APC UPS - Shutdown Options
Posted on 2011-03-21
We have APC UPS "Smart-UPS 1000" that powers a SBS server, and using the free PowerChute Business Edition Software,
What I don't understand is the options it's not clear "EXACTLY" what they mean and just wish to check, googling shows different answers so just want to be sure,
It shows enough battery for 14mins of run time and our Server takes eg 8mins to shutdown (I will do a timed test)
Time Required For Shutdown Sequence
The amount of time, as entered by the user, required to complete the shut down sequence.
This I assume is how long the server takes to shutdown, but why set it when you have the setting below?
OS Shutdown Delay
The maxium time required for OS shutdown after the configured command file has completed. after this delay, the UPS will turn off its output....
This I assume means it will kill its power, however is this plus the Low Battery Signal Value?
If someone could clear this up, that would be great,