I posted about this early last year but i think the software is now not available. I have 5 Smart UPS's all with network managment cards (9630 and 9631) all connected to the network. I also have about 10 swtiched rack PDUS (7920 and 7921) all connected to the same network. This is in a small home office environment in 1-2 racks. I also have a server running PRTG.
I would like to control and monitor all the switched PDUs and UPSs from a single convenient place. What software/ solutions are available to do this? I do not have an enterprise budget and have a maximum for 15 devices.
Thanks for any help and sorry if this is basic stuff!
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Another option is to utilize SNMP on each of the devices and manage/monitor with Network Management System (NMS) such as Solarwinds.
does APC have any software or solutions that doesnt cost over £1000 as this overkill and way over my budget. I only have a maximum of 15 devices to monitor and control. Even software that may be discontinued now. The free VM version doesnt allow enough nodes.
I have managed to connect the switched rack PDU via SNMP to a PRTG server using the MIB download on the APC website. I can see the PDU and the outlets that are currently On and Off etc.
However, do you know how using PRTG I can switch outlets on and off?
I'm not sure where you would need to navitage to in PRTG (their support should be able to help you out with that), but I can help you find which OID's control the PDU outlets.
The AP7920/7921 use the rPDUOutletControl subtree, OID .22.214.171.124.4.1.3126.96.36.199.3.3
Commanding the outlets uses the rPDUControlOutletCommand section, OID .188.8.131.52.4.1.3184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.4. Each outlet is an instance off that main OID, so for example controlling outlet one would require you to add .1 to the end of the OID, outlet 2 you would add .2, and so on. Would would then need to "set" the OID to a particular value to control the outlets - for example, setting the OID instance 4 to a value of 2 will immediately turn outlet 4 off. Here are the supported values for this particular OID:
thanks for the MIBs.
Apart from making my own software using SNMP (PRTG is not very condusive to having more than one srpdu controlled), or spending over $1k on a piece of apc software, are there any other options, other then logging into each webGui for each SRPU?
An SNMP solution would probably be the easiest and least expensive way. The DCE option that Bill listed earlier does have a free trial version, however that only supports a maximum of 5 nodes and not the 15 or so you would need.
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