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SU2200INET and linux?

Discussion in Smart-UPS & Symmetra LX / RM started by Pavel , 11/11/2017 2:10 PM
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  • pavelp
    Pavel
    Novice Novice
    Pavel 11/11/2017 2:10 PM
    Hello,
    I just got an used APC Smart-UPS 2200 ( SU2200INET ) that came without the cables. I noticed that it has a Serial port in the top right corner and the extra "Basic Monitoring Port" ( AP 9607 ).
    Q1: Are those ( http://www.apc.com/shop/bg/en/products/APC-Smart-UPS-2200VA-230V/P-SU2200INET ) the only available guides for that device ?
    Based on the guides above, I understand that the black serial port in the top right corner is the "Advanced Monitoring Port" and I can use it to collect information about the state of the device. I also understood that APC uses proprietary mapping, so I need to use special serial cable.
    If I got the things above right, my question is can I connect the SU2200INET using APC 940-0024 serial cable in order to monitor the device via the serial port of a machine running linux? Is this my best approach? What software could I use?
    Can someone share some experience with this device and linux? Thanks!
    Regards,
    Pavel
  • GoNz0
    Gareth
    Apprentice Apprentice
    Gareth 11/11/2017 8:34 PM (in response to Pavel)

    Personally you cannot beat the network management cards for the APC UPS, you can pick them up cheap enough on eBay.

  • pavelp
    Pavel
    Novice Novice
    Pavel 11/11/2017 10:54 PM (in response to Gareth)

    Hello,
    Thank you. Do you mean AP9606 or some other device ?
    Regards,
    Pavel

  • GoNz0
    Gareth
    Apprentice Apprentice
    Gareth 11/12/2017 8:52 AM (in response to Pavel)

    If it says that is the one for your UPS then yes.

  • wpasquil
    Bill
    =S= Representative
    Bill 11/13/2017 1:37 PM (in response to Pavel)

    Hi,

    It would be helpful to know what version of Linux you are running to make the proper recommendation. 

    As for the AP9606 unless you only what to access the UPS over the Internet I do not recommend that card. If you are looking for a card that is compatible with PowerChute Network Shutdown or if you plan to run APCUPSD using PCNET you should find a AP9617 at a minimum. 

  • pavelp
    Pavel
    Novice Novice
    Pavel 4 days ago (in response to Bill)

    Hello Bill,

    Thank you for the good reply and really sorry for missing to come back! I somehow deleted the email notification for the thread.
    Currently I run CentOS6 as host os/ plan to move to debian/ubuntu at some point/, VM guest running debian9/ubuntu16 and OpenWRT / plan to move to lede/ . So if I go for network card I should be okay. If i go for serial cable, I need to stay compatible with CentOS6 running linux kernel 2... 


    I would be interested to get out of the APC device 
    - Device Health - are batteries okay, are there errors etc. I'm not visiting the room often.
    - Event information / trigger over the internal network - somehow to catch an event when the device is below 30% for example, so I should initiate shut down of my boxes...

    Looking forward to your advice on what card or cable may be beneficial to look for.

    Regards,
    Pavel

  • Malvineous
    Adam
    Novice Novice
    Adam 2 days ago (in response to Pavel)

    A cheaper alternative to the card is the serial cable and NUT which integrates well with any flavour of Linux.  You can pick up the cables on eBay or make your own.

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