On Sat, Nov 01, 2003 at 03:05:49PM +0100, Bernhard Valenti wrote: > is the APC Smart-UPS 620VA supported in freebsd? > i searched the lists, but didnt find anything on that. > anyways, if you can recommend any other APC UPS for freebsd, i'd like to > hear your experiences. if i understand correctly i need a smart UPS to > make freebsd shutdown in case battery gets empty? the UPS i need should > be around 250euros.
FreeBSD itself doesn't have any specific support for UPSes -- so long as you feed AC into the power supply, FreeBSD will be happy. In order to interface with a UPS, check out the sysutils/nut port (http://www.exploits.org/nut/) -- this will let you monitor UPSes attached to a serial port or attached by USB: pretty much all APC hardware should be supported, but you may need to use a specific cable. You don't need a 'smart' UPS per-se but less fancy boxes won't let you monitor the state of the UPS is such detail. Generally if the UPS can indicate it's on battery vs. on mains power then NUT can probably work with it. Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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