HP Rack and Power Manager User Guide

HP Rack and Power Manager User Guide
HP Rack and Power Manager
User Guide
March 2003 (First Edition)
Part Number 311371-001
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Contents
About This Guide
Intended Audience...................................................................................................................................... vii
Symbols in Text.......................................................................................................................................... vii
Text Conventions ....................................................................................................................................... vii
Related Documents.................................................................................................................................... viii
Getting Help .............................................................................................................................................. viii
Technical Support ............................................................................................................................... viii
HP Website ......................................................................................................................................... viii
Authorized Reseller ...............................................................................................................................ix
Reader’s Comments .....................................................................................................................................ix
Chapter 1
Overview
Introduction ............................................................................................................................................... 1-1
Rack and Power Manager Overview ......................................................................................................... 1-3
Rack and Power Manager Architecture .............................................................................................. 1-4
Supported Hardware Configurations .................................................................................................. 1-7
Power Protection for the Rack and Power Management Server ....................................................... 1-17
Chapter 2
Installation
System Requirements ................................................................................................................................ 2-1
Browser Requirements........................................................................................................................ 2-3
Installation Overview ................................................................................................................................ 2-3
Installing Components on Windows Operating Systems .......................................................................... 2-4
Installing the Management Server Using the GUI Installation Method ............................................. 2-4
Installing the System Agent Using the GUI Installation Method ..................................................... 2-15
Installing the Serial Relay Agent Using the GUI Installation Method ............................................. 2-25
Installing the System Agent and Serial Relay Agent Using the Silent Installation Method ............. 2-34
Installing Components on RedHat Operating Systems ........................................................................... 2-36
Installing the Management Server Using the GUI Installation Method ........................................... 2-37
Installing the System Agent Using the GUI Installation Method ..................................................... 2-47
Installing the Serial Relay Agent Using the GUI Installation Method ............................................. 2-57
Installing the System Agent and Serial Relay Agent Using the Silent Installation Method ............. 2-67
Installing Components on NetWare Operating Systems ......................................................................... 2-70
Installing the System Agent Using the GUI Installation Method ..................................................... 2-70
Installing the Serial Relay Agent Using the GUI Installation Method ............................................. 2-79
Installing the System Agent and Serial Relay Agent Using the Silent Installation Method ............. 2-89
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Uninstalling Components From Windows Systems ................................................................................2-91
Uninstalling Components From RedHat Systems ...................................................................................2-92
Uninstalling Components From NetWare Systems .................................................................................2-92
Chapter 3
Access and Navigation
Browsing to Rack and Power Manager......................................................................................................3-1
Browsing Remotely .............................................................................................................................3-1
Browsing Locally ................................................................................................................................3-2
Regarding the Browser Security Alert .......................................................................................................3-2
Establishing a Secure Session .............................................................................................................3-3
Logging In to Rack and Power Manager ...................................................................................................3-4
Navigating Rack and Power Manager .......................................................................................................3-5
Chapter 4
Configuration
Settings Icon...............................................................................................................................................4-1
Automatic Discovery Screen...............................................................................................................4-2
Manual Discovery Screen....................................................................................................................4-4
Discovery Results Screen ....................................................................................................................4-7
Device Management Screen ................................................................................................................4-8
Agent Management Screen................................................................................................................4-10
User Administration Screen ..............................................................................................................4-13
My Account Screen ...........................................................................................................................4-15
Notification Recipients Screen ..........................................................................................................4-16
Session Management Screen .............................................................................................................4-20
System Logs Screen ..........................................................................................................................4-21
Database Screen ................................................................................................................................4-22
Email Server Setup Screen ................................................................................................................4-23
Configuration Screen.........................................................................................................................4-24
About RPM Screen............................................................................................................................4-25
Chapter 5
Operation
Devices Icon...............................................................................................................................................5-1
Devices Home Screen ................................................................................................................................5-2
CMC Devices.............................................................................................................................................5-2
Device Overview Screen .....................................................................................................................5-3
Logs and Reports Screen .....................................................................................................................5-5
Sensor Setup Screen ............................................................................................................................5-7
Accessory Setup Screen ......................................................................................................................5-9
Event Response Overview Screen.....................................................................................................5-12
Properties Screen ...............................................................................................................................5-17
Manual Control Screen......................................................................................................................5-19
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UPS Devices............................................................................................................................................ 5-20
Device Overview Screen................................................................................................................... 5-21
Logs and Reports Screen .................................................................................................................. 5-23
Attached Agents Screen.................................................................................................................... 5-25
Power Fail Settings Screen ............................................................................................................... 5-26
Scheduled Shutdowns Screen ........................................................................................................... 5-30
Event Response Overview Screen .................................................................................................... 5-32
Properties Screen .............................................................................................................................. 5-37
Diagnostics Screen............................................................................................................................ 5-38
Manual Control Screen ..................................................................................................................... 5-39
Queries Icon ............................................................................................................................................ 5-40
Queries Screen .................................................................................................................................. 5-40
Home Icon ............................................................................................................................................... 5-43
Home Screen..................................................................................................................................... 5-43
Chapter 6
Troubleshooting
Appendix A
Alert Messages
Appendix B
Using Rack and Power Manager with Insight Manager 7
Configuring Insight Manager 7 .................................................................................................................B-1
Configuring Rack and Power Manager .....................................................................................................B-1
Appendix C
Rack and Power Manager Security Considerations
Appendix D
Backing Up and Restoring Rack and Power Manager
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About This Guide
This guide provides information about Rack and Power Manager including installation,
configuration, operation, and troubleshooting.
Intended Audience
This guide is intended for individuals requiring information about the management of HP
Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPSs) and Console Management Controllers (CMCs).
Symbols in Text
These symbols are found in the text of this guide. They have the following meanings:
CAUTION: Text set off in this manner indicates that failure to follow directions could result in
damage to equipment or loss of information.
IMPORTANT: Text set off in this manner presents clarifying information or specific instructions.
NOTE: Text set off in this manner presents commentary, sidelights, or interesting points of information.
Text Conventions
This document uses the following conventions:
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Italic type indicates complete titles of manuals or variables. Variables include
information that varies in system output, command lines, and command parameters in
text.
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Bold type is used for emphasis of selected onscreen elements (menu options, command
names, dialog box names, and so on) and keyboard keys.
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Monospace typeface indicates code examples, screen displays, and user input.
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Sans serif typeface is used for uniform resource locators (URLs).
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Related Documents
For additional information on the topics covered in this guide, refer to the following
documents:
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Product user guides
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Product installation instructions
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HP Power Products Glossary
These documents are located on the Power Products Documentation CD or at
www.hp.com\products\ups.
Getting Help
If you have a problem and have exhausted the information in this guide, you can get further
information and other help in the following locations.
Technical Support
In North America, call the HP Technical Support Phone Center at 1-800-652-6672. This
service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For continuous quality improvement, calls
may be recorded or monitored. Outside North America, call the nearest HP Technical Support
Phone Center. For telephone numbers of worldwide Technical Support Centers, go to
www.hp.com.
Have the following information available before you call:
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Technical support registration number (if applicable)
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Product serial number
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Product model name and number
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Applicable error messages
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Add-on boards or hardware
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Third-party hardware or software
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Operating system type and revision level
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Power management software type and version
HP Website
For information on this product as well as the latest drivers, firmware updates, and service
packs, go to www.hp.com.
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Authorized Reseller
For the name of your nearest authorized reseller:
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In the United States, call 1-800-345-1518.
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In Canada, call 1-800-263-5868.
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Elsewhere, see the HP website for locations and telephone numbers.
Reader’s Comments
To comment on this guide, send an email to ServerDocumentation@hp.com.
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Overview
Introduction
HP Rack and Power Manager is enterprise-grade software that enables users to monitor,
manage, and control both power and rack environments through comprehensive control of
HP Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPSs) and the HP rack environmental monitor, the
Console Management Controller (CMC). Rack and Power Manager software provides
comprehensive device control in data center environments where multiple users need to
access and manage many devices both locally and remotely. A familiar browser interface
provides secure remote access (128-bit SSL encryption) to management agents anywhere on
the network. Rack and Power Manager enables users to schedule system shutdowns, control
power failure settings, and define UPS load segments to allow for maximum uptime of
critical servers. This software offers several new features, such as the ability to configure
redundant UPSs and system event handling, which enables users to establish power and
environmental failure policies with programmed automatic responses.
Use Rack and Power Manager to monitor, manage, and control:
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HP Tower UPSs—UPS T700, UPS T1000 XR, UPS T1500 XR, UPS T2200 XR
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HP Rack UPSs—UPS R1500 XR, UPS R3000 XR, UPS R6000, UPS R12000 XR
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HP CMCs—Rack environmental monitoring devices
Rack and Power Manager software can be configured to send alert traps to HP Insight
Manager or other SNMP-management programs or run as a standalone power management
system. This flexibility enables you to monitor, manage, and control the rack and power
environments of networked and serially-attached devices (CMCs and UPSs), regardless of the
system management method. For ease of configuration, Rack and Power Manager can be
configured to perform device auto-discovery and to copy event configurations of already
managed devices to newly managed devices. To facilitate day-to-day maintenance tasks, the
software provides detailed system logs and system diagnostics, including UPS battery checks.
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Use Rack and Power Manager to:
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Customize alerts
— Send email notification messages
— Send broadcast notification messages
— Send SNMP traps
— Issue computer commands
— Perform device actions
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Monitor, manage, and control UPSs
— Configure redundant UPSs to support servers with multiple power supplies
— Manage a graceful shutdown of attached equipment during utility power failures
— Manage independent UPS load segments to provide separate power control of
connected equipment
— Prioritize the timing of equipment shutdowns and reboot connected equipment by
load segment
— Shut down and reboot any UPS and attached equipment, based on a user-specified
schedule
— Delay restart by load segment after a power outage to sequence the startup of system
components
— Display UPS logs for analysis
— Monitor the status of UPSs and perform UPS diagnostics
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Monitor, manage, and control CMCs
— Configure and monitor the CMC sensors and options (air temperature,
shock/vibration, humidity, intrusion, smoke detection, and front and back door locks)
— Activate relay controls
— Display CMC logs for analysis
— Remotely or locally monitor and control rack environments
— Take action when a negative occurrence is taking place
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Rack and Power Manager Overview
Rack and Power Manager is a Web-based application that lets administrators manage large
numbers of devices (HP UPSs and CMCs) from a single management console.
Administrators can monitor, manage, and control devices both locally and remotely.
Example 1-1: During a utility power failure, the connected UPSs switch to battery mode.
Rack and Power Manager can issue an email alert to the system administrator and begin a
prioritized system shutdown based on your settings. After power is restored, Rack and Power
Manager can facilitate a prioritized power up for connected equipment. Rack and Power
Manager also allows for scheduled on and off times, which promotes power conservation.
The UPS can be configured to extend runtimes for critical devices during utility power
failures. For most UPSs, the receptacles on the rear panel can be divided into two or more
groups, called load segments, which can be controlled independently. By shutting down a
load segment that is connected to less critical equipment, the runtime for more critical
equipment is extended, providing additional protection.
Example 1-2: Rack and Power Manager has the ability to issue commands to servers that
the software recognizes. Issuing commands can be a useful tool in preventing data loss. If a
CMC detects an over temperature event or a UPS detects a utility power failure event, the
Rack and Power Management Server can be configured to issue a command to run a batch
file or shell script on the affected system.
Example 1-3: Rack and Power Manager can be configured to monitor set thresholds for
CMC sensors and take action when conditions are detected to be outside the threshold. Rack
and Power Manager can be programmed to turn the rack fans on when the rack temperature
is too warm or turn the rack fans off if smoke is detected. Should an unauthorized person
attempt to enter the rack, Rack and Power Manager can send an alert message to the
system administrator and activate an alarm relay switch that can be connected to a siren or
rotating light.
Example 1-4: Rack and Power Manager can be configured to take action on multiple
devices based on an event of a single device. If a CMC installed in a rack on the ninth floor
detects an over temperature condition, Rack and Power Manager can be configured to send
a message to the UPS powering the affected equipment and gracefully shut down the servers
installed in the rack. The same is true for UPSs. If a UPS in the same rack loses utility power
and goes on battery, the Management Server can be configured to send a message to the
CMC installed in that same rack to unlock the rack door.
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Rack and Power Manager Architecture
Rack and Power Manager leverages a distributed architecture that consists of three major
components:
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Management Server
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System Agent
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Serial Relay Agent
Figure 1-1: Rack and Power Manager architecture
Item
1-4
Description
1
Rack and Power Management Server
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A remote workstation browsing in to the Management Server over the network
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A management application on a remote workstation that is receiving SNMP traps from the
Management Server over the network
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UPSs that are serially attached to network servers are managed by the Management
Server using the Serial Relay Agent
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Servers on the network that are running Rack and Power Management Agents receive
custom commands from the Management Server
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UPSs that are attached to the network are managed by the Management Server
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CMCs that are attached to the network are managed by the Management Server
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Management Server
The Rack and Power Manager application runs on a single server, which acts as the
management console. The Management Server communicates with discovered and managed
CMCs and UPSs throughout the network. The Management Server continuously polls
devices for status. Once an alert is detected, the Management Server acts on configured event
policies. Additional features of the Management Server include:
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Polling the network for supported UPSs, CMCs, and System Agents (automatic
discovery)
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Controlling security and authentication
— Individual logon accounts
— SSL implemented
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Generating status and configuration pages for authenticated users connecting through a
Web browser
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Generating commands to send to the System Agents to prepare for, initiate, and cancel
tasks
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Notifying administrators of alerts by way of emails, email pages, and pop-up messages
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Sending alert traps to Insight Manager and other manageability software programs that
receive SNMP traps
The Management Server operates on a single server that is running any of the following
operating systems:
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Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Server with Service Pack 6
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Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Server, Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 6
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Microsoft Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 2
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Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server with Service Pack 2
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RedHat Linux 7.2, 7.3 Server
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System Agent
The System Agent is the software component that runs on a server and allows Rack and
Power Manager to gracefully shut down the operating system of that server or take another
pre-configured action in case of a specific event. Install the System Agent on any server that
is attached to a UPS and on any server that Rack and Power Manager uses to initiate a
command. For more information on using commands, refer to “Commands Tab” in
Chapter 5.
A server that has the System Agent installed is discovered and recognized by Rack and Power
Manager as an Agent. Agents can be associated with one or more UPSs or UPS load
segments. For more information on associating agents, refer to “Attached Agents Screen” in
Chapter 5.
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The System Agent operates on any network-connected server that is running one of the
following operating systems:
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Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Server with Service Pack 6
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Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Server, Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 6
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Microsoft Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 2
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Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server with Service Pack 2
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Novell NetWare 5.1 with Support Pack 5
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Novell NetWare 6.0 with Support Pack 2
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RedHat Linux 7.2, 7.3 Server
Serial Relay Agent
The Serial Relay Agent is the software component that runs on a server and allows Rack and
Power Manager to communicate with a UPS that is serially attached to a network-connected
server. A server that has the Serial Relay Agent installed is discovered and recognized by
Rack and Power Manager as a device with the IP address of the server running the Serial
Relay Agent.
The Serial Relay Agent operates on any network-connected server that is serially attached to
a UPS and running one the following operating systems:
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Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Server with Service Pack 6
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Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Server, Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 6
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Microsoft Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 2
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Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server with Service Pack 2
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Novell NetWare 5.1 with Support Pack 5
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Novell NetWare 6.0 with Support Pack 2
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RedHat Linux 7.2, 7.3 Server
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Supported Hardware Configurations
Rack and Power Manager requires that the Management Server be connected to the network.
UPSs and CMCs can be attached in any of the following configurations:
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Configuration A—A CMC is connected directly to the network.
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Configuration B—A UPS is serially attached to a server that is plugged into a load
segment on the rear of the same UPS.
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Configuration C—A UPS and a server are both directly connected to the network. The
server is plugged into a load segment on the rear of the UPS.
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Configuration D—A redundant configuration in which the UPSs are serially attached.
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Configuration E—A redundant configuration in which the UPSs are network attached.
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Configuration F—A redundant configuration in which one UPS is serially attached and
one UPS is network attached.
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Configuration G—A server that is not connected to a UPS is directly connected to the
network and receives commands from the Management Server.
Configuration A
Figure 1-2 illustrates several CMCs connected directly to the network. The CMC is
monitored by the Management Server, which is located elsewhere on the network.
Figure 1-2: Configuration A
Item
Description
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Rack and Power Management Server
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CMC
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Configuration B
Figure 1-3 illustrates a UPS serially attached to a server that is plugged into a load segment of
the UPS. The server is connected directly to the network. A Management Server is located
elsewhere on the network. The server has an installed System Agent that receives commands,
such as displaying a pop-up message or shutting down the operating system, from the
Management Server. The server also has an installed Serial Relay Agent that is used for
communication between the UPS and the Management Server.
NOTE: Installed agents must be associated with the correct server or UPS load segment in Rack and
Power Manager. For information on associating agents, refer to “Attached Agents Screen” in Chapter 5.
Figure 1-3: Configuration B
Item
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Description
1
Rack and Power Management Server
2
Additional servers power protected by a single UPS (each server requires installation of the
System Agent)
3
Power protected server that is serially attached to the UPS (requires installation of the
System Agent and the Serial Relay Agent)
4
UPS with a serial communication cable attached
5
Utility power feed
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Configuration C
Figure 1-4 illustrates a server that is plugged into a load segment of a UPS. Both the UPS and
the server are directly connected to the network. The UPS is monitored by a Management
Server that is located elsewhere on the network. The server has an installed System Agent
that receives commands, such as displaying a pop-up message or shutting down the operating
system, from the Management Server.
NOTE: Installed agents must be associated with the correct server or UPS load segment in Rack and
Power Manager. For information on associating agents, refer to “Attached Agents Screen” in Chapter 5.
Figure 1-4: Configuration C
Item
Description
1
Rack and Power Management Server
2
Additional servers power protected by a single UPS (each server requires installation of the
System Agent)
3
Power protected server (requires installation of the System Agent)
4
UPS with an HP SNMP Adapter Card installed
5
Utility power feed
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Configuration D
Figure 1-5 illustrates a redundant configuration in which servers with dual power supplies are
protected by multiple UPSs. The servers are both serially attached to different UPSs. One
server power supply is connected to a receptacle on the rear panel of each UPS. Each UPS is
connected to a separate power feed. The UPSs are monitored by a Management Server
located elsewhere on the network. Each server has an installed System Agent that receives
commands, such as displaying a pop-up message or shutting down the operating system, from
the Management Server. The servers also each have an installed Serial Relay Agent that is
used for communication between the UPS and the Management Server.
IMPORTANT: When planning a redundant configuration, consider that in normal operating
conditions, servers with multiple power supplies equally distribute the power load across each power
feed. A server with two power supplies applies 50 percent of the load to each power feed. In the event
that one power feed fails, the second power feed must be able to handle 100 percent of the load.
Ensure that each UPS in the redundant configuration can support the entire load in the event of a power
failure.
Redundant UPS configurations should be tested thoroughly to ensure the load handling capabilities and
power fail settings of each UPS prior to an actual power failure event.
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Figure 1-5: Configuration D
Item
Description
1
Rack and Power Management Server
2
Additional servers power protected by multiple UPSs (each server requires installation of
the System Agent)
3
Redundant power protected server that is serially attached to the UPS (requires installation
of the System Agent and the Serial Relay Agent)
4
Redundant power protected server that is serially attached to the UPS (requires installation
of the System Agent and the Serial Relay Agent)
5
UPS with a serial communication cable attached
6
Utility power feed
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Configuration E
Figure 1-6 illustrates a redundant configuration in which one server with dual power supplies
is protected by multiple UPSs. One server power supply is connected to a receptacle on the
rear panel of each UPS. Each UPS is connected to a separate power feed. The UPSs are
monitored by a Management Server located elsewhere on the network. Each server has an
installed System Agent that receives commands, such as displaying a pop-up message or
shutting down the operating system, from the Management Server.
IMPORTANT: When planning a redundant configuration, consider that in normal operating
conditions, servers with multiple power supplies equally distribute the power load across each power
feed. A server with two power supplies applies 50 percent of the load to each power feed. In the event
that one power feed fails, the second power feed must be able to handle 100 percent of the load.
Ensure that each UPS in the redundant configuration can support the entire load in the event of a power
failure.
Redundant UPS configurations should be tested thoroughly to ensure the load handling capabilities and
power fail settings of each UPS prior to an actual power failure event.
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Figure 1-6: Configuration E
Item
Description
1
Rack and Power Management Server
2
Additional servers power protected by multiple UPSs (each server requires installation of
the System Agent)
3
Redundant power protected server (requires installation of the System Agent)
4
UPS with an HP SNMP Adapter Card installed
5
Utility power feed
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Configuration F
Figure 1-7 illustrates a redundant configuration in which servers with dual power supplies are
protected by multiple UPSs. One server is serially attached to a UPS. The first server and a
second UPS are connected directly to the network. One server power supply is connected to a
receptacle on the rear panel of each UPS. Each UPS is connected to a separate power feed.
The UPSs are monitored by a Management Server located elsewhere on the network.
IMPORTANT: When planning a redundant configuration, consider that in normal operating
conditions, servers with multiple power supplies equally distribute the power load across each power
feed. A server with two power supplies applies 50 percent of the load to each power feed. In the event
that one power feed fails, the second power feed must be able to handle 100 percent of the load.
Ensure that each UPS in the redundant configuration can support the entire load in the event of a power
failure.
Redundant UPS configurations should be tested thoroughly to ensure the load handling capabilities and
power fail settings of each UPS prior to an actual power failure event.
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Figure 1-7: Configuration F
Item
Description
1
Rack and Power Management Server
2
Additional servers power protected by multiple UPSs (each server requires installation of
the System Agent)
3
Redundant power protected server (requires installation of the System Agent)
4
Redundant power protected server that is serially attached to the UPS (requires installation
of the System Agent and the Serial Relay Agent)
5
UPS with an HP SNMP Adapter Card installed
6
UPS with a serial communication cable attached
7
Utility power feed
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Configuration G
Figure 1-8 illustrates a server that is not connected to a UPS but is directly connected to the
network. The server has an installed System Agent that receives commands, such as
displaying a pop-up message or shutting down the operating system, from the Management
Server.
NOTE: Installed agents must be associated with the correct server or UPS load segment in Rack and
Power Manager. For information on associating agents, refer to “Attached Agents Screen” in Chapter 5.
Figure 1-8: Configuration G
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Description
1
Rack and Power Management Server
2
Additional non-power protected servers (each server
requires installation of the System Agent)
3
Non-power protected server (requires installation of the
System Agent)
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Power Protection for the Rack and Power Management Server
Power protection for the Management Server is essential. The Management Server is the
central point of control of the Rack and Power Management environment. If the Management
Server goes down, control of all managed devices is lost. Supported power protection
configurations for the Management Server are detailed in Table 1-1.
Table 1-1: Management Server Power Protection Configurations
Number of UPSs
UPS Connections
Components Required on
Management Server
Single
UPS serially attached to the
Management Server
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Rack and Power Manager
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System Agent
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Serial Relay Agent
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Rack and Power Manager
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System Agent
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Rack and Power Manager
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System Agent
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Rack and Power Manager
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System Agent
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Serial Relay Agent
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Rack and Power Manager
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System Agent
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Serial Relay Agent
Single
Redundant
Redundant
Redundant
Network connected
Both UPSs network connected
Both UPSs serially attached*
One UPS serially attached, one UPS
network connected
* If this configuration is used, the serial communications cable from the second UPS must be
connected to a separate server.
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System Requirements
Table 2-1 lists the minimum Rack and Power Manager hardware and software requirements.
Table 2-1: Rack and Power Manager Minimum System Requirements
Rack and Power Manager
Component
Hardware and
Software
Suggested Minimum Requirements
Management Server
Hardware
500-MHz Pentium® computer
Disk space
100 MB free disk space
System memory
256 MB of RAM
Operating system
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Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Server
with Service Pack 6
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Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Server,
Enterprise Edition with Service
Pack 6
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Microsoft Windows 2000 Server with
Service Pack 2
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Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced
Server with Service Pack 2
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RedHat Linux 7.2, 7.3 Server
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A supported operating system with a
static IP address (recommended),
TCP/IP installed and configured
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SNMP services installed and active
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A Mail Application Program with
SMTP for email notification of alerts
Server software
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Table 2-1: Rack and Power Manager Minimum System Requirements continued
Rack and Power Manager
Component
Hardware and
Software
Suggested Minimum Requirements
System Agent
Hardware
233-MHz Pentium computer
Disk space
10 MB free disk space
System memory
64 MB of RAM
Operating system
•
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Server
with Service Pack 6
•
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Server,
Enterprise Edition with Service
Pack 6
•
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server with
Service Pack 2
•
Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced
Server with Service Pack 2
•
Novell NetWare 5.1 with Support
Pack 5
•
Novell NetWare 6.0 with Support
Pack 2
•
RedHat Linux 7.2, 7.3 Server
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Hardware
233-MHz Pentium computer
Disk space
10 MB free disk space
System memory
64 MB of RAM
Operating system
•
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Server
with Service Pack 6
•
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Server,
Enterprise Edition with Service
Pack 6
•
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server with
Service Pack 2
•
Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced
Server with Service Pack 2
•
Novell NetWare 5.1 with Support
Pack 5
•
Novell NetWare 6.0 with Support
Pack 2
•
RedHat Linux 7.2, 7.3 Server
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Browser Requirements
Table 2-2 lists the minimum Rack and Power Manager browser requirements.
Table 2-2: Minimum Web Browser Requirements
Software
Browser
Web browser on a client
Microsoft Operating Systems:
•
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later with
TM
Sun Java Plug-in 1.3.1_06
(recommended)
•
Netscape 6.2 or later with Sun Java Plug-in
1.3.1_06 (recommended)
Linux Operating System:
•
Monitor resolution
Netscape 6.2 or later with Sun Java Plug-in
1.4.1_01 (recommended)
Minimum supported resolution of 1024 x 768,
16-bit high color (maximize browser window for
optimal display)
Note: A Java Plug-in installation occurs immediately upon browsing to Rack and Power Manager
for the first time. Verify that the recommended Java Plug-in is installed.
Installation Overview
Follow these guidelines when installing the Rack and Power Manager components:
•
Management Server—Install the Management Server on the computer that will be
responsible for managing other systems and devices.
IMPORTANT: Devices should be managed by a single Management Server.
•
System Agent—Install the System Agent on any computer that will control the shutdown
and restart of a UPS load segment or receive commands from the Management Server.
•
Serial Relay Agent—Install the Serial Relay Agent on any computer that is serially
attached to a UPS.
For each component of Rack and Power Manager, two installation options exist:
•
Graphical user interface (GUI) installation—A series of dialog boxes and prompts
guide you through the installation process.
•
Silent installation—A text form is filled out, and the installation program completes the
installation.
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Table 2-3 summarizes the available installation options for each operating system.
Table 2-3: Installation Options
Operating System
GUI Installation
Silent Installation*
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Server
Available
Available
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Server, Enterprise Edition
Available
Available
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
Available
Available
Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Available
Available
Microsoft Windows 2000 Enterprise Server
Available
Available
Novell NetWare 5.1, 6.0
Available**
Available
RedHat Linux 7.2, 7.3 Server
Available
Available
* The Silent installation option only installs agents. Install the Management Server using the
GUI installation method.
** Installation must be run from a Windows workstation connected to the NetWare server.
Installing Components on Windows Operating Systems
The Management Server, System Agent, and Serial Relay Agent can be installed using the
GUI installation method on any supported Windows operating system.
NOTE: Rack and Power Manager components can be installed individually or as a group, using the
GUI installation method. The instructions in this guide are for individual component installation.
The System Agent and Serial Relay Agent can be installed using the Silent installation option
on any supported Windows operating system.
Installing the Management Server Using the GUI Installation Method
To install the Management Server on a Windows system using the GUI Installation method:
1. Insert the Rack and Power Management Pack CD into the CD-ROM drive of the
computer. If the AutoPlay feature is enabled, the installation menu automatically starts.
If the AutoPlay feature is disabled, explore the CD, open the HPRPM folder, open the
Windows folder, and double-click SETUP.EXE.
If the operating system running is Japanese, the Language screen is displayed. Select the
installation language and click Next. The Introduction screen is displayed.
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2. Read the introduction and click Next.
The License Agreement screen is displayed.
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3. Read the license agreement, select I accept the terms of the License Agreement, and
click Next.
The Choose Product Components screen is displayed.
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4. Select RPM Management Server and click Next.
NOTE: Multiple components can be installed at one time. Available components include:
•
Management Server—Install the Management Server on the computer that will be
responsible for managing other systems and devices.
•
System Agent—Install the System Agent on any computer that will control the shutdown and
restart of a UPS load segment or receive commands from the Management Server.
•
Serial Relay Agent—Install the Serial Relay Agent on any computer that is serially attached to
a UPS.
The Choose Install Directory screen is displayed.
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5. Click Next to install the Management Server in the default folder that is displayed in the
Where Would You Like to Install? field. To specify a different folder, click Choose,
navigate to the appropriate folder, and click Next.
The Choose Shortcut Folder screen is displayed.
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6. Select the appropriate radio button to create product icons for Rack and Power Manager:
— Program Group—Click Start, select Programs, and select the Rack and Power
Manager Program Group. Click Rack and Power Manager to launch the
software.
— Start Menu—Click Start and select Rack and Power Manager to launch the
software.
— Desktop Icon—Double-click the Rack and Power Manager icon on the desktop to
launch the software.
— Other—Double-click the Rack and Power Manager link located in a specified
folder on the hard drive to launch the software.
7. Select Create Icons for All Users to display the desktop icon for any user logged in to
the computer. Click Next.
The Choose Passwords screen is displayed.
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8. Enter the password for the first administrator in the Enter Admin Password field.
Confirm the password by re-entering the password in the Confirm Admin Password
field. Additional administrator accounts and passwords can be set up on the Rack and
Power Manager User Administration screen. For more information on adding accounts,
refer to “User Administration Screen” in Chapter 4.
Enter the password needed to allow Rack and Power Manager to communicate with the
database in the Enter Data Access Password field. Confirm the password by re-entering
the password in the Confirm Data Access Password field. The database password can
be changed after installation is complete on the Rack and Power Manager Database
screen. For more information on changing the database password, refer to “Database
Screen” in Chapter 4.
Click Next.
The Choose Certificate Password screen is displayed.
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9. Enter and confirm a password to secure the SSL certificate. The password cannot contain
blank spaces. Click Next.
The Pre-Installation Summary screen is displayed.
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10. Review the installation information and click Install.
The Installing Rack and Power Manager screen is displayed. The Management Server
installs, and a status bar indicates the installation progress.
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After the installation is complete, the Service Start screen is displayed.
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11. Select Start RPM Services? and click Next.
The Install Complete screen is displayed.
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12. Read the information and click Done.
Installing the System Agent Using the GUI Installation Method
To install the System Agent on a Windows system using the GUI Installation method:
1. Insert the Rack and Power Management Pack CD into the CD-ROM drive of the
computer. If the AutoPlay feature is enabled, the installation menu automatically starts.
If the AutoPlay feature is disabled, explore the CD, open the HPRPM folder, open the
Windows folder, and double-click SETUP.EXE.
If the operating system running is Japanese, the Language screen is displayed. Select the
installation language and click Next. The Introduction screen is displayed.
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2. Read the introduction and click Next.
The License Agreement screen is displayed.
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3. Read the license agreement, select I accept the terms of the License Agreement, and
click Next.
The Choose Product Components screen is displayed.
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4. Select RPM System Agent and click Next.
NOTE: Multiple components can be installed at one time. Available components include:
•
Management Server—Install the Management Server on the computer that will be
responsible for managing other systems and devices.
•
System Agent—Install the System Agent on any computer that will control the shutdown and
restart of a UPS load segment or receive commands from the Management Server.
•
Serial Relay Agent—Install the Serial Relay Agent on any computer that is serially attached to
a UPS.
The Choose Install Directory screen is displayed.
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5. Click Next to install the System Agent in the default folder that is displayed in the
Where Would You Like to Install? field. To specify a different folder, click Choose,
navigate to the appropriate folder, and click Next.
The Choose Shortcut Folder screen is displayed.
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6. Select the appropriate radio button to create product icons for Rack and Power Manager:
— Program Group—Click Start, select Programs, and select the Rack and Power
Manager Program Group. Click Rack and Power Manager to launch the
software.
— Start Menu—Click Start and select Rack and Power Manager to launch the
software.
— Desktop Icon—Double-click the Rack and Power Manager icon on the desktop to
launch the software.
— Other—Double-click the Rack and Power Manager link located in a specified
folder on the hard drive to launch the software.
7. Select Create Icons for All Users to display the desktop icon for any user logged in to
the computer. Click Next.
The Choose Certificate Password screen is displayed.
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8. Enter and confirm a password to secure the SSL certificate. The password cannot contain
blank spaces. Click Next.
The Pre-Installation Summary screen is displayed.
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9. Review the installation information and click Install.
The Installing Rack and Power Manager screen is displayed. The System Agent
installs, and a status bar indicates the installation progress.
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After the installation is complete, the Service Start screen is displayed.
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10. Select Start RPM Services? and click Next.
The Install Complete screen is displayed.
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11. Read the information and click Done.
Installing the Serial Relay Agent Using the GUI Installation Method
To install the Serial Relay Agent on a Windows system using the GUI Installation method:
1. Insert the Rack and Power Management Pack CD into the CD-ROM drive of the
computer. If the AutoPlay feature is enabled, the installation menu automatically starts.
If the AutoPlay feature is disabled, explore the CD, open the HPRPM folder, open the
Windows folder, and double-click SETUP.EXE.
If the operating system running is Japanese, the Language screen is displayed. Select the
installation language and click Next. The Introduction screen is displayed.
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2. Read the introduction and click Next.
The License Agreement screen is displayed.
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3. Read the license agreement, select I accept the terms of the License Agreement, and
click Next.
The Choose Product Components screen is displayed.
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4. Select Serial Relay Agent and click Next.
NOTE: Multiple components can be installed at one time. Available components include:
•
Management Server—Install the Management Server on the computer that will be
responsible for managing other systems and devices.
•
System Agent—Install the System Agent on any computer that will control the shutdown and
restart of a UPS load segment or receive commands from the Management Server.
•
Serial Relay Agent—Install the Serial Relay Agent on any computer that is serially attached to
a UPS.
The Choose Install Directory screen is displayed.
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5. Click Next to install the Serial Relay Agent in the default folder that is displayed in the
Where Would You Like to Install? field. To specify a different folder, click Choose,
navigate to the appropriate folder, and click Next.
The Choose Shortcut Folder screen is displayed.
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6. Select the appropriate radio button to create product icons for Rack and Power Manager:
— Program Group—Click Start, select Programs, and select the Rack and Power
Manager Program Group. Click Rack and Power Manager to launch the
software.
— Start Menu—Click Start and select Rack and Power Manager to launch the
software.
— Desktop Icon—Double-click the Rack and Power Manager icon on the desktop to
launch the software.
— Other—Double-click the Rack and Power Manager link located in a specified
folder on the hard drive to launch the software.
7. Select Create Icons for All Users to display the desktop icon for any user logged in to
the computer. Click Next.
The Pre-Installation Summary screen is displayed.
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8. Review the installation information and click Install.
The Installing Rack and Power Manager screen is displayed. The Serial Relay Agent
installs, and a status bar indicates the installation progress.
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The Setup Serial Relay Agent dialog box is displayed.
9. Select the COM port on the computer to which the UPS is attached in the Serial Port
drop-down box. Select the baud rate at which the UPS communicates (9600 or 19200) or
select Automatic to have Rack and Power Manager determine the correct baud rate. Click
OK.
A message is displayed asking to start the Serial Relay Agent. Click Yes. The installation
program attempts to communicate with the UPS. After communication is established, the
Service Start screen is displayed.
NOTE: If the Serial Relay Agent fails to communicate with the UPS, refer to Chapter 6,
“Troubleshooting.”
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10. Select Start RPM Services? and click Next.
The Install Complete screen is displayed.
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11. Read the information and click Done.
Installing the System Agent and Serial Relay Agent Using the Silent
Installation Method
The System Agent and Serial Relay Agent can be installed using the Silent installation option
on any supported Windows operating system.
To install using the Silent installation option, a properties file must be created using a text
editor with the appropriate variables set for the desired installation options.
A description of the variables used on the properties file is included in Table 2-4. Examples
of the properties file follow.
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Table 2-4: Complete List of Variables
Variable
Function
INSTALLER_UI {should be equal to silent}
Use this variable to indicate the install type.
CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET {agent, SRA,
agentSRA}
Use this variable to select which agent
component to install.
•
Use agent to install the System Agent.
•
Use SRA to install the Serial Relay Agent.
•
Use agentSRA to install both the System
Agent and Serial Relay Agent.
USER_INSTALL_DIR {Divisions in the file
structure between directories should be
indicated with the symbol '$/$'.
Example: C:$/$hprpm}
Use this variable to indicate the path to which
the agent component is to be installed.
INSTALL_AGENT {equal to true if
CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET = agent or
CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET = agentSRA}
Use this variable to confirm which agents are to
be installed.
USER_INPUT_CERT_PW_1 {password needed
if CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET = agent or
CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET = agentSRA; should
be equal to USER_INPUT_CERT_PW_2}
Use this variable to input the SSL certificate
password that will be generated during the
install.
USER_INPUT_CERT_PW_2 {password needed
if CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET = agent or
CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET = agentSRA; should
be equal to USER_INPUT_CERT_PW_1}
Use this variable to confirm the SSL certificate
password that will be generated during the
install.
USER_INPUT_SRA_COM {Communications
Port Number the UPS is connected to, needed if
CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET = SRA or
CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET = agentSRA}
Use this variable to input the COM port number
to which the UPS is connected.
USER_INPUT_SRA_PASSWORD {SRA
Password needed if CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET =
SRA or CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET = agentSRA}
Use this variable to input the password the
Serial Relay Agent uses when communicating
with the Rack and Power Management Server.
The password is MustB6.
USER_INPUT_RESULTS_START_1 {this
variable is needed to start the services installed;
it should be equal to Start RPM Services?}
Use this variable to start the Rack and Power
Manager service.
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Example 2-1: Silent System Agent Installation
INSTALLER_UI = silent
CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET = agent
USER_INSTALL_DIR = c:$\$Program Files$\$HPRPM
INSTALL_AGENT = true
USER_INPUT_CERT_PW_1 = Admin
USER_INPUT_CERT_PW_2 = Admin
USER_INPUT_RESULTS_START_1 = Start RPM Services?
Example 2-2: Silent System Agent and Serial Relay Agent Installation
INSTALLER_UI = silent
CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET = agentSRA
USER_INSTALL_DIR = c:$/$Program Files$/$HP$/$RPM
INSTALL_AGENT = true
USER_INPUT_CERT_PW_1 = Admin
USER_INPUT_CERT_PW_2 = Admin
USER_INPUT_SRA_COM = 2
USER_INPUT_SRA_PASSWORD = Admin
USER_INPUT_RESULTS_START_1 = Start CRPM Services?
After saving the text file, run the installer by entering <path to install executable> -f <path
to properties file> at the command prompt. For example, if the install executable
(SETUP.EXE) is in the directory c:/hprpm and the properties file (INSTALL.PROP) is in the
directory c:/docs, from a command prompt at c:/hprpm, enter:
SETUP.EXE –f C:/DOCS/INSTALL.PROP
Installing Components on RedHat Operating Systems
The Management Server, System Agent, and Serial Relay Agent can be installed using the
GUI installation option on any supported RedHat operating system.
NOTE: Rack and Power Manager components can be installed individually or as a group using the GUI
installation method. The instructions in this guide are for individual component installation.
The System Agent and Serial Relay Agent can be installed using the Silent installation option
on any supported RedHat operating system.
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Installing the Management Server Using the GUI Installation Method
To install the Management Server on a RedHat system using the GUI Installation method:
1. Insert the Rack and Power Management Pack CD into the CD-ROM drive of the
computer.
Mount the CD and locate and run the Linux executable file located in the HPRPM/Linux
folder (INSTALL.BIN).
If the operating system running is Japanese, the Language screen is displayed. Select the
installation language and click Next. The Introduction screen is displayed.
2. Read the introduction and click Next.
The License Agreement screen is displayed.
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3. Read the license agreement, select I accept the terms of the License Agreement, and
click Next.
The Choose Product Components screen is displayed.
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4. Select Management Server and click Next.
NOTE: Multiple components can be installed at one time. Available components include:
•
Management Server—Install the Management Server on the computer that will be
responsible for managing other systems and devices.
•
System Agent—Install the System Agent on any computer that will control the shutdown and
restart of a UPS load segment or receive commands from the Management Server.
•
Serial Relay Agent—Install the Serial Relay Agent on any computer that is serially attached to
a UPS.
The Choose Install Directory screen is displayed.
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5. Click Next to install the Management Server in the default folder that is displayed in the
Where Would You Like to Install? field. To specify a different folder, click Choose,
navigate to the appropriate folder, and click Next.
The Choose Link Folder screen is displayed.
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6. Select the appropriate radio button to create links for Rack and Power Manager:
— Home folder—Double-click the Rack and Power Manager link in the home folder
to launch the software.
— Other—Double-click the Rack and Power Manager link located in a specified
folder on the hard drive to launch the software.
7. Click Next.
The Choose Passwords screen is displayed.
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8. Enter the password for the first administrator in the Enter Admin Password field.
Confirm the password by re-entering the password in the Confirm Admin Password
field. Additional administrator accounts and passwords can be set up on the Rack and
Power Manager User Administration screen. For more information on adding accounts,
refer to “User Administration Screen” in Chapter 4.
Enter the password needed to allow Rack and Power Manager to communicate with the
database in the Enter Data Access Password field. Confirm the password by re-entering
the password in the Confirm Data Access Password field. The database password can
be changed after installation is complete on the Rack and Power Manager Database
screen. For more information on changing the database password, refer to “Database
Screen” in Chapter 4.
Click Next.
The Choose Certificate Password screen is displayed.
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9. Enter and confirm a password to secure the SSL certificate. The password cannot contain
blank spaces. Click Next.
The Pre-Installation Summary screen is displayed.
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10. Review the installation information and click Install.
The Installing Rack and Power Manager screen is displayed. The Management Server
installs, and a status bar indicates the installation progress.
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After the installation is complete, the Service Start screen is displayed.
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11. Select Start RPM Services? and click Next.
The Install Complete screen is displayed.
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12. Read the information and click Done.
Installing the System Agent Using the GUI Installation Method
To install the System Agent on a RedHat system using the GUI Installation method:
1. Insert the Rack and Power Management Pack CD into the CD-ROM drive of the
computer.
Mount the CD and locate and run the Linux executable file located in the HPRPM/Linux
folder (INSTALL.BIN).
If the operating system running is Japanese, the Language screen is displayed. Select the
installation language and click Next. The Introduction screen is displayed.
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2. Read the introduction and click Next.
The License Agreement screen is displayed.
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3. Read the license agreement, select I accept the terms of the License Agreement, and
click Next.
The Choose Product Components screen is displayed.
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4. Select RPM System Agent and click Next.
NOTE: Multiple components can be installed at one time. Available components include:
•
Management Server—Install the Management Server on the computer that will be
responsible for managing other systems and devices.
•
System Agent—Install the System Agent on any computer that will control the shutdown and
restart of a UPS load segment or receive commands from the Management Server.
•
Serial Relay Agent—Install the Serial Relay Agent on any computer that is serially attached to
a UPS.
The Choose Install Directory screen is displayed.
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5. Click Next to install the System Agent in the default folder that is displayed in the
Where Would You Like to Install? field. To specify a different folder, click Choose,
navigate to the appropriate folder, and click Next.
The Choose Link Folder screen is displayed.
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6. Select the appropriate radio button to create links for Rack and Power Manager:
— Home folder—Double-click the Rack and Power Manager link in the home folder
to launch the software.
— Other—Double-click the Rack and Power Manager link located in a specified
folder on the hard drive to launch the software.
7. Click Next.
The Choose Certificate Password screen is displayed.
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8. Enter and confirm a password to secure the SSL certificate. The password cannot contain
blank spaces. Click Next.
The Pre-Installation Summary screen is displayed.
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9. Review the installation information and click Install.
The Installing Rack and Power Manager screen is displayed. The System Agent
installs, and a status bar indicates the installation progress.
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After the installation is complete, the Service Start screen is displayed.
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10. Select Start RPM Services? and click Next.
The Install Complete screen is displayed.
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11. Read the information and click Done.
Installing the Serial Relay Agent Using the GUI Installation Method
To install the Serial Relay Agent on a RedHat system using the GUI Installation method:
1. Insert the Rack and Power Management Pack CD into the CD-ROM drive of the
computer.
Mount the CD and locate and run the Linux executable file located in the HPRPM/Linux
folder (INSTALL.BIN).
If the operating system running is Japanese, the Language screen is displayed. Select the
installation language and click Next. The Introduction screen is displayed.
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2. Read the introduction and click Next.
The License Agreement screen is displayed.
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3. Read the license agreement, select I accept the terms of the License Agreement, and
click Next.
The Choose Product Components screen is displayed.
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4. Select Serial Relay Agent and click Next.
NOTE: Multiple components can be installed at one time. Available components include:
•
Management Server—Install the Management Server on the computer that will be
responsible for managing other systems and devices.
•
System Agent—Install the System Agent on any computer that will control the shutdown and
restart of a UPS load segment or receive commands from the Management Server.
•
Serial Relay Agent—Install the Serial Relay Agent on any computer that is serially attached to
a UPS.
The Choose Install Directory screen is displayed.
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5. Click Next to install the Serial Relay Agent in the default folder that is displayed in the
Where Would You Like to Install? field. To specify a different folder, click Choose,
navigate to the appropriate folder, and click Next.
The Choose Link Folder screen is displayed.
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6. Select the appropriate radio button to create links for Rack and Power Manager:
— Home folder—Double-click the Rack and Power Manager link in the home folder
to launch the software.
— Other—Double-click the Rack and Power Manager link located in a specified
folder on the hard drive to launch the software.
7. Click Next.
The Pre-Installation Summary screen is displayed.
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8. Review the installation information and click Install.
The Installing Rack and Power Manager screen is displayed. The Serial Relay Agent
installs, and a status bar indicates the installation progress.
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The Serial Relay Agent Setup Program runs.
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9. Check the current settings displayed on the screen. To adjust the settings, select option 4
and enter the communications port on the computer to which the UPS is attached. Enter
the baud rate at which the UPS communicates (9600 or 19200). Select option 1 to save
the changes and exit.
NOTE: Select option 5 to view an extended list of Serial Relay Agent setup options. Select
option 3 to display a help file for Serial Relay Agent setup, including advanced options.
A message is displayed asking to start the Serial Relay Agent. Click Yes. The installation
program attempts to communicate with the UPS. After communication is established, the
Service Start screen is displayed.
NOTE: If the Serial Relay Agent fails to communicate with the UPS, refer to Chapter 6,
“Troubleshooting.”
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10. Select Start RPM Services? and click Next.
The Install Complete screen is displayed.
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11. Read the information and click Done.
Installing the System Agent and Serial Relay Agent Using the Silent
Installation Method
The System Agent and Serial Relay Agent can be installed using the Silent installation option
on any supported RedHat operating system.
To install using the Silent installation option, a properties file must be created using a text
editor with the appropriate variables set for the desired installation options.
A description of the variables used on the properties file is included in Table 2-5. Examples
of the properties file follow.
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Variable
Function
INSTALLER_UI {should be equal to silent}
Use this variable to indicate the install type.
CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET {agent, SRA,
agentSRA}
Use this variable to select which agent
component to install.
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Use agent to install the System Agent.
•
Use SRA to install the Serial Relay Agent.
•
Use agentSRA to install both the System
Agent and Serial Relay Agent.
USER_INSTALL_DIR {Divisions in the file
structure between directories should be
indicated with the symbol '$/$'.
Example: C:$/$hprpm}
Use this variable to indicate the path to which
the agent component is to be installed.
INSTALL_AGENT {equal to true if
CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET = agent or
CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET = agentSRA}
Use this variable to confirm which agents are to
be installed.
USER_INPUT_CERT_PW_1 {password needed
if CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET = agent or
CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET = agentSRA; should
be equal to USER_INPUT_CERT_PW_2}
Use this variable to input the SSL certificate
password that will be generated during the
install.
USER_INPUT_CERT_PW_2 {password needed
if CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET = agent or
CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET = agentSRA; should
be equal to USER_INPUT_CERT_PW_1}
Use this variable to confirm the SSL certificate
password that will be generated during the
install.
USER_INPUT_SRA_COM {Communications
Port Number the UPS is connected to, needed if
CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET = SRA or
CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET = agentSRA}
Use this variable to input the COM port number
to which the UPS is connected.
USER_INPUT_SRA_PASSWORD {SRA
Password needed if CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET =
SRA or CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET = agentSRA}
Use this variable to input the password the
Serial Relay Agent uses when communicating
with the Rack and Power Management Server.
The password is MustB6.
USER_INPUT_RESULTS_START_1 {this
variable is needed to start the services installed;
it should be equal to Start RPM Services?}
Use this variable to start the Rack and Power
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Example 2-3: Silent System Agent Installation
INSTALLER_UI = silent
CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET = agent
USER_INSTALL_DIR = $/$opt$/$HP$/$RPM
INSTALL_AGENT = true
USER_INPUT_CERT_PW_1 = Admin
USER_INPUT_CERT_PW_2 = Admin
USER_INPUT_RESULTS_START_1 = Start RPM Services?
Example 2-4: Silent System Agent and Serial Relay Agent Installation
INSTALLER_UI = silent
CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET = agentSRA
USER_INSTALL_DIR = $/$opt$/$HP$/$RPM
INSTALL_AGENT = true
USER_INPUT_CERT_PW_1 = Admin
USER_INPUT_CERT_PW_2 = Admin
USER_INPUT_SRA_COM = 2
USER_INPUT_SRA_PASSWORD = Admin
USER_INPUT_RESULTS_START_1 = Start CRPM Services?
After saving the text file, run the installer by entering <path to install executable> -f <path
to properties file> at the command prompt. For example, if the install executable
(SETUP.EXE) is in the directory c:/hprpm and the properties file (INSTALL.PROP) is in the
directory c:/docs, from a command prompt at c:/hprpm, enter:
SETUP.EXE –f C:/DOCS/INSTALL.PROP
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Installing Components on NetWare Operating Systems
The System Agent and Serial Relay Agent can be installed using the GUI installation option
or Silent installation option on any supported NetWare operating system.
Installing the System Agent Using the GUI Installation Method
Installing Rack and Power Manager Agents on NetWare requires two steps. Step one installs
files to the NetWare server from a Windows workstation. Step two configures and loads the
software on the server.
Requirements for installation:
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A Novell Client must be installed and configured on a Windows workstation.
NOTE: The account used to log in to the NetWare server using the Novell Client should have
appropriate file system rights to install Rack and Power Manager Agents.
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A drive must be mapped from the Windows workstation running the Novell Client to the
root of the SYS: volume on the target NetWare server.
To install the System Agent on a NetWare system using the GUI Installation method:
1. Insert the Rack and Power Management CD into the Windows workstation running the
Novell Client. Locate and run the NetWare Agent executable located in the
HPRPM/NetWare folder (SETUP.EXE).
The Introduction screen is displayed.
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2. Read the introduction and click Next.
The License Agreement screen is displayed.
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3. Read the license agreement, select I accept the terms of the License Agreement, and
click Next.
The Choose Product Components screen is displayed.
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4. Select RPM System Agent and click Next.
NOTE: Multiple components can be installed at one time. Available components include:
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System Agent—Install the System Agent on any computer that will control the shutdown and
restart of a UPS load segment or receive commands from the Management Server.
•
Serial Relay Agent—Install the Serial Relay Agent on any computer that is serially attached to
a UPS.
The Important Information screen is displayed.
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5. Read the information contained on the screen and click Next.
The Choose Install Directory screen is displayed.
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6. Enter the desired install directory in the Where Would You Like to Install? field and
click Next.
NOTE: Be sure to change the default drive letter, if necessary, to the drive mapped to the SYS:
volume of the target server.
The Pre-Installation Summary screen is displayed.
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7. Review the installation information and click Install.
The Installing Rack and Power Manager screen is displayed. The agent installs, and a
status bar indicates the installation progress.
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After the installation is complete, the Important Information screen is displayed.
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8. Read the information contained on the screen and click Next.
The Install Complete screen is displayed.
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9. Read the information and click Done.
10. From the NetWare server Console, run the following commands:
<INSTALL_PATH>/NWCRPMIN.NCF
CRPMLD.NCF
NOTE: The System Shutdown Agent screen displays, indicating that the System Agent has been
loaded. In normal operation, this screen might be blank.
Installing the Serial Relay Agent Using the GUI Installation Method
Installing Rack and Power Manager Agents on NetWare requires two steps. Step one installs
files to the NetWare server from a Windows workstation. Step two configures and loads the
software on the server.
Requirements for installation:
•
A Novell Client must be installed and configured on a Windows workstation.
NOTE: The account used to log in to the NetWare server using the Novell Client should have
appropriate file system rights to install Rack and Power Manager Agents.
•
A drive must be mapped from the Windows workstation running the Novell Client to the
root of the SYS: volume on the target NetWare server.
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To install the Serial Relay Agent on a NetWare system using the GUI Installation method:
1. Insert the Rack and Power Management CD into the Windows workstation running the
Novell Client. Locate and run the NetWare Agent executable located in the
HPRPM/NetWare folder (SETUP.EXE).
The Introduction screen is displayed.
2. Read the introduction and click Next.
The License Agreement screen is displayed.
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3. Read the license agreement, select I accept the terms of the License Agreement, and
click Next.
The Choose Product Components screen is displayed.
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4. Select Serial Relay Agent and click Next.
NOTE: Multiple components can be installed at one time. Available components include:
•
System Agent—Install the System Agent on any computer that will control the shutdown and
restart of a UPS load segment or receive commands from the Management Server.
•
Serial Relay Agent—Install the Serial Relay Agent on any computer that is serially attached to
a UPS.
The Important Information screen is displayed.
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5. Read the information contained on the screen and click Next.
The Choose Install Directory screen is displayed.
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6. Enter the desired install directory in the Where Would You Like to Install? field and
click Next.
NOTE: Be sure to change the default drive letter, if necessary, to the drive mapped to the SYS:
volume of the target server.
The Pre-Installation Summary screen is displayed.
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7. Review the installation information and click Install.
The Installing Rack and Power Manager screen is displayed. The agent installs, and a
status bar indicates the installation progress.
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After the installation is complete, the Important Information screen is displayed.
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8. Read the information contained on the screen and click Next.
The Install Complete screen is displayed.
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9. Read the information and click Done.
10. From the NetWare server Console, run the following command:
<INSTALL_PATH>/NWCRPMIN.NCF
The Serial Relay Agent Setup screen is displayed, allowing for configuration of the
Serial Relay Agent. If it is necessary to reconfigure the Serial Relay Agent after the
installation, run SRASETUP.NLM from the directory in to which the software was installed
(usually SYS:HP/RPM).
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11. Select option 4 and enter the correct serial (COM) port. Select option 1 to save the
changes and exit.
12. Run the following command:
CRPMLD.NCF
The Serial Relay Agent screen is displayed, indicating that the Serial Relay Agent has
been loaded. If correctly configured, the message “UPS communications established” is
displayed. This process might take a few moments. If the message does not display,
check the hardware configuration and rerun SRASETUP.NLM.
Installing the System Agent and Serial Relay Agent Using the Silent
Installation Method
The System Agent and Serial Relay Agent can be installed using the Silent installation option
on any supported NetWare operating system.
To install using the Silent installation option, a properties file must be created using a text
editor with the appropriate variables set for the desired installation options.
A description of the variables used on the properties file is included in Table 2-6. Examples
of the properties file follow.
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Variable
Function
INSTALLER_UI {should be equal to silent}
Use this variable to indicate the install type.
CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET {agent, SRA,
agentSRA}
Use this variable to select which agent
component to install.
•
Use agent to install the System Agent.
•
Use SRA to install the Serial Relay Agent.
•
Use agentSRA to install both the System
Agent and Serial Relay Agent.
USER_INSTALL_DIR {Divisions in the file
structure between directories should be
indicated with the symbol '$/$'.
Example: C:$/$hprpm}
Use this variable to indicate the path to which
the agent component is to be installed.
INSTALL_AGENT {equal to true if
CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET = agent or
CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET = agentSRA}
Use this variable to confirm which agents are to
be installed.
USER_INPUT_CERT_PW_1 {password needed
if CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET = agent or
CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET = agentSRA; should
be equal to USER_INPUT_CERT_PW_2}
Use this variable to input the SSL certificate
password that will be generated during the
install.
USER_INPUT_CERT_PW_2 {password needed
if CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET = agent or
CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET = agentSRA; should
be equal to USER_INPUT_CERT_PW_1}
Use this variable to confirm the SSL certificate
password that will be generated during the
install.
USER_INPUT_SRA_COM {Communications
Port Number the UPS is connected to, needed if
CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET = SRA or
CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET = agentSRA}
Use this variable to input the COM port number
to which the UPS is connected.
USER_INPUT_SRA_PASSWORD {SRA
Password needed if CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET =
SRA or CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET = agentSRA}
Use this variable to input the password the
Serial Relay Agent uses when communicating
with the Rack and Power Management Server.
The password is MustB6.
USER_INPUT_RESULTS_START_1 {this
variable is needed to start the services installed;
it should be equal to Start RPM Services?}
Use this variable to start the Rack and Power
Manager service.
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Example 2-5: Silent System Agent Installation
INSTALLER_UI = silent
CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET = agent
USER_INSTALL_DIR = S:$/$HPRPM
INSTALL_AGENT = true
USER_INPUT_CERT_PW_1 = Admin
USER_INPUT_CERT_PW_2 = Admin
USER_INPUT_RESULTS_START_1 = Start RPM Services?
Example 2-6: Silent System Agent and Serial Relay Agent Installation
INSTALLER_UI = silent
CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET = agentSRA
USER_INSTALL_DIR = S:$/$HPRPM
INSTALL_AGENT = true
USER_INPUT_CERT_PW_1 = Admin
USER_INPUT_CERT_PW_2 = Admin
USER_INPUT_SRA_COM = 2
USER_INPUT_SRA_PASSWORD = Admin
USER_INPUT_RESULTS_START_1 = Start CRPM Services?
After saving the text file, run the installer by entering <path to install executable> -f <path
to properties file> at the command prompt. For example, if the install executable
(SETUP.EXE) is in the directory c:/hprpm and the properties file (INSTALL.PROP) is in the
directory c:/docs, from a command prompt at c:/hprpm, enter:
SETUP.EXE –f C:/DOCS/INSTALL.PROP
Uninstalling Components From Windows Systems
To remove Rack and Power Manager from a Windows system:
NOTE: If multiple components are installed, the uninstaller will remove all of the installed components.
It might be necessary to reinstall any component still needed.
1. Click Start, select Settings, and click Control Panel.
2. Click Add/Remove Programs.
3. Select Rack and Power Manager.
4. Click Change/Remove. The Uninstall Rack and Power Manager screen is displayed.
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5. Click Uninstall. The Uninstall Complete screen is displayed.
6. Click Done.
NOTE: If you created icons for Rack and Power Manager during the Management Server installation,
you can initiate the uninstaller by double-clicking the Uninstall Rack and Power Manager icon.
Uninstalling Components From RedHat Systems
NOTE: If multiple components are installed, the uninstaller will remove all of the installed components.
It might be necessary to reinstall any component still needed.
To remove Rack and Power Manager from a RedHat system:
1. Navigate to the Uninstall folder using a graphical shell.
2. Double-click on the uninstaller program. The Uninstall Rack and Power Manager
screen is displayed.
3. Click Uninstall. The Uninstall Complete screen is displayed.
4. Click Done.
NOTE: If you created links for Rack and Power Manager during the Management Server installation,
you can initiate the uninstaller by double-clicking the Uninstall Rack and Power Manager link.
Uninstalling Components From NetWare Systems
To remove Rack and Power Manager from a NetWare system:
NOTE: If multiple components are installed, the uninstaller will remove all of the installed components.
It might be necessary to reinstall any component still needed.
1. From the NetWare Server, run the following console command:
NWCRPMUN.NCF
This will unload all Rack and Power Manager components. Press any key to close the
console.
2. From the Windows workstation running the Novell Client, browse to the directory in to
which the Rack and Power Manager components were installed. From the
UninstallerData folder, run UNINSTALLCRPM.EXE.
The Uninstall Rack and Power Manager screen is displayed.
3. Click Uninstall. The Uninstall Complete screen is displayed.
4. Click Quit.
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Access and Navigation
Browsing to Rack and Power Manager
You can browse to Rack and Power Manager in the following ways:
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Remotely from a browser
•
Locally from the desktop
IMPORTANT: For security reasons, do not use the Favorites (bookmark) feature of your browser to
mark a sublevel URL that is part of Rack and Power Manager. In addition, linking to a subsection of
Rack and Power Manager without going to the main URL could result in unexpected page layout.
NOTE: When browsing to Rack and Power Manager remotely or locally for the first time, a Windows
Management Server automatically installs the Java Plug-in on the system.
NOTE: A Linux Management Server is unable to update the Java Plug-in on a remote browser. The
remote browser will have to be updated manually. Refer to “Browser Requirements” in Chapter 2 for the
correct Java Plug-in version for your browser.
Browsing Remotely
1. Launch a supported browser. The browser window is displayed.
2. In the Address field (Microsoft Internet Explorer) or the Location field (Netscape
Navigator), enter
https://hostname:3257/
where hostname is the IP address or the machine name of the computer on which the
Management Server software component is installed.
NOTE: If you are using a proxy server, you might need to add the server hosting Rack and Power
Manager to the No Proxy list of servers in the Internet settings for your browser. Refer to the browser
help for more information about changing the configuration.
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Browsing Locally
Rack and Power Manager can be accessed locally in a number of ways depending on your
selections during the Management Server installation.
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Microsoft Windows
— Program Group—Click Start, select Programs, and select the Rack and Power
Manager Program Group. Click Rack and Power Manager.
— Start Menu—Click Start and select Rack and Power Manager.
— Desktop Icon—Double-click the Rack and Power Manager icon on the desktop.
— Other—Double-click the Rack and Power Manager link located in a specified
folder on the hard drive.
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RedHat Linux
— Home folder—Click the Rack and Power Manager link in the home folder.
— Other—Click the Rack and Power Manager link located in a specified folder on the
hard drive.
Regarding the Browser Security Alert
Browsing to Rack and Power Manager requires the use of Secure Socket Layer (SSL). SSL is
a protocol layer that lies between HTTP and TCP. It provides secure communication between
a server and a client and is designed to provide privacy and message integrity. SSL is
commonly used in Web-based transactions to authenticate the Web server, which
indisputably identifies the server to the browser. SSL also provides an encrypted channel of
communication between the server and the browser. This ensures integrity of the data
between the Web server and the browser, so that data can neither be viewed nor modified
while in transit. Rack and Power Manager uses SSL for all browser-to-Rack and Power
Manager communication.
An integral part of SSL is a security certificate, which identifies the Rack and Power
Manager Management Server. Your browser might display a security alert when browsing to
Rack and Power Manager for one of several reasons:
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The certificate is untrusted, meaning it was signed by a certifying authority that is
unknown to your browser.
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The certificate has expired or is not yet valid. This can occur if you issue your own
certificate and it has expired.
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The name on the certificate does not match the name of the site in the browser address
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Establishing a Secure Session
The first time you browse to Rack and Power Manager, the Secure Session screen is
displayed. To ensure a secure connection to Rack and Power Manager, verify that you are
browsing to the desired Management Server.
1. Click View Certificate.
2. Verify that the name in the Issued To field is the name of the Management Server.
3. Perform any other steps necessary to verify the identity of the Management Server.
CAUTION: If you are not sure this is the desired Management Server, do not proceed.
Importing a certificate from an unauthorized server relays your login credentials to that
unauthorized server. Exit the certificate window and contact the Rack and Power Manager
administrator.
After verifying the Management Server, do one of the following.
•
Import the certificate and proceed.
a. Click View Certificate. The certificate is displayed.
b. Click Install Certificate. The Certificate Import Wizard runs.
c. Click Next. The Certificate Store screen is displayed.
d. Select Automatically select the certificate store based on the type of certificate
and click Next.
e. Click Finish. A message is displayed asking for verification of the root store.
f.
Click Yes.
•
Proceed without importing the certificate by clicking Yes on the Security Alert window.
You will continue to receive the Security Alert each time you log in until you import the
certificate. Your data will still be encrypted.
•
Exit and import the certificate into your browser from a file provided by the
administrator.
a. Click No on the Security Alert window.
b. Obtain an exported Rack and Power Manager server certificate file from the
administrator.
c. Manually import the file into the browser by clicking Tools, Internet Options,
Content, Certificates, and Import.
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Logging In to Rack and Power Manager
Before using Rack and Power Manager, you must log in with a user name and password. The
first time you log in, type admin as the user name and enter the password you selected
during the Management Server installation. Click Submit Login to log in.
NOTE: User names and passwords are case-sensitive.
The first time you log in, a screen containing introductory information is displayed. For
subsequent logins, the Rack and Power Manager Home screen is displayed for administrator
level users. For more information on the Home screen, refer to “Home Screen” in Chapter 5.
After you are logged in, you can change the user name and password. Refer to “My Account
Screen” in Chapter 4 for more information.
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The Rack and Power Manager interface is divided into three frames:
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Top frame—Contains the title, a Home icon, a Devices icon, a Queries icon, a Settings
icon, a Logo icon, a Support hyperlink, and a Logout icon.
— Click the Home icon to view the Home screen. For more information, refer to
“Home Screen” in Chapter 5.
— Click the Devices icon to view a list of hyperlinks to managed devices. For more
information on the Devices menu, refer to Chapter 5.
— Click the Queries icon to display the Queries screen. For more information on
queries, refer to “Queries Screen” in Chapter 5.
— Click the Settings icon to view a list of hyperlinks to the settings screens. For more
information on the Settings menu, refer to Chapter 4.
— Click the Logo icon to connect to the HP website.
— Click the Logout icon to log out of Rack and Power Manager.
IMPORTANT: In the center of the top frame, the name of the current query view is displayed. Only
devices included in the current query are displayed in the list of managed devices.
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Left navigation frame—Contains a list of managed devices or a list of hyperlinks for
configuring the Rack and Power Manager settings. View submenus for each option by
clicking the arrow on the left of the option to expand the menu.
•
Main frame—Contains the various screens of Rack and Power Manager, which are
discussed in detail later in this guide. Click the Help icon on any screen in the main
frame to display the Rack and Power Manager online help.
NOTE: By default, the Home screen is displayed in the main frame upon logging in to Rack and
Power Manager.
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Configuration
Before Rack and Power Manager can manage devices, the Rack and Power Manager settings
must be properly configured. To view a list of hyperlinks for configuring Rack and Power
Manager settings, click the Settings icon in the top frame of the Rack and Power Manager
interface. The available options are displayed in the left navigation frame.
Settings Icon
Hyperlinks listed under the Settings icon include:
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Discovery
— Automatic
— Manual
— Discovery Results
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Configuration
— Device Management
— Agent Management
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Accounts
— User Administration
— My Account
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Server
— Notification Recipients
— Session Management
— System Logs
— Database
— Email Server Setup
— Configuration
— About RPM
NOTE: Users that do not have administrator rights can only access the My Account screen under
the Settings icon. Administrators have access to all settings screens.
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Automatic Discovery Screen
The Automatic Discovery screen is only displayed for users who have administrator rights.
Automatic discovery is the process that Rack and Power Manager uses to locate and identify
devices (UPSs and CMCs) and System Agents on the network. Devices and agents must first
be discovered before they can be managed.
The Automatic Discovery screen enables you to configure Rack and Power Manager to
automatically discover devices and agents according to a schedule.
NOTE: Discovered devices and agents are displayed on the Discovery Results screen.
To configure automatic discovery:
1. Add a new range of IP addresses to search.
a. Click Add New IP Range. The Add/Edit IP Range box is displayed.
b. Enter a description for the IP address range in the Description field.
c. Enter the beginning and ending IP address for the range.
NOTE: The beginning IP address must be a lower value than the ending IP address.
d. Enter the number of times you want the timeout process to repeat in the Retries field.
If the retries value equals zero, the system only sends the initial broadcast message. If
the retries setting is greater than zero, more than one discovery request is made.
Additional requests seek new devices that were not previously discovered.
NOTE: If the discovery is unsuccessful, your network might be too large for the retries value set on
the Add/Edit IP Range box. Increase the retries value.
e. Enter the amount of time the system should wait for responses during discovery in
the Timeouts field. The timeout setting you choose must be adequate for your
network. To ensure that enough time is available to discover all devices, be sure to
take into account network traffic and network latency when selecting a timeout value.
NOTE: If the discovery is unsuccessful, your network may be too large for the timeout value set on
the Add/Edit IP Range box. Increase the timeout value.
2. Click Apply to accept the information. Enable automatic discovery by selecting Enable
Automatic Discovery in the Status box.
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3. Schedule automatic discoveries by entering the number of days, hours, or minutes that
should elapse between each automatic discovery in the Schedule box.
4. Enter the SNMP Community Strings, separated by commas, that Rack and Power
Manager should use to discover CMC devices (public is the default string). If you have
not changed the default strings on any devices, this step is optional.
NOTE: Community strings are case-sensitive.
5. Specify the IP address range or ranges for Rack and Power Manager to use in discovery
by selecting the checkbox in the Use column next to the range you want to use in the IP
Address Ranges table. Only devices and agents within the specified ranges are
discovered.
6. Do one of the following:
— Click Apply to accept the information and schedule future automatic discoveries.
— Click Execute Discovery Now to perform an immediate discovery and schedule
future automatic discoveries.
— Click Undo Changes to reject all changes and keep the Automatic Discovery screen
open.
To edit an IP address range:
1. Click the hyperlink for the IP address range you want to edit in the Description column
of the IP Address Ranges table. The Add/Edit IP Range box is displayed.
2. Edit the information as necessary.
3. Click Apply to accept the information, click Undo Changes to reject all changes and
keep the Add/Edit IP Range box open, or click Cancel to return to the Automatic
Discovery screen.
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To delete an IP address range:
1. Select the checkbox in the Delete column of the IP Address Ranges table for the IP
address range you want to delete.
2. Click Delete Selected IP Range(s).
Manual Discovery Screen
The Manual Discovery screen is only displayed for users who have administrator rights. The
Manual Discovery screen enables you to manually discover devices (UPSs and CMCs) and
agents (System Agents) on your network without scheduling automatic discoveries.
NOTE: Discovered devices and agents display on the Discovery Results screen.
To manually discover devices:
1. Add a new IP address range if necessary.
a. Click Add New IP Range. The Add/Edit IP Range box is displayed.
b. Enter a description for the IP address range in the Description field.
c. Enter the beginning and ending IP address for the range.
NOTE: The beginning IP address must be a lower value than the ending IP address.
d. Enter the number of times you want the timeout process to repeat in the Retries field.
If the retries value equals zero, the system only sends the initial broadcast message. If
the retries setting is greater than zero, more than one discovery request is made.
Additional requests seek new devices that were not previously discovered.
NOTE: If the discovery is unsuccessful, your network might be too large for the retries value set on
the Add/Edit IP Range box. Increase the retries value.
e. Enter the amount of time the system should wait for responses during discovery in
the Timeouts field. The timeout setting you choose must be adequate for your
network. To ensure that enough time is available to discover all devices, be sure to
take into account network traffic and network latency when selecting a timeout value.
NOTE: If the discovery is unsuccessful, your network might be too large for the timeout value set
on the Add/Edit IP Range box. Increase the timeout value.
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2. Configure the discovery.
a. Select the type of devices you want to manually discover.
b. Enter the IP address of a single device that Rack and Power Manager needs to
discover or select the option to manually discover devices within a range of IP
addresses.
IMPORTANT: Be sure that the correct radio button is selected. For example, if you enter a single
IP address but do not have Search at this IP Address selected, discovery will be unsuccessful.
c. Enter the SNMP Community Strings, separated by commas, that Rack and Power
Manager should use to discover CMC devices (public is the default string). If you
have not changed the default strings on any devices, this step is optional.
NOTE: Community strings are case-sensitive.
3. Specify the IP address range for Rack and Power Manager to use in discovery (if you are
using a range of IP addresses for this discovery) by selecting the checkbox in the Use
column next to the range you want to use in the IP Address Ranges table. Only devices
and agents within the specified ranges are discovered.
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4. Click Undo Changes to reject all changes and keep the Manual Discovery screen open
or click Execute Discovery Now to perform an immediate manual discovery. After
discovery is complete, the Discovery is complete box is displayed.
Click the appropriate hyperlink to:
— Return to the Manual Discovery screen. For more information, refer to “Manual
Discovery Screen” in this chapter.
— View the results of the discovery. For more information, refer to “Discovery Results
Screen” in this chapter.
— Manage discovered devices. For more information, refer to “Device Management
Screen” in this chapter.
— Manage discovered agents. For more information, refer to “Agent Management
Screen” in this chapter.
To edit an IP address range:
1. Click the hyperlink for the IP address range you want to edit in the Description column
of the IP Address Ranges table. The Add/Edit IP Range box is displayed.
2. Edit the information as necessary.
3. Click Apply to accept the information, click Undo Changes to reject all changes and
keep the Add/Edit IP Range box open, or click Cancel to return to the Manual
Discovery screen.
To delete an IP address range:
1. Select the checkbox in the Delete column of the IP Address Ranges table for the IP
address range you want to delete.
2. Click Delete Selected IP Range(s).
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Discovery Results Screen
The Discovery Results screen is only displayed for users who have administrator rights. The
Discovery Results screen enables you to view the devices and agents discovered by Rack
and Power Manager.
Keep in mind that:
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If you do not see a device in the discovered list, it was not discovered and is not available
to be managed. For troubleshooting discovery, refer to Chapter 6, “Troubleshooting.”
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Discovered devices cannot be worked with until they are added to the managed list on the
Device Management screen.
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If a device or agent is added to the managed list on the Device Management screen or
Agent Management screen, it will no longer be displayed on the Discovery Results
screen.
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Previously managed devices and agents will not be discovered again unless they are
unmanaged and deleted from the Discovery Results screen.
To delete a discovered device:
1. Select the checkbox in the Delete column of the Discovered Devices table for the device
you want to delete.
2. Click Delete Selection(s).
To delete a discovered agent:
1. Select the checkbox in the Delete column of the Discovered Agents table for the agent
you want to delete.
2. Click Delete Selection(s).
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Device Management Screen
The Device Management screen is only displayed for users who have administrator rights.
Each device that will be monitored by Rack and Power Manager must be included in the
Managed Devices table on the Device Management screen.
To add a discovered device to the Managed Devices table:
1. Click Add New Device on the Managed Devices table. The Add Device to Managed
Device List box is displayed.
2. Select the radio button to the left of the This Discovered Device: drop-down box.
3. Select the device you want to add from the This Discovered Device: drop-down box.
NOTE: Only devices that are listed on the Discovery Results screen are available from the This
Discovered Device: drop-down box.
4. Enter a name for the device in the With This Name field.
5. Do one of the following:
— Select the location of the device from the At This Location drop-down box.
— Add a new location by selecting New Location from the At This Location
drop-down box. The Add New Location box is displayed.
Enter the name of the location in the New Location field. Click Add Location. The
new location is available in the At This Location drop-down box on the Add Device
to Managed Device List box.
6. Click Apply to accept the information, click Undo Changes to reject all changes and
keep the Add Device to Managed Device List box open, or click Cancel to return to the
Device Management screen.
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Devices can be manually added to the Managed Devices table without being discovered. To
add a device that is not discovered:
1. Click Add New Device on the Managed Devices table. The Add Device to Managed
Device List box is displayed.
2. Select the radio button and the type of device you are adding from the drop-down box in
the Add Selected Device column.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to select the correct device type.
3. Enter the IP address of the device you want to add in the Add Selected Device column.
4. Enter a name for the device in the With This Name field.
5. Do one of the following:
— Select the location of the device from the At This Location drop-down box.
— Add a new location by selecting New Location from the At This Location
drop-down box. The Add New Location box is displayed.
Enter the name of the location in the New Location field. Click Add Location. The
new location is available in the At This Location drop-down box on the Add Device
to Managed Device List box.
6. Click Apply to accept the information, click Undo Changes to reject all changes and
keep the Add Device to Managed Device List box open, or click Cancel to return to the
Device Management screen.
To delete a managed device:
1. Select the checkbox in the Delete column of the Managed Devices table for the device
you want to remove.
2. Click Delete Selection(s).
NOTE: When you delete a device from the Managed Devices table, the device is relisted on the
Discovery Results screen.
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To edit a managed device:
1. Click the Devices icon in the top frame. Click the hyperlink for the device you want to
edit in the left navigation frame. Click the Properties hyperlink. The properties screen
for the device is displayed.
2. Edit the information as necessary.
3. Click Apply to accept the information or click Undo Changes to reject all changes and
keep the properties screen open.
Agent Management Screen
The Agent Management screen is only displayed for users who have administrator rights.
Each agent that will be monitored by Rack and Power Manager must be included in the
Managed Agents table on the Agent Management screen.
To add a discovered agent to the Managed Agents table:
1. Click Add New Agent on the Managed Agents table. The Add Agent to Managed List
box is displayed.
2. Select the radio button to the left of the This Discovered Agent: drop-down box.
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3. Select the IP address for the agent you want to add from the This Discovered Agent:
drop-down box.
NOTE: Only agents that are listed on the Discovery Results screen are available from the This
Discovered Agent: drop-down box.
4. Enter a name for the agent in the With This Name field.
5. Do one of the following:
— Select the location of the device from the At This Location drop-down box.
— Add a new location by selecting New Location from the At This Location
drop-down box. The Add New Location box is displayed.
Enter the name of the location in the New Location field. Click Add Location. The
new location is available in the At This Location drop-down box on the Add Agent
to Managed List box.
6. Enter the operating system the agent is running on in the O/S field.
7. Enter the function that this system performs in the Function field.
8. Click Apply to accept the information, click Undo Changes to reject all changes and
keep the Add Agent to Managed List box open, or click Cancel to return to the Agent
Management screen.
Agents can be manually added to the Managed Agents table before being discovered. To add
an agent that is not discovered:
1. Click Add New Agent on the Managed Agents table. The Add Agent to Managed List
box is displayed.
2. Select the radio button to the left of the New Agent at this IP address: field.
3. Enter the IP address of the agent you want to add in the New Agent at this IP address:
field.
4. Enter a name for the agent in the With This Name field.
5. Select the location of the agent from the At This Location drop-down box.
6. Enter the operating system the agent is running on in the O/S field.
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7. Enter the function that this system performs in the Function field.
8. Click Apply to accept the information, click Undo Changes to reject all changes and
keep the Add Agent to Managed List box open, or click Cancel to return to the Agent
Management screen.
To edit a managed agent:
1. Click the hyperlink for the agent you want to edit in the Name column of the Managed
Agents table. The Edit Agent box is displayed.
2. Edit the information as necessary.
3. Click Apply to accept the information, click Undo Changes to reject all changes and
keep the Edit Agent box open, or click Cancel to return to the Agent Management
screen.
To delete a managed agent:
1. Select the checkbox in the Delete column of the Managed Agents table for the agent you
want to remove.
2. Click Delete Selection(s).
NOTE: When you delete an agent from the Managed Agents table, the agent is relisted on the
Discovery Results screen.
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User Administration Screen
The User Administration screen is only displayed for users who have administrator rights.
The System Users table on the User Administration screen enables you to add new users,
view information about all users with access to Rack and Power Manager, and delete users.
To add a new user and assign user rights:
1. Click Add New User. The Account Detail and Device Access Profile tables are
displayed.
2. Enter the user’s logon name in the Logon Name field.
3. Enter the user’s password in the Password field.
4. Re-enter the user’s password in the Verify Password field.
5. Select the checkbox in the Admin column if the user has administrator rights.
NOTE: Only administrators have the ability to discover and manage devices.
6. Select the user’s default access rights for all new devices from the Default User Access
Rights for All New Devices: drop-down box and click Set.
— Read/Write—Allows the user to log in to Rack and Power Manager and have
Read/Write access to already discovered and managed devices.
— Read Only—Allows the user to log in to Rack and Power Manager and view devices
that are already discovered and managed. The user cannot make changes to device
settings.
— No Access—Allows the user to log in to Rack and Power Manager but does not
allow the user to view devices to which they have No Access rights assigned.
7. Select the appropriate radio buttons in the Access Rights column for each managed
device.
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8. Click Apply to accept the information, click Undo Changes to reject all changes and
keep the table open, or click Cancel to return to the User Administration screen.
To edit a user profile:
1. Click the hyperlink for the user profile you want to edit in the Logon Name column of
the System Users table. The Account Detail and Device Access Profile table for that
user are displayed.
2. Edit the information as necessary.
3. Click Apply to accept the information, click Undo Changes to reject all changes and
keep the table open, or click Cancel to return to the User Administration screen.
To delete a user profile:
1. Select the checkbox in the Delete column of the System Users table for the profile you
want to remove.
2. Click Delete Selection(s).
To disable a user’s account without deleting it:
1. Click the hyperlink for the user profile you want to disable in the Logon Name column
of the System Users table. The Account Detail and Device Access Profile table for that
user are displayed.
2. Select the checkbox in the Disable Account column to disable the account.
3. Click Apply to accept the information, click Undo Changes to reject all changes and
keep the table open, or click Cancel to return to the User Administration screen.
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My Account Screen
The Device Access Profile table on the My Account screen displays your device access
profile and enables you to change your login password.
To change your password:
1. Click Change Password. The Change Password box is displayed.
2. Enter your current password in the Old Password field.
3. Enter the new password in the New Password field. A password can be between 1 and
50 characters in length. The characters can be alphabetic or numeric (or both). Passwords
are case-sensitive.
4. Reenter the new password in the Confirm Password field.
5. Click Apply to accept the information or click Cancel to reject all changes.
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Notification Recipients Screen
The Notification Recipients screen is only displayed for users who have administrator rights.
The Notification Recipients screen enables you to set up distribution lists to be used to send
email/paging, broadcast, and SNMP trap alerts.
Email/Paging Tab
The Email/Paging tab enables you to set up email distribution lists for Rack and Power
Manager to recognize. You can set up recognized email addresses to receive alerts when
various alarm conditions occur, using the Event Response screens for CMCs and UPSs.
To set up a recipient list for email alerts:
1. Configure Rack and Power Manager to send email using the Email Server Setup screen.
Refer to “Email Server Setup Screen” in this chapter. If Rack and Power Manager is
already configured to send email, go to step 2.
2. Click Add New Email/Paging Recipient List. The Email/Paging Recipient(s) box is
displayed.
3. Enter the name of the recipient or group of recipients in the Recipient List field.
4. Enter a valid email address for each recipient (up to 10 addresses) in the Email
Address(es) fields.
5. Click Apply to accept the information, click Undo Changes to reject all changes and
keep the Email/Paging Recipient(s) box open, click Issue Test Email to send a test
email, or click Cancel to return to the Email/Paging tab.
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To edit a recipient on the email/paging list:
1. Click the hyperlink for the recipient you want to edit in the Recipient List column of the
Email/Paging tab. The Email/Paging Recipient(s) box is displayed.
2. Edit the information as necessary.
3. Click Apply to accept the information, click Undo Changes to reject all changes and
keep the Email/Paging Recipient(s) box open, click Issue Test Email to send a test
email, or click Cancel to return to the Email/Paging tab.
To delete a recipient from the email/paging list:
1. Select the checkbox in the Delete column of the Email/Paging tab for the recipient or
group of recipients you want to delete.
2. Click Delete Selection(s).
Broadcast Tab
The Broadcast tab enables you to set up broadcast distribution lists for Rack and Power
Manager to recognize. You can set up recognized IP addresses to receive broadcast alerts
when various alarm conditions occur, using the Event Response screens for CMCs and
UPSs.
IMPORTANT: Any computer running Linux that will be sending or receiving broadcasts must have the
Samba packages installed, configured, and running. If the computer running Linux is to receive
broadcasts, Samba must be told how to display the received message by adding a message command
statement to the Global Settings section of the SMB.CONF file, such as the following:
message command = /bin/csh -c 'cat %s | wall; rm %s' &
This statement tells Samba to route the broadcast message to the wall command, which will display
the message on the system (either in a terminal window, at the console, or in a popup message,
depending on the display environment), then delete the message. The Samba processes must be
restarted after editing the SMB.CONF file to enable the changes. For more information, refer to the
Samba documentation at www.samba.org.
In addition, for a Linux Management Server to send broadcasts to either Windows or Linux systems (or
both), entries must be added to the /etc/hosts file on the Management Server for each host name
to which it will broadcast.
For example, to broadcast from a Linux Management Server to a Windows workstation named “george”
at IP address 143.85.41.121, add the following line to the hosts file:
143.85.41.121
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To set up a recipient list for broadcast alerts:
1. Click Add New Broadcast Recipient List. The Broadcast Recipient(s) box is
displayed.
2. Enter the name of the recipient or group of recipients in the Recipient List field.
3. Enter the name of each recipient (up to 10 names) in the Name fields.
4. Enter a valid Host Name for each named recipient in the IP/Host Name fields.
NOTE: If the Management Server is running Windows 2000, you can enter an IP address instead
of a Host Name.
5. Click Apply to accept the information, click Undo Changes to reject all changes and
keep the Broadcast Recipient(s) box open, click Issue Test Broadcast to send a test
broadcast, or click Cancel to return to the Broadcast tab.
To edit a recipient on the broadcast list:
1. Click the hyperlink for the recipient you want to edit in the Recipient List column of the
Broadcast tab. The Broadcast Recipient(s) box is displayed.
2. Edit the information as necessary.
3. Click Apply to accept the information, click Undo Changes to reject all changes and
keep the Broadcast Recipient(s) box open, click Issue Test Broadcast to send a test
broadcast, or click Cancel to return to the Broadcast tab.
To delete a recipient from the broadcast list:
1. Select the checkbox in the Delete column of the Broadcast tab for the recipient or group
of recipients you want to delete.
2. Click Delete Selection(s).
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SNMP Traps Tab
The SNMP Traps tab enables you to set up SNMP trap distribution lists for Rack and Power
Manager to recognize. You can set up recognized IP addresses to receive alerts when various
alarm conditions occur, using the Event Response screens for CMCs and UPSs.
To set up a recipient list for SNMP traps:
1. Click Add New SNMP Recipient List. The SNMP Recipients box is displayed.
2. Enter the name of the recipient or group of recipients in the Recipient List field.
3. Enter the name of the each recipient (up to 10 names) in the Name fields.
4. Enter a valid IP address for each named recipient in the IP Address fields.
5. Click Apply to accept the information, click Undo Changes to reject all changes and
keep the SNMP Recipients box open, click Issue Test SNMP Trap to send a test SNMP
trap, or click Cancel to return to the SNMP Traps tab.
To edit a recipient on the SNMP trap list:
1. Click the hyperlink for the recipient you want to edit in the Recipient List column of the
SNMP Traps tab. The SNMP Recipients box is displayed.
2. Edit the information as necessary.
3. Click Apply to accept the information, click Undo Changes to reject all changes and
keep the SNMP Recipients box open, click Issue Test SNMP Trap to send a test SNMP
trap, or click Cancel to return to the SNMP Traps tab.
To delete a recipient from the SNMP trap list:
1. Select the checkbox in the Delete column of the SNMP Traps tab for the recipient or
group of recipients you want to delete.
2. Click Delete Selection(s).
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Session Management Screen
The Session Management screen is only displayed for users who have administrator rights.
The User Session box on the Session Management screen enables you to control user
session parameters.
NOTE: The settings on the Session Management screen apply to all users.
To configure Rack and Power Manager to log out users after a period of inactivity:
1. Select the Enable checkbox to enable the option.
2. Enter the number of minutes that a user must be inactive before being logged out.
3. Click Apply to accept the information that has been entered, or click Undo Changes to
reject all changes and keep the box open.
To issue a reminder to an inactive user before Rack and Power Manager automatically logs
out the user:
1. Select the Enable checkbox to enable the option.
2. Enter the number of minutes before automatic logout that a reminder should be sent.
3. Click Apply to accept the information that has been entered, or click Undo Changes to
reject all changes and keep the box open.
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System Logs Screen
The System Logs screen is only displayed for users who have administrator rights. The
System Events table on the System Logs screen shows all the system events that Rack and
Power Manager has recorded since the last time the list was cleared. The amount of available
history information is determined by the settings on the Database screen.
NOTE: System logs do not contain data from individual devices. Device data can be found on the Logs
and Reports screen for each device.
Events listed can be sorted by description or date and time by clicking on the column
heading. System events include information such as user login times and changes to user
profiles.
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To print the log, click Print Reports at the bottom of the screen.
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To refresh the log, click Refresh List at the bottom of the screen.
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Database Screen
The Database screen is only displayed for users who have administrator rights. The
Database screen enables you to set the number of records and days to which system and
device logs are limited and change the password for the system database.
To configure the log settings:
1. Select the log interval from the Log Interval drop-down box for Device Data logs. The
log interval is the amount of time that elapses before the latest device logs are transferred
to the database. For example, if the log interval is set to 20 minutes, device logs are
transferred to the database every 20 minutes.
2. Configure the number of records that will be stored in the database for device data logs
and system event logs. Select the Unlimited radio button in the Record Count column to
keep records in the database as long as there is available space on the Management
Server hard drive. Select the Limit To radio button and enter a value to limit the number
of records kept in the database. The maximum limit is determined by available disk
space.
NOTE: When the Management Server begins to run out of disk space or the configured limit of
records is reached, the Management Server overwrites the oldest records in the database.
3. Configure the length of time records that will be stored in the database for device data
logs and system event logs. Select the Unlimited radio button in the Log History column
to keep records in the database as long as there is available space on the Management
Server hard drive. Select the Limit To radio button and enter the number of days that
records are kept in the database before being overwritten.
NOTE: When the Management Server begins to run out of disk space or the configured limit of
records is reached, the Management Server overwrites the oldest records in the database.
NOTE: If the record count is set too low, the database will not accumulate 30 days of data.
4. Click Apply to accept the information that has been entered, or click Undo Changes to
reject all changes and keep the screen open.
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To change the database password:
1. Click Change Password.
The Change Password box is displayed.
2. Enter the current password in the Old Password field. The default password is admin.
3. Enter the new password in the New Password field. A password can be between 1 and
50 characters in length. The characters can be alphabetic or numeric (or both). Passwords
are case-sensitive.
4. Reenter the new password in the Confirm Password field.
5. Click Apply to accept the information or click Cancel to reject all changes.
Email Server Setup Screen
The Edit Server Setup screen is only displayed for users who have administrator rights. The
Edit Server Properties box on the Email Server Setup screen enables you to set Rack and
Power Manager to send alert messages through email.
To configure Rack and Power Manager to use the mail server:
1. Enter the IP address of the outgoing SMTP email server.
2. Enter the email address from which email alert messages are sent.
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3. Enter the name that Rack and Power Manager will mark messages as being sent from.
4. Click Apply to accept the information that has been entered, or click Undo Changes to
reject all changes and keep the box open.
NOTE: Only servers using SMTP are supported.
Configuration Screen
The Configuration screen is only displayed for users who have administrator rights. The
Server Properties box on the Configuration screen enables you to update the Management
Server configuration.
To update the configuration:
1. Select one of the following:
— Standard IP Routing Only—Enables you to enter a host name or IP address in any
field that requires a device address. The IP address or host name is stored, depending
on what you entered. If you have a mixed network configuration (for example, static
IP addresses for servers and dynamic IP addresses for workstations), select this
option and enter the host name when appropriate.
— Enable DNS Resolution—Enables you to enter a host name in any field that requires
a device IP address. If an IP address is entered, a reverse DNS lookup is performed
and only the host name is stored.
NOTE: The Management Server should be configured to support DNS resolution.
2. Enter the number of seconds that should elapse before Rack and Power Manager pages
are refreshed.
3. Click Apply to accept the information that has been entered, or click Undo Changes to
reject all changes and keep the box open.
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About RPM Screen
The About RPM screen is only displayed for users who have administrator rights. The
About RPM screen enables you to view revision and build information about the version of
Rack and Power Manager you are currently running.
NOTE: The versions shown are for example only.
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After the Rack and Power Manager settings are properly configured and devices and agents
are discovered and managed, each device can be set up and monitored using the Devices icon,
the Queries icon, and the Home icon.
Devices Icon
Click the Devices icon in the top frame to view a list of hyperlinks for device configuration.
Device configuration hyperlinks are available for UPSs and CMCs and include:
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Devices Home
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CMC Devices:
— Overview
— Logs and Reports
— Sensor Setup
— Accessory Setup
— Event Response
— Properties
— Manual Control
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UPS Devices:
— Overview
— Logs and Reports
— Attached Agents
— Power Fail Settings
— Scheduled Shutdowns
— Event Response
— Properties
— Diagnostics
— Manual Control
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Devices Home Screen
Access the Devices Home screen by clicking the UPS Devices or CMC Devices hyperlink in
the left navigation frame. The Devices Home screen summarizes the current active alarms for
all devices that are monitored from your location. The information in the Active Alarms
table automatically refreshes every five seconds.
The icon in the Status column allows you to determine the status of a device at a glance.
Table 5-1: Status Icons
Icon
Device Status
A minor problem is detected.
A major problem is detected.
A critical problem is detected.
CMC Devices
Expand the menu for each CMC by clicking on the arrow to the right of the CMC device
name in the left navigation frame. The hyperlinks in the expanded menu for CMC devices let
you configure and monitor each managed CMC. To maximize the features of Rack and
Power Manager, be sure to set up the sensors, accessories, and event responses for each
CMC. The CMC name, location, and IP address are listed in the top right corner of each
screen.
NOTE: Click the name of a CMC in the left navigation frame to view the Devices Home screen for all
devices.
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Device Overview Screen
The Device Overview screen displays the following information for each CMC:
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Device name
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Device location
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IP address
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Current status
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Active alarms
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Component status
The information automatically refreshes every five seconds.
The status is presented in graphical format in the Current Status box. Status information
includes humidity, temperature 1, temperature 2, and voltage. A disabled item indicates that
the corresponding sensor is not connected or is not enabled on the Sensor Setup screen. If the
external temperature sensors are not connected, the internal temperature of the CMC is
displayed.
NOTE: The arrows reflect the settings made on the Sensor Setup screen. For more information, refer
to “Sensor Setup Screen” in this chapter.
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The icons in the Active Alarms table allow you to determine the rack status detected by each
CMC at a glance.
Table 5-2: Status Icons
Icon
Device Status
Normal operation
Minor problem (for example, an open door)
Major problem (for example, high temperature)
Critical problem (for example, faulty connection)
The rack status is presented in text format in the Component Status table.
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Logs and Reports Screen
The Logs and Reports screen shows all alarm conditions recorded by the CMC since the last
time the list was cleared. The amount of available history information is determined by the
settings on the Database screen.
Logs can be viewed by:
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All Logs—Displays a complete list of all changes, alarms, and events
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Environmental Logs—Displays a list of conditions that occurred within the rack
environment, such as high temperature or intrusion detected
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Event Logs—Displays a list of actions that the CMC takes in response to a condition,
such as locking doors or turning off fans
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Change Logs—Displays a list of settings that have been changed for the CMC, such as
temperature ranges that have been modified
NOTE: You can sort the logs for all views by clicking a column heading in the log table.
On the Logs and Reports screen:
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To refresh the log, click Refresh List at the bottom of the screen.
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To print the log, click Print Reports at the bottom of the screen.
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To delete all log entries, click Clear Logs at the bottom of the screen.
NOTE: You cannot select and delete individual entries in this list, but logs can be further sorted by
severity, date and time, and description.
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To view graphical logs:
a. Click Graphical Logs Screen at the bottom of the screen. The Graphical Logs box
is displayed. The Graphical Logs box enables you to configure the graphical log
settings.
NOTE: The amount of available history information is determined by the settings on the Database
screen. For more information, refer to “Database Screen” in Chapter 4.
b. Select the type of graphical logs you want to view from the drop-down box in the top
left corner.
c. Select the date and time from which you want to start graphing.
d. Select the length of time you want to graph.
e. Click Get Data to display the graph.
f.
Click Refresh to update the graph that is currently on screen.
After the graphical log is displayed:
a. Edit the minimum and maximum values for the Y axis of the graph.
b. Select whether to show grid lines for each axis.
c. Select whether to include data points on the graph.
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d. Click Get Data to update the graph.
e. Click Refresh to update the graph that is currently on-screen.
f.
Click Exit to close the Graphical Logs box and return to the Logs and Reports
screen.
Sensor Setup Screen
The Sensor Setup screen enables you to configure the sensors connected to the CMC.
For each sensor listed, select Available to enable a sensor that is connected to the CMC. If a
sensor is not connected and is shown as available, the CMC will erroneously detect an alarm
condition and send alerts.
NOTE: For the initial system installation and boot, the CMC automatically recognizes installed sensors
and fans.
NOTE: If an installed sensor is to be no longer used, disconnect the sensor from the rear of the CMC
and deselect the Available checkbox on the Sensor Setup screen.
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The sensor entries have additional checkboxes and fields that are used to define setpoints to
which alerts can be associated:
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Temperature 1 and 2—Configure the temperature setpoints.
— Set the minimum acceptable temperature. The minimum temperature must be within
the 0° C to 37° C (32° F to 100° F) range.
— Set the warning temperature. The warning temperature must be within the
0° C to 93° C (32° F to 200° F) range.
— Set the maximum acceptable temperature. The maximum temperature must be within
the 0° C to 93° C (32° F to 200° F) range.
NOTE: The Sensor Setup screen displays temperature unit in either °C or °F. Select the unit of
temperature on the CMC Properties screen.
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Humidity—Set the minimum and maximum acceptable values. The minimum and
maximum humidity must be within the 0% to 100% range.
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Voltage—Set the minimum and maximum acceptable values. The minimum and
maximum voltage must be within the 0 V to 255 V range.
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Shock—Set the sensitivity of the detector. Type 10 in this field for maximum sensitivity;
5 is the default value.
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Smoke—Select a checkbox to determine whether the fans are to be turned off and the
rack doors unlocked if the sensor detects smoke.
CAUTION: To minimize potential damage from smoke and fire, it is recommended that
both fans be set to turn off when smoke is detected.
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Intrusion x—Use these fields and checkboxes to configure door intrusion.
IMPORTANT: For the door-locking feature to work properly, you must assign at least one intrusion
sensor to each lockset.
a. Type a description of the door in the Labels field.
b. Select an option from the drop-down box to determine which fans, if any, are to be
switched off when the door is opened.
c. Click Disable to disregard the shock sensor alert when the door is opened.
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Auxiliary x—Use these fields and checkboxes for any supported detectors connected to
the appropriate input ports on the rear of the CMC. Enter the description of the sensor
type into the text field. For more information about auxiliary sensors, refer to the CMC
documentation.
After entering information on this screen, do one of the following:
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Click Apply at the bottom of the screen to accept the information that has been entered.
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Click Undo Changes to reject all changes and keep the screen open.
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After the CMC sensors are set up, the CMC automatically activates the following alert
actions:
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Temperature 1 or Temperature 2 is detected below minimum, at warning, or above
maximum—An internal CMC alarm sounds and both alarm relays are triggered.
NOTE: For more information about alarm relays, refer to “Accessory Setup Screen” in this chapter.
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Humidity is detected below minimum or above maximum—An internal CMC alarm
sounds and both alarm relays are triggered.
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Voltage is detected below minimum or above maximum—An internal CMC alarm
sounds and both alarm relays are triggered.
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Smoke is detected—Fans are turned off and rack doors are unlocked if these options are
selected on the Sensor Setup screen.
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Intrusion is detected—Fans are turned off and the shock sensor is disabled if these
options are selected on the Sensor Setup screen.
Additional alert actions are configured on the Event Response Overview screen.
Accessory Setup Screen
The Accessory Setup screen enables you to enter information about the accessories
connected to the CMC. After entering information on this screen, do one of the following:
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Click Apply at the bottom of the screen to accept the information that has been entered.
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Click Undo Changes to reject all changes and keep the screen open.
Fans Tab
Select the Fans tab to configure the fan settings.
1. Select Available for each fan that is connected to the CMC. If a fan that is not connected
is shown as available, the CMC will erroneously detect an alarm condition and send
alerts.
2. Enter the temperature at which fans turn on in the Start At field.
3. Set the operating range for the fan in the Hysteresis field. For example, if the Hysteresis
value is set to 8° and the Start At value to 75°, the fan switches on when the temperature
reaches 75° and switches off when the temperature has decreased by 8° (to 67°).
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Alarm Relays Tab
Select the Alarm Relays tab to configure the alarm relays. Alarm relays provide additional
means for notification of an alarm condition. The setting of the logic radio buttons determines
the alert behavior when an alarm condition occurs.
1. Select Available for each alarm relay that is connected to the CMC. If an alarm relay that
is not connected is shown as available, the CMC will erroneously detect an alarm
condition and send alerts. For more information about alarm relays, refer to the CMC
documentation.
2. Select the appropriate logic in the Alarm Logic field:
— If an alarm occurs when Close at Alarm is selected, an electrical circuit closes. For
example, a light switches on, a door opens, or a siren sounds.
— If an alarm occurs when Open at Alarm is selected, a signal turns off. For example,
a green light that indicates normal operation switches off to denote abnormal status
for the detector providing the input.
3. Select Enabled in the Local Silence Button field to allow the external alarm to be
silenced by pressing the Enter/Alarm Silence button on the CMC front panel. An external
alarm (a horn or siren, for example) connected to the alarm relay can be silenced for just
the current alarm. This acknowledges the alarm condition while the cause is corrected
and still allows subsequent alarm conditions to register at the CMC and set off a new
audible alarm.
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Locksets Tabs
Select the Lockset 1 tab to configure the first lockset. Select the Lockset 2 tab to configure
the second lockset. To set each lockset to lock and unlock rack doors:
1. Select Available in the Lock Set Status field for each lockset that is connected to the
CMC. If a lockset that is not connected is shown as available, the CMC will erroneously
detect an alarm condition and send alerts.
2. Click Yes for each rack door that the lock set operates. Each lockset operates two rack
doors.
IMPORTANT: For the door-locking feature to work properly, you must assign at least one intrusion
sensor to each lockset. Refer to “Sensor Setup Screen” in this chapter for information on setting up
the intrusion sensors.
3. Click Yes in the Unlock Upon Event? column to automatically unlock the doors during
a power failure, low battery warning, network failure, or communications failure. Click
Enable Concealed Door Release to be able to manually open locked doors using a
hidden switch. For more information about the concealed door release, refer to the CMC
documentation.
NOTE: Rack and Power Manager cannot detect the concealed door release. Be sure that the
concealed door release option is not selected for CMCs that control racks without a concealed door
release.
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Event Response Overview Screen
The Event Response Overview screen contains a Supported Events table that summarizes
the manner in which alerts are issued for each alarm condition on the CMC.
When a new CMC is installed or a new sensor is connected to an existing CMC, enter the
event response information for the related alarm conditions.
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To copy the event response configuration of another CMC, select the CMC you want to
copy in the Copy Event Configuration from: field and click Copy.
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To edit the response of individual events, click the hyperlink for the event response you
want to configure in the Description column. The Event Response screen is displayed.
The Event Response screen enables you to configure event responses for supported
events. For each event, Rack and Power Manager can be configured to send alert
notifications (email and broadcast messages and SNMP traps), run a computer command,
and initiate a device action (release a lockset or turn off a fan).
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To configure each supported event response:
1. Select the event you want to configure from the Select Event drop-down box.
2. Select the Alert Notifications tab, the Commands tab, or the Device Actions tab.
Alert Notifications Tab
Select the Alert Notifications tab to configure the alert notifications.
NOTE: Before an alert notification can be set up, you must first configure the notification recipients. For
information about configuring notification recipients, refer to “Notification Recipients Screen” in
Chapter 4.
To add an alert notification:
1. Click Add New Alert Notification. The Add/Edit Notification box is displayed.
2. Select the type of notification from the Notification Type drop-down box. Available
options are email/paging, broadcast, and SNMP traps.
3. Select the group of recipients that should receive the alert notification from the Recipient
List drop-down box. Recipient lists are configured on the Notification Recipients
screen.
4. Enter the notification delay in the Delay column and select a radio button for either
seconds or minutes. The delay is the amount of time that elapses between the occurrence
of the event and the sending of the notification.
5. Click Apply to accept the information, click Undo Changes to reject all changes and
keep the Add/Edit Notification box open, or click Cancel to return to the Alert
Notifications tab.
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To edit an alert notification:
1. Select the event you want to edit from the Select Event drop-down box.
2. Click the hyperlink for the notification you want to edit in the Notification Type column
of the Alert Notifications tab. The Add/Edit Notification box is displayed.
3. Edit the notification type, the recipient list, and the notification delay.
4. Click Apply to accept the information, click Undo Changes to reject all changes and
keep the Add/Edit Notification box open, or click Cancel to return to the Alert
Notifications tab.
To delete an alert notification:
1. Select the checkbox in the Delete column of the Alert Notifications tab for the
notification you want to delete.
2. Click Delete Selection(s).
To return to the Event Response Overview screen, click Return to Event Summary.
Commands Tab
Select the Commands tab to configure the computer commands.
To add a command:
1. Click Add New Command. The Add/Edit Command box is displayed.
2. Enter the command (for example, C:\start.bat or /opt/snapshot.sh), select
the server that the command will run on, and set the notification delay.
NOTE: Rack and Power Manager cannot run a command on a server unless the server has a
System Agent installed. The batch file or script that will be run must reside on the server on which
the command will be executed.
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3. Click Apply to accept the information, click Undo Changes to reject all changes and
keep the Add/Edit Command box open, or click Cancel to return to the Commands tab.
IMPORTANT: Remote command execution can be a very powerful tool and should be tested
thoroughly before being used for the first time in response to an event. Command execution behavior
varies by operating system, and, in general, commands to be executed should be put into a batch file or
shell script depending on the operating system that will be executing the commands. Using a batch file
or shell script gives you more control over the circumstances in which commands are executed and
allows the commands to run in a copy of the environment.
When selecting commands to be executed in the batch file or script file, choose programs and
processes that do not require user input or interaction. Since the commands can be executed at any
time, it is difficult to predict if a user will be available to interact with any programs that are launched.
Verify that specified drive mappings, user specific directories, and programs that require special rights
are accessible by the batch file or script file.
Most operating systems have a method for spawning new processes. In Windows operating systems,
commands can be preceded with START, and in most Linux/Unix systems, sh can be used. When
designing your batch file or script file, determine which commands require a separate process and
which commands can be run one after another in the same process. Refer to the documentation that
came with your operating system for more information on batch files or script files.
To edit a command:
1. Select the event you want to edit from the Select Event drop-down box.
2. Click the hyperlink for the command you want to edit in the Command column of the
Commands tab. The Add/Edit Command box is displayed.
3. Edit the command, the server that the command will run on, and the command delay.
4. Click Apply to accept the information, click Undo Changes to reject all changes and
keep the Add/Edit Command box open, or click Cancel to return to the Commands tab.
To delete a command:
1. Select the checkbox in the Delete column of the Commands tab for the command you
want to delete.
2. Click Delete Selection(s).
To return to the Event Response Overview screen, click Return to Event Summary.
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Device Actions Tab
Device actions can be taken on the device you are configuring and on other managed devices.
For example, if a CMC detects an over-temperature condition, a device action can be
configured to shut down the UPS load segments to which servers affected by the condition
are connected.
Select the Device Actions tab to configure the device actions.
CAUTION: For each device action that you set, you may need to configure the normal,
opposite response. For example, if you configure the CMC to turn on a fan when the
temperature exceeds normal, you may also want to configure the CMC to turn off the fan
when the temperature returns to normal.
To add a device action:
1. Click Add New Device Action. The Add/Edit Device Action box is displayed.
2. Enter the target device, the action to perform, and the notification delay.
3. Click Apply to accept the information, click Undo Changes to reject all changes and
keep the Add/Edit Device Action box open, or click Cancel to return to the Device
Actions tab.
To edit a device action:
1. Select the event you want to edit from the Select Event drop-down box.
2. Click the hyperlink for the device action you want to edit in the Target Device column of
the Device Actions tab. The Add/Edit Device Action box is displayed.
3. Edit the target device, the action to perform, and the action delay.
4. Click Apply to accept the information, click Undo Changes to reject all changes and
keep the Add/Edit Device Action box open, or click Cancel to return to the Device
Actions tab.
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To delete a device action:
1. Select the checkbox in the Delete column of the Device Actions tab for the device action
you want to delete.
2. Click Delete Selection(s).
To return to the Event Response Overview screen, click Return to Event Summary.
Properties Screen
The Properties screen enables you to enter and view general information about the CMC.
Device Properties Box
Information entered in the Device Properties box is used by Rack and Power Manager to
identify devices.
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After entering information in the Device Properties box, do one of the following:
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Click Apply at the bottom of the screen to accept the information that has been entered.
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Click Undo Changes to reject all changes and keep the box open.
Table 5-3: CMC Device Properties
Table Item
Comments
Device Name
Enter the name of the CMC to aid in identification when sending alert
messages and viewing from the console.
Device Location
Select the physical location of the CMC to aid in identification when alert
messages are sent.
Temperature Format
Select the temperature unit of measure (0° C to 98° C, 32° F to 200° F).
Audible Alarm
Enable or disable audible alarms.
Enable Local Alarm
Silence Button
Select the checkbox to allow an active audible alarm to be silenced
when the Enter/Alarm Silence button on the CMC front panel is pressed.
New alarm conditions will continue to signal audible alarms after
Enter/Alarm Silence is pressed.
Language
Select the language to display on the CMC LCD menu. Available
languages are English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, and
Japanese.
SNMP Contact
Information
Enter the user name, email address, or pager number of a person who
can provide direct physical access to the room or building where the
CMC is located in case of an emergency. This person need not have
responsibility for actually maintaining the CMC.
SNMP Read
Community String
Edit the SNMP Read Community string if necessary. The SNMP Read
Community string displayed on the CMC Properties screen must match
that on the CMC device.
IMPORTANT: If you edit the string on this screen, be sure to make the
same change for the CMC device using a terminal emulation program.
SNMP Write
Community String
Edit the SNMP Write Community string if necessary. The SNMP Write
Community string displayed on the CMC Properties screen must match
that on the CMC device.
IMPORTANT: If you edit the string on this screen, be sure to make the
same change for the CMC device using a terminal emulation program.
Device Password
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Enter a password for the CMC hardware and select Enable to activate
the password. Passwords can be no longer than six characters.
Characters can only be capital letters or numbers. If the password is
enabled, the password is required to change the CMC IP address and
settings, using the front panel controls or a terminal program. This
password is different than the login password for Rack and Power
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Version Control Table
The Version Control table lists the hardware, software, firmware, and MIB versions the
CMC is currently running. The status column indicates updated versions that are available.
Compare the Version column to the Update Available column. If an update is available,
click Update.
Manual Control Screen
The Manual Control screen enables you to control fans and alarm relays and unlock doors
while the rack is being accessed (for maintenance, for example).
Only locksets, fans, and alarm relays that are enabled on the Accessory Setup screen display
options on the Manual Control screen.
Locksets Box
To manually control locksets, select the appropriate settings for each lockset and click Apply
to accept the information.
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Select Lock to lock the doors.
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Select Timed Unlock for x minutes to unlock the doors for x amount of time.
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Select Unlock to unlock the doors immediately.
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Select Enable CDR to activate the concealed door release. Because Rack and Power
Manager cannot detect the concealed door release, be sure that this option is not selected
for CMCs that control racks without a concealed door release.
NOTE: If the door is unlocked using the concealed door release, the door remains unlocked for the
amount of time that is entered in the Timed Unlock entry box for that lockset.
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Fans Box
To manually control fans, select the appropriate setting for each fan and click Apply to
accept the information. Options are On, Off, or Auto.
NOTE: When set to Auto, the fans behave according to the settings on the Accessory Setup screen.
Alarm Relays Box
To manually control alarm relays, select the appropriate setting for each alarm relay and click
Apply to accept the information. Options are Switched or Not Switched.
UPS Devices
Expand the menu for each UPS by clicking on the arrow to the right of the UPS device name
in the left navigation frame. The hyperlinks in the expanded menu for UPS devices let you
configure and monitor each managed UPS. To maximize the features of Rack and Power
Manager, be sure to set up the attached agents, power failure settings, scheduled shutdowns,
and event responses for each UPS. The UPS name, location, and IP address are listed in the
top right corner of each screen.
NOTE: Click the name of a UPS in the left navigation frame to view the Active Alarms screen for all
devices.
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Device Overview Screen
The Device Overview screen displays the following information for each UPS:
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UPS name
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UPS location
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IP address
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Current status
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Date/Time stamp
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Active alarms
The information automatically refreshes every 15 seconds.
Current Status Box
The status is presented in graphical format in the Current Status box. Status information
includes:
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Input voltage—The voltage level that is supplying power to the UPS.
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Charge percent—The amount of battery charge by percent.
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Battery status—The current state of the battery.
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Estimated runtime—The time in minutes that the UPS will remain on battery.
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Percent load—The percent of the UPS’s capacity that is being used.
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Output voltage—The voltage level that the UPS is supplying to the load segments.
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Buck—The UPS automatically decreases high input voltage to prevent the UPS from
going on battery.
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Boost—The UPS automatically increases low input voltage to prevent the UPS from
going on battery.
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On battery—The UPS is operating from battery power.
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Overload—The load is greater than the load for which the UPS is intended.
Active Alarms Table
The icons in the Active Alarms table allow you to determine the alarm status of the UPS at a
glance.
Table 5-4: Status Icons
Icon
Device Status
Normal operation
Minor problem (for example, a battery is low)
Major problem (for example, a UPS is On Boost)
Critical problem (for example, faulty connection)
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Logs and Reports Screen
The Logs and Reports screen shows all the events that have occurred with the UPS since the
last time the list was cleared. The amount of available history information is determined by
the settings on the Database screen.
Logs can be viewed by:
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All Logs—Displays a complete list of all changes and events
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Power Logs—Displays a list of power conditions, such as a loss of utility power
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Event Logs—Displays a list of actions that the UPS takes in response to a condition,
such as shutting down a load segment
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Change Logs—Displays a list of settings that have been changed for the UPS, such as
power failure settings that have been modified
NOTE: You can sort the logs for all views by clicking a column heading in the log table.
On the Logs and Reports screen:
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To refresh the log, click Refresh List at the bottom of the screen.
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To print the log, click Print Reports at the bottom of the screen.
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To delete all log entries, click Clear Logs at the bottom of the screen.
NOTE: You cannot select and delete individual entries in this list, but logs can be further sorted by
severity, date and time, and description.
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To view graphical logs:
a. Click Graphical Logs Screen at the bottom of the screen. The Graphical Logs box
enables you to configure the graphical log settings.
NOTE: The amount of available history information is determined by the settings on the Database
screen. For more information, refer to “Database Screen” in Chapter 4.
b. Select the type of graphical logs you want to view from the drop-down box in the top
left corner.
c. Select the date and time from which you want to start graphing.
d. Select the length of time you want to graph.
e. Click Get Data to display the graph.
f.
Click Refresh to update the graph that is currently on screen.
After the graphical log is displayed:
a. Edit the minimum and maximum values for the Y axis of the graph.
b. Select whether to show grid lines for each axis.
c. Select whether to include data points on the graph.
d. Change the parameters and click Get Data to update the graph.
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e. Click Refresh to update the graph that is currently on-screen.
f.
Click Exit to close the Graphical Logs box and return to the Logs and Reports
screen.
Attached Agents Screen
Information on the Attached Agents screen summarizes the agents attached to each load
segment of the UPS. Only agents included in the Managed Agent table on the Agent
Management screen are available on the Attached Agents screen.
NOTE: One agent can be attached to more than one UPS or UPS load segment. For example, a
server that has two power supplies can have each power supply connected to two different UPSs or
UPS load segments. To configure redundant support, attach the agent for that server to two UPSs.
IMPORTANT: When planning a redundant configuration, consider that in normal operating
conditions, servers with multiple power supplies equally distribute the power load across each power
feed. A server with two power supplies applies 50 percent of the load to each power feed. In the event
that one power feed fails, the second power feed must be able to handle 100 percent of the load.
Ensure that each UPS in the redundant configuration can support the entire load in the event of a power
failure.
Redundant UPS configurations should be tested thoroughly to ensure the load handling capabilities and
power fail settings of each UPS prior to an actual power failure event.
To add or edit an attached agent:
1. Click Attach Managed Agent at the bottom of the screen or click the hyperlink for an
existing agent in the Name column. The Add/Edit Attachment box is displayed.
2. Select the load segment to which the agent is attached in the Load Segment drop-down
box.
3. Select the server name in the Managed Agents drop-down box.
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4. Do one of the following:
— Select the location of the device from the Location drop-down box.
— Add a new location by selecting New Location from the Location drop-down box.
The Add New Location box is displayed.
Enter the name of the location in the New Location field. Click Add Location. The
new location is available in the Location drop-down box on the Add/Edit
Attachment box.
5. Enter the operating system in the OS field.
6. Enter the function in the Function field.
7. Click Apply to accept the information, click Undo Changes to reject all changes and
keep the Add/Edit Attachment box open, or click Cancel to return to the Attached
Agents screen.
To delete an attached agent:
1. Select the checkbox in the Delete column of the Attached Agents screen for the agent
you want to delete.
2. Click Delete Selection(s).
Power Fail Settings Screen
One of the most valuable aspects of Rack and Power Manager is the ability to work in concert
with a UPS to gracefully shut down computer operating systems during a power failure. It is
often desirable to prolong the runtime of critical computers (Web servers, domain controllers,
databases, and so on) while still allowing protection of essential data by closing down
services completely before power is removed. Because other equipment benefiting from the
power regulation of a UPS might not serve critical needs, it can be beneficial to be able to
shut down such equipment early during a power failure to prolong battery time for the more
necessary systems. Power fail settings allow for the prioritization of shutdowns of UPS load
segments (banks of power outlets) as well as of the servers receiving power from the UPS
(attached agents, for example). Carefully consider the following items before configuring the
power failure settings:
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The length of battery protection increases as the load on the UPS decreases.
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After a power outage recovery, another outage could occur before the UPS batteries fully
charge. For a more robust system fault tolerance, set the time delay to a value small
enough to allow battery reserve for at least two shutdowns.
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Shutdown Settings Box
The Shutdown Settings box contains information about the shutdown for UPS load segments
and attached servers. When a power failure occurs, the Management Server shuts down
affected devices according to these settings. Each load segment and its attached servers are
displayed.
To configure the shutdown timings for load segments:
1. Select the load segment you want to configure by clicking its name in the top left corner
of the box.
NOTE: Selecting a load segment and clicking Infinite overrides the individual server settings for
that load segment.
NOTE: If no load segment or server is selected, the information at the bottom of the box is not
displayed.
2. Enter the number of minutes that should elapse from the time of the power failure to the
beginning of the load segment shutdown.
IMPORTANT: You must configure the runtime. The default runtime setting is zero. If the runtime is
not configured, the load segment will shut down immediately upon power failure.
NOTE: If the load segment has no attached agents, this option is not displayed.
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3. Click Infinite to override all other settings.
4. Click Submit to save the changes, click Cancel to reject all changes and keep the box
open, or click View Restart Settings to display the Restart Settings box.
To configure the shutdown timings for servers (attached agents):
1. Select the server you want to configure by clicking its name in the top left corner of the
box.
NOTE: If no load segment or server is selected, the information at the bottom of the box is not
displayed.
2. Enter the number of minutes that should elapse from the time of the power failure to the
beginning of the operating system shutdown.
3. Enter the number of minutes needed to completely shut down the operating system.
4. Click Submit to save the changes, click Cancel to reject all changes and keep the box
open, or click View Restart Settings to display the Restart Settings box.
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Restart Settings Box
The Restart Settings box contains information about the restart for UPS load segments.
After shutdown occurs, the Management Server restarts affected devices according to these
settings. Each load segment is displayed.
To configure the restart timings:
1. Select the load segment you want to configure by clicking its name in the top left corner
of the box.
NOTE: If no load segment or server is selected, the information at the bottom of the box is not
displayed.
2. Enter the number of minutes that should elapse from the time of the power restoration to
the beginning of the load segment restart. The maximum delay that can be entered is
60 minutes.
3. Click Submit to save the changes, click Cancel to reject all changes and keep the box
open, or click View Shutdown Settings to display the Shutdown Settings box.
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Scheduled Shutdowns Screen
Information on the Scheduled Shutdowns screen summarizes the set times at which
individual load segments or the entire UPS shuts down and restarts. Scheduled shutdowns can
be configured for one time or at daily or weekly intervals.
To add a shutdown event:
1. Click Add New Scheduled Shutdown. The Add Shutdown Event box is displayed.
2. Do one of the following:
— Select the One Time tab to schedule a single shutdown event.
— Select the Daily tab to schedule a daily shutdown event.
— Select the Weekly tab to schedule a weekly shutdown event.
3. From the Affects drop-down box, select the components to shut down and restart.
4. Enter the shutdown date (one-time shutdown event) or select the shutdown day (weekly
shutdown event) if necessary.
5. Select the shutdown time, using the drop-down boxes in the Shutdown Time column.
6. Enter the restart date (one-time shutdown event) or select the restart day (weekly
shutdown event) if necessary.
7. Select the restart time, using the drop-down boxes in the Restart Time column.
8. Click Apply to accept the information, click Undo Changes to reject all changes and
keep the Add Shutdown Event box open, or click Cancel to return to the Scheduled
Shutdowns screen.
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To edit a shutdown event:
1. Click the hyperlink in the Event Affects column for the shutdown event you want to edit.
The Edit Shutdown Event box is displayed.
2. Edit the information on the Edit Shutdown Event box as needed.
3. Click Apply to accept the information, click Undo Changes to reject all changes and
keep the Edit Shutdown Event box open, or click Cancel to return to the Scheduled
Shutdowns screen.
To delete a shutdown event:
1. Select the checkbox in the Delete column of the Scheduled Shutdowns screen for the
shutdown event you want to delete.
2. Click Delete Selection(s).
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Event Response Overview Screen
The Event Response Overview screen contains a Supported Events table that summarizes
the manner in which alerts are issued for each alarm condition on the UPS.
When a new UPS is installed, enter the event response information for the related alarm
conditions.
•
To copy the event response configuration of another UPS, select the UPS you want to
copy in the Copy Event Configuration from: field and click Copy.
•
To edit the response of individual events, click the hyperlink for the event response you
want to edit in the Description column. The Event Response screen is displayed.
The Event Response screen enables you to configure event responses for supported
events. For each event, Rack and Power Manager can be configured to send alert
notifications (email and broadcast messages and SNMP traps), run a computer command,
and initiate a device action (shut down a load segment or release a lockset controlled by
the CMC in the same rack as this UPS).
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To configure each supported event response:
1. Select the event you want to configure the event response for in the Select Event
drop-down box.
2. Select the Alert Notifications tab, the Commands tab, or the Device Actions tab.
Alert Notifications Tab
Select the Alert Notifications tab to configure the alert notifications.
NOTE: Before an alert notification can be set up, you must first configure the notification recipients. For
information about configuring notification recipients, refer to “Notification Recipients Screen” in
Chapter 4.
To add an alert notification:
1.
Click Add New Alert Notification. The Add/Edit Notification box is displayed.
2. Select the type of notification from the Notification Type drop-down box. Available
options are email/paging, broadcast, and SNMP traps.
3. Select the group of recipients that should receive the alert notification from the Recipient
List drop-down box. Recipient lists are configured on the Notification Recipients
screen.
4. Enter the notification delay in the Delay column and select a radio button for either
seconds or minutes. The delay is the amount of time that elapses between the occurrence
of the event and the sending of the notification.
5. Click Apply to accept the information, click Undo Changes to reject all changes and
keep the Add/Edit Notification box open, or click Cancel to return to the Alert
Notifications tab.
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To edit an alert notification:
1. Select the event you want to edit from the Select Event drop-down box.
2. Click the hyperlink for the notification you want to edit in the Notification Type column
of the Alert Notifications tab. The Add/Edit Notification box is displayed.
3. Edit the notification type, the recipient list, and the notification delay.
4. Click Apply to accept the information, click Undo Changes to reject all changes and
keep the Add/Edit Notification box open, or click Cancel to return to the Alert
Notifications tab.
To delete an alert notification:
1. Select the checkbox in the Delete column of the Alert Notifications tab for the
notification you want to delete.
2. Click Delete Selection(s).
To return to the Event Response Overview screen, click Return to Event Summary.
Commands Tab
Select the Commands tab to configure the computer commands.
To add a command:
1. Click Add New Command. The Add/Edit Command box is displayed.
2. Enter the command (for example, C:\start.bat or /opt/snapshot.sh), select
the server that the command will run on, and set the notification delay.
NOTE: Rack and Power Manager cannot run a command on a server unless the server has a
System Agent installed. The batch file or script that will be run must reside on the server on which
the command will be executed.
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3. Click Apply to accept the information, click Undo Changes to reject all changes and
keep the Add/Edit Command box open, or click Cancel to return to the Commands tab.
IMPORTANT: Remote command execution can be a very powerful tool and should be tested
thoroughly before being used for the first time in response to an event. Command execution behavior
varies by operating system, and, in general, commands to be executed should be put into a batch file or
shell script depending on the operating system that will be executing the commands. Using a batch file
or shell script gives you more control over the circumstances in which commands are executed and
allows the commands to run in a copy of the environment.
When selecting commands to be executed in the batch file or script file, choose programs and
processes that do not require user input or interaction. Since the commands can be executed at any
time, it is difficult to predict if a user will be available to interact with any programs that are launched.
Verify that specified drive mappings, user specific directories, and programs that require special rights
are accessible by the batch file or script file.
Most operating systems have a method for spawning new processes. In Windows operating systems,
commands can be preceded with START, and in most Linux/Unix systems, sh can be used. When
designing your batch file or script file, determine which commands require a separate process and
which commands can be run one after another in the same process. Refer to the documentation that
came with your operating system for more information on batch files or script files.
To edit a command:
1. Select the event you want to edit from the Select Event drop-down box.
2. Click the hyperlink for the command you want to edit in the Command column of the
Commands tab. The Add/Edit Command box is displayed.
3. Enter the command, select the server that the command will run on, and set the command
delay.
4. Click Apply to accept the information, click Undo Changes to reject all changes and
keep the Add/Edit Command box open, or click Cancel to return to the Commands tab.
To delete a command:
1. Select the checkbox in the Delete column of the Commands tab for the command you
want to delete.
2. Click Delete Selection(s).
To return to the Event Response Overview screen, click Return to Event Summary.
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Device Actions Tab
Device actions can be taken on the device you are configuring and on other managed devices.
For example, if a CMC detects an over-temperature condition, a device action can be
configured to shut down the UPS load segments to which servers affected by the condition
are connected.
Select the Device Actions tab to configure the device actions.
CAUTION: For each device action that you set, you may need to configure the normal,
opposite response. For example, if you configure the UPS to turn off a load segment when an
output overload is detected, you may also want to configure the UPS to turn on the load
segment when the output overload is resolved.
To add a device action:
1. Click Add New Device Action. The Add/Edit Device Action box is displayed.
2. Enter the target device, the action to perform, and the notification delay.
3. Click Apply to accept the information, click Undo Changes to reject all changes and
keep the Add/Edit Device Action box open, or click Cancel to return to the Device
Actions tab.
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To edit a device action:
1. Select the event you want to edit from the Select Event drop-down box.
2. Click the hyperlink for the device action you want to edit in the Target Device column of
the Device Actions tab. The Add/Edit Device Action box is displayed.
3. Edit the target device, the action to perform, and the action delay.
4. Click Apply to accept the information, click Undo Changes to reject all changes and
keep the Add/Edit Device Action box open, or click Cancel to return to the Device
Actions tab.
To delete a device action:
1. Select the checkbox in the Delete column of the Device Actions tab for the device action
you want to delete.
2. Click Delete Selection(s).
To return to the Event Response Overview screen, click Return to Event Summary.
Properties Screen
The Properties screen enables you to enter, edit, or view general information about the UPS.
UPS Properties Box
Information entered on the UPS Properties box is used by Rack and Power Manager to
identify devices.
To configure the properties:
1. Enter the name of the UPS in the Device Name field to aid in identification when alert
messages are sent.
2. Select the location of the UPS in the Device Location field to aid in identification when
alert messages are sent.
3. View the UPS model in the UPS Model field. The UPS model aids in identification when
alert messages are sent.
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4. Enter the user name, email address, or pager number of a person who can provide direct
physical access to the UPS in the Contact Information field. This person need not have
responsibility for actually maintaining the UPS.
5. View the UPS power rating in the Power Rating field. The UPS power rating aids in
identification when alert messages are sent.
6. Click Apply to accept the information or click Undo Changes to reject all changes and
keep the box open.
Version Control Table
For informational purposes, the applicable firmware versions are displayed.
NOTE: Not all UPSs will display the same list of firmware options.
Diagnostics Screen
The UPS Diagnostics screen enables you to perform diagnostic tests on the UPS.
NOTE: A pop-up message is displayed to notify you when you try to run tests on a UPS that does not
support diagnostics.
To automatically run UPS diagnostics:
1. Enable automatic diagnostic testing by selecting Enable Automatic Diagnostics in the
Status box.
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2. Schedule automatic diagnostics by selecting 30, 60, 90, or 120 days from the
Automatically Execute Diagnostics Every: drop-down box on the Schedule box.
3. Click Apply to accept the information or click Undo Changes to reject all changes and
keep the screen open.
To immediately perform a manual, one-time UPS self-test, click Execute Diagnostics Now.
Manual Control Screen
The Manual Control screen enables you to manually shut down and restart individual load
segments or the entire UPS.
To manually shut down a load segment or UPS:
1. Select the radio button for the action you want to perform in the Description column of
the Immediate Shutdown box.
— Select Restart Immediately after Shutdown to restart the component as soon as the
shutdown completes.
— Select Remain Off after Shutdown if you do not want to restart the component.
— Select Restart after x minutes to schedule a timed restart. Select the number of
minutes that should pass before the restart initiates in the drop-down box. Options are
2, 5, or 10 minutes.
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2. From the Affects drop-down box, select the component you want to shut down that
corresponds with the option you selected in the Description column.
3. Click Apply to shut down the component.
IMPORTANT: For attached servers to be shut down gracefully, they must have an agent installed, be
attached to a load segment, and have power fail settings configured.
To manually restart a load segment or UPS that remained off after a shutdown:
1. From the Affects drop-down box, select the component you want to restart in the Restart
UPS box.
2. Click Apply to restart the component.
IMPORTANT: If you use the Remain Off option to shut down a load segment to which the
Management Server is attached or to which a server with a Serial Relay Agent installed is attached, you
will not be able to restart the UPS with Rack and Power Manager. To recover, gracefully shut down the
remaining servers on the active load segments of the UPS. Manually power down the UPS using the
power button on the UPS, then reapply power to the UPS.
Queries Icon
Click the Queries icon in the top frame to view the Queries screen.
Queries Screen
The Queries screen enables you to produce a filtered list of devices in the left frame of the
Devices menu. In setting up your query, you can limit the devices by querying by location,
type, model, and status or combinations thereof.
IMPORTANT: Queries remain in effect until you perform a different query, remove the query, or log out
of Rack and Power Manager.
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Pre-Defined Queries
To perform a standard query:
1. Select the radio button to the left of the Standard Queries drop-down box.
2. Select the query you want to use from the Standard Queries drop-down box.
3. Click Use Selected Query.
To perform a user-defined query:
1. Select the radio button to the left of the User-Defined Queries drop-down box.
2. Select the query you want to use from the User-Defined Queries drop-down box.
3. Click Use Selected Query.
To delete a user-defined query:
1. Select the radio button to the left of the User-Defined Queries drop-down box.
2. Select the query you want to delete from the User-Defined Queries drop-down box.
3. Click Delete Selected User-Defined Query.
To define a new query:
1. Select the radio button to the left of the User-Defined Queries drop-down box.
2. Select Custom Query from the User-Defined Queries drop-down box.
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3. Select the criteria from the Add/Edit Query custom queries boxes.
As you make selections within the same box, hold down the Ctrl key. Custom queries
must be selected from inside the respective boxes.
— Location—Managed devices that exist in a specific location. The values shown in
this list are taken from the device Properties screens. These values are
user-specified.
— Type—Specific types of managed devices. The values shown in this list are reported
by the system and are not user-specified. Possible values include CMC or UPS.
— Model—Specific models of managed devices. The values shown in this list are taken
from the device Properties screens. These values are not user-specified.
— Status—Managed devices that are reporting a specific alert status. The values shown
in this list are reported by the system and are not user-specified. Possible values
include normal, minor, major, and critical.
4. Do one of the following:
— Click Use and Save this Query. Enter a name for the query at the prompt.
The query is implemented and also displayed in the User-Defined Queries
drop-down box, available for later use.
— Click Cancel Changes to reject all changes.
— Click Use this Query without Saving It to perform the query without saving.
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Home Icon
Click the Home icon in the top frame to view the Home screen.
Home Screen
Information on the Home screen refreshes every five seconds. On the Home screen:
•
Quickly retrieve details about a device, using its name. The search field only allows the
following characters to be entered: letters, numbers, tilde, dash, period, underscore,
apostrophe, and space. Click Search to search for the indicated device.
— If an exact match is found, only the device that matches the search criteria is
displayed.
— If an exact match is not found, Rack and Power Manager displays a list of devices in
the database whose names contain the entered string.
— If no devices in the database resemble the target device, Rack and Power Manager
will only give the option to return to the Home screen.
•
Set the Home Page Settings by selecting Show this page when Rack & Power
Manager starts and clicking Apply. If this option is not selected, the Devices Home
screen is the first screen displayed after you log in to Rack and Power Manager.
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•
Check the current status of all devices included in the query that are currently running in
the Current Status table. Entries in the Current Status table can be sorted by severity,
device name, device type, and description by clicking the appropriate column heading.
For more information on running queries, refer to “Queries Screen” in this chapter.
The icon in the Severity column allows you to determine the status of a device at a
glance.
Table 5-5: Status Icons
Icon
Device Status
All devices are running normally.
A minor problem is detected.
A major problem is detected.
A critical problem is detected.
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Troubleshooting
If utility power is lost, Rack and Power Manager begins an orderly shutdown of the system.
Rack and Power Manager saves work in progress and logs all significant power and battery
events.
For situations other than power outages, note the following:
•
The power device must be attached to the server with the correct communications cables.
Refer to the documentation that came with your power device.
•
The communications cable from the power device to the server must be attached to the
communications port as configured in Rack and Power Manager for that power device.
Table 6-1 lists troubleshooting items that can occur during Rack and Power Manager
installation or operation.
Table 6-1: Troubleshooting
Symptom
Possible Cause
Suggested Action
During installation, the Serial
Relay Agent fails to
communicate with the UPS.
The UPS is powered down.
Power up the UPS.
The UPS cable connections
are faulty.
Verify that the UPS cable
connections are secure.
Reinstall the Serial Relay
Agent.
The incorrect COM port or
baud rate was selected when
the agent was installed.
Reinstall the Serial Relay
Agent and select the proper
settings.
The system is configured to
only display 256 colors.
Increase the monitor resolution
to display more than 256
colors when browsing into
Rack and Power Manager.
Color palettes are managed
improperly.
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Symptom
Possible Cause
Suggested Action
Not all devices and agents are
discovered.
The timeout and retries values
are too low.
Increase these values on the
Automatic Discovery screen
and the Manual Discovery
screen.
The wrong IP address or IP
address range is used.
Verify the IP addresses and IP
address ranges on the
Automatic Discovery screen
and the Manual Discovery
screen.
An incorrect Community String
is being used.
Verify that the discovery is
configured to use the correct
Community Strings.
The sensor is not installed.
Install the sensor.
The sensor is not enabled.
Enable the sensor on the
Sensor Setup screen.
The CMC door-locking feature
is not working properly.
The intrusion sensors are not
properly assigned.
Assign at least one intrusion
sensor to each lockset.
Device actions are not working
properly.
The normal, opposite
response to the initial event
response is not configured.
Configure the normal, opposite
response to each event on the
Device Actions tab of the
Event Response screen.
Connection to a device is lost.
Rack and Power Manager has
lost communication with the
UPS.
Verify the computer interface
cable connection.
Rack and Power Manager
does not communicate with a
CMC.
The SNMP Read/Write
Community string displayed on
the CMC Properties screen
does not match that on the
CMC device.
Use a terminal emulation
program to update the strings
on the CMC device or change
the strings on the CMC
Properties screen to match
those on the CMC device.
The IP address and subnet
mask are not set up correctly.
Verify that the IP address and
subnet have been correctly set
up on the CMC.
The network cable is faulty.
Replace the cable.
CMC sensors are disabled in
the Current Status window of
the CMC Device Overview
screen.
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Table 6-1: Troubleshooting continued
Symptom
Possible Cause
Suggested Action
Rack and Power Manager
does not communicate with a
UPS.
The UPS is off.
Turn the UPS on.
The password on the UPS
Properties screen does not
match the password on the
UPS device.
Change the password on the
UPS Properties screen to
match that on the UPS device.
The communications cable is
not connected, secured, or
properly installed.
Reinstall the communications
cable.
The battery is low on voltage.
Allow the battery to recharge
for 24 hours. Rack and Power
Manager sends a low battery
warning approximately two to
five minutes before UPS
shutdown. This warning is
approximate, and the actual
time to shutdown can vary
significantly.
Low battery
Replace the battery. Refer to
the documentation that came
with the UPS.
On battery
The UPS system is operating
on battery power.
The UPS will continue to run
on battery power until the
battery is completely
discharged (or until utility
power is restored), unless the
shutdown parameters specify
to turn off both the system and
the UPS.
On buck
The input voltage is too high
for the UPS. The UPS bucks
the voltage down to
acceptable limits.
Refer to the UPS
documentation for information
on buck.
On boost
The input voltage is too low for
the UPS. The UPS boosts the
voltage up to acceptable limits.
Refer to the UPS
documentation for information
on boost.
Overload
The device load has exceeded
the UPS power rating.
Verify all equipment is drawing
within the rated requirements.
If necessary, reduce the
equipment connected to the
UPS. The UPS might need to
be reset.
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Table 6-1: Troubleshooting continued
6-4
Symptom
Possible Cause
Suggested Action
The UPS is in Bypass mode.
The load is being powered by
utility power. However, utility
power continues to be
passively filtered by the UPS.
Battery protection is not
available while in Bypass
mode.
Refer to the UPS front panel
for alarm indications. If the
UPS does not return to normal
operation soon, refer to the
UPS documentation for
troubleshooting information.
The diagnostic test is
complete.
The diagnostic test of the UPS
has completed.
View the results of the
diagnostic test on the Logs
and Reports screen.
No power
A power failure occurred.
Verify that the UPS is
connected to a working outlet
and that the UPS is powered
up.
Unable to contact devices
Rack and Power Manager is
not running.
Start the Rack and Power
Manager service on the
Management Server.
Options are disabled.
Some operations require
SNMP SET rights.
Verify the SNMP Control
community string.
Alerts are not received.
The values entered on the
Notification Recipients tabs
are incorrect.
Enter the correct information.
Refer to “Notification
Recipients Screen” in
Chapter 4 of this guide.
Not all devices are listed in the
left frame of the Devices
menu.
A query is in effect.
Turn off the query. Refer to
“Queries Screen” in Chapter 5
of this guide.
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Alert Messages
Rack and Power Manager enables you to execute a command, send an email, send a
broadcast message, and send SNMP traps to specified recipients if a certain alert situation
prevails.
CAUTION: For each device action that you set, you must configure the normal, opposite
response. For example, if you configure the CMC to turn on a fan when the temperature
exceeds normal, you must also configure the CMC to turn off the fan when the temperature
returns to normal.
A list of all message texts is provided in Table A-1.
Table A-1: Alert Messages
Alert Type
Event Response
Normal, Opposite Response
CMC
Aux 1 alarm
Aux 1 cleared
CMC
Aux 2 alarm
Aux 2 cleared
CMC
Connection lost to device
Device connected
CMC
Device settings changed
N/A
CMC
Failed to connect to device
Device connected
CMC
Humidity above maximum
Humidity normal
CMC
Humidity below minimum
Humidity normal
CMC
Input 1 closed
Input 1 opened
CMC
Input 2 closed
Input 2 opened
CMC
Input 3 closed
Input 3 opened
CMC
Input 4 closed
Input 4 opened
CMC
Lockset 1 error
Lockset 1 normal
CMC
Lockset 1 failed to lock
Lockset 1 normal
CMC
Lockset 1 unlocked
Lockset 1 locked
CMC
Lockset 2 error
Lockset 2 normal
CMC
Lockset 2 failed to lock
Lockset 2 normal
CMC
Lockset 2 unlocked
Lockset 2 locked
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Table A-1: Alert Messages continued
A-2
Alert Type
Event Response
Normal, Opposite Response
CMC
Shock detected
Shock cleared
CMC
Smoke detected
Smoke cleared
CMC
Temp 1 above maximum
Temperature normal
CMC
Temp 1, high temp warning
Temperature normal
CMC
Temp 1 below minimum
Temperature normal
CMC
Temp 2 above maximum
Temperature normal
CMC
Temp 2, high temp warning
Temperature normal
CMC
Temp 2 below minimum
Temperature normal
CMC
Voltage above maximum
Voltage normal
CMC
Voltage below minimum
Voltage normal
UPS
Battery depleted
Battery level normal
UPS
Battery failure
Battery failure cleared
UPS
Battery low
Battery level normal
UPS
Connection lost to device
Device connected
UPS
Device settings changed
N/A
UPS
Diagnostic test failed
Diagnostic test succeeded
UPS
Failed to connect to device
Device connected
UPS
Input AC over voltage
Input AC normal
UPS
Input AC under voltage
Input AC normal
UPS
Internal failure
Internal failure cleared
UPS
On battery
On utility power
UPS
On boost
On utility power
UPS
On buck
On utility power
UPS
On bypass
On utility power
UPS
Output overload
Output overload cleared
UPS
Temperature high
Temperature normal
UPS
Utility fail
Utility cleared
UPS
Utility not present
Utility not present cleared
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Using Rack and Power Manager with Insight Manager 7
Rack and Power Manager software can be configured to send alert traps to HP Insight
Manager 7, as well as other SNMP management applications. To send event alert traps to
Insight Manager 7:
•
Configure Insight Manager 7 to receive a trap from Rack and Power Manager.
•
Configure Rack and Power Manager to send the appropriate event alert traps.
Configuring Insight Manager 7
Verify that the Rack and Power Manager MIB (CPQRPM.MIB) is registered in Insight
Manager 7:
1. Upload the Rack and Power Manager MIB. The Rack and Power Manager
MIB (CPQRPM.MIB) can be found on the on the HP Management CD and in the install
folder of the Rack and Power Manager Management Server.
2. Register the Rack and Power MIB.
NOTE: For additional information on uploading and registering a MIB in Insight Manager 7, refer to the
HP Insight Manager Technical Reference Guide located on the HP Management CD.
Configuring Rack and Power Manager
To configure Rack and Power Manager to send traps to Insight Manager 7:
1. Add the Insight Manager 7 server as an SNMP Trap recipient. For information on
configuring SNMP Trap recipients, refer to “Notification Recipients Screen” in Chapter 4
of this guide.
2. Configure Rack and Power Manager to send alert notifications to Insight Manager 7 as
SNMP traps. For more information on configuring alert notifications, refer to “Event
Response Overview Screen” in Chapter 5 of this guide.
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Rack and Power Manager Security Considerations
Rack and Power Manager implements strict security for two important reasons:
•
Rack and Power Manager has managed devices that have the potential to perform
operations that are sensitive and destructive.
•
The application has browser accessibility.
To better ensure the security of Rack and Power Manager and the devices it manages, the
following topics should be considered in accordance with your organization’s security
policies and the environment in which Rack and Power Manager will operate.
Access to Rack and Power Manager requires an account in Rack and Power Manager.
Logging in requires the use of a user name and password, which should be kept properly
secured.
Each account in Rack and Power Manager can be given different access levels, providing
different capabilities. Ensure that the appropriate access level is granted to users of Rack and
Power Manager.
Browsing to Rack and Power Manager is done using Secure Socket Layer (SSL), which
encrypts the data between the browser and Management Server. The level of encryption
supported by Rack and Power Manager is 128-bit. SSL also provides authentication of the
Management Server by means of its digital certificate. Securely importing this certificate
must be done to ensure the identification of the Management Server.
Rack and Power Manager communicates with a CMC device, using the SNMP protocol.
SNMP secures requests for data by means of a community string. The community string is
configurable at the managed device and from within Rack and Power Manager, since both
parties must know the community string. Default community strings such as public are
easily guessed and should be avoided.
NOTE: CMC community strings must be changed both at the device using a HyperTerminal connection
and from within Rack and Power Manager on the CMC Properties screen.
NOTE: Community string names are case-sensitive.
Rack and Power Manager uses a database as its primary storage facility. Access to the
database is controlled using a user name and password, which should be configured and kept
secure.
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Rack and Power Manager Security Considerations
Rack and Power manager uses many ports to communicate:
C-2
•
Port 3256, SSL—Used for communications between the Management Server and
Shutdown agent.
•
Port 3257, HTTP—Used for browsing into the Management Server.
•
Port 161, SNMP—Used for communications between the Management Server and CMC
device.
•
Port 162, SNMP—Used by the Management Server for sending out traps.
•
Port 7010, Net-XCP—Used for communications between the Management Server and
UPS device.
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D
Backing Up and Restoring Rack and Power Manager
It is always preferable to restore from a full system backup. In the event that a full system
backup is not possible, all settings, configurations and devices for Rack and Power Manager
are stored in the DEVICEDB1.GDB, DB.INI and ISC4.GDB files. At a minimum, it is best to
ensure that these files are backed up on a regular basis. If the Rack and Power Manager
Management Server must be recovered and a full system backup is not available, the
Management Server can be recovered using the following steps:
1. Install a new copy of Rack and Power Manager.
2. Stop these services or processes in the following order:
Friendly Name
Windows Service Name
a. Compaq Rack and Power Manager
Compaq Rack and Power Manager ServiceManager
b. Firebird Guardian Service
InterBaseGuardian
c. Firebird Server (if not already stopped) InterBaseServer
Linux Process Name
ibguard
ibserver
3. Replace the DEVICESDB1.GDB, DB.INI and ISC4.GDB files in the directory that Rack
and Power Manager installed them in.
4. Restart services or processes in the following order:
a. Firebird Guardian Service
b. Firebird Server (if not already started)
c. Compaq Rack and Power Manager
5. After the files have been replaced, log in using the original (backed up) user name and
password.
NOTE: Serial Relay Agents and System Agents do not need to restore any files upon reinstallation.
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Index
A
About RPM screen 4-25
accessing software 3-1
Accessory Setup screen 5-9
accounts, adding user 4-13
actions, device
adding 5-16, 5-36
deleting 5-17, 5-37
editing 5-16, 5-37
actions, power failure 5-26
adding
alert notifications 5-13, 5-33
attached agents 5-25
commands 5-14, 5-34
contact information 5-18
device actions 5-16, 5-36
discovered agents to managed list 4-10
discovered devices to managed list 4-8
IP address ranges 4-2, 4-4
locations 4-8, 4-11, 5-26
mail server 4-23
queries 5-42
shutdown events 5-30
user accounts 4-13
administering system users 4-13
Agent Management screen 4-10
agents
attaching 5-25
discovering 4-2, 4-4
installation overview 2-3
installing on Linux server 2-47, 2-57
installing on NetWare server 2-70, 2-79
installing on Windows server 2-15, 2-25
managed 4-10
Serial Relay 1-6
System 1-6
alarm relays
configuring 5-10
controlling manually 5-20
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active 5-2
audible 5-18
CMC 5-12
enabling Local Alarm Silence Button 5-10,
5-18
UPS 5-32
alert messages
browser security 3-2
listed A-1
alert notifications
adding 5-13, 5-33
broadcast setup 4-18
deleting 5-14, 5-34
editing 5-14, 5-34
email setup 4-16
SNMP traps setup 4-19
architecture 1-4
assigning
agents to UPS load segments 5-25
intrusion sensors 5-8, 5-11
user rights and passwords 4-13
Attached Agents screen 5-25
attaching agents 5-25
audible alarm 5-18
authorized reseller ix
Automatic Discovery screen 4-2
auxiliary sensors 5-8
B
backing up Rack and Power Manager D-1
batch files 5-15, 5-35
battery
low 6-3
status 5-21
baud rate 6-4
bookmark feature 3-1
Boost mode 5-21
broadcast messages 4-17
browser
Favorites (bookmark) feature 3-1
requirements 2-3
security alert 3-2
Index-1
Index
browsing to software 3-1
Buck mode 5-21
C
cable, communications 6-1
cautions, defined vii
certificate, security 3-2, 3-3
change logs 5-5, 5-23
changing community strings C-1
changing passwords
CMC 5-18
database 4-23
personal 4-15
user account 4-13
charge percent 5-21
CMCs
alert notifications 5-13
automatic alert actions 5-9
changing passwords 5-18
community strings 5-18
defined 1-1
discovering with SNMP strings 4-3, 4-5
enabling Local Alarm Silence Button 5-10,
5-18
examples 1-3
features 1-2
logs and reports 5-5
managing 5-2
network configuration 1-7
properties 5-17
responses and opposite responses A-1
setting up accessories 5-9
setting up sensors 5-7
status 5-3
supported events overview 5-12
version information 5-19
commands
adding 5-14, 5-34
deleting 5-15, 5-35
editing 5-15, 5-35
communication ports C-2
communications cable 6-1
community strings
changing C-1
CMC 5-18
default C-1
discovery 4-3, 4-5
component status, CMC 5-4
components
installing 2-3
software 1-4
uninstalling 2-91, 2-92
concealed door release 5-11, 5-19
Configuration screen 4-24
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configurations
CMC 1-7
power protection 1-17
redundant UPSs 1-10, 1-12, 1-14
server 1-16
supported 1-7
configuring
alert notifications 5-13, 5-33
automatic discovery 4-2
automatic logout 4-20
broadcast recipient lists 4-17
CMC accessories 5-9
CMC sensors 5-7
device properties 5-17, 5-37
devices 5-1
email recipient lists 4-16
email server 4-23
event responses 5-13, 5-33
logs 4-22
mail server 4-23
Management Server properties 4-24
manual discovery 4-5
power failure settings 5-26
restart after power failure 5-29
shutdown after power failure 5-27, 5-28
SNMP traps recipient lists 4-19
software settings 4-1
considerations, security C-1
Console Management Controllers See CMCs
contact information 5-18, 5-38
copying event configurations 5-12, 5-32
creating a new query 5-41
D
daily shutdowns 5-30
database password 4-23
Database screen 4-22
default runtime 5-27
defining a new query 5-41
deleting
alert notifications 5-14, 5-34
attached agents 5-26
broadcast recipients 4-18
commands 5-15, 5-35
device actions 5-17, 5-37
discovered agents 4-7
discovered devices 4-7
email recipients 4-17
IP address ranges 4-4, 4-6
managed agents 4-12
managed devices 4-9
queries 5-41
shutdown events 5-31
SNMP trap recipients 4-19
user profiles 4-14
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device actions
adding 5-16, 5-36
deleting 5-17, 5-37
editing 5-16, 5-37
Device Management screen 4-8
Device Overview screen 5-3
devices
configuring 5-1
discovering 4-2, 4-4
filtering 5-40
managing 4-8
searching for 5-43
status 5-2, 5-44
supported 1-1
Devices Home screen 5-2
Devices icon 3-6, 5-1
Devices links 5-1
Diagnostics screen 5-38
disabling
shock sensors 5-8
user accounts 4-14
discovery
automatic 4-2
community strings 4-3, 4-5
manual 4-4
results 4-7
retries 4-2, 4-4
scheduling 4-2
timeouts 4-2, 4-4
Discovery Results screen 4-7
disk space requirements
Management Server 2-1
Serial Relay Agent 2-2
System Agent 2-2
displaying
CMC logs 5-5
CMC status 5-3
device status 5-2
discovery results 4-7
graphical logs 5-6, 5-24
online help 3-6
rack status 5-3
security certificate 3-3
system logs 4-21
UPS logs 5-23
UPS model 5-38
UPS power rating 5-38
UPS status 5-21
DNS resolution 4-24
door release, concealed 5-11, 5-19
doors, locking and unlocking manually 5-19
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editing
alert notifications 5-14, 5-34
attached agents 5-25
broadcast recipient lists 4-18
commands 5-15, 5-35
community strings 5-18
device actions 5-16, 5-37
email recipient lists 4-17
graphical logs 5-6, 5-24
IP address ranges 4-3, 4-6
managed agents 4-12
managed devices 4-10
queries 5-42
shutdown events 5-31
SNMP traps recipient lists 4-19
user profiles 4-14
email
defining recipient lists 4-16
server setup 4-23
Email Server Setup screen 4-23
enabling
automatic diagnostics 5-38
automatic discovery 4-2
automatic logouts 4-20
concealed door release 5-11, 5-19
DNS resolution 4-24
Local Alarm Silence Button 5-10, 5-18
logout reminders 4-20
environment status 5-4
environmental logs 5-5
establishing secure sessions 3-3
estimated runtime 5-21
Event Response Overview screen 5-12, 5-32
events
configuring responses 5-13, 5-33
logs 5-5, 5-23
shutdown 5-30
supported 5-12, 5-32
system 4-21
examples
functionality 1-3
network configurations 1-7
Silent installation on Linux server 2-69
Silent installation on NetWare server 2-91
Silent installation on Windows server 2-36
F
fans
configuring 5-9
controlling manually 5-20
Favorites (bookmark) feature 3-1
Index-3
Index
features
Management Server 1-5
overview 1-2
Serial Relay Agent 1-6
System Agent 1-6
files, batch 5-15, 5-35
filtering devices 5-40
frames 3-6
functionality examples 1-3
G
graphical logs 5-6, 5-24
GUI installation
Management Server 2-4, 2-37
overview 2-3
Serial Relay Agent 2-25, 2-57, 2-79
System Agent 2-15, 2-47, 2-70
H
hardware
installation requirements 2-1
proper cabling 6-1
supported configurations 1-7
help
related documents viii
viewing online 3-6
Help icon 3-6
history, log 4-22
Home icon 3-6, 5-43
Home screen 5-43
host names 4-18
HP website viii
humidity
sensor 5-8
status 5-3
hysteresis 5-9
I
icons
Devices 5-1
Help 3-6
Home 5-43
overview 3-6
Queries 5-40
Settings 4-1
importing security certificates 3-3
inactivity 4-20
information, contact 5-18, 5-38
input voltage, status 5-21
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Insight Manager
introduction 1-1
sending traps to B-1
installation
Java Plug-in 2-3
Linux GUI 2-37, 2-47, 2-57
Linux Silent 2-67
Management Server 2-4, 2-37
NetWare GUI 2-70, 2-79
NetWare Silent 2-89
options 2-3
overview 2-3
security certificates 3-3
Serial Relay Agent 2-25, 2-34, 2-57, 2-67,
2-79, 2-89
summary 2-4
System Agent 2-15, 2-34, 2-47, 2-67, 2-70,
2-89
Windows GUI 2-4, 2-15, 2-25
Windows Silent 2-34
interface, navigating 3-5
introduction 1-1
intrusion sensors 5-8
IP address
adding ranges 4-2, 4-4
deleting ranges 4-4, 4-6
editing ranges 4-3, 4-6
IP routing, standard 4-24
J
Java Plug-in
automatic update 3-1
installation 2-3
L
language, selecting 5-18
left frame 3-6
links
Devices 5-1
Settings 4-1
Linux
browser requirements 2-3
browsing locally 3-2
installing components 2-36
installing the Management Server 2-37
installing the Serial Relay Agent 2-57, 2-67
installing the System Agent 2-47, 2-67
Plug-in requirements 2-3
process names D-1
supported versions 2-1, 2-2
uninstalling components 2-92
list, No Proxy 3-1
load percent 5-21
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load segments
attaching agents 5-25
overriding settings 5-27
restarting after manual shutdown 5-40
restarting after power failure 5-29
scheduling a routine shutdown 5-30
shutting down after power failure 5-27, 5-28
shutting down manually 5-39
local access 3-2
location
adding new 4-8, 4-11, 5-26
device 5-18, 5-37
locking rack doors manually 5-19
locksets 5-11
Login screen 3-4
Logo icon 3-6
Logout icon 3-6
logout, automatic 4-20
logs
CMC 5-5
configuring 4-22
graphical 5-6, 5-24
record count and history 4-22
system 4-21
UPS 5-23
Logs and Reports screen 5-5, 5-23
M
mail server, configuring 4-23
main frame 3-6
managed agents
adding 4-10
deleting 4-12
editing 4-12
managed devices
adding 4-8
deleting 4-9
editing 4-10
Management Server
features 1-5
illustrated 1-4
installation overview 2-3
installation requirements 2-1
installing on Linux server 2-37
installing on Windows server 2-4
operating systems 1-5
power protection 1-17
properties 4-24
managing
agents 4-10
CMCs 5-2
devices 4-8
sessions 4-20
UPSs 5-20
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Manual Control screen 5-19, 5-39
Manual Discovery screen 4-4
maximum temperature range 5-8
memory requirements
Management Server 2-1
Serial Relay Agent 2-2
System Agent 2-2
messages
alert A-1
broadcast 4-17
browser security 3-2
logout reminder 4-20
MIB version 5-19
MIB, Rack and Power Manager B-1
Microsoft Windows
browser requirements 2-3
browsing locally 3-2
installing components 2-4
installing the Management Server 2-4
installing the Serial Relay Agent 2-25, 2-34
installing the System Agent 2-15, 2-34
Plug-in requirements 2-3
service names D-1
supported versions 2-1, 2-2
uninstalling components 2-91
minimum temperature range 5-8
model, UPS 5-38
modes, Boost and Buck 5-21
monitor resolution requirements 2-3
My Account screen 4-15
N
name, device 5-18, 5-37
navigating the software interface 3-5
NetWare
installing components 2-70
installing the Serial Relay Agent 2-79, 2-89
installing the System Agent 2-70, 2-89
supported versions 2-2
uninstalling components 2-92
network configurations 1-7
No Access rights, defined 4-13
No Proxy list 3-1
Notification Recipients screen 4-16
notifications
configuring alerts 5-13, 5-33
defining recipients 4-16
Novell NetWare
installing components 2-70
installing the Serial Relay Agent 2-79, 2-89
installing the System Agent 2-70, 2-89
supported versions 2-2
uninstalling components 2-92
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Index
O
R
one time shutdown 5-30
online help 3-6
operating systems
Management Server 1-5
Serial Relay Agent 1-6
System Agent 1-6
opposite responses 5-16, 5-36, A-1
output voltage, status 5-21
overriding load segment settings 5-27
overview 1-3
Rack and Power Manager
accessing 3-1
architecture 1-4
backing up D-1
components 1-4
configuring settings 4-1
features 1-2
installing 2-3
interface 3-5
introduction 1-1
logging in 3-4
MIB B-1
overview 1-3
ports C-2
restoring D-1
revision level 4-25
setting up 4-1
supported configurations 1-7
uninstalling 2-91, 2-92
using with Insight Manager B-1
rack doors, locking and unlocking manually 5-19
rack status 5-3, 5-4
ranges, IP address
adding 4-2, 4-4
deleting 4-4, 4-6
editing 4-3, 4-6
ranges, sensor setpoints 5-8
rate, refresh 4-24
Read Only access, defined 4-13
Read/Write access, defined 4-13
recipients lists
broadcast messages 4-17
email 4-16
SNMP traps 4-19
record count, log 4-22
RedHat Linux
browser requirements 2-3
browsing locally 3-2
installing components 2-36
installing the Management Server 2-37
installing the Serial Relay Agent 2-57, 2-67
installing the System Agent 2-47, 2-67
Plug-in requirements 2-3
process names D-1
supported versions 2-1, 2-2
uninstalling components 2-92
redundant UPS configuration 1-10, 1-12, 1-14
redundant UPS support 5-25
refresh rate 4-24
P
passwords
assigning user 4-13
changing personal 4-15
CMC 5-18
database 4-23
percent charge and load 5-21
performing
device searches 5-43
queries 5-41
UPS diagnostics 5-38
ports, communication C-2
Power Fail Settings screen 5-26
power logs 5-23
power protection 1-17
power rating, UPS 5-38
pre-defined queries 5-41
printing
CMC reports 5-5
system reports 4-21
UPS reports 5-23
problem solving 6-1
process names D-1
profiles, user 4-13
properties
CMC 5-17
Management Server 4-24
UPS 5-37
Properties screen 5-17, 5-37
protecting the Management Server 1-17
Q
Queries icon 3-6, 5-40
Queries screen 5-40
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refreshing
CMC logs 5-5
graphical logs 5-6, 5-24
software screens 4-24
system logs 4-21
UPS logs 5-23
registering MIBs B-1
related documents viii
relays, alarm
configuring 5-10
controlling manually 5-20
release, concealed door 5-11, 5-19
remote access 3-1
reports
CMC 5-5
system 4-21
UPS 5-23
requirements
browser 2-3
installation 2-1
Java Plug-in 2-3
monitor resolution 2-3
resolution
DNS 4-24
requirements 2-3
responses, configuring event 5-13, 5-33
responses, opposite 5-16, 5-36, A-1
restarting load segments
after manual shutdown 5-40
after power failure 5-29
restoring Rack and Power Manager D-1
results, viewing discovery 4-7
retries, discovery 4-2, 4-4
revision level
CMC components 5-19
Rack and Power Manager 4-25
UPS components 5-38
rights, assigning 4-13
routine shutdown, scheduling 5-30
routing, standard IP 4-24
running UPS diagnostics 5-38
runtime
default 5-27
estimated 5-21
S
saving queries 5-42
Scheduled Shutdowns screen 5-30
scheduling
automatic discovery 4-2, 4-3
routine shutdowns 5-30
UPS diagnostics 5-39
screen refresh rate 4-24
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screens
About RPM 4-25
Accessory Setup 5-9
Agent Management 4-10
Attached Agents 5-25
Automatic Discovery 4-2
Configuration 4-24
Database 4-22
Device Management 4-8
Device Overview 5-3, 5-21
Devices Home 5-2
Diagnostics 5-38
Discovery Results 4-7
Email Server Setup 4-23
Event Response Overview 5-12, 5-32
Home 5-43
Login 3-4
Logs and Reports 5-5, 5-23
Manual Control 5-19, 5-39
Manual Discovery 4-4
My Account 4-15
Notification Recipients 4-16
Power Fail Settings 5-26
Properties 5-17, 5-37
Queries 5-40
Scheduled Shutdowns 5-30
Sensor Setup 5-7
Session Management 4-20
System Logs 4-21
User Administration 4-13
scripts, shell 5-15, 5-35
searching for devices 5-43
secure sessions, establishing 3-3
Secure Socket Layer See SSL
security
browser 3-2
considerations C-1
segments, load
attaching agents 5-25
overriding settings 5-27
restarting after manual shutdown 5-40
restarting after power failure 5-29
scheduling a routine shutdown 5-30
shutting down after power failure 5-27, 5-28
shutting down manually 5-39
sensitivity, shock sensor 5-8
Sensor Setup screen 5-7
Serial Relay Agent
features 1-6
installation overview 2-3
installation requirements 2-2
installing on Linux server 2-57, 2-67
installing on NetWare server 2-79, 2-89
installing on Windows server 2-25, 2-34
operating systems 1-6
Index-7
Index
server configuration 1-16
Server, Management
features 1-5
illustrated 1-4
installation overview 2-3
installation requirements 2-1
installing on Linux server 2-37
installing on Windows server 2-4
operating systems 1-5
power protection 1-17
properties 4-24
service names D-1
Session Management screen 4-20
sessions
establishing secure 3-3
managing 4-20
setting up
alert notifications 5-13, 5-33
automatic logout 4-20
broadcast recipient lists 4-17
CMC accessories 5-9
CMC sensors 5-7
devices 5-1
email recipient lists 4-16
email server 4-23
event responses 5-13, 5-33
power failure actions 5-26
SNMP traps recipient lists 4-19
software 4-1
Settings icon 3-6, 4-1
Settings links 4-1
settings, configuring 4-1
shell scripts 5-15, 5-35
shock sensor 5-8
shutdowns
after power failure 5-27
manual 5-39
scheduling routine 5-30
Silent installation
agents 2-34, 2-67, 2-89
overview 2-3
smoke sensor 5-8
SNMP traps
sending to Insight Manager 1-5, B-1
setting up recipient lists 4-19
software
accessing 3-1
backing up D-1
components 1-4
configuring settings 4-1
features 1-2
installing 2-3
interface 3-5
introduction 1-1
Index-8
logging in 3-4
overview 1-3
ports C-2
requirements 2-1
restoring D-1
revision level 4-25
setting up 4-1
supported configurations 1-7
uninstalling 2-91, 2-92
using with Insight Manager B-1
solving problems 6-1
sorting
CMC logs 5-5
devices 5-40
system logs 4-21
UPS logs 5-23
SSL
encryption C-1
overview 3-2
standard IP routing 4-24
standard queries 5-41
status
all devices 5-2
CMCs 5-3
device 5-44
rack 5-3, 5-4
symbols 5-2, 5-4, 5-22, 5-44
UPSs 5-21
strings, community
changing C-1
CMC 5-18
default C-1
discovery 4-3, 4-5
supported configurations 1-7
supported devices 1-1
symbols
in text vii
status 5-2, 5-4, 5-22, 5-44
system
event log 4-21
requirements 2-1
System Agent
features 1-6
installation overview 2-3
installation requirements 2-2
installing on Linux server 2-47, 2-67
installing on NetWare server 2-70, 2-89
installing on Windows server 2-15, 2-34
operating systems 1-6
System Logs screen 4-21
system memory requirements
Management Server 2-1
Serial Relay Agent 2-2
System Agent 2-2
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T
technical support viii
telephone numbers viii, ix
temperature
sensors 5-8
status 5-3
unit of measure 5-18
testing redundant configurations 5-25
text conventions vii
timeouts, discovery 4-2, 4-4
top frame 3-6
traps, SNMP 1-5, 4-19, B-1
troubleshooting 6-1
U
uninstalling components 2-91, 2-92
Uninterruptible Power Systems See UPSs
unlocking rack doors manually 5-19
updating CMC component versions 5-19
uploading MIBs B-1
UPSs
alert notifications 5-33
associating agents 1-5
attaching agents 5-25
defined 1-1
diagnostics 5-38
examples 1-3
features 1-2
logs and reports 5-23
managing 5-20
model 5-38
network configuration 1-8, 1-9
power failure settings 5-26
power rating 5-38
properties 5-37
redundant configuration 1-10, 1-12, 1-14
redundant support 5-25
responses and opposite responses A-2
shutting down manually 5-39
status 5-21
supported events overview 5-32
version information 5-38
user accounts 4-13
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User Administration screen 4-13
user-defined queries 5-41
using queries 5-41
V
version level
CMC components 5-19
Rack and Power Manager 4-25
UPS components 5-38
viewing
CMC logs 5-5
CMC status 5-3
device status 5-2, 5-44
discovery results 4-7
graphical logs 5-6, 5-24
online help 3-6
rack status 5-3
revision and build information 4-25
security certificate 3-3
system logs 4-21
UPS logs 5-23
UPS model 5-38
UPS power rating 5-38
UPS status 5-21
voltage
sensor 5-8
status 5-3, 5-21
W
warning temperature range 5-8
Web browser requirements 2-3
website, HP viii
weekly shutdowns 5-30
Windows
browser requirements 2-3
browsing locally 3-2
installing components 2-4
installing the Management Server 2-4
installing the Serial Relay Agent 2-25, 2-34
installing the System Agent 2-15, 2-34
Plug-in requirements 2-3
service names D-1
supported versions 2-1, 2-2
uninstalling components 2-91
Index-9
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