Solved

APC Smart UPS - IP addres

Posted on 2008-06-11
2
1,787 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
Hi,

Fairly new to this - so if its a silly question - i do apologise! Is it possible to add a Smart UPS to the network without having to get the Network Management Card? I can attach it to my laptop through a USB cable - but could I just plug this into the network using a patch lead?

Can anyone tell me in a few bullet points - whats the best steps to take in getting the device onto the network with an IP address.

Thanks guys,

K
0
Comment
Question by:keedowah
2 Comments
 
LVL 77

Expert Comment

by:Rob Williams
ID: 21765202
Though the jack on the APC looks like a standard network jack, it uses a special cable that is an RJ-45 network jack on one end and a USB on the other. A UPS is connected to a PC or server by USB or serial cable so that it can gracefully shut down the attached device (PC or server) in the event of a power outage. This assumes that the APC management software has also been installed on the attached PC/Server.
0
 
LVL 79

Accepted Solution

by:
lrmoore earned 50 total points
ID: 21765287
The ONLY way to get it onto the network is with the the addition of the Network Management Card
0

Featured Post

Get up to 2TB FREE CLOUD per backup license!

An exclusive Black Friday offer just for Expert Exchange audience! Buy any of our top-rated backup solutions & get up to 2TB free cloud per system! Perform local & cloud backup in the same step, and restore instantly—anytime, anywhere. Grab this deal now before it disappears!

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Advice on suitable tablet device. 13 57
Server Room Hardware 5 47
server plus 2 43
Making a PC to access Bluetoothe devices 2 16
I use more than 1 computer in my office for various reasons. Multiple keyboards and mice take up more than just extra space, they make working a little more complicated. Using one mouse and keyboard for all of my computers makes life easier. This co…
What do we know about Legacy Video Conferencing? - Full IT support needed! - Complicated systems at outrageous prices! - Intense training required! Highfive believes we need to embrace a new alternative.
Viewers will learn how to connect to a wireless network using the network security key. They will also learn how to access the IP address and DNS server for connections that must be done manually. After setting up a router, find the network security…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…

708 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now