How to get my Windows 2008 Server to shut down gracefully when my APC UPS with my new $150 APC Managment Card says "hey I am about to shutdown due to lack of battery juice"
Posted on 2016-07-20
I just purchased a new APC UPS Management Card, its installed correctly and it picked up a good IP address. I can browse its menu nicely. What is my next best step:
To have the Windows 2008 Server that is being protected by the APC UPS to talk to the above IP address and execute a self shut down down when the batteries are about to die.
Do I "NEED" the APC powerchute client installed on the Server or does Windows 2008 have a good UPS routine built in ? ( I am testing this off site before I touch the production server. So right now I have it on a Windows 10 PC in my homeoffice network.