I'm new to UPS monitoring, but I googled that the most appropriate tool
for my needs (single server attached to an APC MartUPS 750XL) is acupsd.
I "aptitude install"'d it (testing) and then looked through
/etc/apcupsd/apcupsd.conf, and left everything alone; to my untrained
eye, everything looks satisfactory. I then edited /etc/default/apcupsd
so that the ISCONFIGURED line = yes.
I then "/etc/init.d/apcupsd start".
ps ax reveals:
28402 ? Ssl 0:00 /sbin/apcupsd
The online web documentation suggested running apcaccess, which reveals:
That same documentation says I need to test communication
(http://www.apcupsd.com/manual/Testing_Apcupsd.html) by disconnecting
the serial cable and seeing if a message pops up or shows up in the log
files (/var/log/syslog I assume, or /var/log/apcupsd.events). I
unplugged it for about 10-15 seconds, then reconnected it.
I then ran apcaccess again, and now the /var/log/apcupsd.status file
exists, with the contents of the output of apcaccess. Later I ran
apcaccess again, and it seems to have overwritten the
/var/log/apcupsd.status file with the new run.
In short, I'm not seeing the activity in the apcupsd.event and
apcupsd.status logfiles I would expect to see based on my understanding
of the documentation.
Kent West <*)))><
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