[Nut-upsuser] NUT - General Concept Question

Garrett Michael Hayes Garrett at VerbalImaging.com
Thu Mar 2 22:09:29 UTC 2017


Thanks.  I think that may be what I was trying to say, but not expressing adequately.  In other words have UPSD running on a Pi at the UPS and reporting back to some central system.  Doing it by "push" from the Pi or "poll" from the central system is pretty much a wash as far as I'm concerned.

Is that what you are suggesting?  Or did I misunderstand?


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On Thu, 2 Mar 2017, Garrett Michael Hayes wrote:

> I would like to set up a Linux host as a central monitoring system for 
> UPSs throughout our network.  I’d like that system to be able to see the 
> various UPSs basically in one of two ways:
> 1)      Tapping into a native network interface on the target UPS (such as some larger APC and Tripp-Lite UPSs we have)
> 2)      Talking to a Raspberry Pi connected to the UPS via a USB or serial cable (for lower end UPSs that don’t have network capability)
> I’m interested in monitoring and alerting, not so much in making changes 
> to the UPS settings or shutting down computers, etc.

I think it would be much easier to write a central monitoring script which 
talks to the instances of upsd monitoring the UPS units.  Let upsd do all 
the hard work of talking to the UPS's.


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