[Nut-upsuser] SNMP/management front-ends

Arnaud Quette aquette.dev at gmail.com
Wed Jan 3 09:12:09 CET 2007

2007/1/2, Eric A. Hall <ehall at ehsco.com>:
> Hi,
> I've been using TrippLite's PowerAlert software with my RM2200XL2U rack
> system and my APC BackUPS desktop systems. Unfortunately it doesn't work
> with openSUSE 10.2 (the software has problems with the serial port and UPS
> interfaces on openSUSE 10.2), so I've been looking at other options. I see
> that openSUSE 10.2 includes NUT, and it appears to work with my TrippLite
> UPS via the USB driver (thanks!). It looks like upsc is reporting most of
> the data, although it's missing a couple of things like battery charge,
> and the ability to control the four independent loads.
> Successful use of nut will also depend on my ability to monitor the
> systems via SNMP and Cacti, and that seems to be a bit of a hole at the
> moment. It looks like there are SNMP projects in the to-do pile, but the
> only code I see is from the 2004 patch. Does that old code work with the
> newer drivers and Net-SNMP, or will I need to wait for the new stuff?
> I can hack up a Cacti PHP script to monitor UPS state via the upsc client
> in the meantime. I'll have to manually enumerate the UPS names associated
> with a host target (is there a way to probe for them with upsc now?), but
> otherwise it ought to be pretty straightforward scripting.

there is already some cacti support for nut:

Linux / Unix Expert - MGE UPS SYSTEMS - R&D Dpt
Network UPS Tools (NUT) Project Leader - http://www.networkupstools.org/
Debian Developer - http://people.debian.org/~aquette/
OpenSource Developer - http://arnaud.quette.free.fr/

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