[Nut-upsuser] upsmon/upssched shutdown problem

Paul Armor parmor at gravity.phys.uwm.edu
Thu May 18 02:12:50 UTC 2006

Yikes, too distracted while trying to get this out earlier...  For what 
it's worth, I'm using nut-2.0.3 and nut-client-2.0.3 as packaged for FC4. 
I'll provided more details (contents of configs for master/slave, and 
perms of dirs/files, etc), I just don't want to clutter up the list.


On Wed, 17 May 2006, Paul Armor wrote:

> Hi,
> we're trying to do something that's perhaps unorthodox, but seemingly should 
> work; but not for me.
> We've got a Powerware 9315, that we are serially attaching one machine to. We 
> have several classes of systems that we want to have shut down at different 
> times.
> I've been doing my config testing by attaching the master machine to a 
> Powerware 9120, and yanking the power chord.
> Master: I've successfully configured the one machine so that it detects power 
> loss, starts a timer, and shuts itself down.
> Slave: I've successfully configured one machine to monitor as a slave, it 
> detects that master's gone on battery, but won't start a timer, nor will it 
> shut itself down.  Although it will accept the signal from the master to shut 
> down.  On the slave, I've got the configs and directories set up with same 
> privs as on the master, but for whatever reason, it doesn't look like upsmon 
> calls upssched or starts a timer.  Perhaps I'm mistaken in how I think the 
> slave should act?
> What I'd like to be able to do, is have a ranking of machines such that one 
> class of machine shut themselves down after some very short amount of time 
> (~30 seconds?) of on_battery; another class shuts themselves down at some low 
> battery level, and the master shut itself and the UPS itself down last.
> Any pointers/help would be GREATLY appreciated.
> Thanks!
> Paul
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