[Nut-upsuser] NUT for laptop

Dan Mahoney, System Admin danm at prime.gushi.org
Wed May 7 16:28:01 UTC 2008

On Wed, 7 May 2008, Arnaud Quette wrote:

> 2008/5/2 Emard <davoremard at gmail.com>:
>> On Fri, May 02, 2008 at 09:29:28AM +0200, Arnaud Quette wrote:
>> > Hi Emard,
>> >
>> > 2008/5/2 Emard <davoremard at gmail.com>:
>> >> HI all
>> >>
>> >>  How to setup nut to use and monitor laptop battery on linux?
>> >>  (/proc/acpi/battery/BAT0/state)
>> >
>> > why would you do so? there is nothing to gain doing so (no
>>  Laptop may be considered a replacement (or "hot-spare") for the
>>  if a real nut server in the production setup goes down.
>> > master/slave conf possible).
>>  Why not? Machines (slaves) on the network may be on dumb ups-es with
>>  no management link, and be connected to network with a nut running on
>>  a laptop (master) which 'knows' power fail condition and serve
>>  dumb ups machines, shutting them down few minutes after power failure.
>>  Much better than dumb ups alone.

That's actually a pretty brilliant idea.

Ghetto, but brilliant.

Much like hanging an old cell phone off a Nagios server via serial cable 
so it can send SMS alerts directly, as opposed to worrying about 
connectivity failover, etc (getting signal inside a datacenter 
cabinet notwithstanding)...so at least when monitoring from the inside, 
you know the difference between a link failure and a power fail.



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