[Nut-upsuser] HP R1500 G3 problems

Alf Høgemark alf at i100.no
Thu Aug 8 21:58:25 UTC 2013

On 08/08/2013 08:20 PM, Bendtsen, Jon wrote:
> On 08/08/2013, at 18.58, Alf Høgemark <alf at i100.no> wrote:
>> On 08/07/2013 02:02 PM, Bendtsen, Jon wrote:
>>> On 07/08/2013, at 13.40, Jan Phillip Greimann <jg at softjury.de> wrote:
>>>> Hi there,
>>>> OS: (L)ubuntu 12.04 precise LTS
>>>> Nut: 2.6.3-1ubuntu1.1
>>>> Installation Method: Package (apt-get install nut)
>>>> Hardware: HP R1500 G3 INT
>>> FYI:
>>> I have a different UPS, a HP R3000 XR and I monitor it using serial and the bcmxcp driver.
>>> [R3000XR]
>>>    port = /dev/ttyUSB0
>>>    driver = bcmxcp
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>> Hi
>> I am working on improving the bcmxcp driver, to add more data reported from the driver, and also add support for sending more commands to the ups.
>> The code changes are currently not part of any release, but they are in github, and some more are on the way.
>> Would you be able to do some testing on your HP R3000 XR, with this updated driver ?
>> I have only been able to test it on Eaton 5110 as of now. And your UPS seems a lot more feature rich.
> What do I risk?
> JonB
For a minimal test, you need to stop the nut processes, and then just 
start the updated driver in debug mode, and supply the output from 
debug, and then you can start your nut processes again. The updated 
driver could be placed at /tmp/nut/ for example, so you are sure it will 
not overwrite any of your existing files.
The driver just needs to run in debug mode for some seconds, to query 
the capabilities of the UPS, and in that timeframe no other nut 
processes are running, so you do not risk the system being shut down.

Are you able to compile from source code yourself ?
I will try to document tomorrow how to build and deploy the driver to a 
/tmp/nut directory, and test it briefly, without affecting any files in 
existing installation.
I could also possibly build the driver for you. I need to investigate a 
bit how the other developers normally do this.

If you are running nut 2.6.5 already, it should also be possible to do 
some more extensible testing by temporarily replacing your existing 
driver with the updated driver, but that involves more risk.

Is your UPS a 3 phase or 1 phase model ?

Alf Hogemark

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