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We are working on setting up most of our UPS's to be managed. I would appreciate input from some of you out there who have done this. How does it control the shutdown, by voltage on UPS? Also, for remote locations, do you use wake on LAN to turn them back on?

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ABBEtech
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imho powerchute uses serial or usb to control the shutdown process
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In powerchute, you can configure exactly how and when the server should shotdown. Mostly, you should tie how long it takes your server to perform a clean shutdown, let's say 5 minutes.

Configure powerchute to start shutdown at 10 minutes power remaining.

Also configure powerchute to cut power, after the server shutdown (i think this is a timed command that the UPS executes, 10 minutes after the 10 minutes warning.

The last part is to configure when the UPS resume's output power. A minimum charge of the UPS can be specified.

Finally configure the BIOS of your server to power-on on resume-power.

Hope this helps

Thomas Roes
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b.t.w. apart from serial or USB, you can also configure your UPS with a network card. If you do so, put your switch on the ups too!
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