, then the
Default command will be applied to all switched plugs.
• If you have accessed command mode via an User Level account,
then the Default command will only be applied to plugs allowed
by your account.
• Boot Priority: The Boot Priority parameter determines the order in which
plugs will be switched On. The Plug that has been assigned a Boot Priority of
"1" will always be switched on first, followed by the plug that has been assigned
the Boot Priority of "2", and so forth. For more information on the Boot
Priority parameter, please refer to Section 5.7.1. (Default = All plugs prioritized
according to Plug Number.)
5.7.1. The Boot Priority Parameter
Normally, when an "On" or "Reboot" command is invoked, the Outlet Managed PDU
will switch on its plugs in their default, numeric order. Although in many cases,
the default, numeric order will work fine, there are other cases where an individual
device (such as a router) must be switched on first, in order to support a second
device that will be switched on later.
The Boot Priority Parameter simplifies the process of setting the order in which
plugs are switched On, by assigning a priority number to each plug, rather than
by requiring the user to make certain that devices are always connected to the
Outlet Managed PDU in a set order. Likewise, when new devices are added to
your equipment rack, the Boot Priority Parameter eliminates the need to unplug all
existing devices and then rearrange the plugs connected to the Outlet Managed PDU
(and re-define plug parameters) to ensure that they are switched on in the
desired order.
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BEFORE
(Plug No.) Priority
(Assign Plug A3
to Priority 1)
AFTER
(Plug No.) Priority
(A1) 1
(A1) 2
(A2) 2
(A2) 3
(A3) 3
1
(A3) 1
(A4) 4
(A4) 4
(A5) 5
(A5) 5
(A6) 6
(A6) 6
Figure 5-1: Boot Priority Example 1
Notes:
• No two plugs can be assigned the same Boot Priority number.
• When a higher Boot Priority is assigned to any given plug, all
subsequent plugs will have their boot priorities lowered by a
factor of 1.
• The Boot Priority is also displayed on the Plug Status Screen.
5.7.1.1. Example 1: Change Plug A3 to Priority 1
In the Example shown in Figure 5-1, we start out with all Plugs set to their default
Boot Priorities, with Plug A1 first, Plug A2 second and so forth.
Next, the Boot Priority for Plug A3 is changed to Priority 1. This means that Plug A3
will now be switched On first after a reboot, and that Plug A1 will now be switched
On second, Plug A2 will be third, etc..
Note that when the Boot Priority for Plug A3 is set to 1, the Boot Priorities for all
plugs that were previously Booted before plug A1 are now lowered by a factor of
one.
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BEFORE
(Plug No.) Priority
(Assign Plug A5
to Priority 2)
AFTER
(Plug No.) Priority
(A1) 2
(A1) 3
(A2) 3
(A2) 4
(A3) 1
(A3) 1
(A4) 4
(A4) 5
(A5) 5
(A6) 6
2
(A5) 2
(A6) 6
Figure 5-2: Boot Priority Example 2
5.7.1.2. Example 2: Change Plug A5 to Priority 2
In the second Example shown in Figure 5-2, we start out with Boot Priorities for the
plugs set as they were at the end of Example 1; Plug A3 is first, Plug A1 is second,
Plug A2 is third, Plug A4 is fourth, and Plug A6 is sixth.
Next, the Boot Priority for Plug A5 is changed to Priority 2. This means that Plug
A3 will continue to be switched on first after a reboot, but now Plug A5 will be
switched on second, Plug A3 will be third, Plug A2 will be fourth, Plug A4 will be
fifth and Plug A6 will still be sixth.
Once again, note that when the Boot Priority for Plug A5 is set to 2, the Boot
Priorities for all plugs that were previously Booted before plug A5 are now lowered
by a factor of one
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5.8.
Serial Port Configuration
The Serial Port Configuration menus allow you to select parameters for the
Outlet Managed PDU’s Setup Port. The Setup Port (Port 1) can be configured for
connection to a local PC or Modem. In addition, the Serial Port Configuration menu
can also be used to set communications parameters, disable Administrator level
commands at the Setup Port and also select a number of other Setup Port Parameters
described below.
The Setup Port Configuration menu allows the following parameters to be defined:
Communication Settings:
• Baud Rate: Any standard rate from 300 bps to 115.2K bps.
(Default = 9600 bps)
• Bits/Parity: (Default = 8-None).
• Stop Bits: (Default = 1).
• Handshake Mode: XON/XOFF, RTS/CTS (hardware), Both, or None.
(Default = RTS/CTS).
General Parameters:
• Administrator Mode: Permits/denies port access to Administrator and
SuperUser level accounts. When enabled (Permit), the port will be allowed to
invoke Administrator and SuperUser level commands, providing they are issued
by an account that permits them. If disabled (Deny), then accounts that permit
Administrator and SuperUser level commands will not be allowed to access
command mode via this port. (Default = Permit).
• Logoff Character: The Logoff Character determines the command(s) or
character(s) that must be issued at this port in order to disconnect this port
from another port. Note that the Logoff Character does not apply to Direct
Connections. (Default = ^X.)
• Sequence Disconnect: Enables/Disables and configures the disconnect
command. This item offers the option to disable the Sequence Disconnect,
select a one character format or a three character format.
(Default = One Character.)
• Inactivity Timeout: Enables and selects the Timeout Period for this port. If
enabled, the Setup Port will disconnect when no additional data activity is
detected for the duration of the timeout period. (Default = 5 Minutes.)
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• Command Echo: Enables or Disables command echo at the Setup Port. When
disabled, commands that are sent to the Setup Port will still be invoked, but the
actual keystrokes will not be displayed on your monitor. (Default = On.)
• Accept Break: Determines whether the port will accept breaks received from
the attached device. When enabled, breaks received at the port will be passed to
any port that this port is connected to. When disabled, breaks will be refused at
this port. (Default = On.)
Port Mode Parameters:
• Port Name: Allows you to assign a name to the Setup Port.
(Default = undefined.)
• Port Mode: The operation mode for this port. (Default = Normal Mode)
Depending on the Port Mode selected, the Outlet Managed PDU will display
additional prompts listed below. In the Text Interface, these parameters are
accessible via a submenu, which will only be active when the appropriate port
mode is selected. In the Web Browser Interface, fields will be "grayed out"
unless the corresponding port mode is selected.
Normal Mode: Allows communication with a local PC and permits access
to command mode. When the Normal Mode is selected, the following modespecific parameter can also be defined:

 DTR
Output: Determines how DTR will react when the port
disconnects. DTR can be held low, held high, or pulsed for 0.5 seconds
and then held high. (Default = Pulse.)
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Modem Mode: Permits access to command mode and simplifies connection
to an external modem. Modem Mode ports can perform all functions
normally available in Normal Mode, but Modem Mode also allows definition
of the following, additional parameters:

 Reset
String: Redefines the modem reset string. The Reset String can be
sent prior to the Initialization string. (Default = ATZ.)
 Initialization
String: Defines a command string that can be sent to
initialize a modem to settings required by your application.
(Default = AT&C1&D2S0=1&B1&H1&R2)
 Hang-Up
String: Although the Outlet Managed PDU will pulse the DTR
line to hang-up an attached modem, the Hang-Up string is often useful for
controlling modems that do not use the DTR line. (Default = undefined.)
 Periodic
Reset Value: Determines how often the Reset String will be
sent to the modem at this port.
Note:
When communicating with the Outlet Managed PDU via modem,
these parameters will not be changed until after you exit command
mode and disconnect.
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5.9.
Network Configuration
The Network Parameters Menus are used to select parameters and options for the
Network Port and also allow you to implement IP Security features, which can
restrict access based on the user’s IP Address.
Although the Web Browser Interface and Text Interface allow definition of
essentially the same parameters, parameters are arranged differently in the two
interfaces. In the Text Interface, most network parameters are defined via one menu
which is accessed using the /N command. In the Web Browser Interface, network
parameters are divided into separate menus which are accessed via the Network
Configuration flyout menu.
Notes:
• Settings for network parameters depend on the configuration
of your network. Please contact your network administrator for
appropriate settings.
• The Network Parameters Menu selects parameters for all 16
logical Network Ports.
• The IP Address, Subnet Address and Gateway Address cannot be
changed via the Web Browser Interface. In order to change these
parameters, you must access the unit via the Text Interface.
• When a new IP Address is selected, or the status of the DHCP
feature is changed, the unit will disconnect and reconfigure itself
with the new values when you exit the Network Parameters Menu.
When configuring the unit, make certain your DHCP server is
set up to assign a known, fixed IP address in order to simplify
reconnection to the unit after the new address has been assigned.
DHCP Parameters cannot be changed via the Web Browser
Interface.
• The Network Parameters menu is only available when you have
logged into command mode using an account and port that
permit Administrator level commands (Supervisor Mode enabled.)
The Network Parameters menu allows you to define the parameters discussed in
the following sections. Note that although the descriptions of network parameters
are arranged according to the Web Browser Interface, in the Text Interface, most
parameters are included in a single menu.
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5.9.1. Network Port Parameters
In the Text Interface, these parameters are found in the main Network Configuration
menu In the Web Browser Interface, these parameters are found by placing the
cursor over the "Network Configuration" link on the left hand side of the screen, and
then clicking on the "Network Port Parameters" link in the resulting fly-out menu.
• Administrator Mode: Permits/denies port access to accounts that allow
Administrator or SuperUser level commands. When enabled (Permit), the
port will be allowed to invoke Administrator and SuperUser level commands,
providing they are issued by an account that permits them. If disabled (Deny),
then accounts that permit Administrator and SuperUser level commands will not
be allowed to access command mode via this port. (Default = Permit)
• Logoff Character: Defines the Logoff Character for this port. This determines
which command(s) must be issued at this port in order to disconnect from a
second port. (Default = ^X ([Ctrl] plus [X]).)
Note:
The Sequence Disconnect parameter can be used to pick a one
character or a three character logoff sequence.
• Sequence Disconnect: Enables/Disables and configures the Resident
Disconnect command. Offers the option to either disable the Sequence
Disconnect, or select a one character, or three character command format.
(Default = One Character).
Notes:
• The One Character Disconnect is intended for situations where
the destination port should not receive the disconnect command.
When the Three Character format is selected, the disconnect
sequence will pass through to the destination port prior to
breaking the connection.
• When Three Character format is selected, the Resident
Disconnect uses the format "[Enter]LLL[Enter]", where L is the
selected Logoff Character.
• Inactivity Timeout: Enables and selects the Inactivity Timeout period for the
Network Port. If enabled, and the port does not receive or transmit data for the
specified time period, the port will disconnect. (Default = 5 Minutes).
• Command Echo: Enables or Disables the command echo for the Network
Port. (Default = On).
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• Accept Break: Determines whether the port will accept breaks received from
the attached device, and pass them along to a connected port. When enabled,
breaks received at this port will be passed to any port this port is connected to,
and sent to the device connected to the other port. When disabled, breaks will
be refused at this port. (Default = On.)
• Multiple Logins: (Text Interface Only) If the Outlet Managed PDU is installed
in an environment that does not include communication via an open network
(local communication only), then the Multiple Logins parameter can be used to
determine whether or not multiple users will be able to communicate with the
unit at the same time. If this parameter is set to "Off" then only one user will be
allowed to communicate with the unit at a time. (Default = On.)
5.9.2. Network Parameters
In the Text Interface, these parameters are accessed via the Network Configuration
menu. In the Web Browser Interface, these parameters are found by placing the
cursor over the "Network Configuration" link on the left hand side of the screen, and
then clicking on the "Network Parameters" link in the resulting fly-out menu.
Note:
The IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway Address and DHCP status
cannot be changed via the Web Browser Interface. In order to
change these parameters, you must access the Outlet Managed
PDU via the Text Interface.
• IP Address: (Default = 192.168.168.168.)
• Subnet Mask: (Default = 255.255.255.0.)
• Gateway Address: (Default = undefined.)
• DHCP: Enables/Disables Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. When this
option is "On", the Outlet Managed PDU will perform a DHCP request. Note
that in the Text Interface, the MAC address for the Outlet Managed PDU is
listed on the Network Status Screen. (Default = Off.)
Note:
Before configuring this feature, make certain your DHCP server is
set up to assign a known, fixed IP address. You will need this new
IP address in order to reestablish a network connection with the
Outlet Managed PDU.
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• Telnet Access: Enables/disables Telnet access. When Telnet Access is "Off,"
users will not be allowed to establish a Telnet connection to the unit.
(Default = On.)
• Telnet Port: Selects the TCP/IP port number that will be used for Telnet
connections. In the Text Interface, this item is defined via a submenu,
displayed when the Telnet Access parameter is selected. (Default = 23.)
• Max. Per Source: The maximum number of Telnet sessions that will be
allowed per user MAC address. (Default = 4.)
Notes:
• In the Text Interface, the "Per Source" parameter is defined via a
submenu of item 21 (Telnet Access) in the Network Parameters
menu.
• After changing the "Max Per Source" parameter, you must log out
of all pre-existing Telnet sessions in order for the new maximum
value to be applied.
• SSH Access: Enables/disables SSH communication. (Default = On.)
• SSH Port: Selects the TCP/IP port number that will be used for SSH
connections. Note that in the Text Interface, this option is defined via a
submenu that is displayed when the SSH Access parameter is selected (item
number 22). (Default = 22.)
• HTTP Access (Web Access): Enables/disables the Web Browser Interface.
When disabled, users will not be allowed to contact the unit via the Web
Browser Interface. (Default = Off.)
• HTTP Port: Selects the TCP/IP port number that will be used for Web Access.
(Default = 80.)
• HTTPS Access: Enables/disables HTTPS communication. For instructions on
setting up SSL encryption, please refer to Section 14. (Default = On.)
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• HTTPS Port: Selects the TCP/IP port number that will be used for HTTPS
connections. (Default = 443.)
Notes:
• In the Text Interface, HTTP and HTTPS parameters reside in a
separate submenu. To enable and configure HTTP and HTTPS
Access via the Text Interface, access the Network Configuration
Menu as described in Section 5.9, then type 23, press [Enter] and
use the resulting submenu to select parameters.
• When the Web Access parameter is accessed via the Text
Interface, the resulting submenu will also allow you to select SSL
(encryption) parameters as described in Section 14.
• Harden Web Security: When the Harden Web Security feature is On
(default,) only the high and medium cypher suites for SSLv3 and TLSv1 will be
enabled. When the Harden Web Security feature is Off, all SSL protocols will
be enabled, allowing compatibility with older browsers. Note that in the Text
Interface, the Harden Web Security option is found in the Web Access submenu.
(Default = On.)
• SYSLOG Address: The IP Address or domain name (up to 64 characters)
for the Syslog Daemon that will receive log records generated by the Outlet
Managed PDU. For more information, please refer to Section 11.
(Default = undefined.)
• Ping Access: Enables/Disables response to the ping command. When
Disabled, the Outlet Managed PDU will not respond to Ping commands. Note
that disabling Ping Access at the Network Port will not effect the Ping-NoAccess Alarm. (Default = On.)
5.9.3. IP Security
The IP Security feature allows the Outlet Managed PDU to restrict unauthorized
IP addresses from establishing inbound connections to the unit via telnet or Web
Browser. This allows you to grant access to only a specific group of Telnet or Web
IP addresses, or block a particular IP address completely. In the default state, the
Outlet Managed PDU accepts incoming IP connections from all hosts.
In the Text Interface, IP Security parameters are defined via the Network
Configuration menu. In the Web Browser Interface, these parameters are found by
placing the cursor over the "Network Configuration" link, and then clicking on the
"IP Security" link in the resulting fly-out menu. In the default state, IP Security is
disabled. The IP Security Function employs a TCP Wrapper program which allows
the use of standard, Linux operators, wild cards and net/mask pairs to create a host
based access control list.
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The IP Security configuration menus include "hosts.allow" and "hosts.deny" client
lists. When setting up IP Security, you must enter IP addresses for hosts that you
wish to allow in the Allow list, and addresses for hosts that you wish to deny in the
Deny list. Since Linux operators, wild cards and net/mask pairs are allowed, these
lists can indicate specific addresses, or a range of addresses to be allowed or denied.
When the IP Security feature is properly enabled, and a client attempts to connect,
the Outlet Managed PDU will perform the following checks:
1.
If the client’s IP address is found in the "hosts.allow" list, the client will be
granted immediate access. Once an IP address is found in the Allow list, the
Outlet Managed PDU will not check the Deny list, and will assume you wish
to allow that address to connect.
2.
If the client’s IP address is not found in the Allow list, the Outlet Managed
PDU will then proceed to check the Deny list.
3.
If the client’s IP Address is found in the Deny list, the client will not be
allowed to connect.
4.
If the client’s IP Address is not found in the Deny list, the client will be
allowed to connect, even if the address was not found in the Allow list.
Notes:
• If the Outlet Managed PDU finds an IP Address in the Allow list, it
will not check the Deny list, and will allow the client to connect.
• If both the Allow and Deny lists are left blank, then the IP Security
feature will be disabled, and all IP Addresses will be allowed to
connect (providing that the proper password and/or SSH key is
supplied.)
• When the Allow and Deny lists are defined, the user is only
allowed to specify the Client List; the Daemon List and Shell
Command cannot be defined.
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5.9.3.1. Adding IP Addresses to the Allow and Deny Lists
To add an IP Address to the Allow or Deny list, and begin configuring the IP Security
feature, proceed as follows.
Notes:
• Both the Allow and Deny list can include Linux operators, wild
cards, and net/mask pairs.
• In some cases, it is not necessary to enter all four "digits" of the
IP Address. For example, if you wish to allow access to all IP
addresses that begin with "192," then you would only need to
enter "192."
• The IP Security Configuration menu is only available when you
have accessed command mode using an account that permits
Administrator level commands.
1.
Access the IP Security Configuration menu. In the Text Interface, the IP
Security menu is accessed via the Network Configuration menu. In the Web
Browser Interface, the IP Security Configuration menu is accessed via the
Network Configuration flyout menu.
2.
Allow List: Enter the IP Address(es) for the clients that you wish to allow.
Note that if an IP Address is found in the Allow list, the client will be allowed
to connect, and the Outlet Managed PDU will not check the Deny list.
3.
Deny List: Enter the IP Address(es) for the clients that you wish to deny.
Note that if the client’s IP Address is not found in the Deny List, that client
will be allowed to connect.
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5.9.3.2. Linux Operators and Wild Cards
In addition to entering a specific IP address or partial IP address in the Allow or Deny
list, you may also use standard Linux operators or wild cards. In most cases, the
only operator used is "EXCEPT" and the only wild card used is "ALL," but more
experienced Linux users may note that other operators and wild cards may also be
used.
EXCEPT: This operator creates an exception in either the "allow" list or "deny"
list. For example, if the Allow list includes a line which reads "192. EXCEPT
192.255.255.6," then all IP address that begin with "192." will be allowed; except
192.255.255.6 (providing that this address appears in the Deny list.)
ALL: The ALL wild card indicates that all IP Addresses should be allowed or
denied. When ALL is included in the Allow list, all IP addresses will be allowed
to connect; conversely, if ALL is included in the Deny list, all IP Addresses will be
denied (except for IP addresses listed in the Allow list.) For example, if the Deny list
includes a line which reads "ALL EXCEPT 168.255.192.192," then all IP addresses
except 168.255.192.192 will be denied (except for IP addresses that are listed in the
Allow list.)
Net/Mask Pairs: An expression of the form "n.n.n.n/m.m.m.m" is interpreted
as a "net/mask" pair. A host address is matched if "net" is equal to the bitwise
AND of the address and the "mask." For example, the net/mask pattern
"131.155.72.0/255.255.254.0" matches every address in the range "131.155.72.0"
through "131.155.73.255."
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5.9.3.3. IP Security Examples
1. Mostly Closed: Access is denied by default and the only clients allowed, are
those explicitly listed in the Allow list. To deny access to all clients except
192.255.255.192 and 168.112.112.05, IP Security would be defined
as follows:
• Allow List:
1. 192.255.255.192
2. 168.112.112.05
• Deny List:
1. ALL
2.
Mostly Open: Access is granted by default, and the only clients denied
access, are those explicitly listed in the Deny list. To allow access to all
clients except 192.255.255.192 and 168.112.112.05, the IP Security would be
defined as follows:
• Allow List:
1. ALL EXCEPT 192.255.255.192, 168.112.112.05
• Deny List:
1. 192.255.255.192, 168.112.112.05
Notes:
• When defining a line in the Allow or Deny list that includes several
IP addresses, each individual address is separated by either a
space, a comma, or a comma and a space as shown in Example 2
above.
• Take care when using the "ALL" wild card. When ALL is included
in the Allow list, it should always include an EXCEPT operator in
order to allow the unit to proceed to the Deny list and determine
any addresses you wish to deny.
5.9.4. Static Route
The Static Route menu allows you to type in Linux routing commands that will be
automatically executed each time that the unit powers up or reboots. In the Text
Interface, the Static Route menu is accessed via the Network Configuration menu. In
the Web Browser Interface, the Static Route menu via the Network Configuration
flyout menu.
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5.9.5. Domain Name Server
The DNS menu is used to select IP addresses for Domain Name Servers. When
web and network addresses are entered, the Domain Name Server interprets
domain names (e.g., www.yourcompanyname123.com), and translates them into IP
addresses. Note that if you don’t define at least one DNS, then IP addresses must be
used, rather than domain names.
5.9.6. SNMP Access Parameters
These menus are used to select access parameters for the SNMP feature. The SNMP
Access Parameters Menu allows the following parameters to be defined:
Note:
After you have configured SNMP Access Parameters, you will
then be able to manage the Outlet Managed PDU’s User Directory,
control power and reboot switching and display unit status via
SNMP, as described in Section 13.
• Enable: Enables/disables SNMP Polling. (Default = Off.)
Note:
This item only applies to external SNMP polling of the Outlet
Managed PDU; it does not effect the ability of the Outlet Managed
PDU to send SNMP traps.
• Version: Determines which SNMP Version the Outlet Managed PDU will
respond to. For example, if this item is set to V3, then clients who attempt
to contact the Outlet Managed PDU using SNMPv2 will not be allowed to
connect. (Default = V1/V2 Only.)
• Read Only: Enables/Disables the "Read Only Mode", which controls the
ability to access configuration functions and invoke switching commands.
When Enabled ("Yes"), you will not be able to change configuration parameters
or invoke other commands when you contact the Outlet Managed PDU via
SNMP. (Default = No.)
Note:
In order to define user names for the Outlet Managed PDU via
your SNMP client, the Read Only feature must be disabled. When
the Read Only feature is enabled, you will not be able to issue
configuration commands to the Outlet Managed PDU via SNMP.
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• Authentication / Privacy: Configures the Authentication and Privacy features
for SNMPv3 communication. The Authentication / Privacy parameter offers
two options, which function as follows:
1. Auth/noPriv: An SNMPv3 username and password will be required at log
in, but encryption will not be used. (Default Setting.)
2. Auth/Priv: An SNMPv3 username and password will be required at log in,
and all messages will be sent using encryption.
Notes:
• The Authentication / Privacy item is not available when the
Version parameter is set to V1/V2.
• If the Version Parameter is set to V1/V2/V3 (all) and Authentication
/ Privacy parameter is set to "Auth/Priv", then only V3 data will be
encrypted.
• The Outlet Managed PDU supports DES encryption, but does not
currently support the AES protocol.
• The Outlet Managed PDU does not support "noAuth/noPriv" for
SNMPv3 communication.
• SNMPv3 User Name: Sets the User Name for SNMPv3. Note that this option
is not available when the Version parameter is set to V1/V2.
(Default = undefined.)
• SNMPv3 Password: Sets the password for SNMPv3. Note that this option
is not available when the Version parameter is set to V1/V2. (Default =
undefined.)
• SNMPv3 Password Confirm: This prompt is used to confirm the SNMPv3
password that was entered at the prompt above. Note that this option is not
available when the Version parameter is set to V1/V2. (Default = undefined.)
• Authentication Protocol: This parameter determines which authentication
protocol will be used. The Outlet Managed PDU supports both MD5 and SHA1
authentication. (Default = MD5.)
Notes:
• The Authentication Protocol that is selected for the Outlet
Managed PDU must match the protocol that your SNMP client will
use when querying the Outlet Managed PDU.
• The Authentication Protocol option is not available when the
Version parameter is set to V1/V2
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• SNMP Contact: (Default = undefined.)
• SNMP Location: (Default = undefined.)
• Read Only Community: Note that this parameter is not available when the
SNMP Version is set to V3. (Default = Public.)
• Read/Write Community: Note that this parameter is not available when the
SNMP Version is set to V3. (Default = Public.)
5.9.7. SNMP Trap Parameters
These menus are used to select parameters that will be employed when SNMP traps
are sent. For more information on SNMP Traps, please refer to Section 12. Both
the Text Interface and Web Browser Interface allow the following parameters to be
defined:
• SNMP Manager 1: The IP Address for the first SNMP Manager. For more
information, please refer to Section 12. (Default = Undefined.)
Note:
In order to enable the SNMP Trap feature, you must define at least
one SNMP Manager.
• SNMP Manager 2: (Default = Undefined.)
• Trap Community: (Default = Public.)
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5.9.8. LDAP Parameters
The Outlet Managed PDU supports LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol,)
which allows authentication via the "Active Directory" network Directory Service.
When LDAP is enabled and properly configured, command access rights can be
granted to new users without the need to define individual new accounts at each
Outlet Managed PDU, and existing users can also be removed without the need to
delete the account from each Outlet Managed PDU.
This type of authentication also allows administrators to assign users to LDAP
groups, and then specify which plugs the members of each group will be allowed to
control at each Outlet Managed PDU.
In order to apply the LDAP feature, you must first define User Names and associated
Passwords and group membership via your LDAP server, and then access the Outlet
Managed PDU command mode to enable and configure the LDAP settings and
define port access rights and command access rights for each group that you have
specified at the LDAP server.
Notes:
• Plug access rights are not defined at the LDAP server. They are
defined via the LDAP Group configuration menu on each Outlet
Managed PDU and are specific to that Outlet Managed PDU alone.
• When LDAP is enabled and properly configured, LDAP
authentication will supersede any passwords and access
rights that have been defined via the Outlet Managed PDU user
directory.
• If no LDAP groups are defined on a given Outlet Managed PDU,
then access rights will be determined as specified by the "default"
LDAP group.
• The "default" LDAP group cannot be deleted.
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The LDAP Parameters Menu allows you to define the following parameters:
• Enable: Enables/disables LDAP authentication. (Default = Off.)
• Primary Host: Defines the IP address or domain name (up to 64 characters)
for the primary LDAP server. (Default = undefined.)
• Secondary Host: Defines the IP address or domain name (up to 64 characters)
for the secondary (fallback) LDAP server. (Default = undefined.)
• LDAP Port: Defines the port that will be used to communicate with the LDAP
server. (Default = 389.)
• TLS/SSL: Enables/Disables TLS/SSL encryption. Note that when TLS/SSL
encryption is enabled, the LDAP Port should be set to 636. (Default = Off.)
• Bind Type: Sets the LDAP bind request password type. Note that in the Text
Interface, when the Bind Type is set to "Kerberos," the LDAP menu will include
an additional prompt that is used to select Kerberos parameters. In the Web
Interface, Kerberos parameters are defined using the prompts at the bottom of
the menu. (Default = Simple.)
• Search Bind DN: The username that will be allowed to search the LDAP
directory. (Default = undefined.)
• Search Bind Password: The Password for the user who is allowed to search
the LDAP directory. (Default = undefined.)
• User Search Base DN: The directory location for user searches.
(Default = undefined.)
• User Search Filter: Selects the attribute that lists the user name. Note that this
attribute should always end with "=%S" (no quotes.) (Default = undefined.)
• Group Membership Attribute: Selects the attribute that list group
membership(s). (Default = undefined.)
• Group Membership Value Type: (Default = DN.)
• Fallback: Enables/Disables the LDAP fallback feature. When enabled,
the Outlet Managed PDU will revert to it’s own internal user directory (see
Section 5.5) if no defined users are found via the LDAP server. In this case,
port access rights will then be granted as specified in the default LDAP group.
(Default = Off.)
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• Kerberos Setup: Kerberos is a network authentication protocol, which
provides a secure means of identity verification for users who are
communicating via a non-secure network. In the Text Interface, Kerberos
parameters are selected via a submenu that is only available when Kerberos is
selected as Bind Type. In the Web Browser Interface, Kerberos parameters are
defined via the main LDAP Parameters menu. The following parameters are
available:
Port: (Default = 88.)

Realm: (Default = Undefined.)

Key Distribution Centers (KDC1 through KDC5): (Default = Undefined.)

Domain Realms 1 through 5: (Default = Undefined.)

• LDAP Group Setup: Provides access to a submenu, which is used to define
LDAP Groups as described in the Sections 5.9.8.1 through 5.9.8.4.
5.9.8.1. Adding LDAP Groups
Once you have defined several users and passwords via your LDAP server, and
assigned those users to LDAP Groups, you must then grant command and port access
rights to each LDAP Group at each individual Outlet Managed PDU. In order to Add
an LDAP Group, you must access the Outlet Managed PDU command mode using a
password that permits Administrator Level commands. The Add LDAP Group menu
allows the following to be defined:
• Group Name: Note that this name must match the LDAP Group names that
you have assigned to users at your LDAP server. (Default = undefined.)
• Access Level: Sets the command access level to either Administrator,
SuperUser, User or ViewOnly. For more information on Access Levels, please
refer to Section 5.4.1. (Default = User.)
• Port Access: Enables/disables this LDAP Group’s access to the serial Setup
Port. (Default = Disabled.)
• Plug Access: Determine which plugs members of this group will be allowed to
control. (Default = All Plugs Off.)
• Plug Group Access: Determines which plug groups the members of this LDAP
Group will be allowed to control. (Default = undefined.)
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• Service Access: Determines whether members of this LDAP group will be
allowed to access command mode via the serial Setup Port, via Telnet/SSH or
via both methods. (Default = Serial Port = On, Telnet/SSH = On.
• Current/Power Metering: Determines whether or not members of this LDAP
Group will be allowed to view current, voltage and temperature readings.
Note:
After you have defined LDAP Group parameters, make certain to
save changes before proceeding. In the Web Browser Interface,
click on the "Add LDAP Group" button to save parameters; in the
Text Interface, press the [Esc] key several times until the Outlet
Managed PDU displays the "Saving Configuration" message.
5.9.8.2 Viewing LDAP Groups
If you need to examine an existing LDAP group definition, the "View LDAP Groups"
function can be used to review the group’s parameters and Plug Access Settings.
5.9.8.3. Modifying LDAP Groups
If you want to modify an existing LDAP Group in order to change parameters or
plug access rights, the "Modify LDAP Group" function can be used to reconfigure
group parameters. To Modify an existing LDAP Group, you must access the
Outlet Managed PDU command mode using a password that permits access to
Administrator Level commands. Once you have accessed the Modify LDAP Group
menu, use the menu options to redefine parameters in the same manner that is used
for the Add LDAP Group menu, as discussed in Section 5.9.8.1.
Note:
After you have finished modifying LDAP Group parameters,
make certain to save the changes before proceeding. In the Web
Browser Interface, click on the "Modify LDAP Group" button to save
parameters; in the Text Interface, press the [Esc] key several times
until the Outlet Managed PDU displays the "Saving Configuration"
message and the cursor returns to the command prompt.
5.9.8.4. Deleting LDAP Groups
The Delete LDAP Group function is used to delete LDAP Groups that are no
longer in use. In order to Delete an existing LDAP Group, you must access the
Outlet Managed PDU command mode using a password that permits access to
Administrator Level commands.
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5.9.9. TACACS Parameters
The TACACS Configuration Menus offer the following options:
• Enable: Enables/disables the TACACS feature at the Network Port.
(Default = Off.)
• Primary Address: Defines the IP address or domain name (up to 64 characters)
for your primary TACACS server. (Default = undefined.)
• Secondary Address: Defines the IP address or domain name (up to 64
characters) for your secondary, fallback TACACS server (if present.)
(Default = undefined.)
• Secret Word: Defines the shared TACACS Secret Word for both TACACS
servers. (Default = undefined.)
• Fallback Timer: Determines how long the Outlet Managed PDU will continue
to attempt to contact the primary TACACS Server before falling back to the
secondary TACACS Server. (Default = 15 Seconds.)
• Fallback Local: Determines whether or not the Outlet Managed PDU will
fallback to its own password/username directory when an authentication attempt
fails. When enabled, the Outlet Managed PDU will first attempt to authenticate
the password by checking the TACACS Server; if this fails, the Outlet Managed
PDU will then attempt to authenticate the password by checking its own internal
username directory. This parameter offers three options:
Off: Fallback Local is disabled (Default.)

On (All Failures): Fallback Local is enabled, and the unit will fallback to
it’s own internal user directory when it cannot contact the TACACS Server,
or when a password or username does not match the TACACS Server.

On (Transport Failure): Fallback Local is enabled, but the unit will
only fallback to it’s own internal user directory when it cannot contact the
TACACS Server.

• Authentication Port: The port number for the TACACS function.
(Default = 49.)
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• Default User Access: When enabled, this parameter allows TACACS users
to access the Outlet Managed PDU command mode without first defining a
TACACS user account on the Outlet Managed PDU. When new TACACS
users access the Outlet Managed PDU command mode, they will inherit the
default Access Level, Port Access, Plug Access, Plug Group Access, Service
Access and Current/Power Metering parameters that are defined via the items
listed below: (Default = On.)
Access Level: Determines the default Access Level setting for new
TACACS users. This option can set the default access level for new
TACACS users to "Administrator", "SuperUser", "User" or "ViewOnly." For
more information on Command Access Levels, please refer to Section 5.4.1
and Section 17.2. (Default = User.)

Port Access: Determines the default Port Access setting for new TACACS
users. The Port Access setting determines whether or not the account will
be allowed to connect to the serial Setup Port. (Defaults; Administrator and
SuperUser = Always Enabled, User = Disabled.)

Note:
ViewOnly level accounts cannot be granted access to the
Setup Port.
Plug Access: Determines the default Plug Access setting for new TACACS
users. (Defaults; Administrator and SuperUser = All Plugs On,
User = All Plugs Off, ViewOnly = All Plugs Off.)

Notes:
• Administrator and SuperUser level accounts always have access
to all plugs.
• User level accounts will only have access to the plugs that are
defined via the "Plug Access" parameter.
• ViewOnly accounts are not allowed to invoke switching and
reboot commands.
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Plug Group Access: Determines the default Plug Group Access setting for
new TACACS users. For more information on Plug Groups, please refer to
Section 5.6. (Defaults; Administrator and SuperUser = All Plug Groups On,
User = All Plug Groups Off, ViewOnly = All Plug Groups Off.)

Notes:
• In order to use this feature, Plug Groups must first be defined as
described in Section 5.6.
• Administrator and SuperUser level accounts will always have
access to all plug groups.
• User Level accounts will only have access to the plug groups that
are defined via the Plug Group Access parameter.
• ViewOnly accounts are not allowed to invoke switching and
reboot commands.
Service Access: Selects the default Service Access setting for new TACACS
users. The Service Access setting determines whether each account will
be able to access command mode via Serial Port, Telnet/SSH or Web. For
example, if Telnet/SSH Access is disabled for an account, then the account
will not be able to access command mode via Telnet or SSH. (Default =
Serial Port = On, Telnet/SSH = On, Web = On.)

Current/Power Metering: Selects the default enable/disable status for the
Current/Power Metering setting. When Current/Power Metering is disabled,
an account will not be able to view current or power readings or display
current or power history. Note that in order for accounts to be able to display
these logs, Current and Power Metering must be enabled via the Systems
Parameters menu as described in Section 5.3. (Default = On.)

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5.9.10. RADIUS Parameters
The RADIUS Configuration Menus offer the following options:
• Enable: Enables/Disables the RADIUS feature at the Network Port.
(Default = Off.)
• Primary Address: Defines the IP address or domain name (up to 64 characters
long) for your primary RADIUS server. (Default = undefined.)
• Primary Secret Word: Defines the RADIUS Secret Word for the primary
RADIUS server. (Default = undefined.)
• Secondary Address: Defines the IP address or domain name (up to 64
characters long) for your secondary, fallback RADIUS server (if present.)
(Default = undefined.)
• Secondary Secret Word: Defines the RADIUS Secret Word for the secondary
RADIUS server. (Default = undefined.)
• Fallback Timer: Determines how long the Outlet Managed PDU will continue
to attempt to contact the primary RADIUS Server before falling back to the
secondary RADIUS Server. (Default = 3 Seconds.)
• Fallback Local: Determines whether or not the Outlet Managed PDU will
fallback to its own password/username directory when an authentication attempt
fails. When enabled, the Outlet Managed PDU will first attempt to authenticate
the password by checking the RADIUS Server; if this fails, the Outlet Managed
PDU will then attempt to authenticate the password by checking its own internal
username directory. This parameter offers three options:
Off: Fallback Local is disabled (Default.)

On (All Failures): Fallback Local is enabled, and the unit will fallback to
it’s own internal user directory when it cannot contact the Radius Server, or
when a password or username does not match the Radius Server.

On (Transport Failure): Fallback Local is enabled, but the unit will only
fallback to it’s own internal user directory when it cannot contact the
Radius Server.

• Retries: Determines how many times the Outlet Managed PDU will attempt to
contact the RADIUS server. Note that the retries parameter applies to both the
Primary RADIUS Server and the Secondary RADIUS Server. (Default = 3.)
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• Authentication Port: The Authentication Port number for the RADIUS
function. (Default = 1812.)
• Accounting Port: The Accounting Port number for the RADIUS function.
(Default = 1813.)
• Debug: (Text Interface Only) When enabled, the Outlet Managed PDU will
put RADIUS debug information into Syslog. (Default = Off.)
5.9.10.1.Dictionary Support for RADIUS
The RADIUS dictionary file can allow you to define users and assign command
access rights and plug access rights from a central location. The RADIUS dictionary
file, "dictionary.wti" is included on the CDROM along with this user’s guide. To
install the dictionary file on your RADIUS server, please refer to the documentation
provided with your server; some servers will require the dictionary file to reside in
a specific directory location, others will require the dictionary file to be appended
to an existing RADIUS dictionary file. The RADIUS dictionary file provides the
following commands: .
• WTI-Super - Sets the command access level for the user. This command
provides the following arguments:
0 = ViewOnly
1 = User
2 = SuperUser
3 = Administrator
For example, to set the access level to "SuperUser", the command line
would be:
WTI-Super="2"
• WTI-Plug-Access - Determines which plug(s) the user will be allowed to
access. This command provides an argument that consists of a character string,
with one character for each the Outlet Managed PDU’s switched outlets. The
following options are available:
0 = Off (Deny Access)
1 = On (Allow Access)
For example, to allow access to Plugs 2 and 4, the command line would be:
WTI-Plug-Access="0101"
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• WTI-Group-Access - Determines which plug group(s) the user will be
allowed to access. The argument for this command includes a character for
each, defined plug group. The first character in the string is used to represent
the first plug group defined, and the last character in the string represents the
last plug group defined. The following options are available for each
plug group:
0 = Off (Deny Access)
1 = On (Allow Access)
For example, to allow access to the first three defined plug groups out of a total
of six defined plug groups, the command line would be:
WTI-Group-Access="111000"
Example:
The following command could be used to set the command access level to "User",
allow access to Serial Ports 1, 3, 5 and 7 and Plugs 1 and 2, and also allow access to
the first two of five defined plug groups:
tom
Auth-Type:=Local, User-Password=="tom1"
Login-Service=Telnet,
Login-TCP-Port=Telnet,
User-Name="HARRY-tom",
WTI-Super="1",
WTI-Plug-Access="11000000",
WTI-Group-Access="11000",
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5.9.11. Email Messaging Parameters
The Email Messaging menu is used to define parameters for email messages that the
Outlet Managed PDU can send to notify you when an alarm is triggered. To define
email message parameters, you must access the Outlet Managed PDU Command
Mode using a password that permits access to Administrator Level commands.
The Email Messaging menu offers the following options:
• Enable: Enables/Disables the Email Messaging feature. When disabled, the
Outlet Managed PDU will not be able to send email messages when an alarm is
generated. (Default = On.)
• SMTP Server: This prompt is used to define the address of your SMTP Email
server. (Default = undefined.)
• Port Number: Selects the TCP/IP port number that will be used for email
connections. (Default = 25.)
• Domain: The domain name for your email server. (Default = undefined.)
Note:
In order to use domain names, you must first define Domain Name
Server parameters as described in Section 5.9.5.
• User Name: The User Name that will be entered when logging into your email
server. (Default = undefined.)
• Password: The password that will be used when logging into your email
server. (Default = undefined.)
• Auth Type: The Authentication type; the Outlet Managed PDU allows you to
select None, Plain, Login, or CRAM-MD5 Authentication. (Default = Plain.)
• From Name: The name that will appear in the "From" field in email sent by
the Outlet Managed PDU. (Default = undefined.)
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• From Address: The email address that will appear in the "From" field in email
sent by the Outlet Managed PDU. (Default = undefined.)
• To Address: The address(es) that will receive email messages generated by the
Outlet Managed PDU. Note that up to three "To" addresses may be defined,
and that when Alarm Configuration parameters are selected as described in
Section 7, you may then designate one, two or all three of these addresses as
recipients for email messages that are generated by the alarms.
(Default = undefined.)
• Send Test Email: Sends a test email, using the parameters that are currently
defined for the Email configuration menu.
Note:
The "Send Test Email" function is only available via the
Text Interface.
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5.10. Save User Selected Parameters
It is strongly recommended to save all user-defined parameters to an ASCII file as
described in Section 15. This will allow quick recovery in the event of accidental
deletion or reconfiguration of port parameters.
When changing configuration parameters via the Text Interface, make certain that
the Outlet Managed PDU has saved the newly defined parameters before exiting
from command mode. To save parameters, press the [Esc] key several times until
you have exited from all configuration menus and the Outlet Managed PDU displays
the "Saving Configuration" menu and the cursor returns to the command prompt.
If newly defined configuration parameters are not saved prior to exiting from
command mode, then the Outlet Managed PDU will revert to the previously saved
configuration after you exit from command mode.
5.10.1. Restore Configuration
If you make a mistake while configuring the Outlet Managed PDU, and wish to
return to the previously saved parameters, the Text Interface’s "Reboot System"
command (/I) offers the option to reinitialize the unit using previously backed up
parameters. This allows you to reset the unit to previously saved parameters, even
after you have changed parameters and saved them.
Notes:
• The Outlet Managed PDU will automatically backup saved
parameters once a day, shortly after Midnight. This configuration
backup file will contain only the most recently saved Outlet
Managed PDU parameters, and will be overwritten by the next
night’s daily backup.
• When the /I command is invoked, a submenu will be displayed
which offers several Reboot options. Option 5 is used to
restore the configuration backup file. The date shown next to
option 5 indicates the date that you last changed and saved unit
parameters.
• If the daily automatic configuration backup has been triggered
since the configuration error was made, and the previously
saved configuration has been overwritten by newer, incorrect
parameters, then this function will not be able to restore the
previously saved (correct) parameters.
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To restore the previously saved configuration, proceed as follows:
1.
Access command move via the Text Interface, using a username/password
that permits access to Administrator level commands (see Section 5.1.1.)
2.
At the Outlet Managed PDU command prompt, type /I and press [Enter].
The Outlet Managed PDU will display a submenu that offers several different
reboot options.
3.
At the submenu, choose Item 5 (Reboot & Restore Last Known Working
Configuration. Key in the number for the desired option, and then
press [Enter].
4.
The Outlet Managed PDU will reboot and previously saved parameters will
be restored.
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6. Reboot Options
In addition to performing reboot cycles in response to commands, the Outlet
Managed PDU can also be configured to automatically reboot outlets when an
attached device does not respond to a Ping command (Ping-No-Answer Reboot) or
according to a user defined schedule (Scheduled Reboot.)
• Ping-No-Answer Reboot: When the Ping-No-Answer feature is enabled, the
Outlet Managed PDU will Ping a user selected IP address at regular intervals.
If the IP address does not respond to the Ping command, the Outlet Managed
PDU will reboot one or more user selected outlet(s). Typically, this feature is
used to reboot devices when they cease to respond to the Ping command.
• Scheduled Reboot: A scheduled reboot is used to initiate a reboot cycle at
a user selected time and day of the week. When properly configured and
enabled, the Outlet Managed PDU will reboot one or more outlets on a daily
or weekly basis. The Scheduled Reboot feature can also be used to switch
outlet(s) Off at a user selected time, and then switch them back On again at a
later, user selected time.
This section describes the procedure for configuring and enabling Ping-No-Answer
Reboots and Scheduled Reboots.
Note:
When defining parameters via the Text Interface, make certain to
press the [Esc] key to completely exit from the configuration menus
and save newly defined parameters. When parameters are defined
via the Text Interface, newly defined parameters will not be saved
until the "Saving Configuration" message is displayed.
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6.1.
Ping-No-Answer Reboot
A Ping-No-Answer Reboot can be used to reboot one or more outlets when an
attached device does not respond to a Ping Command. In addition, the Ping-NoAnswer Reboot feature can also be configured to send an email, Syslog Message or
SNMP Trap to notify you whenever a Ping-No-Answer Reboot occurs. Please refer
to Section 7.5 for instructions on setting up email alarm notification for Ping-NoAnswer reboots.
To set up a Ping-No-Answer Reboot, you must access command mode using a
password that permits Administrator level commands. In the Text Interface, the
Ping-No-Answer configuration menu is accessed via the Reboot Options menu
(/RB). In the Web Browser Interface, the Ping-No-Answer configuration menu is
accessed via the Reboot Options link. The Ping-No-Answer configuration menu can
be used to Add, Modify, View or Delete Ping-No-Answer Reboot functions.
6.1.1. Adding Ping-No-Answer Reboots
Up to 54 Ping-No-Answer Reboots can be defined. The Add Ping-No-Answer menu
is used to define the following parameters for each new Ping-No-Answer Reboot:
• IP Address or Domain Name: The IP address or Domain Name for the
device that you wish to Ping. When the device at this address fails to respond
to the Ping command, the Outlet Managed PDU will reboot the selected
outlets. (Default = undefined.)
Note:
In order to use Domain Names, you must first define DNS
parameters as described in Section 5.9.5.
• Ping Interval: Determines how often the Ping command will be sent to the
selected IP Address. The Ping Interval can be any whole number, from 1 to
3,600 seconds. (Default = 60 Seconds.)
Note:
If the Ping Interval is set lower than 20 seconds, it is recommended
to define the "IP Address or Domain Name" parameter using an IP
Address rather than a Domain Name. This ensures more reliable
results in the event that the Domain Name Server is unavailable.
• Interval After Failed Ping: Determines how often the Ping command will
be sent after a previous Ping command receives no response.
(Default = 10 Seconds.)
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• Ping Delay After PNA Action: Determines how long the Outlet Managed
PDU will wait to send additional Ping commands, after a Ping-No-Answer
Reboot has been initiated. Typically, this option is used to allow time for a
device to fully "wake up" after a Ping-No-Answer Reboot before attempting
to Ping the device again. (Default = 15 Minutes.)
• Consecutive Failures: Determines how many consecutive failures of the
Ping command must be detected in order to initiate a Ping-No-Answer
Reboot. For example, if this value is set to "3", then after three consecutive
Ping failures, a Ping-No-Answer Reboot will be performed. (Default = 5.)
• Reboot: Enables/Disables the Ping-No-Answer Reboot function for the
specified IP address. When this item is disabled, the Outlet Managed
PDU will not reboot the specified outlet(s) when a Ping-No-Answer is
detected. However, the Outlet Managed PDU can continue to notify you
via Email, Syslog Message and/or SNMP Trap, providing that parameters
for these functions have been defined as described in Section 5.9 and email
notification for the Ping-No-Answer function has been enabled as described
in Section 7.5. (Default = No.)
Notes:
• In order for Email/Text Message Notification to function, you
must first define Email/Text Message parameters as described in
Section 5.9.11.
• In order for Syslog Message Notification to function, you must
first define a Syslog Address as described in Section 5.9.2.
• In order for SNMP Trap Notification to function, you must first
define SNMP parameters as described in Section 5.9.7.
• PNA Action: Determines how the Outlet Managed PDU will react when the
IP address fails to respond to a ping. The Outlet Managed PDU can either
continuously reboot the specified outlet(s) and send notification until the IP
address responds and the Ping-No-Answer Reboot is cleared (Continuous
Alarm/Reboot), or the Outlet Managed PDU can reboot the specified outlet(s)
and send notification only once each time the Ping-No-Answer Reboot is
initially triggered (Single Alarm/Reboot.) (Default = Continuous
Alarm/Reboot.)
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• Plug Access: Determines which outlet(s) will be rebooted when the IP
address for this Ping-No-Answer operation does not respond to a Ping
command. Note that in the Text Interface, Plug Access is defined via a
separate submenu; in the Web Browser Interface, Plug Access is defined via
a drop down menu, accessed by clicking on the "plus" sign in the "Configure
Plug Access" field. (Default = undefined.)
• Plug Group Access: Determines which Plug Group(s) the Ping-No-Answer
Reboot for this IP Address will be applied to. Note that in the Text Interface,
Plug Group Access is defined via a separate submenu; in the Web Browser
Interface, Plug Group Access is defined via a drop down menu, which may be
accessed by clicking on the "plus" sign. (Default = undefined.)
• Ping Test: (Text Interface Only) Sends a test Ping command to the IP
Address defined for this Ping-No-Answer Reboot.
Note:
After you have finished defining or editing Ping-No-Answer Reboot
parameters, make certain to save the changes before proceeding.
In the Web Browser Interface, click on the "Add Ping No Answer"
button to save parameters; in the Text Interface, press the [Esc] key
several times until the Outlet Managed PDU displays the "Saving
Configuration" message and the cursor returns to the command
prompt.
6.1.2. Viewing Ping-No-Answer Reboot Profiles
After you have defined one or more Ping-No-Answer Reboot profiles, you can
review the parameters selected for each profile using the View Ping-No-Answer
feature. In order to view the configuration of an existing Ping-No-Answer profile,
you must access command mode using a password that allows Administrator level
commands and then use the Ping-No-Answer menu’s "View/Modify Ping-NoAnswer" function.
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6.1.3. Modifying Ping-No-Answer Reboot Profiles
After you have defined a Ping-No-Answer profile, you can modify the configuration
of the profile using the Modify Ping-No-Answer feature. In order to modify the
configuration of an existing Ping-No-Answer profile, you must access the command
mode using a password that allows Administrator level commands and then use the
Ping-No-Answer menu’s "View/Modify Ping-No-Answer" function.
The Outlet Managed PDU will display a screen which allows you to modify
parameters for the selected Ping-No-Answer Reboot Profile. Note that this screen
functions identically to the Add Ping-No-Answer Reboot menu, as discussed in
Section 6.1.1.
Note:
After you have finished defining or editing Ping-No-Answer Reboot
parameters, make certain to save the changes before proceeding.
In the Web Browser Interface, click on the "Change Ping No Answer"
button to save parameters; in the Text Interface, press the [Esc] key
several times until the Outlet Managed PDU displays the "Saving
Configuration" message and the cursor returns to the command
prompt.
6.1.4. Deleting Ping-No-Answer Reboot Profiles
After you have defined one or more Ping-No-Answer profiles, you can delete profiles
that are no longer needed using the Delete Ping-No-Answer feature. In order to
delete an existing Ping-No-Answer profile, you must access the command mode
using a password that allows Administrator level commands and then use the PingNo-Answer menu’s "Delete Ping-No-Answer" function.
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6.2.
Scheduled Reboot
The Scheduled Reboot feature can be used to reboot one or more outlets according to
a user-defined schedule, or to automatically turn outlets Off and then On according to
a user defined schedule.
In order to configure a Scheduled Reboot, you must access command mode using
a password that permits access to Administrator level commands. In the Text
Interface, the Scheduled Reboot configuration menu is accessed via the Reboot
Options menu (/RB). In the Web Browser Interface, the Scheduled Reboot
configuration menu is accessed via the Reboot Options link. The Scheduled Reboot
configuration menu can be used to Add, Modify, View or Delete Scheduled
Reboot functions.
Note:
After you have finished defining or editing Scheduled Reboot
parameters, make certain to save the changes before proceeding.
In the Web Browser Interface, click on the "Add Scheduled Reboot"
button to save parameters; in the Text Interface, press the [Esc] key
several times until the Outlet Managed PDU displays the "Saving
Configuration" message and the cursor returns to the
command prompt.
6.2.1. Adding Scheduled Reboots
The Outlet Managed PDU allows up to 54 Scheduled Reboots to be defined. The
Add Scheduled Reboot menu allows you to define the following parameters for each
new Scheduled Reboot:
• Scheduled Reboot Name: Assigns a name to this Scheduled Reboot.
(Default = undefined.)
• Plug Action: Determines whether the Scheduled Reboot will result in the
outlet(s) being switched Off, or cycled Off and then On again (Reboot.) Note
that when "Off" is selected, the "Day On" option and the "Time On" option
can be used to select a time and day when the outlet(s) will be switched back
On again. (Default = Off.)
• Time: Determines the time of the day that this Scheduled Reboot will occur
on. (Default = 12:00.)
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• Day Access: This prompt provides access to a submenu which is used
to determine which day(s) of the week this Scheduled Reboot will be
performed. The Day Access parameter can also be used to schedule a daily
reboot; to schedule a daily reboot, use the Day Access submenu to select
every day of the week. (Default = undefined.)
Note:
If you wish to Schedule the Outlet Managed PDU to switch an outlet
On at one time and then switch the outlet Off at another time, you
must define two separate scheduled actions. The first action would
be used to switch the outlet On, and the second action would be
used to switch the outlet Off.
• Plug Access: Determines which outlet(s) this Scheduled Reboot action will
be applied to. In the Text Interface, outlets are selected by typing 9, pressing
[Enter] and then following the instructions in the resulting submenu. In the
Web Browser Interface, outlets are designated by clicking on the "plus" sign
in the Plug Access field, and then selecting the desired outlets from the drop
down menu. (Default = undefined.)
• Plug Group Access: Determines which Plug Group(s) this Scheduled
Reboot action will be applied to. Note that in the Text Interface, Plug Group
Access is defined via a separate submenu; in the Web Browser Interface, Plug
Group Access is defined via a drop down menu, which may be accessed by
clicking on the "plus" sign in the Plug Group Access field.
(Default = undefined.)
6.2.2. Viewing Scheduled Reboot Actions
After you have defined one or more Scheduled Reboots, you can review the
parameters selected for each Reboot using the View Scheduled Reboot feature. In
order to view the configuration of an existing Scheduled Reboot, you must access
the command mode using a password that allows Administrator level commands and
then use the Scheduled Reboot menu’s "View/Modify Scheduled Reboot" function.
The Outlet Managed PDU will display a screen which lists all defined parameters for
the selected Scheduled Reboot action.
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6.2.3. Modifying Scheduled Reboots
After you have defined a Scheduled Reboot, you can edit the configuration of the
Reboot action using the Modify Scheduled Reboot feature. In order to modify the
configuration of an existing Scheduled Reboot action, you must access the command
mode using a password that allows Administrator level commands and then use the
Scheduled Reboot menu’s "View/Modify Scheduled Reboot" function.
The Outlet Managed PDU will display a screen which allows you to modify
parameters for the selected Scheduled Reboot action. Note that this screen functions
identically to the Add Scheduled Reboot menu, as discussed in Section 6.2.1.
6.2.4. Deleting Scheduled Reboots
After you have defined one or more Scheduled Reboot actions, you can delete
Reboot actions that are no longer needed using the Delete Scheduled Reboot feature.
In order to delete an existing Scheduled Reboot, access the command mode using
a password that allows Administrator level commands and then use the Scheduled
Reboot menu’s "Delete Scheduled Reboot" function.
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7. Alarm Configuration
When properly configured, the Outlet Managed PDU can meter current, temperature
and voltage readings, and log this information for future review. In addition, the
Outlet Managed PDU can also generate alarms when current or temperature readings
exceed user-defined trigger levels, when input voltage is lost or restored to the unit,
when a circuit breaker is open (may not apply to all models,) when a Ping-NoAnswer condition is detected, when the Invalid Access Lockout feature is triggered
or when current consumption for a Plug or Plug Group rises too high or falls too low.
When any of these conditions are detected, the Outlet Managed PDU can send an
"Alarm" to the proper personnel via Email, Syslog Message or SNMP trap. If the
user-defined trigger levels for temperature and current load are exceeded, the Outlet
Managed PDU can also automatically shut off power to non-essential devices (Load
Shedding) in order to decrease current load and/or the amount of heat generated
within the rack. After Load Shedding has taken place, the Outlet Managed PDU can
then restore power to the non-essential devices when temperature and/or current load
drop to user-defined acceptable levels.
This section describes the procedure for setting up the Outlet Managed PDU to send
alarm messages when any of these critical situations are detected. For instructions
regarding configuration of the Log function, please refer to Section 5.3.3.
Notes:
• In order to send alarm notification via email, email addresses and
parameters must first be defined as described in Section 5.9.11.
Email alarm notification will then be sent for all alarms that are
enabled as described in this Section.
• In order to send alarm notification via Syslog Message, a Syslog
address must first be defined as described in Section 5.9.2. Once
the Syslog address has been defined, Syslog Messages will be
sent for every alarm that is discussed in this Section, providing
that the Trigger Enable parameter for the alarm is set to "On."
• In order to send alarm notification via SNMP Trap, SNMP Trap
parameters must first be defined as described in Section 5.9.7.
Once SNMP Trap Parameters have been defined, SNMP Traps will
be sent for every alarm that is discussed in this Section, providing
that the Trigger Enable parameter for the alarm is set to "On."
• When defining parameters via the Text Interface, make certain
to press the [Esc] key to completely exit from the configuration
menu and save newly defined parameters. When parameters are
defined via the Text Interface, newly defined parameters will not
be saved until the "Saving Configuration" message is displayed.
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To configure the Outlet Managed PDU’s Alarm functions, access the command
mode using a password that allows Administrator level and then activate the Alarm
Configuration menu (in the Text Interface, type /AC and press [Enter]; in the Web
Browser Interface, click on the "Alarm Configuration" link.)
7.1.
The Over Current Alarms
The Over Current Alarms are designed to inform you when current consumption
reaches or exceeds user-defined levels. Depending on the specific Outlet Managed
PDU model, Outlet Managed PDUs can have up to four Over Current Alarms (two
sets of two alarms):
•
•
•
•
The Over Current Line (Initial) Alarm
The Over Current Line (Critical) Alarm
The Over Current Branch (Initial) Alarm
The Over Current Branch (Critical) Alarm
Notes:
• The Line Alarms are not available on some Outlet Managed PDU
models.
• The parameters that are defined via the Over Current (Initial and
Critical) Alarm Configuration menus will be applied to both Over
Current Line Alarms and Over Current Branch Alarms.
• The Outlet Managed PDU does not include separate configuration
menus for the Line and Branch Overcurrent Alarms. Parameters
that are defined via the Over Current Alarm configuration menus
will be applied to both Branch and Line (if present) Alarms.
The Line alarms monitor the load on the input line, and are only available on single
input units, whereas the Branch alarms monitor the load on each branch circuit
breaker.
The Initial alarms are used to provide notification when the level of current
consumption reaches a point where you might want to investigate it, whereas the
Critical alarms can provide notification when the level of current consumption
approaches the maximum allowed level. The trigger levels for the Initial alarms are
generally set lower than the trigger levels for the Critical alarms.
If the user-defined trigger levels for current load are exceeded, the Outlet Managed
PDU can automatically shut off power to non-essential devices ("Load Shedding")
in order to decrease current load. After Load Shedding has taken place, the Outlet
Managed PDU can also restore power to the non-essential devices when current load
drops to user-defined acceptable levels. For more information on Load Shedding,
please refer to Section 7.1.1.
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The Load Shedding feature can be configured to react in one manner when an Over
Current Line Alarm is triggered, and in a different manner when an Over Current
Branch Alarm is triggered. For example, Load Shedding may be configured in such
a way that when the Line Alarm is triggered, plugs A1 and B1 are switched Off, but
when a Branch Alarm is triggered, plugs A1 and A2 are switched Off.
Notes:
• In order for the Outlet Managed PDU to provide alarm notification
via Email, communication parameters must first be defined as
described in Section 5.9.11.
• In order for the Outlet Managed PDU to provide alarm notification
via Syslog Message, Syslog parameters must first be defined and
Syslog Messages must be enabled as described in Section 5.9.2
and Section 11.
• In order for the Outlet Managed PDU to provide alarm notification
via SNMP Trap, SNMP parameters must first be defined, and
SNMP Traps must be enabled as described in Section 5.9.7 and
Section 12.
To configure the Over Current Alarms, access the Outlet Managed PDU command
mode using a password that permits Administrator Level commands, and then use
the Alarm Configuration menu to select the desired alarm feature.
Note that the configuration menus for both Over Current Alarms offer essentially
the same set of parameters, but the parameters defined for each alarm are separate.
Therefore, parameters defined for a Critical Alarm will not be applied to an Initial
Alarm and vice versa. The Current Alarm Configuration menus offer the following
parameters:
• Trigger Enable: Enables/Disables the trigger for this alarm. When
Disabled, this alarm will be suppressed. (Default = On.)
Note:
To cancel an alarm without correcting the condition that caused the
alarm, simply toggle the Trigger Enable parameter Off and then back
On again.
• Alarm Set Threshold: The trigger level for this alarm. When current
load exceeds the Alarm Set Threshold, the Outlet Managed PDU can send
an alarm and/or begin load shedding (if enabled.) Note that the Alarm Set
Threshold is entered as a percentage of maximum capacity and is applied to
both Over Current Branch Alarm and Over Current Line Alarm (if present.)
(Defaults: Initial = 80%; Critical = 90%.)
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• Alarm Clear Threshold: Determines how low the current load must drop in
order for the Alarm condition to be cancelled and for load shedding recovery
(if enabled) to occur. The Alarm Clear Threshold is entered as a percentage
of maximum capacity and is applied to both Over Current Branch Alarm
and Over Current Line Alarm (if present.) (Defaults: Initial Alarms = 70%;
Critical Alarms = 80%.)
• Resend Delay: Determines how long the Outlet Managed PDU will wait to
resend an email message generated by this alarm, when the initial attempt to
send the notification was unsuccessful. (Default = 60 Minutes.)
• Notify Upon Clear: When this item is enabled, the Outlet Managed PDU
will send additional notification when the situation that caused the alarm
has been corrected. For example, when Notify Upon Clear is enabled,
the Outlet Managed PDU will first send notification when it detects that
current consumption has exceeded the trigger value, and then send a second
notification when it determines that the current consumption has fallen below
the trigger value. (Default = On.)
• Email Message: Enables/Disables email notification for this alarm.
(Default = On.)
Note:
The Email Message parameter offers four different options: On, Off,
On (Copy to All Triggers) or Off (Copy to All Triggers). If either of
the "Copy to All Triggers" options is selected, then email notification
for all other alarms will be switched On or Off as indicated by this
parameter. For example, If "Off (Copy to All Triggers)" is selected,
then Email notification will be disabled for all other alarms too.
• Address 1, 2, and 3: These parameters are used to select which of the three
email addresses defined via the "Email Messages" menu (see Section 5.9.11)
will receive the email alarm notification messages generated by this alarm.
The Address parameters can be used to select one, or any combination of the
addresses defined via the Email Messages menu. (Default = All On.)
Note:
If Email addresses have been previously defined, then the text
under the parameters will list the current, user selected email
addresses.
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• Subject: This parameter is used to define the text that will appear in the
"Subject" field for all email notification messages generated by the alarm.
(Defaults = "Alarm: Over Current (Initial)" or "Alarm: Over
Current (Critical)")
• Load Shedding: Provides access to a submenu which is used to configure
and enable the Load Shedding feature for the Over Current Alarm. When
Load Shedding is enabled and properly configured, the Outlet Managed PDU
will switch user-selected plugs On or Off whenever the current load exceeds
the Alarm Set Threshold value. If the Auto Recovery feature is enabled, the
Outlet Managed PDU can also return these user-selected plugs to their prior
status when current load falls below the Alarm Clear Threshold value. For
more information on the Load Shedding Feature and Auto Recovery, please
refer to Section 7.1.1.
7.1.1. Over Current Alarms - Load Shedding and Auto Recovery
The Load Shedding feature is used to switch specific, user-defined, non-essential
plugs On or Off whenever current load exceeds the Alarm Set Threshold value. This
allows the Outlet Managed PDU to automatically shut Off plugs in order to reduce
current load when the load approaches user-defined critical levels. When the Auto
Recovery feature is enabled, the Outlet Managed PDU can also automatically "undo"
the effects of the Load Shedding feature when current load again falls to a userdefined non-critical level.
The Outlet Managed PDU also allows you to define separate Load Shedding/
Recovery actions for an Over Current Branch Alarm and an Over Current Line
Alarm. For example, if the Line Alarm is triggered, Load Shedding can switch Off
Plugs A1 and B1, yet when the Branch "A" Alarm is triggered, the Outlet Managed
PDU can switch Off Plugs A1 and A2.
Together, the Load Shedding and Auto Recovery features allow the Outlet Managed
PDU to shut off power to non-essential devices when the current load is too high,
and then switch those same non-essential devices back On again when the load falls
to an acceptable level.
Note:
The Load Shedding Configuration Menus for all Over Current
Alarms offer essentially the same set of parameters, but parameters
defined for each alarm are separate and unique. For example,
parameters defined for Over Current (Initial) Alarm Load Shedding
will not be applied to Over Current (Critical) Alarm Load Shedding
and vice versa.
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The Load Shedding Configuration Menus allow you to define the following
parameters:
Notes:
• In the Web Browser Interface, the "Unit to Configure" and "Branch"
parameters are found in the Over Current Alarm configuration
menus.
• The "Unit to Configure," "Branch A," "Branch B" and "Line"
parameters are used to determine which unit or branch the Load
Shedding functions will be applied to.
• The Line Alarms are not available on some Outlet Managed PDU
models.
• Unit to Configure: In some compatible power control products, this item is
used to select either a local unit or an auxiliary unit. In Outlet Managed PDU
series products, this option has no function. (Default = Local.)
• Branch A Load Shedding: Defines the Load Shedding actions that will be
executed when an Over Current Branch Alarm is triggered at Branch "A".
• Branch B Load Shedding: Defines the Load Shedding actions that will be
executed when an Over Current Branch Alarm is triggered at Branch "B".
• Line Load Shedding: Defines the Load Shedding actions that will be
executed when an Over Current Line Alarm is triggered (not available on
some Outlet Managed PDU models.)
After selecting the branch or line, use the following parameters to configure Load
Shedding functions for the desired branch or line.
• Enable: Enables/Disables Load Shedding for the corresponding alarm.
When enabled, the Outlet Managed PDU will switch the user specified plugs
whenever current load exceeds the Alarm Set Threshold value.
(Default = Disable.)
• Plug State: Determines whether the selected plugs/plug groups will be
switched On or Off when Load Shedding is enabled and current load exceeds
the user-defined Alarm Set Threshold. For example, if the Plug State is
"Off", then plugs or plug groups will be switched Off when the Alarm Set
Threshold is exceeded. (Default = Off.)
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• Auto Recovery: Enables/Disables the Auto Recovery feature for the selected
branch or line. When both Load Shedding and Auto Recovery are enabled,
the Outlet Managed PDU will return plugs to their former On/Off state after
current load falls below the Alarm Clear Threshold value. This allows the
Outlet Managed PDU to "undo" the effects of Load Shedding after current
load has returned to an acceptable level. (Default = Off.)
• Plug Access: Determines which Plug(s) will be switched when current
load exceeds the Alarm Set Threshold and Load Shedding is triggered.
For example, if plugs A1, A2 and A3 are selected, then these plugs will be
switched On or Off whenever current load exceeds the Alarm Set Threshold.
(Default = undefined.)
• Plug Group Access: Determines which Plug Group(s) will be switched
when the Load Shedding feature is triggered. For example, if you have
defined a Plug Group named "test", which includes Plugs B3, B4 and B5,
and then selected the "test" Plug Group via the Plug Group Access parameter,
then all of the plugs in the "test" Plug Group will be switched On or Off
whenever the current load exceeds the Alarm Set Threshold.
(Default = undefined.)
Note:
Plug Groups must first be defined (as described in Section 5.6)
before they will be displayed in the Load Shedding menu’s Plug
Group Access submenu.
After setting parameters for a given branch or line, you may also define additional
parameters for other branches or lines (if present.) To set Load Shedding parameters
for other branches or lines, return to the Alarm Configuration menu and then repeat
the procedure described in Section 7.1.1.
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7.2.
The Over Temperature Alarms
The Over Temperature Alarms are designed to inform you when the temperature
level inside your equipment rack reaches or exceeds certain user-defined levels.
There are two separate Over Temperature Alarms; the Initial Threshold alarm and the
Critical Threshold Alarm.
Typically, the Initial Threshold alarm is used to notify you when the temperature
within your equipment rack reaches a point where you might want to investigate
it, whereas the Critical Threshold alarm is used to notify you when the temperature
approaches a level that may harm equipment or inhibit performance. The trigger for
the Initial Threshold alarm is generally set lower than the Critical Threshold alarm.
If the user-defined trigger levels for temperature are exceeded, the Outlet Managed
PDU can automatically shut off power to non-essential devices ("Load Shedding")
in order to reduce the amount of temperature that is being generated within the rack.
In addition, the Load Shedding feature can also be used to switch On additional
components, such as fans or cooling systems in order to dissipate the excess heat.
After Load Shedding has taken place, the Load Shedding Recovery feature can
be used to return plugs to their previous state after the temperature drops to an
acceptable level.
Notes:
• In order for the Outlet Managed PDU to provide alarm notification
via Email, communication parameters must first be defined as
described in Section 5.9.11.
• In order for the Outlet Managed PDU to provide alarm notification
via Syslog Message, Syslog parameters must first be defined and
Syslog Messages must be enabled as described in Section 5.9.2
and Section 11.
• In order for the Outlet Managed PDU to provide alarm notification
via SNMP Trap, SNMP parameters must first be defined, and
SNMP Traps must be enabled as described in Section 5.9.7 and
Section 12.
To configure the Over Temperature Alarms, access the Outlet Managed PDU
command mode using a password that permits Administrator Level commands, and
then use the Alarm Configuration menu to select the desired alarm feature.
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Note that both the Initial Threshold menus and Critical Threshold menus offer
essentially the same parameters, but the parameters defined for each alarm are
separate and unique. Therefore, parameters defined for the Critical Threshold Alarm
will not be applied to the Initial Threshold Alarm and vice versa. Both the Over
Temperature (Initial Threshold) alarm and the Over Temperature (Critical Threshold)
alarm offer the following parameters:
• Trigger Enable: Enables/Disables the trigger for this alarm. When
Disabled, this alarm will be suppressed. (Default = On.)
Note:
To cancel an alarm without correcting the condition that caused the
alarm, simply toggle the Trigger Enable parameter Off and then back
On again.
• Alarm Set Threshold: The trigger level for this alarm. When temperature
exceeds the Alarm Set Threshold, the Outlet Managed PDU can send an
alarm (if enabled) and/or begin Load Shedding (if enabled.) For more
information on Load Shedding for the Over Temperature Alarm, please
refer to Section 7.2.1. (Initial Threshold: Default = 90°F or 32°C, Critical
Threshold: Default = 100°F or 38°C.)
• Alarm Clear Threshold: Determines how low the temperature must drop
in order for the Alarm condition to be cancelled and for Load Shedding (if
enabled) to occur. For more information on Load Shedding for the Over
Temperature Alarm, please refer to Section 7.2.1. (Initial Threshold:
Default = 80°F or 27°C, Critical Threshold: Default = 90°F or 38°C.)
Note:
The System Parameters menu is used to set the temperature format
for the Outlet Managed PDU to either Fahrenheit or Celsius as
described in Section 5.3.
• Resend Delay: Determines how long the Outlet Managed PDU will wait to
resend an email message generated by this alarm, when the initial attempt to
send notification was unsuccessful. (Default = 60 Minutes.)
• Notify Upon Clear: When this item is enabled, the Outlet Managed PDU
will send additional notification when the situation that caused the alarm
has been corrected. For example, when Notify Upon Clear is enabled,
the Outlet Managed PDU will send initial notification when it detects that
the temperature has exceeded the trigger value, and then send a second
notification when it determines that the temperature has fallen below the
trigger value. (Default = On.)
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• Email Message: Enables/Disables email notification for this alarm.
(Default = On.)
Note:
The Email Message parameter offers four different options: On, Off,
On (Copy to All Triggers) or Off (Copy to All Triggers). If either of
the "Copy to All Triggers" options is selected, then email notification
for all other alarms will be switched On or Off as indicated by this
parameter. For example, If "Off (Copy to All Triggers)" is selected,
then Email notification will be disabled for all other alarms too.
• Address 1, 2, and 3: These parameters are used to select which of the three
email addresses, defined via the "Email Messages" menu (see Section 5.9.11,)
will receive the email alarm notification messages generated by this alarm.
The Address parameters can be used to select one, or any combination of the
addresses defined via the Email Messages menu. (Default = All On.)
Note:
If Email addresses have been previously defined, then the text
under the parameters will list the current, user defined email
addresses.
• Subject: This parameter is used to define the text that will appear in the
"Subject" field for all email notification messages generated by this alarm.
(Default = "Alarm: Over Temperature (Initial)" or "Alarm: Over
Temperature (Critical)".)
• Load Shedding: Provides access to a submenu, which is used to configure
and enable the Load Shedding feature for the Over Temperature alarms.
When Load Shedding is enabled and properly configured, the Outlet
Managed PDU will switch specific, user-selected plugs On or Off whenever
the temperature exceeds the Alarm Set Threshold value. If the Auto
Recovery feature is enabled, the Outlet Managed PDU can also return these
user-selected plugs to their prior status, when the temperature falls below the
Alarm Clear Threshold value. For more information on the Load Shedding
Feature and Auto Recovery, please refer to Section 7.2.1.
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7.2.1. Over Temperature Alarms - Load Shedding and Auto Recovery
For Over Temperature Alarms, the Load Shedding feature is used to switch specific,
user-defined plugs On or Off whenever temperature exceeds the Alarm Set Threshold
value. This allows the Outlet Managed PDU to automatically shut Off nonessential devices in order to reduce the temperature generated within the rack, or
automatically switch On devices such as fans or cooling systems in order to dissipate
heat. When the Auto Recovery feature is enabled, the Outlet Managed PDU can also
automatically "undo" the effects of the Load Shedding feature when the temperature
again falls to a user-defined non-critical level.
Note:
Load Shedding Configuration Menus for both the Initial and
Critical Over Temperature Alarms offer essentially the same set of
parameters, but parameters defined for each alarm are separate
and unique. For example, parameters defined for Over Temperature
(Initial) Alarm Load Shedding will not be applied to Over
Temperature (Critical) Alarm Load Shedding and vice versa.
The Load Shedding Configuration menus allow you to defined the following
parameters:
• Unit to Configure: In some compatible power control products, this item is
used to select either a local unit or an auxiliary unit. In Outlet Managed PDU
series products, this option has no function. (Default = Local.)
• Enable: Enables/Disables Load Shedding for the Over Temperature Alarm.
When enabled, the Outlet Managed PDU will switch the user specified plugs
whenever the temperature exceeds the Alarm Set Threshold value.
(Default = Disable.)
• Plug State: Determines whether the selected plugs/plug groups will be
switched On or Off when Load Shedding is enabled and temperature exceeds
the user-defined Alarm Set Threshold. For example, if the Plug State is set
to "Off", then the selected plugs/plug groups will be switched Off when the
Alarm Set Threshold is exceeded. (Default = Off.)
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• Auto Recovery: Enables/Disables the Auto Recovery feature for the
selected unit. When both Load Shedding and Auto Recovery are enabled, the
Outlet Managed PDU will return plugs to their former On/Off state after the
temperature falls below the Alarm Clear Threshold value. This allows the
Outlet Managed PDU to "undo" the effects of the Load Shedding feature after
the temperature returned to an acceptable level. (Default = Off.)
• Plug Access: Determines which Plug(s) will be switched when the
temperature exceeds the Alarm Set Threshold and Load Shedding is
triggered. For example, if plugs A1, A2 and A3 are selected, these plugs
will be switched On or Off whenever the temperature exceeds the Alarm Set
Threshold. (Default = undefined.)
• Plug Group Access: Determines which Plug Group(s) will be switched
when the Load Shedding feature is triggered. (Default = undefined.)
Note:
Plug Groups must first be defined (as described in Section 5.6)
before they will be displayed in the Load Shedding menu’s Plug
Group Access submenu.
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7.3.
The Circuit Breaker Open Alarm
The Circuit Breaker Alarm is intended to provide notification in the event that one
of the Outlet Managed PDU’s circuit breakers is opened. When a circuit breaker is
open, the Outlet Managed PDU can provide prompt notification via Email, Syslog
Message or SNMP Trap.
Notes:
• The Circuit Breaker Open Alarm is not applicable to some Outlet
Managed PDU models.
• In order for the Outlet Managed PDU to provide alarm notification
via Email, communication parameters must first be defined as
described in Section 5.9.11.
• In order for the Outlet Managed PDU to provide alarm notification
via Syslog Message, Syslog parameters must first be defined and
Syslog Messages must be enabled as described in Section 5.9.2
and Section 11.
• In order for the Outlet Managed PDU to provide alarm notification
via SNMP Trap, SNMP parameters must first be defined, and
SNMP Traps must be enabled as described in Section 5.9.7 and
Section 12.
To configure the Circuit Breaker Alarm, you must access the Outlet Managed PDU
command mode using a password that permits Administrator Level commands. The
Circuit Breaker Open Alarm Configuration Menu offers the following parameters:
• Trigger Enable: Enables/Disables the trigger for this alarm. When
Disabled, this alarm will be suppressed. (Default = On.)
Note:
To cancel an alarm without correcting the condition that caused the
alarm, simply toggle the Trigger Enable parameter Off and then back
On again.
• Resend Delay: Determines how long the Outlet Managed PDU will wait to
resend an email message generated by this alarm, when the initial attempt to
send the notification was unsuccessful. (Default = 60 Minutes.)
• Notify Upon Clear: When this item is enabled, the Outlet Managed PDU
will send additional notification when the situation that caused the alarm has
been corrected. For example, when Notify Upon Clear is enabled, the Outlet
Managed PDU can send initial notification when it detects an open circuit
breaker, and then send a second notification when it determines that the
circuit breaker has been closed. (Default = On.)
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• Email Message: Enables/Disables email notification for this alarm.
(Default = On.)
Note:
The Email Message parameter offers four different options: On, Off,
On (Copy to All Triggers) or Off (Copy to All Triggers). If either of
the "Copy to All Triggers" options is selected, then email notification
for all other alarms will be switched On or Off as indicated by this
parameter.
• Address 1, 2, and 3: These parameters are used to select which of the three
email addresses defined via the "Email Messages" menu (see Section 5.9.11)
will receive the email alarm notification messages generated by this alarm.
The Address parameters can be used to select one, or any combination of the
addresses defined via the Email Messages menu. (Default = All On.)
Note:
If Email addresses have been previously defined, then the text
under the parameters will list the current, user selected email
addresses.
• Subject: Defines the text that will appear in the "Subject" field for email
notification messages generated by this alarm. (Default = "Alarm: Circuit
Breaker Open")
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7.4.
The Lost Voltage (Line In) Alarm
The Lost Voltage (Line In) Alarm can provide notification after the power supply to
the Outlet Managed PDU has been interrupted.
Notes:
• The Lost Voltage (Line In) alarm is only available on Outlet
Managed PDU models that include two input power lines.
• The Lost Voltage (Line In) alarm will provide notification when
one of the available power supplies is lost or disconnected. This
alarm will not function if all input power to the Outlet Managed
PDU is lost. To provide notification when all input power is lost
and restored, please use the Power Cycle Alarm as described in
Section 7.7.
• In order for the Outlet Managed PDU to provide alarm notification
via Email, communication parameters must first be defined as
described in Section 5.9.11.
• In order for the Outlet Managed PDU to provide alarm notification
via Syslog Message, Syslog parameters must first be defined and
Syslog Messages must be enabled as described in Section 5.9.2
and Section 11.
• In order for the Outlet Managed PDU to provide alarm notification
via SNMP Trap, SNMP parameters must first be defined, and
SNMP Traps must be enabled as described in Section 5.9.7 and
Section 12.
To configure the Lost Voltage (Line In) Alarm, you must access the Outlet Managed
PDU command mode using a password that permits Administrator Level commands.
The Lost Voltage Alarm Configuration menu offers the following parameters:
• Trigger Enable: Enables/Disables the trigger for this alarm. When
Disabled, this alarm will be suppressed. (Default = On.)
Note:
To cancel an alarm without correcting the condition that caused the
alarm, simply toggle the Trigger Enable parameter Off and then back
On again.
• Resend Delay: Determines how long the Outlet Managed PDU will wait to
resend an email message generated by this alarm, when the initial attempt to
send the notification was unsuccessful. (Default = 60 Minutes.)
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• Notify Upon Clear: When enabled, the Outlet Managed PDU will send
additional notification when the situation that caused the alarm has been
corrected. For example, when Notify Upon Clear is enabled, the Outlet
Managed PDU will send initial notification when it detects that one of
it’s power supplies has been lost or disconnected, and then send a second
notification when it determines that power has been restored. (Default = On.)
• Email Message: Enables/Disables email notification for this alarm.
(Default = On.)
Note:
The Email Message parameter offers four different options: On, Off,
On (Copy to All Triggers) or Off (Copy to All Triggers). If either of
the "Copy to All Triggers" options is selected, then email notification
for all other alarms will be switched On or Off as indicated by this
parameter. For example, If "Off (Copy to All Triggers)" is selected,
then Email notification will be disabled for all other alarms too.
• Address 1, 2, and 3: These parameters are used to select which of the three
email addresses defined via the "Email Messages" menu (see Section 5.9.11)
will receive the email alarm notification messages generated by this alarm.
The Address parameters can be used to select one, or any combination of the
addresses defined via the Email Messages menu. (Default = All On.)
Note:
If Email addresses have been previously specified, then the text
under the parameters will list the current, user defined email
addresses.
• Subject: This parameter is used to define the text that will appear in the
"Subject" field for all email notification messages generated by this alarm.
(Default = "Alarm: Lost Voltage (Line In)")
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7.5.
The Ping-No-Answer Alarm
The Ping-No-Answer Alarm is intended to provide notification when one of the IP
addresses defined via the Ping-No-Answer Reboot feature (described in Section 6.1)
fails to respond to a Ping command. When one of the user-defined IP addresses fails
to answer a Ping command, the Outlet Managed PDU can provide notification via
Email, Syslog Message or SNMP Trap.
Notes:
• In order for this alarm to function, IP Addresses for the PingNo-Answer reboot feature must first be defined as described in
Section 6.1.
• When a Ping-No-Answer condition is detected, the Outlet
Managed PDU can still reboot the user-selected outlet(s) as
described in Section 6.1, and can also send an email, Syslog
Message and/or SNMP trap as described in this section.
• In order for the Outlet Managed PDU to provide Email alarm
notification, communication parameters must first be defined as
described in Section 5.9.11.
• In order for the Outlet Managed PDU to provide Syslog Message
notification, Syslog parameters must first be defined and Syslog
Messages must be enabled as described in Section 5.9.2 and
Section 11.
• In order for the Outlet Managed PDU to provide SNMP Trap
notification when this alarm is triggered, SNMP parameters must
first be defined, and SNMP Traps must be enabled as described
in Section 5.9.7 and Section 12.
To configure the Ping-No-Answer Alarm, you must access the Outlet Managed PDU
command mode using a password that permits Administrator Level commands. The
Ping-No-Answer alarm configuration menu offers the following parameters:
• Trigger Enable: Enables/Disables the trigger for this alarm. When
Disabled, this alarm will be suppressed. (Default = On.)
Note:
To cancel an alarm without correcting the condition that caused the
alarm, simply toggle the Trigger Enable parameter to Off and then
back On again.
• Resend Delay: Determines how long the Outlet Managed PDU will wait to
resend an email message generated by this alarm, when the initial attempt to
send the notification was unsuccessful. (Default = 60 Minutes.)
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• Notify Upon Clear: When this item is enabled, the Outlet Managed PDU
will send additional notification when the situation that caused the alarm
has been corrected. For example, when Notify Upon Clear is enabled, the
Outlet Managed PDU will send initial notification when it detects that a Ping
command has failed, and then send a second notification when it determines
that the IP address is again responding to the Ping command. (Default = On.)
• Email Message: Enables/Disables email notification for this alarm.
(Default = On.)
Note:
The Email Message parameter offers four different options: On, Off,
On (Copy to All Triggers) or Off (Copy to All Triggers). If either of
the "Copy to All Triggers" options is selected, then email notification
for all other alarms will be switched On or Off as indicated by this
parameter. For example, If "Off (Copy to All Triggers)" is selected,
then Email notification will be disabled for all other alarms too.
• Address 1, 2, and 3: These parameters are used to select which of the three
email addresses defined via the "Email Messages" menu (see Section 5.9.11)
will receive the email alarm notification messages generated by this alarm.
The Address parameters can be used to select one, or any combination of the
addresses defined via the Email Messages menu. (Default = All On.)
Note:
If Email addresses have been previously specified, then the text
under the parameters will list the current, user defined email
addresses.
• Subject: This parameter is used to define the text that will appear in the
"Subject" field for all email notification messages that are generated by this
alarm. (Default = "Alarm: Ping-No-Answer")
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7.6.
The Invalid Access Lockout Alarm
The Invalid Access Lockout Alarm can provide notification when the Outlet
Managed PDU has locked the Network port due to repeated, invalid attempts to
access command mode. Normally, the Invalid Access Lockout feature (discussed in
Section 5.3.2) will lock the network port whenever the Outlet Managed PDU detects
that a user-defined number of invalid passwords have been entered at the Network
Port. When the Invalid Access Lockout Alarm is properly configured and enabled as
described in this section, the Outlet Managed PDU can also provide notification via
Email, Syslog Message or SNMP Trap.
Notes:
• In order for this alarm to function, Invalid Access Lockout
parameters must first be configured and enabled as described in
Section 5.3.2.
• When an Invalid Access Lockout occurs, the Outlet Managed
PDU can still lock the network port as described in Section 5.3.2,
and can also send an email, Syslog Message and/or SNMP trap if
properly configured.
• If desired, the Outlet Managed PDU can be configured to count
Invalid Access attempts and provide notification when the counter
exceeds a user defined trigger level, without actually locking the
port in question. To do this, enable the Invalid Access Lockout
Alarm as described here, but when you configure Invalid Access
Lockout parameters as described in Section 5.3.2, set the Lockout
Attempts and Lockout Duration as you would normally, and then
set the "Lockout Enable" parameter to "Off."
• In order for the Outlet Managed PDU to provide Email alarm
notification, communication parameters must first be defined as
described in Section 5.9.11.
• In order for the Outlet Managed PDU to provide Syslog Message
notification, Syslog parameters must first be defined and Syslog
Messages must be enabled as described in Section 5.9.2 and
Section 11.
• In order for the Outlet Managed PDU to provide SNMP Trap
notification when this alarm is triggered, SNMP parameters must
first be defined, and SNMP Traps must be enabled as described
in Section 5.9.7 and Section 12.
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To configure the Invalid Access Lockout Alarm, you must access the Outlet Managed
PDU command mode using a password that permits Administrator Level commands.
The Invalid Access Lockout alarm configuration menu offers the following
parameters:
• Trigger Enable: Enables/Disables the trigger for this alarm. When
Disabled, this alarm will be suppressed. (Default = On.)
Note:
To cancel an alarm without unlocking the port, simply toggle the
Trigger Enable parameter Off and then back On again.
• Resend Delay: Determines how long the Outlet Managed PDU will wait to
resend an email message generated by this alarm, when the initial attempt to
send the notification was unsuccessful. (Default = 60 Minutes.)
• Notify Upon Clear: When this item is enabled, the Outlet Managed PDU
will send additional notification when the situation that caused the alarm has
been corrected. For example, when Notify Upon Clear is enabled, the Outlet
Managed PDU will send initial notification when it detects that an Invalid
Access Lockout has occurred, and then send a second notification when it
determines that the port has been unlocked. (Default = On.)
• Email Message: Enables/Disables email notification for this alarm.
(Default = On.)
Note:
The Email Message parameter offers four different options: On, Off,
On (Copy to All Triggers) or Off (Copy to All Triggers). If either of
the "Copy to All Triggers" options is selected, then email notification
for all other alarms will be switched On or Off as indicated by this
parameter. For example, If "Off (Copy to All Triggers)" is selected,
then Email notification will be disabled for all other alarms too.
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• Address 1, 2, and 3: These parameters are used to select which of the three
email addresses defined via the "Email Messages" menu (see Section 5.9.11)
will receive the email alarm notification messages generated by this alarm.
The Address parameters can be used to select one, or any combination of the
addresses defined via the Email Messages menu. (Default = All On.)
Note:
If Email addresses have been previously specified, then the text
under the parameters will list the current, user defined email
addresses.
• Subject: This parameter is used to define the text that will appear in the
"Subject" field for all email notification messages generated by this alarm.
(Default = "Alarm: Invalid Access Lockout")
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7.7.
The Power Cycle Alarm
The Power Cycle Alarm can provide notification when all input power to the Outlet
Managed PDU is lost and then restored. When the power supply is lost and then
restored, the Outlet Managed PDU can provide notification via Email, Syslog
Message or SNMP Trap.
Notes:
• This alarm will not function when only one power input line is
disconnected. To provide notification when one power input line
is lost or disconnected, please use the Lost Voltage (Line In)
Alarm as described in Section 7.4.
• In order for the Outlet Managed PDU to provide alarm notification
via Email, communication parameters must first be defined as
described in Section 5.9.11.
• In order for the Outlet Managed PDU to provide alarm notification
via Syslog Message, Syslog parameters must first be defined and
Syslog Messages must be enabled as described in Section 5.9.2
and Section 11.
• In order for the Outlet Managed PDU to provide alarm notification
via SNMP Trap, SNMP parameters must first be defined, and
SNMP Traps must be enabled as described in Section 5.9.7 and
Section 12.
To configure the Power Cycle Alarm, you must access the Outlet Managed PDU
command mode using a password that permits Administrator Level commands. The
Power Cycle Alarm configuration menu offers the following parameters:
• Trigger Enable: Enables/Disables the trigger for this alarm. When
Disabled, this alarm will be suppressed. (Default = On.)
• Email Message: Enables/Disables email notification for this alarm.
(Default = On.)
Note:
The Email Message parameter offers four different options: On, Off,
On (Copy to All Triggers) or Off (Copy to All Triggers). If either of
the "Copy to All Triggers" options is selected, then email notification
for all other alarms will be switched On or Off as indicated by this
parameter. For example, If "Off (Copy to All Triggers)" is selected,
then Email notification will be disabled for all other alarms too.
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• Address 1, 2, and 3: These parameters are used to select which of the three
email addresses defined via the "Email Messages" menu (see Section 5.9.11)
will receive the email alarm notification messages generated by this alarm.
The Address parameters can be used to select one, or any combination of the
addresses defined via the Email Messages menu. (Default = All On.)
Note:
If Email addresses have been previously specified, then the text
under the parameters will list the current, user defined email
addresses.
• Subject: This parameter is used to define the text that will appear in the
"Subject" field for all email notification messages generated by this alarm.
(Default = "Alarm: Power Cycle")
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7.8.
The Plug Current Alarm
The Plug Current Alarm allows you to monitor current consumption at each of the
Outlet Managed PDU’s switched outlets and generate an alarm when current exceeds
a user-defined "High" threshold or falls below a user-defined "Low" threshold. The
Plug Current Alarm can also be applied to user-defined Plug Groups in order to
generate an alarm when total current consumption for the given Plug Group rises too
high or falls too low.
To configure the Plug Current Alarm, access the Outlet Managed PDU command
mode using a password that permits Administrator Level commands and then use
the Alarm Configuration menu to select the desired alarm feature. The Plug Current
Alarm allows the following parameters to be defined:
• Trigger Enable: Enables/Disables the trigger for this alarm. When
Disabled, this alarm will be suppressed. (Default = On.)
• Plug Hysteresis: This parameter can be used to prevent the Plug Current
Alarm from generating excessive "Alarm" and "Clear" messages when
current consumption fluctuates back and forth across the trigger value.
Basically, the Plug Hysteresis parameter allows you to define a margin at
both the Low Threshold and High Threshold that the current level must cross
in order to clear an alarm. (Default = 0.5 Amps)
Plug Hysteresis Example: Assume that the Low Threshold for Outlet A1 is
set at 5 Amps, the High Threshold is set at 12 Amps and the Plug Hysteresis
value is set at 1 Amp. When the current goes high or low, the Outlet
Managed PDU will respond as follows:
• Low Alarm: If the current drops below 5 Amps, the Outlet Managed PDU
will generate an Alarm. The Alarm will not be cleared until the current
rises above 6 Amps: (5 Amp Low Threshold + 1 Amp Hysteresis Value =
6 Amps.)
• High Alarm: If the current rises above 12 Amps, the Outlet Managed PDU
will generate an Alarm. The Alarm will not be cleared until the current
drops below 11 Amps: (12 Amp High Threshold - 1 Amp Hysteresis Value
= 11 Amps.)
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• Plug Thresholds: Defines current consumption level(s) that will trigger
alarm(s) at each switched outlet. The Plug Thresholds can be configured
to trigger an alarm when current consumption rises above a user-defined
"High" value and/or when current consumption falls below a user-defined
"Low" value. This allows you to define a "normal" current range for each
outlet, allowing the Plug Current Alarm to be triggered whenever current
consumption strays outside of this range. (Default = undefined.)
• Plug Group Thresholds: Defines current consumption level(s) that
will trigger alarm(s) for each user-defined Plug Group. The Plug Group
Thresholds can be configured to trigger an alarm when total current
consumption for a given Plug Group rises above a user-defined "High" value
and/or when current consumption falls below a user-defined "Low" value.
This allows you to define a "normal" current range for each Plug Group,
allowing the Plug Current Alarm to be triggered whenever total current
consumption for the Plug Group strays outside of this range.
(Default = undefined.)
Note:
In order to define Plug Group Thresholds, you must first define at
least one Plug Group as described in Section 5.6.
• Plug "Off" Low Alarm: Allows you to configure the "Low" current alarm
to suppress triggering when an outlet is purposely switched Off. When
this feature is "On", the Outlet Managed PDU will generate a Low alarm
whenever current drops below the Low threshold value, even if the current
drop is due to an outlet being purposely switched Off. When this feature
is "Off", the Outlet Managed PDU will not generate a Low alarm due to a
current drop caused by an outlet being switched Off. (Default = On)
Notes:
• The Plug "Off" Low Alarm feature will also be applied to Plug
Groups.
• When the Plug "Off" Low Alarm feature is enabled (On), the
Outlet Managed PDU will always generate a Low current alarm
when current drops below the Low threshold value, even when
the current drop was caused by one or more outlets in the Plug
Group being purposely switched Off.
• When the Plug "Off" Low Alarm feature is disabled (Off), the
Outlet Managed PDU will not generate a Low current Alarm when
a current drop is caused by all outlets in the Plug Group being
purposely switched Off.
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• Resend Delay: Determines how long the Outlet Managed PDU will wait to
resend an email message generated by this alarm, when the initial attempt to
send the notification was unsuccessful. (Default = 60 Minutes.)
• Notify Upon Clear: When this item is enabled, the Outlet Managed PDU
will send additional notification when the situation that caused the alarm has
been corrected. For example, when Notify Upon Clear is enabled, the Outlet
Managed PDU will send initial notification when it detects that a current
consumption has risen above the defined "High" trigger value, and then send
a second notification when it determines that current consumption has fallen
below the "Low" trigger value. (Default = On.)
• Email Message: Enables/Disables email notification for this alarm.
(Default = On.)
Note:
The Email Message parameter offers four different options: On, Off,
On (Copy to All Triggers) or Off (Copy to All Triggers). If either of
the "Copy to All Triggers" options is selected, then email notification
for all other alarms will be switched On or Off as indicated by this
parameter. For example, If "Off (Copy to All Triggers)" is selected,
then Email notification will be disabled for all other alarms too.
• Address 1, 2, and 3: These parameters are used to select which of the three
email addresses defined via the "Email Messages" menu (see Section 5.9.11)
will receive the email alarm notification messages generated by this alarm.
The Address parameters can be used to select one, or any combination of the
addresses defined via the Email Messages menu. (Default = All On.)
Note:
If Email addresses have been previously specified, then the text
under the parameters will list the current, user defined email
addresses.
• Subject: This parameter is used to define the text that will appear in the
"Subject" field for all email notification messages generated by this alarm.
(Default = "Alarm: Plug Current")
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8. The Status Screens
The Status Screens are used to display status information about the switched outlets,
Network Port, Plug Groups, Current and Power Metering and the Alarm Log and
Audit Log. The Status Screens are available via both the Text Interface and Web
Browser Interface.
8.1.
Product Status
The Product Status Screen lists the model number, power rating, input line count,
input line frequency and software version for your Outlet Managed PDU. To display
the Product Status Screen via the Text Interface, type /J * and then press [Enter].
To display the Product Status Screen via the Web Browser Interface, click on the
"Product Status" link. The Product Status Screen lists the following items:
• Product: The make/model number of the Outlet Managed PDU.
• Rating: The current rating, in Amps.
• Line Count: The number of power line inputs included on the Outlet
Managed PDU.
• Branch Count: The number of power branches present on the Outlet
Managed PDU.
• Line Frequency: The line frequency in Hertz.
• SW Version: The software version that is currently installed on the Outlet
Managed PDU.
• RAM: The amount of RAM memory installed on the Outlet Managed PDU.
• Flash: The Amount of Flash memory installed on the Outlet Managed PDU.
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8.2.
The Network Status Screen
The Network Status screen shows activity at the Outlet Managed PDU’s 16 virtual
network ports. To view the Network Status Screen, you must access command mode
using a password that permits access to Administrator Level commands. To display
the Network Status Screen via the Text Interface, type /SN and press [Enter]. To
display the Network Status Screen via the Web Browser Interface, click on the
Network Status link. The Network Status Screen lists the following items:
• Port: The virtual network port for each connection.
• TCP Port: The number of the TCP Port for each connection.
• Status: This column will read "Free" if no users are currently connected to
the corresponding port, or "Active" if a user has currently accessed command
mode via this port.
• User Name: The user name for the account that has currently accessed
command mode via this port. Note that when the Network Status Screen is
viewed via the Text Interface, usernames that are longer than 22 characters
will be truncated and the remaining characters will be displayed as
two dots (..).
8.3.
The Plug Status Screen
The Plug Status screen shows the On/Off status of the switched outlets, and lists
user-defined Plug Names, Boot/Sequence Delay values, and Default On/Off settings.
Notes:
• When the Plug Status Screen is viewed by an "Administrator" or
"SuperUser" level account, all plugs are listed. When the Plug
Status Screen is viewed by a "User" or "ViewOnly" level account,
the screen will list only the plugs that are allowed by that account.
• Section 5.7 describes the procedure for configuring the plug
parameters that are listed in the Plug Status Screen.
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To display the Plug Status Screen via the Text Interface, type /S and then press
[Enter]. To display the Plug Status Screen via the Web Browser Interface, click on
the "Plug Status" link.
Note that when the /S command is invoked via the Text Interface, the command
line can also include arguments that allow the command to display status for an
individual outlet, two or more specific outlets, or a range of several outlets:
/S
Displays status for all switched outlets.
/S s
Displays status for an individual outlet, where s is the name or number
of the desired outlet.
/S s+s Displays status for two or more specific outlets, where s is the number
or name of each desired outlet. A plus sign (+) is entered between each
outlet number or name.
/S s:s Displays status for a range of outlets, where s is the number or name of
the outlet at the beginning and end of the range of desired outlets. A
colon (:) is entered between the two outlet numbers or names that mark
the beginning of the range and the end of the range.
The Plug Status Screen lists the following parameters for each switched outlet:
• Plug: The alphanumeric number of each switched outlet.
Note:
If an asterisk appears next to the plug number in this column,
this indicates that the plug is "busy", and still in the process of
completing a previous command. This could be a command that
was invoked by the current user or another user.
• Name: The user-defined name for each switched outlet.
• Status: The current On/Off status of each switched outlet. If the Status
column includes an asterisk, this means that this outlet is busy completing
another command, that was previously invoked, either by you or another user.
• Boot Seq. Delay: The user-defined Boot/Sequence Delay for each
switched outlet.
• Default: The Default On/Off value for each switched outlet.
• Priority: The user-defined priority setting for each switched outlet.
• Amps: The current, in Amps, being consumed by each switched outlet.
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8.4.
The Plug Group Status Screen
The Plug Group Status screen shows the configuration details and On/Off status for
the Outlet Managed PDU’s user-defined Plug Groups.
Notes:
• When the Plug Group Status Screen is viewed by an
"Administrator" or "SuperUser" level account, all Outlet Managed
PDU plugs and plug groups are listed. When the Plug Status
Screen is viewed by a "User" or "ViewOnly" level account, the
screen will list only the plug groups that are allowed by that
account.
• In order to display the Plug Group Status screen, you must first
define at least one Plug Group as described in Section 5.6.
To display the Plug Group Status Screen via the Text Interface, type /SG and then
press [Enter]. To display the Plug Status Screen via the Web Browser Interface,
click on the "Plug Group Status" link. The Plug Group Status Screen lists the
following parameters for each Plug Group:
• Group Name: The user-defined name for each Plug Group.
• Plug: The alphanumeric number of each switched outlet in the Plug Group.
• Plug Name: (Web Interface Only) The User Defined name for each
switched outlet in the Plug Group.
• Default: The Default On/Off value for each switched outlet in the
Plug Group.
• Boot Seq. Delay: The user-defined Boot/Sequence Delay for each switched
outlet in the Plug Group.
• Status: The On/Off status of each switched outlet in the Plug Group. If
the Status column includes an asterisk, this means that this outlet is busy
completing another command, that was previously invoked, either by you or
another user.
• Amps: The current, in Amps, being consumed by each switched outlet as
well as the total current, in Amps, being consumed by each Plug Group.
• SNMP Index: (Text Interface Only) A permanent reference number that the
Outlet Managed PDU assigns to each Plug Group. The SNMP Index number
allows MIB commands to be addressed to a specific Plug Group. The SNMP
Index number will not change when other Plug Groups are deleted or created.
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8.5.
The Current Metering Status Screen
The Current Metering Status screen is used to display up-to-date readings for Amps,
Watts, Voltage and temperature for the Outlet Managed PDU. To view the Current
Metering Log screen, access the Outlet Managed PDU command mode and then
proceed as follows:
• Text Interface: Type /M and press [Enter].
• Web Browser Interface: Place the cursor over the "Current Metering" link
on the left hand side of the screen. When the fly-out menu appears, click on
the "Current Metering Status" link.
The Current Metering Status screen lists the following parameters:
• Current A: The total current consumption, in Amps, for power circuit A.
• Voltage A: The total voltage for power circuit A.
• Power A: The total power consumption, in Watts, for power circuit A.
• Current B: The total current consumption, in Amps, for power circuit B
(if present.)
• Voltage B: The total voltage for power circuit B (if present.)
• Power B: The total power consumption, in Watts, for power circuit B
(if present.)
• Temperature: The rack temperature(s) currently detected by the Outlet
Managed PDU.
• Total Current: The total current, in Amps, for both power circuits.
• Total Power: The total power, in Watts, for both power circuits.
• Over Temperature: (Text Interface Only) Lists the values for the Initial
Threshold and Critical Threshold for the Over Temperature Alarms. Note
that when the Current Metering Status Screen is viewed via the Web Browser
Interface, Over Temperature Alarm settings are not listed. To view Over
Temperature Alarm settings via the Web Browser Interface, please use the
Current History Screen as described in Section 8.6. For more information on
the Over Temperature Alarms, please refer to Section 7.2.
• Over Current: Lists the values (as a percentage) for the Initial Threshold
and Critical Threshold for the Over Current Alarms. For more information
on the Over Current Alarms, please refer to Section 7.1.
• Power Factor: The user-defined Power Factor value.
• Power Efficiency: The user-defined Power Efficiency value.
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8.6.
The Current History Screen
The Current History Screen displays current, voltage and temperature readings as a
function of time. In the Web Browser Interface, the Current History can be displayed
as a graph or downloaded in ASCII, CSV or XML format. In the Text Interface,
the Current History can be displayed as straight ASCII data, or can be downloaded
in CSV or XML format. To view the Current History Screen, access the Outlet
Managed PDU command mode, and proceed as follows:
Text Interface: Type /L and press [Enter] to access the "Display Logs" main
menu. From the "Display Logs" menu, type 3 and press [Enter] to display the
Current Metering Log Menu. From the Current Metering Log Menu, you can
display current history data in ASCII, CSV or XML format or erase the existing
Current Metering Log. The Text Interface also allows you to select the following
display parameters:
• Display Data Option: Determines whether data will be displayed in "Unit"
format (displays total current per branch) or "Plug" format (displays current
consumption for each individual outlet.)
Web Browser Interface: Place the cursor over the "Current Metering" link on the
left hand side of the screen. When the fly-out menu appears, click on the "Current
History" link to display the Current Metering Log menu. At the Current Metering
Log menu, you can display current history data as a graph, or download or display
the log in ASCII, CSV or XML format. The Web Browser Interface also allows you
to select the following display parameters:
• Select Plugs: Determines whether the Outlet Managed PDU will display
total current for all outlets, total current for one or more Plug Groups or total
current for up to four individual. user-selected outlets.
• Plug Groups: Determines which user-defined plug groups will be included
in the Current History Data.
• Plugs: Determines which plugs will be included in the Current History Data.
• Date Range: Determines whether the Outlet Managed PDU will display
current consumption data for the previous Day, Week, Month or Year. Also
allows "Live" data display, which shows current consumption for the past ten
minutes (approximately.)
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When the Current History Screen is displayed in ASCII, CSV or XML format, the
Outlet Managed PDU will show Branch Current, Branch Voltage and temperature
readings in tabular format. When the Current History Screen is displayed in graph
format, via the Web Browser Interface, the Outlet Managed PDU will display a page
with a series of pie graphs:
• Branch Current: Shows current consumption vs time for each available
branch, and also shows the Initial Threshold and Critical Threshold values for
the Over Current Branch Alarms.
• Branch Voltage: Shows voltage consumption vs time for each available
branch.
• Line Current: Shows current consumption vs time for each available line,
and will also show the Initial Threshold and Critical Threshold values for the
Over Current Line Alarms.
Note:
The Line Current History graph and the Over Current Line Alarms
are not available on some Outlet Managed PDU models.
• Temperature: Shows unit temperature vs time for the Outlet Managed PDU,
and also shows the Initial Threshold and Critical Threshold values for the
Over Temperature Alarms.
To save Current History data, access command mode using an account that permits
Administrator level commands, and then proceed as follows:
• Text Interface: Type /L and press [Enter] to show the Display Logs menu.
From the Display Logs menu, type 3 and press [Enter] to display the Current
History menu, which allows you to either display the Current History log
in ASCII format, download and save in CSV or XML format, or erase the
Current History Log.
• Web Browser Interface: Place the cursor over the "Current Metering" link
on the left hand side of the screen. When the fly-out menu appears, click on
the "Current History" link to display the Current Metering Log menu, which
offers the choice to display Current History in graph format, or display/
download the Current History in ASCII, CSV or XML format.
For more information on Current Metering and Current History, please refer to
Section 5.3.3
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8.7.
The Power Range Status Screen
The Power Range Status Screen can be used to display power consumption readings
over a user-selected period of time, for the Outlet Managed PDU.
To view the Power Range Status Screen, access the Outlet Managed PDU command
mode using an account that permits access to Administrator or SuperUser level
commands and then proceed as follows:
Text Interface:
1.
Type /L and press [Enter] to access the "Display Logs" menu. From the
Display Logs menu, type 4 and press [Enter] to display the Power Metering
Log menu.
2.
Power Metering Log Menu: The "Display Data Option" determines
whether the Outlet Managed PDU will display total current consumption for
each branch (Unit) or current consumption for each outlet (Plug). The Power
Metering Log Menu also allows you to either display Power Metering Data
or download Power History Data.
a) Display Power Metering: Type 2 and press [Enter]. The Outlet
Managed PDU will display the Power Metering menu, which allows you
to set a date range for the desired data and display the data selected.
b) Download Power History: See Section 8.8.
Web Browser Interface:
1.
Place the cursor over the "Power Metering" link on the left hand side of the
screen. When the fly-out menu appears, click on the "Power Range" link and
then select the desired Plugs or Plug Groups from the resulting menu.
2.
Select the desired plugs, then click the "Select Plugs" button to display the
"List Power Range" menu.
3.
Use the List Power Range menu to select the desired date range, and then
click on the "Get Chart" button.
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In the Text Interface, Power Metering data will be displayed in table format. In
the Web Browser Interface, Power Metering data will be displayed in both table
and graph format. Both the Text Interface and Web Browser Interface will list the
following data:
• Kilowatt Hours: The number of Kilowatt Hours consumed by each branch,
plug or plug group during the specified time period.
• Average Current: The average current draw for each branch, plug or plug
group during the specified time period.
• Average % of Max.: The average percentage of maximum available current
that was used by each branch, plug or plug group during the specified
time period.
• Average Power: The average power consumption for each branch, plug or
plug group during the specified time period.
8.8.
The Power History Screen
The Power History Screen shows power consumption versus time. To view the
Power History Screen, access the Outlet Managed PDU command mode using an
account that permits access to Administrator or SuperUser level commands, and then
proceed as follows:
Text Interface: Type /L and press [Enter] to access the "Display Logs" menu.
From the Display Logs menu, type 4 and press [Enter] to display the Power
Metering Log menu, then type 3 and press [Enter] to access the Power History
menu.
The Power History menu offers three options:
1.
Display Power History: Type 1 and press [Enter] to access the "Display
Power History" menu, which allows you to select the resolution (Day, Week,
Month, Year or Live) and duration period (date range) for the Power History
screen and then display the resulting data.
2.
Download Power History in CSV Format: Type 2 and press [Enter] to
access the "Download Power History CSV" menu, which allows you to select
the duration period (date) for the Power History report and then download the
resulting data in CSV format.
3.
Download Power History in XML Format: Type 3 and press [Enter]
to access the "Download Power History XML" menu, which allows you
to select the duration period (date) for the Power History report and then
download the resulting data in XML format.
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Web Interface: Place the cursor over the "Power Metering" link on the left hand
side of the screen. When the fly-out menu appears, click on the "Power History" link
to display the Power History menu.
The Power History menu offers the options to display Power History as a graph, or
display/download the Power History in ASCII, CSV or XML format; click on the
link for the desired option. The Outlet Managed PDU will display a screen that
allows you to select all plugs, one or more plug groups, or up to four individual
plugs. Check the box next to the desired option, then click on the "Select Plugs"
button to display the Power History graph.
Notes:
• When the "Unit" Display Data Option is selected, the Power
Metering Log will list power data for each branch circuit as well
as the total for all Outlet Managed PDU outlets.
• When the "Plugs" Display Data Option is selected, the Power
Metering Log will list data for each individual Outlet Managed
PDU outlet as well as the total for all Outlet Managed PDU outlets.
• For more information on the Display Data Option, please refer to
Section 5.3.3.2.
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9. Operation
The Outlet Managed PDU offers two separate command interfaces; the Web Browser
Interface and the Text Interface. Both interfaces offer essentially the same command
options and features, and in most cases, parameters defined via the Web Browser
Interface will also apply when communicating via the Text Interface (and vice versa.)
9.1.
Operation via the Web Browser Interface
When using the Web Browser Interface, switching commands are invoked via the
Plug Control Screen and Plug Group Control Screen.
9.1.1. The Plug Control Screen - Web Browser Interface
The Plug Control Screen lists the On/Off status of the Outlet Managed PDU’s
Switched Outlets and is used to control switching and rebooting of the outlets. To
invoke power switching commands, first access the Outlet Managed PDU command
mode (for more information, see Section 5.1.) After accessing command mode, click
on the "Plug Control" link on the left hand side of the screen to display the Plug
Control Screen.
When the Plug Control Screen appears, click the down arrow in the "Action" column
for the desired outlet(s), then select the desired switching option from the dropdown
menu and click on the "Confirm Plug Actions" button.
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When the "Confirm Plug Actions" button is pressed, the Outlet Managed PDU
will display a screen which lists the selected action(s) and asks for confirmation
before proceeding. To implement the selected action(s), click on the "Execute Plug
Actions" button. The Outlet Managed PDU will display a screen which indicates
that a switching operation is in progress, then display the Plug Status screen when
the command is complete. At that time, the Status Screen will list the updated On/
Off status of each plug.
Notes:
• When switching and reboot operations are initiated, Boot/
Sequence Delay times will be applied as described in Section 5.7.
• If a switching or reboot command is directed to a plug that
is already in the process of being switched or rebooted by a
previous command, then the new command will be placed in a
queue until the plug is ready to receive additional commands.
• If the Status column in the Plug Control Screen includes an
asterisk, this means that the corresponding outlet is busy
completing a previously invoked command.
• When the Plug Control Screen is displayed by an account that
permits Administrator or SuperUser level commands, all switched
outlets will be displayed.
• When the Plug Control Screen is displayed by a User level
account, the screen will only include the switched outlets that are
allowed by the account.
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9.1.2. The Plug Group Control Screen - Web Browser Interface
The Plug Group Control Screen is used to send switching and reboot commands to
the user-defined Plug Groups. As described in Section 5.6, Plug Groups allow you to
specify a group of outlets that are dedicated to a similar purpose or client, and then
direct switching commands to the group, rather than switching one plug at a time.
To apply power switching commands to Plug Groups, first access the Outlet
Managed PDU Command Mode (see Section 5.1.) Click on the "Plug Group
Control" link on the left hand side of the screen to display the Plug Group Control
Screen. When the Plug Group Control Screen appears, click the down arrow in the
"Action" column for the desired Plug Group(s), then select the desired switching
option from the dropdown menu and click on the "Confirm Plug Actions" button
When the "Confirm Plug Group Actions" button is pressed, the Outlet Managed PDU
will display a screen which lists the selected action(s) and asks for confirmation
before proceeding. To implement the selected plug group action(s), click on the
"Execute Plug Group Actions" button. The Outlet Managed PDU will display a
screen which indicates that a switching operation is in progress, then display the Plug
Status screen when the command is complete. At that time, the Status Screen will
list the updated On/Off status of each plug.
Notes:
• When switching and reboot operations are initiated, Boot/
Sequence Delay times will be applied as described in Section 5.7.
• If a switching or reboot command is directed to a plug that
is already in the process of being switched or rebooted by a
previous command, then the new command will be placed in a
queue until the plug is ready to receive additional commands.
• When the Plug Group Control Screen is displayed by an account
that permits Administrator or SuperUser level commands, all
user-defined Plug Groups will be displayed.
• When the Plug Control Screen is displayed by a User level
account, the screen will only include the Plug Groups that are
specifically allowed for
that account.
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COMMAND MENU:
DISPLAY
/S [s]
/SG
/SN
/H
/L
/M
/J [*]
Version 1.20a
Plug Status
Plug Group Status
Network Status
Command Menu (Help)
Log
Current Metering
Site ID
CONTROL
/X
Exit Command Mode
/C <n>
Connect - Local
/D <n>
Disconnect Port
/BOOT <s>
Boot Plug
/ON <s>
Turn on Plug
/OFF <s>
Turn off Plug
/DPL
Default all plugs
/U
Send Parameter File
/K <k>
Send SSH Keys
/UL
Unlock (Invalid Access)
Add ,Y to bypass "Sure?"
OMPDU>
CONFIGURATION
/F
System Parameters
/P
Port Parameters
/PL [s]
Plug Parameters
/G
Plug Grouping Parameters
/N
Network Configuration
/RB
Reboot Options
/AC
Alarm Configuration
/I
Reboot System
/UF
Upgrade Firmware
/TEST
Test Network Options
+-------------------------------+
| n Port #/name
|
| s s+s s:s Plug #/name
|
| k Key type (1-3)
|
| * "all"
|
| <> Required entry
|
| [] Optional entry
|
| , Link multiple plug commands|
+-------------------------------+
Figure 9-1: The Help Menu (Administrator Mode; Text Interface)
9.2.
Operation via the Text Interface
When using the Text Interface, all switching functions are performed by invoking
simple, ASCII commands. ASCII commands are also used to display status screens
and to log out of command mode. The Text Interface includes a Help Menu, which
summarizes all available Outlet Managed PDU commands. To display the Text
Interface Help Menu (Figure 9-1), type /H and press [Enter].
Note:
When the Help Menu is displayed by a SuperUser, User or ViewOnly
level account, the screen will not include commands that are only
available to Administrator level accounts.
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9.2.1. Switching and Reboot Commands - Text Interface
These commands can be used to switch or reboot the Outlet Managed PDU’s
switched plugs, and can also be used to set plugs to the user-defined Power-Up
Default values. Plugs may be specified by name or number.
Notes:
• If a switching or reboot command is directed to a plug that is
already being switched or rebooted by a previous command, then
the new command will be placed in a queue until the plug is ready
to receive additional commands.
• If an asterisk appears in the "Status" column for any given plug,
this indicates that the plug is currently busy, processing a
previously issued command.
• Commands are not case sensitive. All commands are invoked by
pressing [Enter].
• When the Plug Control Screen is displayed by an account that
permits Administrator level command access, all switched outlets
will be displayed.
• When you have accessed command mode using an account
that permits Administrator or SuperUser level commands, then
switching and reboot commands can be applied to all plugs.
• When you have accessed command mode via a User level
account, switching and reboot commands can only be applied to
the plugs that are specifically allowed for that account.
• If command confirmation is enabled, the Outlet Managed PDU
will display the Status Screen after commands are successfully
completed.
• When switching and reboot operations are initiated, Boot/
Sequence Delay times will be applied as described in Section 5.7.
• When used in On/Off/Reboot command lines, plug names and
plug group names are not case sensitive.
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When switching and reboot commands are executed, the Outlet Managed PDU will
display a "Sure?" prompt, wait for user response, and then complete the command.
The unit will pause for a moment while the command is executed, and then return to
the Plug Status Screen. To Switch Plugs, or initiate a Reboot Cycle, proceed
as follows:
1.
Switch Plug(s) On: Type /ON n and press [Enter]. Where "n" is the
alphanumeric number or name of the desired plug or Plug Group.
For example:
/ON A1 [Enter] or /ON ROUTER [Enter]
2.
Switch Plug(s) Off: Type /OFF n and press [Enter]. Where "n" is the
alphanumeric number or name of the desired plug or Plug Group. Note that
the "/OFF" command can also be entered as "/OF". For example:
/OFF B2 [Enter] or /OF ROUTER [Enter]
3.
Reboot Plug(s): Type /BOOT n and press [Enter]. Where "n" is the
alphanumeric number or name of the desired plug or Plug Group. Note that
the "/BOOT" command can also be entered as "/BO". For example:
/BOOT B3 [Enter] or /BO ATMSWTCH [Enter]
4.
Set All Plugs to Power Up Defaults: Type /DPL and press [Enter]. All
plugs permitted by your account will be set to their default On/Off status,
which is defined via the Plug Parameters Menu as described in Section 5.7.
Notes:
• When you have accessed command mode using an Administrator
or SuperUser level account, the Default command will be applied
to all plugs.
• When you have accessed command mode using an account that
permits only User level command access, the Default command
will only be applied to the plugs specifically allowed by that
account.
• The /DPL command is not available in ViewOnly mode.
5.
Suppress Command Confirmation Prompt: To execute a power switching
command without displaying the "Sure?" prompt, include the ",Y" option at
the end of the command line. For example:
/ON ROUTER,Y or /BOOT B2,Y
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9.2.2. Applying Commands to Several Plugs - Text Interface
As described below, switching and reboot commands can be applied to only one
Switched AC Outlet, or to an assortment of outlets.
Note:
When switching and reboot operations are initiated, Boot/Sequence
Delay times will be applied as described in Section 5.7.
1.
Switch Several Plugs: To apply a command to several plugs, enter the
numbers of the desired plugs, separated by commas or plus signs. For
example to switch plugs A1, A3, and A4 Off, enter either of the
following commands:
/OFF A1+A3+A4 [Enter]
or
/OFF A1,A3,A4 [Enter]
Note:
In order for the "+" or "," operators to work, there must be no spaces
between the plug name or number and the plus sign or comma.
2.
Switch a Series of Plugs: To apply a command to a series of plugs, enter
the numbers for the plugs that mark the beginning and end of the series,
separated by a colon. For example to switch On plugs A1 through A4 enter
the following:
/ON A1:A4 [Enter]
4.
All Plugs: To apply a command to all plugs, enter an asterisk in place of the
name or number. For example, to Boot all plugs, enter the following:
/BO * [Enter]
Note:
When this command is invoked by a User level account, it will only
be applied to the plugs that are specifically allowed for that account.
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9.3.
The Automated Mode
The Automated Mode allows the Outlet Managed PDU to execute switching and
reboot commands, without displaying menus or generating response messages.
Automated Mode is designed to allow the Outlet Managed PDU to be controlled by
a device which can generate commands to control power switching functions without
human intervention.
When Automated Mode is enabled, the /ON, /OFF, /BOOT, /DPL and /X commands
are executed without a "Sure?" confirmation prompt and without command response
messages; the only reply to these commands is the command prompt, which is
displayed when the command is complete.
Note that although Automated Mode can be enabled using either the Web Browser
Interface or Text Interface, Automated Mode is designed primarily for users who
wish to send ASCII commands to the Outlet Managed PDU without operator
intervention, and therefore does not specifically apply to the Web Browser Interface.
When Automated Mode is enabled, the Web Browser Interface can still be used to
invoke On / Off / Boot commands.
Notes:
• When Automated Mode is enabled, all Outlet Managed PDU
password security functions are disabled, and users are able
to access System Level command functions (including the
configuration menus) and control plugs without entering a
password.
• If you need to enable the Automated Mode, but want to restrict
network access to Outlet Managed PDU configuration menus, it
is recommended to enable and configure the IP Security Function
as described in Section 5.9.3.
To enable/disable Automated Mode, access the System Parameters menu (see
Section 5.3,) then set the "Automated Mode" option to "On". When Automated
Mode is enabled, Outlet Managed PDU functions will change as follows:
1.
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All Password Security Suppressed: When a user attempts to access
command mode, the password prompt will not be displayed at either the
Console Port or the Network Port. Unless specifically restricted by the IP
Security Function, all users will be allowed to access both switching and
configuration functions, and all commands will be immediately accepted
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2.
Status Screen Suppressed: The status screens will not be automatically
displayed after commands are successfully executed. Note however, that the
/S command can still be invoked to display the status screen as needed.
3.
"Sure?" Prompt Suppressed: All commands are executed without
prompting for user confirmation.
4.
Error Messages Suppressed: If the [Enter] key is pressed without entering
a command, the Outlet Managed PDU will not respond with the "Invalid
Command" message. Note however, that an error message will still be
generated if commands are invoked using invalid formats or arguments.
All other status display and configuration commands will still function as normal.
9.4.
Manual Operation
In addition to the command driven functions available via the Web Browser
Interface and Text Interface, some Outlet Managed PDU functions can also be
controlled manually. For a summary of front panel control functions, please refer to
Section 2.3.
9.5.
Logging Out of Command Mode
When you have finished communicating with the Outlet Managed PDU, it is
important to always disconnect using either the "LogOut" link (Web Browser
Interface) or the /X command (Text Interface), rather than by simply closing your
browser window or communications program. When communicating via a PDA, use
the PDA’s "Close" function to disconnect and logout.
When you disconnect using the LogOut link or /X command, this ensures that the
Outlet Managed PDU has completely exited from command mode, and is not waiting
for the inactivity timeout period to elapse before allowing additional connections.
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10. SSH Encryption
In addition to standard Telnet protocol, the Outlet Managed PDU also supports
SSH connections, which provide secure, encrypted access via network. In order to
communicate with the Outlet Managed PDU using SSH protocol, your network node
must include an appropriate SSH client.
Note that when the /K (Send SSH Key) command is invoked, the Outlet Managed
PDU can also provide you with a public SSH key, which can be used to streamline
connection to the Outlet Managed PDU when using SSH protocol.
Although you can establish an SSH connection to the unit without the public key,
the public key provides validation for the Outlet Managed PDU, and once this key
is supplied to the SSH client, the client will no longer display a warning indicating
that the Outlet Managed PDU is not a recognized user when the client attempts to
establish a connection.
The /K command uses the following format:
/K <k> [Enter]
Where k is an argument that determines which type of public key will be displayed,
and the k argument offers the following options:
1.
SSH1
2.
SSH2 RSA
3.
SSH2 DSA
For example, to obtain the public SSH key for an SSH2 RSA client, type /K 2 and
then press [Enter]. Note that when capturing the SSH key, you can either configure
your terminal application to receive the parameter file, or simply copy and paste the
resulting SSH key.
Notes:
• Although the Outlet Managed PDU does not support SSH1, the /K
1 command will still return a key for SSH1.
• When capturing the SSH key, you can either configure your
terminal application to receive the parameter file, or simply copy
and paste the resulting key
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11. Syslog Messages
The Syslog feature can create log records of each Alarm Event. As these event
records are created, they are sent to a Syslog Daemon, located at an IP address
defined via the Network Parameters menu.
11.1. Configuration
If you wish to employ this feature, you must set the real-time clock and calendar via
the System Parameters Menu, and define the IP address for the Syslog Daemon via
the Network Port Configuration menu.
To configure the Syslog function, please proceed as follows:
1.
Access command mode: Note that the following configuration menus are
only available to accounts that permit Administrator level commands.
2.
System Parameters Menu: Access the System Parameters Menu as
described in Section 5.3, then set the following parameters:
a) Set Clock and Calendar: Set the Real Time Clock and Calendar and/or
configure and enable the NTP server feature.
3.
Network Parameters Menu: Access the Network Parameters Menu as
described in Section 5.9, then set the following parameters:
a) Syslog IP Address: Determine the IP address for the device that will
run the Syslog Daemon, then use the Network Port Configuration menu
to define the IP Address for the Syslog Daemon.
4.
Syslog Daemon: In order to capture messages sent by the Outlet Managed
PDU, a computer must be running a Syslog Daemon (set to UDP Port 514) at
the IP address specified in Step 3 above.
Once the Syslog Address is defined, Syslog messages will be generated whenever
one of the alarms discussed in Section 7 is triggered.
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11.2. Testing Syslog Configuration
After you have configured the Outlet Managed PDU as described in Section 11.1,
the /TEST command can be used to make certain that the function is properly set
up. To test the Syslog function, access the Outlet Managed PDU command mode via
the Text Interface using an account that permits Administrator level commands, then
type /TEST and press [Enter] to display the Test Menu.
When the Syslog Test feature is selected, the Outlet Managed PDU will attempt
to send a test Syslog message, using the current Syslog configuration. If the test
message is not received by your Syslog Daemon, review the procedure outlined in
Section 11.1 to make certain the Outlet Managed PDU and the Syslog Daemon are
properly configured.
In addition to providing a means to test the Syslog and SNMP Trap features, the Test
Menu also includes a Ping command option, which can be used in a manner similar
to the DOS ping command to check to make certain that the unit is communicating
properly. Note that in order for the Ping command to function with domain
names, you must first configure Domain Name Server parameters as described in
Section 5.9.5.
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12. SNMP Traps
SNMP is an acronym for "Simple Network Management Protocol". The SNMP Trap
function allows the Outlet Managed PDU to send Alarm Notification messages to
two different SNMP managers, each time one of the Alarms discussed in Section 7 is
triggered.
Note:
• The SNMP feature cannot be configured via the SNMP Manager.
• SNMP reading ability is limited to the System Group.
• The SNMP feature includes the ability to be polled by an SNMP
Manager.
• Once SNMP Trap Parameters have been defined, SNMP Traps will
be sent each time an Alarm is triggered. For more information on
Alarm Configuration, please refer to Section 7.
12.1. Configuration:
To configure the SNMP Trap function, proceed as follows:
1.
Access command mode using an account that permits Administrator level
commands.
2.
SNMP Trap Parameters: Access the SNMP Trap Parameters Menu as
described in Section 5.9.7. Set the following:
a) SNMP Managers 1 and 2: The address(es) that will receive SNMP
Traps that are generated by one of the Alarms discussed in Section 7.
Consult your network administrator to determine the IP address(es) for
the SNMP Manager(s), then use the Network Parameters menu to set
the IP address for each SNMP Manager. Note that it is not necessary to
define both SNMP Managers.
Note:
To enable the SNMP Trap feature, you must define at least one
SNMP Manager. SNMP Traps are automatically enabled when at
least one SNMP Manager has been defined.
b) Trap Community: Consult your network administrator, and then use
the Network Parameters menus to set the Trap Community.
Once SNMP Trap Parameters have been defined, the Outlet Managed PDU will send
an SNMP Trap each time an alarm is triggered.
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12.2. Testing the SNMP Trap Function
After you have finished setting up the SNMP Trap function, it is recommended to test
the configuration to ensure that it is working correctly. To test configuration of the
SNMP Trap function, proceed as follows:
1.
Configure the SNMP Trap function as described in Section 12.1.
2.
Access the Text Interface command mode using an account that permits
Administrator level commands, then invoke the "/TEST" command at the
command prompt. Note that the /TEST Command is only available in
Administrator Mode.
3.
Select Item 1 or 2 to send an SNMP test trap to Manager 1 or 2, respectively.
It is possible that the ARP table will not be properly setup. If this occurs a
message to that effect is displayed and the Outlet Managed PDU immediately
refreshes the ARP table. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to try again.
For more information on the /TEST command, please refer to Section 11.2.
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13. Operation via SNMP
If SNMP Access Parameters have been defined as described in Section 5.9.6, then
you will be able to manage user accounts, control power and reboot switching and
display unit status via SNMP. This section describes SNMP communication with the
Outlet Managed PDU, and lists some common commands that can be employed to
manage users, control switching and reboot actions and display unit status.
13.1. Outlet Managed PDU SNMP Agent
The Outlet Managed PDU’s SNMP Agent supports various configuration, control,
status and event notification capabilities. Managed objects are described in the
EMPC-OMPDU-MIB.txt file, which can be found on the CDROM included with the
Outlet Managed PDU and can be compiled for use with your SNMP client.
13.2. SNMPv3 Authentication and Encryption
The major limitations of SNMPv2 were the failure to include proper username/
password login credentials (v2 only used a password type of login, i.e., community
name) and the exclusion of encryption for data moving over the internet. SNMPv3
addresses both of these shortcomings.
For SNMPv3, the Outlet Managed PDU supports two forms of Authentication/
Privacy: Auth/noPriv which requires a username/password, but does not encrypt data
going over the internet and Auth/Priv which requires a username/password AND
encrypts the data going over the internet using DES (AES is not supported at this
time). For the Password protocol, the Outlet Managed PDU supports either MD5
or SHA1.
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13.3. Configuration via SNMP
Outlet Managed PDU User accounts can be viewed, created, modified, and deleted
via SNMP. User accounts are arranged in a table of 128 rows, and indexed 1-128.
User account parameters, as seen through the SNMP, are summarized below.
• userTable::userName – 32 character username
• userTable::userPassword – 16 character password
• userTable::userAccessLevel – Account access level.
0 – View Access
1 – User Access
2 – Superuser Access
3 – Administrator Access
• userTable::userLocalAccess – A string of 20 characters, with one
character for each of the 20 possible plugs on the LOCAL Outlet Managed
PDU. A ‘0’ indicates that the account does not have access to the plug, and a
‘1’ indicates that the user does have access to the plug.
• userTable::userAux1Access – A string of 20 characters, with one
character for each of the 20 possible plugs on the AUX1 Outlet Managed
PDU. A ‘0’ indicates that the account does not have access to the plug, and a
‘1’ indicates that the user does have access to the plug.
• userTable::userAux2Access – A string of 20 characters, with one
character for each of the 20 possible plugs on the AUX2 Outlet Managed
PDU. A ‘0’ indicates that the account does not have access to the plug, and a
‘1’ indicates that the user does have access to the plug.
• userTable::userAux3Access – A string of 20 characters, with one
character for each of the 20 possible plugs on the AUX3 Outlet Managed
PDU. A ‘0’ indicates that the account does not have access to the plug, and a
‘1’ indicates that the user does have access to the plug.
• userTable::userGroupAccess – A string of 54 characters, with
one character for each of the 54 possible plug groups in the system. A ‘0’
indicates that the account does not have access to the plug group, and a ‘1’
indicates that the user does have access to the plug group.
• userTable::userSerialAccess – Access to the serial interface
0 – No access
1 – Access
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• userTable::userTelnetSshAccess – Access to the Telnet/SSH
interface
0 – No access
1 - Access
• userTable::userWebAccess – Access to the Web interface
0 – No access
1 - Access
• userTable::userCurrentMetering – Access to the systems current/
power metering
0 – No access
1 – Access
• userTable::userCallbackNum – 32 character callback number for
account
• userTable::userSubmit – Set to 1 to submit changes.
13.3.1. Viewing Users
To view users, issue a GET request on any of the user parameters for the index
corresponding to the desired user.
13.3.2. Adding Users
For an empty index, issue a SET request on the desired parameters. Minimum
requirement is a username and password to create a user, all other parameters will
be set to defaults if not specified. To create the user, issue a SET request on the
userSubmit object.
13.3.3. Modifying Users
For the index corresponding to the user you wish to modify, issue a SET request on
the desired parameters to be modified. Once complete, issue a SET request on the
userSubmit object.
13.3.4. Deleting Users
For the index corresponding to the user you wish to delete, issue a SET request
on the username with a blank string. Once complete, issue a SET request on the
userSubmit object.
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13.4. Plug Control via SNMP
13.4.1. Plug Status/Control
ON, OFF, BOOT, and DEFAULT commands can be issued for plugs via SNMP.
Plugs are arranged in a table of N rows, where N is the number of plugs in the
system. Plug parameters are described below.
• plugTable::plugID – String indicating the plug’s ID.
• plugTable::plugName – String indicating the plug’s user-defined name.
• plugTable::plugStatus – Current state of the plug.
0 – Plug is OFF
1 – Plug is ON
• plugTable::plugAction – Action to be taken on plug.
1 – Mark to turn ON (does not execute)
2 – Mark to turn OFF (does not execute)
3 – Mark to BOOT (does not execute)
4 – Mark to DEFAULT (does not execute)
5 – Mark to turn ON and execute plug actions
6 - Mark to turn OFF and execute plug actions
7 - Mark to BOOT and execute plug actions
8 - Mark to DEFAULT and execute plug actions
Set plugTable::plugAction to desired action, as specified by values 1-4
above, for each plug index the action is to be applied to. For the last plug you wish
to set before executing the commands, use values 5-8 instead, which will invoke the
requested commands all at once.
• plugTable::plugCurrent – The current, in tenths of an Amp, that is
being consumed by each switched outlet.
• plugTable::plugPower – The power, in Watts, that is being consumed
by each switched outlet.
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13.4.2. Plug Group Status/Control
ON, OFF, BOOT, and DEFAULT commands can be issued for plug groups via
SNMP. Plug groups are arranged in a table of 54 rows, one row for each plug group
in the system. Plug Group parameters are described below.
• plugGroupTable::plugGroupName – String indicating the plug
groups name.
• plugGroupTable::plugGroupAction – Action to be taken on
plug group
1 – Mark to turn ON (does not execute)
2 – Mark to turn OFF (does not execute)
3 – Mark to BOOT (does not execute)
4 – Mark to DEFAULT (does not execute)
5 – Mark to turn ON and execute plug group actions
6 – Mark to turn OFF and execute plug group actions
7 – Mark to BOOT and execute plug group actions
8 – Mark to DEFAULT and execute plug group actions
Set plugGroupTable::plugGroupAction to desired action, as specified
by values 1-4 above, for each plug group index the action is to be applied to. For
the last plug group you wish to set before executing the commands, use values 5-8
instead, which will invoke the requested commands all at once.
• plugGroupTable::plugGroupCurrent – The current, in tenths of an
Amp, that is being consumed by each Plug Group.
• plugGroupTable::plugGroupPower – The power, in Watts, that is
being consumed by each Plug Group.
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13.5. Viewing Outlet Managed PDU Status via SNMP
Status of various components of the Outlet Managed PDU can be retrieved via
SNMP. Plug Status, and Environmental Status are currently supported.
13.5.1. Plug Status
The status of each plug in the system can be retrieved using the command below.
• plugTable::plugStatus – The status of the plug.
0 – Plug is OFF
1 – Plug is ON
• plugTable::plugName - String indicating the plug’s user-defined name.
13.5.2. Unit Environment Status
The environment status can be retrieved for various variables for all of the Outlet
Managed PDUs in the system. The environmentUnitTable contains four rows, one
row for each unit in the system (LOCAL, AUX1, AUX2, AUX3.)
• environmentUnitTable::environmentUnitName – The unit
(LOCAL.)
• environmentUnitTable::environmentUnitTemperature –
The temperature of the given unit.
• environmentUnitTable::environmentUnitCurrentA – Unit’s
total current for Branch A. Note that Current will be reported in tenths of an
Amp (divide result by ten to determine value in Amps.)
• environmentUnitTable::environmentUnitVoltageA – Unit
voltage for Branch A
• environmentUnitTable::environmentUnitPowerA – Power
drawn by Branch A
• environmentUnitTable::environmentUnitCurrentB – Unit’s
total current for Branch B. Note that Current will be reported in tenths of
an Amp.
• environmentUnitTable::environmentUnitVoltageB – Unit
voltage for Branch B
• environmentUnitTable::environmentUnitPowerB – Power
drawn on Branch B
• environmentMonthlyPowerLog - The monthly power usage log.
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13.6. Sending Traps via SNMP
Traps that report various unit conditions can be sent to an SNMP Management
Station from the Outlet Managed PDU. The following traps are currently supported.
• WarmStart Trap – Trap indicating a warm start
• ColdStart Trap – Trap indicating a cold start
• Alarm Trap – Trap indicating an alarm condition
• Test Trap – Test trap invoked by user via the Text Interface (CLI.)
• Alarm Trap – Trap indicating an alarm condition. A trap with a unique
enterprise OID is defined for every possible alarm in the system, under which
several specific trap-types are defined to indicate the setting or clearing of
that particular alarm condition.
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14. Setting Up SSL Encryption
This section describes the procedure for setting up a secure connection via an https
web connection to the Outlet Managed PDU.
Note:
SSL parameters cannot be defined via the Web Browser Interface.
In order to set up SSL encryption, you must contact the Outlet
Managed PDU via the Text Interface.
There are two different types of https security certificates: "Self Signed" certificates
and "Signed" certificates.
Self Signed certificates can be created by the Outlet Managed PDU, without the need
to go to an outside service, and there is no need to set up your domain name server
to recognize the Outlet Managed PDU. The principal disadvantage of Self Signed
certificates, is that when you access the Outlet Managed PDU command mode via
the Web Browser Interface, the browser will display a message which warns that
the connection might be unsafe. Note however, that even though this message
is displayed, communication will still be encrypted, and the message is merely a
warning that the Outlet Managed PDU is not recognized and that you may not be
connecting to the site that you intended.
Signed certificates must be created via an outside security service (e.g., VeriSign®,
Thawte™, etc.) and then uploaded to the Outlet Managed PDU to verify the user's
identity. In order to use Signed certificates, you must contact an appropriate security
service and set up your domain name server to recognize the name that you will
assign to the Outlet Managed PDU (e.g., service.yourcompany.com.) Once a signed
certificate has been created and uploaded to the Outlet Managed PDU, you will
then be able to access command mode without seeing the warning message that is
normally displayed for Self Signed certificate access.
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WEB ACCESS:
HTTP:
1. Enable: On
2. Port:
80
HTTPS:
3. Enable: Off
4. Port:
443
SSL
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
Certificates:
Common Name:
State or Province:
Locality:
Country:
Email Address:
Organization Name:
Organizational Unit:
Create CSR:
View CSR:
Import CRT:
15. Export Server Private Key:
16. Import Server Private Key:
17. Harden Web Security: On
Enter: #<CR> to change,
<ESC> to return to previous menu ...
Figure 14-1: Web Access Parameters (Text Interface Only)
14.1. Creating a Self Signed Certificate
To create a Self Signed certificate, access the Text interface via Telnet or SSH, using
a password that permits access to Administrator level commands and then proceed as
follows:
1.
Type /N and press [Enter] to display the Network Parameters menu.
2.
At the Network Parameters menu, type 23 and press [Enter] to display the
Web Access menu (Figure 14-1.) Type 3 and press [Enter] and then follow
the instructions in the resulting submenu to enable HTTPS access.
3.
Next, use the Web Access menu to define the following parameters.
Note:
When configuring the Outlet Managed PDU, make certain to define
all of the following parameters. Although most SSL applications
require only the Common Name, in the case of the Outlet Managed
PDU all of the following parameters are mandatory.
• 5. Common Name: A domain name, that will be used to identify the
Outlet Managed PDU. If you will use a Self Signed certificate, then this
name can be any name that you choose, and there is no need to set up
your domain name server to recognize this name. However, if you will
use a Signed certificate, then your domain name server must be set up to
recognize this name (e.g., service.yourcompany.com.)
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• 6. State or Province: The name of the state or province where the Outlet
Managed PDU will be located (e.g., California.)
• 7. Locality: The city or town where the Outlet Managed PDU will be
located (e.g., Irvine.)
• 8. Country: The two character country code for the nation where the
Outlet Managed PDU will be located (e.g., US.)
• 9. Email Address: An email address, that can be used to contact
the person responsible for the Outlet Managed PDU (e.g., jsmith@
yourcompany.com.)
• 10. Organizational Name: The name of your company or organization
(e.g., Western Telematic.)
• 11. Organizational Unit: The name of your department or division; if
necessary, any random text can be entered in this field (e.g., tech support.)
4.
After you have defined parameters 5 through 11, type 12 and press [Enter]
to create a Certificate Signing Request. By default, this will overwrite any
existing certificate, and create a new Self Signed certificate.
a) The Outlet Managed PDU will prompt you to create a password. Key
in the desired password (up to 16 characters) and then press [Enter].
When the Outlet Managed PDU prompts you to verify the password,
key it again and then press [Enter] once. After a brief pause, the Outlet
Managed PDU will return to the Web Access Menu, indicating that the
CSR has been successfully created.
b) When the Web Access Menu is re-displayed, press [Esc] several times
until you exit from the Network Parameters menu and the "Saving
Configuration" message is displayed.
5.
After the new configuration has been saved, test the Self Signed certificate by
accessing the Outlet Managed PDU via the Web Interface, using an HTTPS
connection.
a) Before the connection is established, the Outlet Managed PDU should
display the warning message described previously. This indicates that
the Self Signed certificate has been successfully created and saved.
b) Click on the "Yes" button to proceed. The Outlet Managed PDU will
prompt you to enter a user name and password. After keying in your
password, the main menu should be displayed, indicating that you have
successfully accessed command mode.
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14.2. Creating a Signed Certificate
To create a Signed certificate, and eliminate the warning message, first set up your
domain name server to recognize the Common Name (item 5) that you will assign to
the unit. Next, complete steps one through five as described in Section 14.1 and then
proceed as follows:
1.
Capture the Newly Created Certificate: Type 13 and press [Enter]
(View CSR). The Outlet Managed PDU will prompt you to configure your
communications (Telnet) program to receive the certificate. Set up your
communications program to receive a binary file, and then press [Enter] to
capture the file and save it. This is the Code Signing Request that you will
send to the outside security service (e.g., VeriSign, Thawte, etc.) in order to
have them sign and activate the certificate.
2.
Obtain the Signed Certificate: Send the captured certificate to the outside
security service. Refer to the security service's web page for further
instructions.
3.
Upload the Signed Certificate to the Outlet Managed PDU: After the
"signed" certificate is returned from the security service, return to the Web
Access menu.
a) Access the Outlet Managed PDU command mode via the Text Interface
using an account that permits Administrator level commands as
described previously, then type /N and press [Enter] to display the
Network Parameters menu, and then type 23 and press [Enter] to
display the Web Access menu.
b) From the Web Access menu, type 14 and press [Enter] (Import CRT) to
begin the upload process. At the CRT Server Key submenu, type 1 and
press [Enter] to choose "Upload Server Key."
c) Use your communications program to send the binary format Signed
Certificate to the Outlet Managed PDU. When the upload is complete,
press [Escape] to exit from the CRT Server Key submenu.
d) After you exit from the CRT Server Key submenu, press [Escape]
several times until you have exited from the Network Parameters menu
and the "Saving Configuration" message is displayed.
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4.
After the configuration has been saved, test the signed certificate by accessing
the Outlet Managed PDU via the Web Browser Interface, using an HTTPS
connection. For example, if the common name has been defined as "service.
companyname111.com", then you would enter "https://service.
companyname111.com" in your web browser's address field. If the
Signed Certificate has been properly created and uploaded, the warning
message should no longer be displayed.
14.3. Downloading the Server Private Key
When configuring the Outlet Managed PDU's SSL encryption feature (or setting up
other security/authentication features), it is recommended to download and save the
Server Private Key. To download the Server Private Key, access the Text interface
via Telnet or SSH, using a password that permits access to Administrator level
commands and then proceed as follows:
1.
Type /N and press [Enter] to display the Network Parameters menu.
2.
At the Network Parameters menu, type 23 and press [Enter] to display the
Web Access menu (Figure 14-1.)
a) To download the Server Private Key from the Outlet Managed PDU,
make certain that SSL parameters have been defined as described in
Section 14.1, then type 15 and press [Enter] and store the resulting key
on your hard drive.
b) To upload a previously saved Server Private Key to the Outlet Managed
PDU, make certain that SSL parameters have been defined as described
in Section 14.1, then type 16 and press [Enter] and follow the
instructions in the resulting submenu.
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15. Saving and Restoring
Configuration Parameters
Once the Outlet Managed PDU is properly configured, parameters can be
downloaded and saved as an ASCII text file. Later, if the configuration is
accidentally altered, the saved parameters can be uploaded to automatically
reconfigure the unit without the need to manually assign each parameter.
Saved parameters can also be uploaded to other Outlet Managed PDUs, allowing
rapid set-up when several identical units will be configured with the same
parameters.
The "Save Parameters" procedure can be performed from any terminal emulation
program that allows downloading of ASCII files (e.g. HyperTerminal™,
TeraTerm©, etc.).
Note:
The Save and Restore features described in this section are only
available via the Text Interface.
15.1. Sending Parameters to a File
1.
Start your terminal emulation program and access the Text Interface
command mode using an account that permits Administrator level commands.
2.
When the command prompt appears, type /U and press [Enter]. The
Outlet Managed PDU will prompt you to configure your terminal emulation
program to receive an ASCII download.
a) Set your terminal emulation program to receive an ASCII download, and
the specify a name for a file that will receive the saved parameters
(e.g. psv_parameters.PAR).
b) Disable the Line Wrap function for your terminal emulation program.
This will prevent command lines from being broken in two during
transmission.
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3.
When the terminal emulation program is ready to receive the file, return to
the Outlet Managed PDU’s Save Parameter File menu, and press [Enter] to
proceed. Parameters will be saved on your hard drive in the file specified in
Step 2 above.
4.
The Outlet Managed PDU will send a series of ASCII command lines which
specify currently selected parameters. When the download is complete, press
[Enter] to return to the command prompt.
15.2. Restoring Saved Parameters
This section describes the procedure for using your terminal emulation program to
send saved parameters to the Outlet Managed PDU.
1.
Start your terminal emulation program and access the Outlet Managed PDU’s
command move via the Text Interface, using a username/password that
permits access to Administrator level commands (see Section 5.1.1.)
2.
Configure your terminal emulation program to upload an ASCII text file.
3.
Upload the ASCII text file with the saved parameters. If necessary, key in the
file name and directory path.
4.
Your terminal emulation program will send the ASCII text file to the Outlet
Managed PDU. When the terminal program is finished with the upload,
make certain to terminate the Upload mode.
Note:
If the Outlet Managed PDU detects an error in the file, it will respond
with the "Invalid Parameter" message. If an error message is
received, carefully check the contents of the parameters file, correct
the problem, and then repeat the Upload procedure.
5.
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If the parameter upload is successful, the Outlet Managed PDU will send a
confirmation message, and then return to the command prompt. Type /S and
press [Enter], the Status Screen will be displayed. Check the Status Screen
to make certain the unit has been configured with the saved parameters.
CHAPTER 15: Saving & Restoring Parameters
15.3. Restoring Previously Saved Parameters
If you make a mistake while configuring the Outlet Managed PDU, and wish to
return to the previously saved parameters, the Text Interface’s "Reboot System"
command (/I) offers the option to reinitialize the unit using previously backed up
parameters. This allows you to reset the Outlet Managed PDU to previously saved
parameters, even after you have changed parameters and saved them.
Notes:
• The Outlet Managed PDU will automatically backup saved
parameters once a day, shortly after Midnight. This configuration
backup file will contain only the most recently saved parameters,
and will be overwritten by the next night’s daily backup.
• When the /I command is invoked, a submenu will be displayed
which offers several Reboot options. Option 5 is used to
restore the configuration backup file. The date shown next to
option 5 indicates the date that you last changed and saved unit
parameters.
• If the daily automatic configuration backup has been triggered
since the configuration error was made, and the previously
saved configuration has been overwritten by newer, incorrect
parameters, then this function will not be able to restore the
previously saved (correct) parameters.
To restore the previously saved configuration, proceed as follows:
1.
Access command move via the Text Interface, using a username/password
that permits access to Administrator level commands (see Section 5.1.1.)
2.
At the Outlet Managed PDU command prompt, type /I and press [Enter].
The unit will display a submenu that offers several different reboot options.
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3.
At the submenu, choose Item 5 (Restore Last Known Working
Configuration.) Type 5 and then press [Enter].
Note:
When invoking the /I command to restore configuration parameters,
Item 5 is recommended.
4.
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The Outlet Managed PDU will reboot and previously saved parameters will
be restored.
CHAPTER 16: Upgrading Firmware
16. Upgrading Firmware
When new, improved versions of the Outlet Managed PDU firmware become
available, the "Upgrade Firmware" function can be used to update the unit. Updates
can be uploaded via FTP or SFTP protocols.
Notes:
• The FTP/SFTP servers can only be started via the Text Interface.
• All other ports will remain active during the firmware upgrade
procedure.
• If the upgrade includes new parameters or features not included
in the previous firmware version, these new parameters will be
set to their default values.
• The upgrade procedure will require approximately 15 minutes.
1.
Obtain the update file. Firmware modifications can either be mailed to the
customer, or downloaded. Place the upgrade CDR in your disk drive or copy
the file to your hard drive.
2.
Access Text Interface command mode via Serial Port, Telnet or SSH client
session, using a username/password and port that permit Administrator
level commands.
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3.
When the command prompt appears, type /UF and then press [Enter]. The
Outlet Managed PDU will display a screen which offers the
following options:
a) Start FTP/SFTP Servers Only (Do NOT default parameters): To
proceed with the upgrade, while retaining user-defined parameters, type
1 and press [Enter]. All existing parameter settings will be restored
when the upgrade is complete.
b) Start FTP/SFTP Servers & Default (Keep IP parameters & SSH
Keys): To proceed with the upgrade and default all user-defined
parameters except for the IP Parameters and SSH Keys, type 2 and press
[Enter]. When the upgrade is complete, all parameter settings except
the IP Parameters and SSH Keys, will be reset to factory default values.
c) Start FTP/SFTP Servers & Default (Default ALL parameters): To
proceed with the upgrade, and reset parameters to default settings, type
3 and press [Enter]. When the upgrade is complete, all parameters will
be set to default values.
Note that after any of the above options is selected, the Outlet Managed PDU
will start the receiving servers and wait for an FTP/SFTP client to make a
connection and upload a valid firmware binary image.
4.
To proceed with the upgrade, select the desired option. The Outlet Managed
PDU will display a message that indicates that the unit is waiting for data.
Leave the current Telnet/SSH client session connected at this time.
5.
Open your FTP/SFTP application and (if you have not already done so,) login
to the Outlet Managed PDU, using a username and password that permit
access to Administrator level commands.
6.
Transfer the md5 format upgrade file to the Outlet Managed PDU.
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7.
After the file transfer is complete, the Outlet Managed PDU will install the
upgrade file and then reboot itself and break all port connections. Note that it
will take approximately 10 minutes to complete the installation process. The
unit will remain accessible until it reboots.
a) Some FTP/SFTP applications may not automatically close when the file
transfer is complete. If this is the case, you may close your FTP/SFTP
client manually after it indicates that the file has been successfully
transferred.
b) When the upgrade process is complete, the Outlet Managed PDU will
send a message to all currently connected network sessions, indicating
that the Outlet Managed PDU is going down for a reboot.
Note:
Do not power down the Outlet Managed PDU while it is in the
process of installing the upgrade file. This can damage the unit’s
operating system.
8.
If you have accessed the Outlet Managed PDU via the Network Port, in
order to start the FTP/SFTP servers, the Outlet Managed PDU will break the
network connection when the system is reinitialized.
• If you initially selected "Start FTP/SFTP Servers and Save Parameters",
you may then reestablish a connection with the Outlet Managed PDU using
your former IP address.
• If you initially selected "Start FTP/SFTP Servers and Default Parameters",
you must then login using the Outlet Managed PDU’s default IP address
(Default = 192.168.168.168) or access command mode via Serial Port 1 or
2 or via Modem.
When firmware upgrades are available, the necessary files will be provided via
download or mailed CDR. At that time, an updated Users Guide or addendum will
also be available.
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17. Command Reference Guide
17.1. Command Conventions
Most commands described in this section conform to the following conventions:
• Text Interface: Commands discussed in this section, can only be invoked
via the Text Interface. These commands cannot be invoked via the Web
Browser Interface.
• Slash Character: Most Outlet Managed PDU Text Interface commands
begin with the Slash Character (/).
• Apply Command to All Plugs: When an asterisk is entered as the argument
of the /ON (Switch Plugs On), /OFF (Switch Plugs Off) or /BOOT (Reboot
Plugs) commands, the command will be applied to all plugs. For example, to
reboot all allowed plugs, type /BOOT * [Enter].
• Command Queues: If a switching or reboot command is directed to a plug
that is already being switched or rebooted by a previous command, then the
new command will be placed into a queue until the plug is ready to receive
additional commands.
• "Busy" Plugs: If the "Status" column in the Plug Status Screen includes an
asterisk, this means that the plug is currently busy, and is in the process of
completing a previously issued command. If a new command is issued to a
busy plug, then the new command will placed into a queue to be executed
later, when the plug is ready to receive additional commands.
• Plug Name Wild Card: It is not always necessary to enter the entire plug
name. Plug names can be abbreviated in command lines by entering the
first character(s) of the name followed by an asterisk (*). For example, a
plug named "SERVER" can be specified as "S*". Note however, that this
command would also be applied to any other plug name that begins
with an "S".
• Suppress Command Confirmation Prompt: When the /ON (Switch Plug
On), /OFF (Switch Plug Off), /BOOT (Reboot Plug) or /DPL (Default All
Plugs) commands are invoked, the ",Y" option can be included to override
the Command Confirmation ("Sure?") prompt. For example, to reboot Plug
A4 without displaying the Sure prompt, type /BOOT A4,Y [Enter].
• Enter Key: Most commands are invoked by pressing [Enter].
• Configuration Menus: To exit from a configuration menu, press [Esc].
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17.2. Command Summary
Command Access Level
Function
Command Syntax
Admin.
SuperUser
User
ViewOnly
Display
Plug Status
Plug Group Status
Network Status
Help Menu
Log Functions
Current Metering
Site ID / Unit Information
Control
Exit Command Mode
Boot Plug n
Turn Plug n On
Turn Plug n Off
Default All Plugs
Connect to Port
Send Parameter File
Send SSH Keys
Unlock Invalid Access
Configuration
System Parameters
Serial Port Parameters
Plug Parameters
Plug Group Parameters
Network Configuration
Reboot Options
Alarm Configuration
Reboot System
Upgrade Firmware
Test Network Configuration
/S [s] [Enter]
X
X
X
X
/SG [Enter]
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
/H [Enter]
X
X
X
X
/L [Enter]
X
X
/M [Enter]
X
X
/J [*] [Enter]
X
X
X
X
/X [Enter]
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
/ON <s>[,Y] [Enter]
/SN [Enter]
/BOOT <s>[,Y] [Enter]
X
X
X
/OFF <s>[,Y] [Enter]
X
X
X
/DPL[,Y] [Enter]
X
X
X
/C [n] [Enter]
X
X
X
/U [Enter]
X
/UL [Enter]
X
/K <k> [Enter]
/F [Enter]
/P [Enter]
/PL [Enter]
/G [Enter]
/N [Enter]
/RB [Enter]
X
X

X

X

X

X

X

X

/I [Enter]
X
X
/TEST [Enter]
X
/AC [Enter]
/UF [Enter]
X
 In Administrator Mode and SuperUser Mode, all outlets are displayed. In User Mode and
ViewOnly Mode, the Plug Status Screen will only include the plugs allowed by your account.
 In Administrator Mode, all Plug Groups are displayed. In SuperUser, User and ViewOnly Mode,
the Plug Group Status Screen will only include Plug Groups allowed by your account.
 In Administrator Mode, the Help Menus will list all commands. In the SuperUser, User and
ViewOnly Mode, the Help Menus will only list the commands allowed by the access level.
 If the optional asterisk (*) argument is included in the command line, this command will also show
model numbers, current ratings and software versions for the units.
 The ",Y" argument can be included to suppress the command confirmation prompt.
 Command not applicable to the Outlet Managed PDU.
 In SuperUser Mode, configuration menus can be displayed, but parameters cannot be changed.
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17.3. Command Set
This Section provides information on all Text Interface commands, sorted by
functionality
17.3.1. Display Commands
/S
Display Plug Status Screen
Displays the Plug Status Screen, which lists the current On/Off state, plus the plug
number, plug name, Boot/Sequence Delay value and Default On/Off value for each
plug. For more information, please refer to Section 8.3.
Note that the /S command line can also include arguments that display On/Off status
for an individual outlet, two or more specific outlets, or a range of several outlets:
/S
Displays configuration details and On/Off status for all switched
outlets.
/S s
Displays On/Off status for an individual outlet, where s is the name or
number of the desired outlet.
/S s+s Displays status information for two or more specific outlets, where s
is the number or name of each desired outlet. A plus sign (+) is
entered between each outlet number or name.
/S s:s Displays status information for a range of outlets, where s is the
number or name of the outlet at the beginning and end of the range of
desired outlets. A colon (:) is entered between the two outlet numbers
or names that mark the beginning of the range and the end
of the range.
Notes:
• In Administrator Mode and SuperUser Mode, all outlets are
displayed. In User Mode and ViewOnly Mode, the Plug Status
Screen will only include the outlets allowed by your account.
• The Outlet Managed PDU will return a "0" to indicate that the plug
is Off, or a "1" to indicate that the plug is On.
Availability: Administrator, SuperUser, User, ViewOnly
Format: /S [Enter]
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/SG
Display Plug Group Status Screen
Displays the Plug Group Status Screen, which lists the available Plug Groups, the
numbers of the plugs included in each Plug Group, the current On/Off state, the userdefined Boot/Sequence Delay value, and the Default On/Off value for each plug. For
more information, please refer to Section 8.4.
Note:
In Administrator Mode all user defined Plug Groups are displayed.
In SuperUser Mode, User Mode and ViewOnly Mode, the Plug Group
Status Screen will only include the Plug Groups allowed by your
account.
Availability: Administrator, SuperUser, User, ViewOnly
Format: /SG [Enter]
/SN
Display Network Status
Displays the Network Status Screen, which lists current network connections to
the Outlet Managed PDU’s Network Port. For more information, please refer to
Section 8.2.
Availability: Administrator, SuperUser, User, ViewOnly
Format: /SN [Enter]
/H
Help
Displays a Help Screen, which lists all available Text Interface commands along with
a brief description of each command.
Note:
In the Administrator Mode, the Help Screen will list the entire Outlet
Managed PDU Text Interface command set. In SuperUser Mode,
User Mode and ViewOnly Mode, the Help Screen will only list the
commands that are allowed by the account’s access level.
Availability: Administrator, SuperUser, User, ViewOnly
Format: /H [Enter]
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/L
Log Functions
Provides access to a menu which allows you to display the Audit Log, Alarm Log
Current Metering Log and Power Metering Log. For more information on Log
Functions, please refer to Section 5.3.3 and Section 8.
Availability: Administrator, SuperUser
Format: /L [Enter]
/M
Current Metering Status
Displays the Current Metering Status Screen, which lists current, voltage and power
readings, and also lists the trigger settings for the Over Temperature Alarm and the
Over Current Alarm. For more information on Current Metering, please refer to
Section 8.5. For more information on Alarm Configuration, please refer to Section 7.
Availability: Administrator, SuperUser
Format: /M [Enter]
/J
Display Site ID / Unit Information
Displays the user-defined Site I.D. message. If the optional asterisk (*) argument is
included in the command line, the command will also show model numbers, current
ratings, and software versions for the Outlet Managed PDU.
Availability: Administrator, SuperUser, User, ViewOnly
Format: /J [*] [Enter]
Where * (asterisk) is an optional command argument, that is used to display the
model number, current rating and software version for the Outlet Managed PDU.
17.3.2. Control Commands
/X
Exit Command Mode
When issued at the Network Port, also ends the Telnet session.
Note:
If the /X command is invoked from within a configuration menu,
recently defined parameters may not be saved. In order to make
certain that parameters are saved, always press the [Esc] key
to exit from all configuration menus and then wait until "Saving
Configuration" message has been displayed and the cursor has
returned to the command prompt before issuing the /X command.
Availability: Administrator, SuperUser, User, ViewOnly
Format: /X [Enter]
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/BOOT
Initiate Boot Cycle
Initiates a boot cycle at the selected plug(s) or Plug Group(s). When a Boot cycle is
performed, the Outlet Managed PDU will first switch the selected plug(s) Off, then
pause for the user-defined Boot/Sequence Delay Period, then switch the plug(s) back
on. The /BOOT command can also be entered as /BO.
Note:
When this command is invoked in Administrator Mode or SuperUser
Mode, it can be applied to all Outlet Managed PDU plugs and Plug
Groups. When this command is invoked in User Mode, it can only
be applied to the plugs and/or Plug Groups that have been enabled
for the account.
Availability: Administrator, SuperUser, User
Format: /BOOT <s>[,Y] [Enter] or /BO <s> [Enter]
Where:
s
The number or name of the plug(s) or Plug Group(s) that you intend to
boot. To apply the command to several plugs, enter a plus sign (+)
between each plug number. To apply the command to a range of plugs,
enter the numbers for the first and last plugs in the range, separated by a
colon character (:). To apply the command to all plugs allowed by
your account, enter an asterisk character (*).
,Y
(Optional) Suppresses the command confirmation prompt.
Example:
Assume that your account allows access to Plug A2 and Plug A3. To initiate a boot
cycle at Plugs A2 and A3, without displaying the optional command confirmation
prompt, invoke either of the following command lines:
/BOOT A2+A3,Y [Enter] or /BO A2+A3,Y [Enter]
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/ON
Switch Plug(s) ON
Switches selected plugs(s) or Plug Group(s) On, as described in Section 9.2.2. When
the /ON command is used to switch more than one plug, Boot/Sequence Delay
Period will be applied as described in Section 5.7.
Note:
When this command is invoked in Administrator Mode or SuperUser
Mode, it can be applied to all Outlet Managed PDU plugs and Plug
Groups. When this command is invoked in User Mode, it can only
be applied to the plugs and/or Plug Groups that have been enabled
for the account.
Availability: Administrator, SuperUser, User
Format: /ON <s>[,Y] [Enter]
Where:
s
The number or name of the plug(s) or Plug Group(s) that you intend to
Switch On. To apply the command to several plugs, enter a plus
sign (+) between each plug number. To apply the command to a range
of plugs, enter the numbers for the first and last plugs in the range,
separated by a colon character (:). To apply the command to all plugs
allowed by your account, enter an asterisk character (*).
,Y
(Optional) Suppresses the command confirmation prompt.
Example:
Assume that your account allows access to Plug A2 and Plug A3. To switch Plugs
A2 and A3 On, without displaying the optional command confirmation prompt,
invoke following command line:
/ON A2+A3,Y [Enter]
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/OFF
Switch Plug(s) OFF
Switches selected plugs(s) or Plug Group(s) Off, as described in Section 9.2.2.
When the /OFF command is used to switch more than one plug, Boot/Sequence
Delay Period will be applied as described in Section 5.7. The /OFF command can
also be entered as /OF.
Note:
When this command is invoked in Administrator Mode or SuperUser
Mode, it can be applied to all Outlet Managed PDU plugs and Plug
Groups. When invoked in User Mode, the command can only be
applied to the plugs and/or Plug Groups that are enabled for
the account.
Availability: Administrator, SuperUser, User
Format: /OFF <s>[,Y] [Enter] or /OF <s>[,Y] [Enter]
Where:
s
The number or name of the plug(s) or Plug Group(s) that you intend to
Switch Off. To apply the command to several plugs, enter a plus
sign (+) between each plug number. To apply the command to a range
of plugs, enter the numbers for the first and last plugs in the range,
separated by a colon character (:). To apply the command to all plugs
allowed by your account, enter an asterisk character (*).
,Y
(Optional) Suppresses the command confirmation prompt.
Example:
Assume that your account allows access to Plug A2 and Plug A3. To switch Plugs
A2 and A3 on your local Outlet Managed PDU Off, without displaying the optional
command confirmation prompt, invoke either of the following command lines:
/OFF A2+A3,Y [Enter] or /OF A2+A3,Y [Enter]
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/DPL
Set All Plugs to Default States
Sets all switched outlets to their user-defined default state. For information on
setting outlet defaults, please refer to Section 5.7.
Note:
When this command is invoked in Administrator Mode or SuperUser
Mode, it will be applied to all Outlet Managed PDU outlets. When
invoked in User Mode, the command will only be applied to the
plugs that are allowed by the account.
Availability: Administrator, SuperUser, User
Format: /DPL[,Y] [Enter]
Where ,Y is an optional command argument, which can be included to suppress
the command confirmation prompt.
/C
Connect to Serial Port
When the RJ-45 SetUp Port has been configured as a Normal Mode Port as described
in Section 5.8, the /C command can be used to create a connection between the
Network port and the SetUp Port.
Notes:
• User level accounts can only connect to the SetUp Port when
serial port access is specifically permitted by the account.
• To terminate a port connection, either type ^X ([Ctrl] plus [X]) or
invoke the currently defined disconnect sequence.
Availability: Administrator, SuperUser, User
Format: /C 1 [Enter]
/U
Send Parameters to File
Sends all Outlet Managed PDU configuration parameters to an ASCII text file as
described in Section 15. This allows you to back up the configuration of your Outlet
Managed PDU.
Availability: Administrator
Format: /U [Enter]
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/K
Send SSH Key
Instructs the Outlet Managed PDU to provide you with a public SSH key for
validation purposes. This public key can then be provided to your SSH client, in
order to prevent the SSH client from warning you that the user is not recognized
when you attempt to create an SSH connection. For more information, please refer
to Section 10.
Availability: Administrator
Format: /K k [Enter]
Where k is a required argument, which indicates the key type. The k argument
provides the following options: 1 (SSH1), 2 (SSH2 RSA), 3 (SSH2 DSA.)
/UL
Unlock Port (Invalid Access Lockout)
Manually cancels the Outlet Managed PDU’s Invalid Access Lockout feature.
Normally, when a series of failed login attempts are detected, the Invalid Access
Lockout feature can shut down the network port for a user specified time period in
order to prevent further access attempts. When the /UL command is invoked, the
Outlet Managed PDU will immediately unlock all network ports that are currently in
the locked state.
Availability: Administrator
Format: /UL [Enter]
17.3.3. Configuration Commands
/F
Set System Parameters
Displays a menu which is used to define the Site ID message, create user accounts,
set the system clock, and configure and enable the Invalid Access Lockout feature.
Note that all functions provided by the /F command are also available via the Web
Browser Interface. For more information, please refer to Section 5.3.
Availability: Administrator
Format: /F [Enter]
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/P
Set Serial Port Parameters
Displays a menu that is used to select options and parameters for the Outlet Managed
PDU’s serial Setup Port, Remote Port. Note that all functions provided by the /P
command are also available via the Web Browser Interface. Section 5.8 describes
the procedure for defining serial port parameters for the Setup Port.
Availability: Administrator
Format: /P [Enter]
/PL
Set Plug Parameters
Displays a menu that is used to select options and parameters for the Outlet Managed
PDU’s switched outlets (plugs). Note that all functions provided by the /PL
command are also available via the Web Browser Interface. Section 5.7 describes
the procedure for defining plug parameters.
Availability: Administrator
Format: /PL [Enter]
/G
Plug Group Parameters
Displays a menu that is used to View, Add, Modify or Delete Plug Groups. For more
information on Plug Groups, please refer to Section 5.6.
Availability: Administrator
Format: /G [Enter]
/N
Network Port Parameters
Displays a menu which is used to select parameters for the Network Port. Also
allows access to the IP Security function, which can restrict network access by
unauthorized IP addresses. Note that all of the functions provided by the /N
command are also available via the Web Browser Interface. For more information,
please refer to Section 5.9.
Availability: Administrator
Format: /N [Enter]
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/RB
Reboot Options
Displays a menu that is used to configure Scheduled Reboots and Ping-No-Answer
Reboots. Scheduled Reboots allow the Outlet Managed PDU to be rebooted on
a regular basis, according to a user defined schedule. Ping-No-Answer Reboots
allow the Outlet Managed PDU to automatically reboot user-designated outlets
when a user-specified IP address does not respond to a Ping command. For more
information on Reboot options, please refer to Section 6.
Note:
If desired, the Ping-No-Answer Reboot function can also be
configured to send email notification whenever a Ping-No-Answer
Reboot is generated. For more information, please refer to
Section 7.5.
Availability: Administrator
Format: /RB [Enter]
/AC
Alarm Configuration Parameters
Displays a menu that is used to configure and enable the Over Current Alarms, Over
Temperature Alarms, Circuit Breaker Open Alarm, Lost Voltage Alarm, Ping-NoAnswer Alarm, Invalid Access Lockout Alarm and Plug Current Alarm. When
properly configured, the Over Current Alarms and Over Temperature Alarms offer
the option of "Load Shedding", which allows the unit to automatically switch Off
user-specified non-essential outlets when temperature or current readings exceed
user-defined values. For more information on Alarm Configuration, please refer to
Section 7.
Availability: Administrator
Format: /AC [Enter]
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/I
Reboot System (Default)
Reinitializes the Outlet Managed PDU and offers the option to keep user-defined
parameters or reset to default parameters. As described in Section 5.10.1, the /I
command can also be used to restore the unit to previously saved parameters. When
the /I command is invoked, the unit will offer the following reboot options:
•
•
•
•
•
Unit to Reboot
Reboot Only (Do NOT default parameters)
Reboot & Default (Keep IP Parameters & SSH Keys)
Reboot & Default (Default ALL parameters)
Reboot & Restore Last Known Working Configuration
Availability: Administrator, SuperUser
Format: /I [Enter]
/UF
Upgrade Firmware
When new versions of the Outlet Managed PDU firmware become available, this
command is used to update existing firmware as described in Section 16.
Note:
It will take about 15 minutes to complete the upgrade procedure for
the Outlet Managed PDU.
Availability: Administrator
Format: /UF [Enter]
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/TEST
Test Network Parameters
Displays a menu which is used to test configuration of the Syslog and SNMP Trap
functions and can also be used to invoke a Ping Command. For more information,
please refer to Section 11.2 and Section 12.2.
Notes:
• In order for the ping command to function with domain names,
Domain Name Server parameters must be defined as described in
Section 5.9.5.
• The Test Menu’s Ping command is not effected by the status of
the Network Parameters Menu’s Ping Access function.
Availability: Administrator
Format: /TEST [Enter]
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APPENDICES
Appendix A. Interface Descriptions
RJ-45
Pin No.
RTS 1
Request to Send
DTR 2
Ready Out
TXD 3
Data Out
GND 4
Ground
5
Pin 8
Pin 1
RXD 6
Data In
DCD 7
Carrier Detect
CTS 8
Clear to Send
Figure A-1: RS232 Console Port Interface
A.1.
Serial Console Port (RS232)
DCD and DTR hardware lines function as follows:
1.
When connected:
a) If either port is set for Modem Mode, the DTR output at either port
reflects the DCD input at the other end.
b) If neither port is set for Modem Mode, DTR output is held high (active).
2.
When not connected:
a) If the port is set for Modem Mode, upon disconnect DTR output is
pulsed for 0.5 seconds and then held high.
b) If the port is not set for Modem Mode, DTR output is controlled by the
DTR Output option (Serial Port Parameters Menu, Option 23). Upon
disconnect, Option 23 allows DTR output to be held low, held high, or
pulsed for 0.5 seconds and then held high.
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Appendix B. Troubleshooting
B.1.
Calling Black Box
If you determine that your Outlet Managed PDU is malfunctioning, do not attempt to
alter or repair the unit. It contains no user-serviceable parts. Contact Black Box at
724-746-5500.
Before you do, make a record of the history of the problem. We will be able to
provide more efficient and accurate assistance if you have a complete description,
including:
• The nature and duration of the problem.
• When the problem occurs.
• The components involved in the problem.
• Any particular application that, when used, appears to create the problem or
make it worse.
B.2.
Shipping and Packaging
If you need to transport or ship your Outlet Managed PDU:
• Package it carefully. We recommend that you use the original container.
• If you are shipping the Outlet Managed PDU for repair, make sure you
include everything that came in the original package. Before you ship,
contact Black Box to get a Return Authorization (RA) number.
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