I have a Poweredge 2600 connected to an APC SmartUPS 1000XL and using Powerchute Business Edition Basic to control behavior during power outage events. The operating system is SBS 2003 SP1.
In the event of a power outage the server shuts down fine. The problem is when the lights come back on the server does not come back on. There is no setting in the BIOS to have it turn on when power is turned on. You can only set it to Last State. Dell says the problem is with the operating systems execution of the shutdown command. An explanation is given at the end of this PDF - http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/software/osws2k3s/en/ts/soiminen.pdf
. I've tried what was suggested in the document, but the server still doesn't turn back on. Does anyone know how I can get my server to come back on when power is restored? It's not fun having to drive 45 minutes in the middle of the night to press the power button on the server.