[Nut-upsuser] NUT auto-discovery [Was: Re: Nut problems with Centos and Belkin UPS]

Carlos Rodrigues carlos.efr at mail.telepac.pt
Tue Nov 27 13:01:27 UTC 2007

On Nov 27, 2007 12:56 PM, Carlos Rodrigues <carlos.efr at mail.telepac.pt> wrote:
> 1. most medium/large datacenters have a small number of large UPSes
> with generator backups, so NUT is rather pointless;
> 2. the datacenter has a big UPS and no generator backup, and people
> find their 60 minute runtime enough and don't bother to configure a
> large number of machines with NUT, especially since their distribution
> of choice would force them to compile from source;
> 3. they just don't know about the existence of NUT, and continue to
> use the suck-ass software from the UPS vendor, which normally eats
> half their systems memory with its java-based daemon.

Sorry about the change in the subject, I was goink to ask how hard
would it be to implement some kind of auto-discovery/centralized
configuration for slave upsmon's but after thinking a bit I though it
would be too much work for questionable gain and changed my mind.

Carlos Rodrigues

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