apcupsd provides UPS power management for APC product
First connect the cable to the server.
- Start the UPS
- Connect RJ45 cable to the UPS
- Connect USB cable to the server
To see if your ups is recognized, use the command:
$ lsusb Bus 001 Device 002: ID 051d:0002 American Power Conversion Back-UPS Pro 500/1000/1500
The daemon controls and monitors the status of UPS and allows your computer to run for a specified length of time on UPS power, and then executes a controlled shutdown in the case of an extended power failure.
To install daemon and documentation, run :
# apt-get install apcupsd apcupsd-doc
Before starting the daemon, you must at minimum configure /etc/apcupsd/apcupsd.conf and /etc/default/apcupsd.
In /etc/apcupsd/apcupsd.conf, you must specify the type of UPS :
UPSCABLE : the type of cable connecting the UPS to your computer. UPSTYPE : the type of UPS you have (USB, RS232,…) DEVICE : it depend of UPSTYPE
and in /etc/default/apcupsd, you indicate that the configuration is done.
Well. Now you can start the daemon with the command:
# service apcupsd start
The log file /var/log/apcupsd.events say if the daemon has started correcly.