I have an old 1400 ups using Power Chute Pro 2000 running on a server 2003. I am installing the APC 1500 Smart UPS on the same server. Since I am no expert installing an ups and configuring the software I need to know.
If I should uninstall the older software first then down the server then replace the UPS then boot and install the Power Chute Business Edition Basic onto the server.
Or uninstall the old software and then install the new Power Chute and then down the server and replace the Hardware. (I guess there is no chance that I can just swap out the UPS and use the older software and expect everything to work)
The only hardware running on the UPS is the server and a Switch. The old system is using the RS232 connector. I intend to use the same. I am trying to do this the quickest and most simple way. I don't need to monitor the software, just to configure it on the server to shut down in case of a power outage; shut down and boot back up into saved settings in the system state&
Any expert help is greatly appreciated!!
I have added high points because this is important for me to get right the first time.