I installed the powerchute software on the server, it detected the ups and setup and configuration was fine. Personal edition, and powerchute server before installing powerchute network shutdown. Installing powerchute network shutdown v4 on windows. Remove and uninstall apc powerchute business edition. Someone installed apc powerchute on windows server 2012. I was recently trialling apc powerchute on a small sbs 2008 server, attempting to maintain some automated shutdown while also gleaning some stats on how frequently the ups was intervening. Home hardware uninterruptible power supplies ups someone installed apc powerchute on windows server 2012. I have a backups pro brg that i would like to use with a windows server 2008 machine communicating via usb cable. Ups management, graceful shutdown, and energy management software for servers and workstations using dedicated serial or usb connections.
Luckily, windows server 2008 and 2003 have builtin support for apc upses. For a serial ups use powerchute business edition or usb to serial converter. My core machine is a sbs 2003, it is running the apc powerchute business edition basic and is configured to stay on as long as possible and shows a runtime of 31 minutes. Configuring powerchute network shutdown on server core. For any usb connected ups these os do have some configuration for shutdown if you do not want to use the supported apc software options. It is subject to change without notice and is provided as is without warranty of any kind, express or implied.
Someone installed apc powerchute on windows server 2012 ups. This video features the installation of powerchute on windows 2008 and its integration with an apc ups rt6000. Is windows 2008 servers ups support specific to certain brands of ups eg, apc or is it likely to work with any ups which has a usb port, which i can connect to the server. Installation guide snmp mib to access powerchute network shutdown via snmp using a network management system nms, it may be necessary to first install the apc powernet mib on the nms. Can a backups pro shut down a windows server 2008 machine. Ive currently got my primary desktop pc and my hpex475 whs plugged into an small apc powerchute xs1500, which provides automatic voltage regulation and battery backup for about 15 minutes. I saw the stats, but it never shut the server down on. Solved apc powerchute software questions ups forum. We are running windows server 2008 r2, windows 2012 r2 and windows 2019. In the event of an extended power outage, graceful unattended shutdown ensures no information is lost and time to recovery is minimized.
Its a dell poweredge server, although that probably makes little difference, and im running the 64bit version of windows 2008 server, which may make a difference. I cannot find anything on the apc website that says anything about 32bit vs 64bit. Anyone has experience installing powerchute on windows server 2012. Ups management and safe system shutdown for servers and workstations. Sep 16, 2011 i am using powerchute 8,5 which was delivered with the ups. Im trying to enable my ups apc backups1500 on my new windows xp desktop pc. I am using powerchute 8,5 which was delivered with the ups. Install the powerchute business edition agent on windows.
Find answers to need to configure apc ups to alert me when on battery in server 2008. Easytouse, safe system shutdown software with power. Ive used the software before, but this time it refused to play ball. From some reading it appears that windows server 2008 has the ability to natively recognise a ups, which can then be managed through the battery settings on the server or via wmi. Note for windows server 2008 and 2012 server core the agent is the only component of powerchute business edition that can be installed to windows server 2008 or 2012 server core both 32bit and r2 64bit. Installing powerchute business edition agent on windows youtube. Powerchute business edition v10 schneider electric. Server oss are generally designed to user server type upss, like a smart ups or symmetra lx. Unfortunately, the included powerchute business refuses to install because it noticed that hyperv is installed. Using a usb connected apc ups with windows server 2008 and.
Since there is no timetable for windows 2008 support for the powerchute software by apc, how is everyone handling clean shutdowns and what not for server 2008 in. Does apc powerchute software work with server 2008 64bit. We have 2 apc backup xs1500 devices in our server room. Windows server 2008 r2 standard, enterprise, datacenter edition. There is no ups service in windows server 2008 r2, so some. Do not connect your ups to the server with more than one communications cable at once e. There are a lot of references on the internet about the apc software well, more like ups vendor supplied software in general being crap. Windows vista, windows 2008, windows 7, windows 8, windows 10, windows server core, windows 2012 cause. Therefore the ups should send a message to all servers via snmp. And i am running windows server 2008 r2 sp1, foundation edition, english, 64 bits i just uninstalled powerchute 8,5 and installed an older version 8. Ge netpro ups monitoring software available for windows server 2008. Apc has a software called powerchute which can be installed on the windows operating system which allows us to shutdown the server automatically if the battery falls below certain time.
Windows 7, windows 8, windows server 2008, windows server 2012, windows. Sep 09, 2008 as ken said, look into using windows power management to perform the shutdown activities. Powering server core the things that are better left unspoken. The apc powerchute software is not needed to do this. The ups is connected via a serial lead to a proliant dl380 g6 server running windows 2008 server. Jan 21, 2012 there is no ups service in windows server 2008 r2, so some of the management has changed. Aug 01, 2010 i was recently trialling apc powerchute on a small sbs 2008 server, attempting to maintain some automated shutdown while also gleaning some stats on how frequently the ups was intervening. If i change the apc services to run with an admin account, the powerchute software wont connect to the ups. Powerchute business edition server used to configure and monitor the. How to restore apc powerchute device drivers on windows. This video features the installation of powerchute on windows 2012 and its integration with an apc ups rt6000. Use your ups to gracefully shut down your pc during power outages. Get an error disable native windows power management. You then need to add network management card to ups and use apc network shutdown instead of powerchute.
Also check out the whs 2011 version of gridjunction currently in beta which works with my apc unit and likely to do so with the cyberpower. I just bought a new smart ups 750 hoping it would include software supported by windows server 2008 but the cd that shipped with the battery was 9912000q i believe it is ver 7. So this should work for most any ups that has a usb connection to the server. Starting and stopping the powerchute agent on windows. To avoid problems make sure you define an update policy for any 3rd party software you install on your windows installation. The apc software works better with command files that are one line and in. As for right now, i can vouch that powerchute network shutdown, powerchute server, and powerchute business edition 8 are supporting windows 2008. Installing and uninstalling powerchute business edition on windows server 2008 2012 server core. Configuring powerchute network shutdown on server core andy. Powerchute business edition software provides ups management, graceful shutdown and innovative energy management capabilities. Home server multilanguage easytouse, safe system shutdown software with power and energy management features for home computers and battery backups.
Since there is no timetable for windows 2008 support for the powerchute software by apc, how is everyone handling. Shut down remote servers with powerchute business edition. Although i may install it sometime in the future to see what the differences are. Powerchute business edition powerchute personal edition environment.
Select the windows server then select server shutdown followed by shutdown sequence followed by configure shutdown sequence. The install stops with a disable native windows power management statement. Is there an onboard way in w2012 server to listen to these messages. I have two windows server 2008 system, both are 64 bit, and i am lost without your powerchute software. Apagado brusco en windows server 2008 r2 con bateria apc. As long as you can connect the ups to your server and your server sees it as a battery, you can manage it just like any other device with a battery i. Configuring apc powerchute for server shutdown solutions. Apc ups powerchute installation on windows 2012 ap9631.
Tutorial for installing apc powerchute business edition agent ups monitoring software on microsoft windows. Windows server 2008 has internet explorer enhanced security configuration ieesc enabled by default. I also tried the powerchute software business edition by apc but did not get any results. Configure apc powerchute business edition server shutdown on. Using apc backups xs1500 apc and powerchute on windows. So, there is a way to read the log data, but when it comes to automation, reading the nt event log using win32 api calls is like hell. The information provided in the apc software firmware download is provided for general informational purposes only. Configure apc powerchute business edition server shutdown. Install powerchute server and console to one of the servers. I have an apc surtd3000 ups, with powerchute server additon.
Serial and usb cable, as it may lead to unexpected shutdown behavior. Windows 7, windows 8, windows server 2008, windows server 2012, windows server 2016. They run windows 2008 server x64 and a windows server 2008 vm under vmware server 2. Mar 24, 2017 tutorial for installing powerchute network shutdown v4 on microsoft windows to remotely manage apc ups systems via their network interface. Powering server core the things that are better left. The script works when run with admin credentials from another server but the apc services run under the local system account. This is an exchange 2007 server so i would really like it to shut down cleanly. Net binaries builtin so most management software can run on top of it now. They do indeed utilize powerchute business edition versus back ups that utilize powerchute personal edition. Use your ups to gracefully shut down your pc during power. Furthermore when windows server shuts down, vmware server needs to perform some actions on the guests as well. We are setting up a new windows 2008 r2 server and i am trying to get it to listen to the attached ups and shut itself down gracefully when there is an outage. The apc has the ability to shut a single machine using the powerchute personal software, in the event.
The apc powerchute software works on whs2011 but does not integrate with the dashboard and is not supported. Tutorial for installing powerchute network shutdown v4 on microsoft windows to remotely manage apc ups systems via their network interface. Powerchute software and windows server 2008 smartups. Need to configure apc ups to alert me when on battery in. Make sure your whs unit is plugged into the ups via usb. But, if you have a small network with desktop computers especially a server, having a ups and software such as powerchute installed, it can protect your investment, save a lot of hassles, and give you piece of mind. Back ups use powerchute personal edition which generally isnt supported in the server operating systems due to the shutdown sequence requirement of server operating systems. Powerchute personal edition sfpcpe302 easytouse, safe system shutdown software with power and energy management features for home computers and battery backups.
Can a backups pro shut down a windows server 2008. May 29, 2015 this video features the installation of powerchute on windows 2008 and its integration with an apc ups rt6000. Configuring a ups on windows home server the os quest. Pcpe is not recommended to be installed on server 2008. Ive not run this one specifically, but another option would be to install the powerchute agent on the host and use a network management card in the ups to trigger the necessary scriptspowershell to shut down the host and guests. I do have the powerchute software installed on my whs and it does appear to work. Configuring a ups on windows home server i purchased a apc be750bb backups 750va ups awhile ago and had plugged my windows home server into it but never configured the shutdown or power management. American power conversion apc is a leading manufacturer of uninterruptible power supplies ups and surge protection products for endtoend legendary reliability. I recently hit an issue configuring apcs powerchute network shutdown pcns software on a server core installation of windows server 1809 the most recent release of the semiannual channel whereby while the installation appeared to complete successfully, i could not communicate with the service to configure it postinstallation.841 801 1374 300 36 920 1434 865 1223 1388 1406 605 1502 62 578 891 405 1457 624 1426 928 300 967 507 358 1178 95 1197 1186 1433 406 1366 317 1111 957 235 988 1348 370 1371 844 1134 729 304 156 18