Solved

APC UPS - Shutdown Options

Posted on 2011-03-21
8
2,429 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hi All,

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,
0
Comment
Question by:nmxsupport
  • 3
  • 2
8 Comments
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
ghemstrom earned 334 total points
ID: 35179901
OS shutdown delay: The time the UPS utility program should wait before initiating the shutdown sequence. Subtract that time from the maximum time as presented by the utility to obtain the net maximum time

Time Required For Shutdown Sequence: Your best estimate of the time  it would take to shut down your server in an orderly manner. Should be tested out. That time should be less than the net maximum time as calculated above.

Battery time > OS shutdown delay + Time required for shutdown sequence
0
 
LVL 3

Assisted Solution

by:jostafew
jostafew earned 166 total points
ID: 35190621
FYI it's been my experience that the parachute utility is unnecessary; all of the late-model APC UPS's that I've used have been recognized by windows and do not require the utility to manage tasks related to battery status (warning level, critical level, shut-down procedures etc.) Not that I have seen reason to avoid parachute, but wherever possible if I can avoid installing additional software on a server I usually take that route. Perhaps you'll find the windows power features more intuitive than APC's.
0
 
LVL 2

Assisted Solution

by:ghemstrom
ghemstrom earned 334 total points
ID: 35193623
Jostafew:

I do believe that Microsoft has done a good job with their UPS routine. Their routine also demands some consideration when you install your UPS There are ample instructions for configuration of their routines in the Windows Help. It is a matter of taste if you use one or the other. Sadly enough I am not the man to say what product does the best job.
0
PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

 

Author Comment

by:nmxsupport
ID: 35383536
Ok thanks I am still investigating this issue
0
 

Author Comment

by:nmxsupport
ID: 35770675
Hi Qlemo, My fault I got so busy it complelety slipped my mind, is it possible to split the points as all helped
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:nmxsupport
ID: 35770689
Hi All, Sorry for not coming back, it's so busy this end, I've split the points hope this is OK and I'll re look at this at a later time
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

INTRODUCTION The purpose of this document is to demonstrate the Installation and configuration, of the HP EVA 4400 SAN Storage. The name , IP and the WWN ID’s used here are not the real ones. ABOUT THE STORAGE For most of you reading this, you …
Restoring deleted objects in Active Directory has been a standard feature in Active Directory for many years, yet some admins may not know what is available.
Microsoft Active Directory, the widely used IT infrastructure, is known for its high risk of credential theft. The best way to test your Active Directory’s vulnerabilities to pass-the-ticket, pass-the-hash, privilege escalation, and malware attacks …
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…

815 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

8 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now