Unattended automatic reboot when UPS comes back online
Posted on 2007-04-04
I have a computer installed in a remote location that has frequent power interruptions (a marine vessel is a good example of this). The power goes out for both short and long periods of time, even for several days.
I have a UPS on the computer that shuts the computer down correctly when the power stays off. This works fine.
What I'm looking for is a way to turn the computer back on when the power comes back. The UPS automatically turns back on when the power is restored. I would like the computer to be automatically rebooted when the UPS comes back online.
Is this possible? If you could do it any way you want (get whatever computer/UPS/?? combination of hardware was best for this situation), how would you do it?
What hardware would you recommend (both computer (rackmount/server/whatever) and other hardware)?
I'm most interested in hearing from anyone with first-hand experience with unattended always-on systems operating in harsh environments with uncertain power availability.