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APC UPS monitoring plugin

Verax NMS & APM APC UPS (uninterruptible power supply) management plugin allows easy monitoring, alerting, health check, management and performance reporting of APC devices supporting PowerNet (APC specific), SNMPv2 and RFC-1213 (generic) MIBs.

General & battery information view

The view presents general UPS information:

  • Administrative information: name, location and uptmie
  • Configuration information:
    • Full model/make information (e.g. APC Web/SNMP Management Card (MB:v3.8.6 PF:v5.1.3 PN:apc_hw05_aos_513.bin AF1:v5.1.3 AN1:apc_hw05_sumx_513.bin MN:AP9631CH HR:05 SN: 5A1110T29046 MD:03/03/2011) (Embedded PowerNet SNMP Agent SW v2.2 compatible))
    • Firmware revision (e.g. 959.0608.I)
    • Serial number (e.g. PS1111142585)
    • Manufacture date
  • Battery information:
    • Current status (e.g. batteryNormal)
    • % charge remaining
    • Time on battery
    • Run time remaining on battery
    • Battery last replace date
    • Replace indicator (e.g. noBatteryNeedsReplacing)
    • Battery temperature
  • Status information: on/off line, serial communications state and UPS faults
  • Network interfaces (e.g. LOOPBACK, lance, etc.)

Electrical metrics view

The view presents general UPS information:

  • Number of battery packs, number of bad battery packs, nominal battery voltage, actual battery voltage, battery current, total DC current
  • Inputs information:
    • Line fail cause (e.g. rateOfVoltageChange)
    • Current, maximum and minimum line voltage (e.g. 241.7 VAC)
    • Input frequency (e.g. 49.9 Hz)
    • Detailed information about each input: name, type (bypass or main), phase, frequency and voltage orientation
    • Detailed information about input phase: voltage (VAC), current (A) and power (W) – minimum, maximum and current values
  • Outputs information:
    • Output status (e.g. onLine)
    • Output phase, voltage, frequency, load (in %) and current (A)
    • Detailed information about each output: phase, frequency and voltage orientation
    • Detailed information about output phase: voltage (VAC), current (A), power (W) and load (%) – minimum, maximum and current values

Alarms view

The view presents all APC device alarms with timestamp and description.

Predefined APC UPS monitoring templates

The plugin provides predefined templates for most commonly monitored APC UPS items (listed in the table below). Other, user-defined sensors and performance counters can be added.

APC UPS monitoring templates
Battery Remaining Capacity
Battery Current
Battery Actual Voltage
Battery Temperature
Total DC Current
Input Frequency
Input Line Voltage
Output Current
Output Frequency
Output Load
Output Voltage
Total DC Current
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