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UPS Management Software

Installation and Configuration

User's Guide
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  • Page 1: Installation And Configuration

    Dell UPS Management Software ™ Installation and Configuration User’s Guide w w w . d e l l . c o m | s u p p o r t . d e l l . c o m...
  • Page 2 Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell and the Dell logo are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Hyper-V, Microsoft, Windows, Windows Server, MS-DOS, and Windows Vista are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    ....About the Software The Dell UPS Management Software Window ....
  • Page 4 ....Resetting the Dell UPS Sensor Values .....
  • Page 5 ....... . Dell UPS Management Software Installation ....
  • Page 6 VIMA/vMA Shutdown and Startup Configuration ... . . Dell UPS Management Software Installation ....Shutdown Parameter Setting for Network Management Card .
  • Page 7: Introduction

    UPS working parameters. The Monitor can run on any computer on the LAN or on a standalone computer. • The Tray Icon is the management tool of the Dell UPS Management Software, and it appears in the status area of the system task bar. The Tray Icon is available only for the Microsoft Windows ®...
  • Page 8 Right click the Tray Icon to display a shortcut menu (see Figure 1). Use the shortcut menu to start and stop the Agent or Monitor. Figure 1. Tray Icon Shortcut Menu Figure 2 shows the relationships between the software components and the UPS. Monitor Agent Tray Icon...
  • Page 9: Dell Ups Management Software Applications

    Dell UPS Management Software Applications Figure 3 shows the software application with a standalone computer. Software Power Supply Cable Communication Cable Figure 3. Standalone Computer Application Figure 4 shows the software application with a LAN. Software Software Software Power Supply Cable...
  • Page 10 Figure 5 shows the software application with the Internet. Software Software Software Router Software Software Software Power Supply Cable Router Communication Cable Network Cable Figure 5. Internet Application Introduction...
  • Page 11: Features

    Provides a panoramic view of all information, including utility power, UPS, load, and battery status, all in the same window. • Automatically searches and remotely monitors any Dell UPS on the LAN. • Manually searches and remotely monitors any Dell UPS on the Internet.
  • Page 12: Installation

    Installation System Requirements • A minimum of 128 MB of physical memory (256 MB is recommended) • A minimum of 160 MB of hard disk space • More than 256 colors and 800 x 600 resolution or above display is recommended •...
  • Page 13: Installing The Software

    • Ubuntu Linux ® • VMware Server ® ® • VMware ESXi Server ® Installing the Software This section includes installation instructions in a graphical user interface (GUI) environment and a console environment. Installing in a GUI Environment To install the software in a GUI environment: 1 For a Microsoft Windows operating system, run setup.exe from the CD drive: \Windows directory to start the installation program (see Figure 6).
  • Page 14 2 Select the language for the software and click OK (see Figure 8). Figure 8. Selecting the Language for Installation 3 Read the introduction and click Next (see Figure 9). Figure 9. Introduction Window Installation...
  • Page 15 4 If there is a previously installed version of the Dell UPS Management Software, the software prompts you to remove it. Click Yes to remove the software and continue with the installation (see Figure 10). Figure 10. Removing the Previous Software Version 5 The software provides an option to keep the previous software configuration parameters, such as local UPS information, Network Management Card settings, shutdown parameters, and alarm settings.
  • Page 16 6 By default, the software installs to C:\Program Files\Dell\UPS Management Software. Update the location if needed and click Next (see Figure 13). Figure 13. Choose Install Folder Window Installation...
  • Page 17 7 Select the shortcut folder and click Next (see Figure 14). Figure 14. Choose Shortcut Folder Window Installation...
  • Page 18 8 Review the selected installation options. If the options are correct, click Install to begin the installation (see Figure 15). Figure 15. Pre-Installation Summary Window Installation...
  • Page 19 The Installing window displays (see Figure 16). Figure 16. Installing Window Installation...
  • Page 20 9 When the installation program is complete, click Done to exit the installer (see Figure 17). Figure 17. Install Complete Window If the software installed successfully, the Dell UPS Management Software application can be found in All Programs from the Start menu (see Figure 18).
  • Page 21: Installing In A Console Environment

    • Set the Agent to start automatically at computer startup. • Select Start menu > All Programs > Dell UPS Management Software to start the Tray Icon and Agent (see Figure 19). Figure 19. Starting the Tray Icon and Agent...
  • Page 22: Software Startup In A Linux Operation System

    2 Start the Monitor. Right click the Dell UPS Management Software Tray Icon and select Start Monitor (see Figure 20). Figure 20. Starting the Monitor 3 For Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 operating systems, complete steps 4 and 5.
  • Page 23: Uninstalling The Software

    To uninstall the software in a Microsoft Windows operating system: 1 Exit all Dell UPS Management Software programs. 2 Stop the Agent. Right click the Dell UPS Management Software Tray Icon and select Stop Agent (see Figure 21). Figure 21. Stop Agent 3 Exit the software.
  • Page 24 • Select Start menu > Control Panel > Add/Remove Program. Select the Dell UPS Management Software and click Change/Remove (see Figure 24). Figure 24. Add or Remove Programs Installation...
  • Page 25 5 The Uninstall Program window opens (see Figure 25). Click Uninstall to continue. Figure 25. Uninstall Dell UPS Management Software Window Installation...
  • Page 26 The uninstalling process begins (see Figure 26). Figure 26. Uninstall Progress Installation...
  • Page 27: Uninstalling In A Linux Operating System

    6 After the Dell UPS Management Software uninstalls completely, click Done (see Figure 27). Figure 27. Uninstall Complete Window Uninstalling in a Linux Operating System To uninstall the software in a Linux operating system: 1 Stop the Agent. From the /opt/UPS directory, enter the command: ./agent stop...
  • Page 28: About The Software

    Select Start Monitor from the Tray Icon or select Dell UPS Management Software from the program list to open the Dell UPS Management Software window, which displays a list of all Agents within the LAN. The tree view on the left side of the window displays a hierarchical list of items, such as Root, network names, SNMP , the Agents, the communication port, and the UPS models (see Figure 28).
  • Page 29 Selecting one of the UPS models displays details about the UPS on the right side of the window (see Figure 29). The UPS status diagram is a graphical representation of the UPS power status. The diagram shows the AC Line, UPS, Load, Battery, and Bypass (if the UPS is on bypass). The data boxes for both the UPS and Load have multiple pages.
  • Page 30: Setting Software Preferences

    Setting Software Preferences You can customize the window appearance, specify the date format, and select a local language. Changing the Window Appearance Select Background Image from the Preferences menu to change the appearance of the main window (see Figure 30). Figure 30.
  • Page 31 You can select one of the following for the background of the main window: • None: Default gray background. • Color: Uniform color background. • Gradient: One color from light to dark. • Text: Repeating text. • Grid: Repeating image. •...
  • Page 32: Changing The Date Format

    Changing the Date Format Select Date Format from the Preferences menu to change the date format. The date options are: Year/Month/Date, Month/Date/Year, or Date/Month/Year (see Figure 32). Figure 32. Changing the Date Format About the Software...
  • Page 33: Changing Advanced Settings

    Changing Advanced Settings Select Advanced Settings from the Preferences menu. The Advanced Settings window opens (see Figure 33). Figure 33. Advanced Settings Window – General Tab About the Software...
  • Page 34 NOTE: To add pictures to the Picture drop-down list box, paste the image file in the images folder. The default folder location is C:\Program Files\Dell UPS SW\images. NOTE: Click Default to return the parameters to the default values. Figure 34. Advanced Settings Window – Background Image Tab...
  • Page 35: Changing Languages

    Changing Languages To change the language of the interface display text, select the Language menu and then one of the languages: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, or Korean (see Figure 35). Figure 35. Selecting the Language for the Interface About the Software...
  • Page 36: Configuring The Software

    • Perform and schedule a UPS self-test • Perform and schedule a UPS on/off task • Remotely monitor any Dell UPS within the same LAN or on the Internet • Reboot computers on the LAN • Export configuration parameters Configuring the Software...
  • Page 37: Auto-searching The Ups

    Auto-Searching the UPS Click Auto Search UPS from the System menu to search for the UPS connected to the computer's serial port (see Figure 36). The search result displays in the tree view (see Figure 37). Figure 36. System Menu Figure 37.
  • Page 38 Clicking an item in the tree view displays the following information (see Figure 38): • All computers in the LAN that are running the Dell UPS Management Software Agent. • The UPS communication port. • The model type of the UPS to which the Agent is connected.
  • Page 39 For Linux platforms, the software cannot auto-detect the serial port devices. If the system has a serial port not listed in the default setting table, you must add it manually. Table 2 shows the default serial port device settings. Table 2. Default Serial Port Device Settings Platform Serial Port Device Linux...
  • Page 40: Modifying The Password

    Modifying the Password To modify the password: 1 Log in as the administrator. 2 Select Act as Administrator from the System menu. Enter the administrator password and click OK (see Figure 40). NOTE: The default password is admin. Figure 40. Administrator Password If the password is not correct, the system displays an error message (see Figure 41).
  • Page 41: Viewing The Event Log

    4 Enter a new password in the New Password field. 5 Reenter the new password in the Confirm Password field. 6 Click OK. 7 If the password is not the same, an error message displays. Reenter the password in both fields and click Viewing the Event Log The Event Log Viewer displays the UPS event history (see Figure 43).
  • Page 42: Viewing The Data Log

    Viewing the Data Log The Data Log Viewer displays UPS data records (see Figure 44). You can view the Data Log one of the following ways: • Select Data Log from the Logs menu. • Click the icon from the toolbar. •...
  • Page 43: Setting Event And Data Log File Parameters

    Setting Event and Data Log File Parameters Use the Record Setting window to set the parameters for the log files. Select Record Setting from the Logs menu. The Record Setting window opens (see Figure 45). Figure 45. Record Setting Window NOTE: Clicking the Default button returns the parameters in this view to the default values.
  • Page 44: Configuring Event Actions

    Configuring Event Actions Select Event Action from the UPS menu, or click the icon from the toolbar, or click the Settings on the Record Setting window. The Event Action window opens (see Figure 46). Figure 46. Event Action Window You can select which actions should be performed when specific events occur: •...
  • Page 45 • Broadcast – Select the events to be broadcast to the configured users and select the Broadcast check box. All events can be broadcast. Continue to “Broadcasting a Message” on page 46 to complete the configuration. • E-mail – Select the events to send an e-mail to the configured recipients and select the E-Mail check box.
  • Page 46: Broadcasting A Message

    Broadcasting a Message NOTE: Broadcasting is available only on the Microsoft Windows platform versions that include Messenger Service. Messenger Service is not included with Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008. Users must have Messenger Service enabled on their computer to receive broadcast messages. Select Broadcast Setting from the Tools menu or click Setting for Broadcast in the Event Action window.
  • Page 47 To add a new user: 1 Click Add to open the Add Broadcast User window (see Figure 48). Figure 48. Add Broadcast User Window 2 Enter the username that will receive messages and click OK. The names of the added users are shown in the Broadcast To area of the window. Configuring the Software...
  • Page 48 To configure the broadcast settings (see Figure 49): 1 Select the user who will receive messages. 2 Select the events that will be sent to the user. 3 Click OK. The settings are effective immediately. Figure 49. Broadcast Message Settings To remove a user, select the username and click Remove.
  • Page 49: Sending Event Messages By E-mail

    Sending Event Messages by E-Mail NOTE: To send e-mail messages when an event occurs, the computer with the Dell UPS Management Software installed must be connected to the Internet. Select E-mail Setting from the Tools menu or click the Setting button for E-mail in the Event Action window.
  • Page 50 To configure the e-mail settings: 1 Enter the SMTP server settings: Parameter Description SMTP Server Enter the IP address (IPv4 address or IPv6 address) of the SMTP mail server that will be used to send e-mail to the selected users. SMTP User Enter the SMTP mail server login name with the complete address format.
  • Page 51 3 To send a daily e-mail at a specific time, select the check box and enter the time of day in 24-hour format (see Figure 51). The e-mail contains two attachments: the Event Log and Data Log files for the preceding 24 hours.
  • Page 52 4 Click Add (see Figure 52). The Add Receiver E-mail Address window opens (see Figure 53). Figure 52. Add Button Figure 53. Add Receiver E-mail Address Window Configuring the Software...
  • Page 53 5 Enter the receiver's e-mail address and click OK to save and exit. 6 Dell recommends testing the e-mail function by selecting the e-mail address and clicking Test. The software sends a test e-mail to the specified recipient. NOTE: You can select the event messages from the E-Mail Settings window or from the Event Action window.
  • Page 54: Sending Event Messages By Mobile Phone

    Sending Event Messages by Mobile Phone NOTE: Sending local SMS text messages requires that the computer with the Dell UPS Management Software must have at least one communication port that is connected to a GSM modem or mobile phone. Select SMS Setting from the Tools menu or click the Setting button for Send SMS in the Event Action window.
  • Page 55 4 In the Receiver list, enter up to five mobile telephone numbers to receive a text message. Enter only numbers with no spaces, alphanumeric characters, or symbols. 5 Dell recommends testing the SMS function by selecting a telephone number and clicking the Test button. The software sends a test text message to the specified recipient.
  • Page 56: Sending Event Messages By Pager

    Sending Event Messages by Pager NOTE: Sending a page when an event occurs requires that the computer with the Dell UPS Management Software must have at least one communication port that is connected to a modem. Select Pager Setting from the Tools menu or click the Setting button for Send Page in the Event Action window.
  • Page 57 Dialing number after Some pager services require a specific number to end the message code. message 2 Dell recommends testing the pager function by clicking the Test button. The software sends a test page (000) to the specified recipient. NOTE: You can select the event messages from the Pager Setting window or from the Event Action window.
  • Page 58: Resetting The Dell Ups Sensor Values

    4 Click OK to save and exit. Figure 58. Pager Setting Window Resetting the Dell UPS Sensor Values Select UPS Control Parameters from the UPS menu. The UPS Control Parameters window opens (see Figure 59). NOTE: If the UPS Control Commands from Serial Port setting is disabled, configuration and load control commands are restricted to the LCD only.
  • Page 59: Setting Up Ups Load Segment Control

    To reset the sensor values: 1 Select the check box for the options to reset: • Reset Peak Consumption Watts • Reset Cumulative Consumption Watts • Reset Peak Headroom Watts 2 Click OK. The sensor values clear, and the date and time stamp for the statistic resets to the current date and time.
  • Page 60: Renaming The Ups Model

    Figure 61. UPS Alias Information Window NOTE: If the Dell UPS Management Software automatically detects the UPS model, you cannot rename it. Select the UPS model from the drop-down menu. You can rename the UPS by selecting the Rename UPS check box and entering an alias for the UPS name.
  • Page 61: Configuring Shutdown Parameters

    Configuring Shutdown Parameters Select Shutdown Parameter from the UPS menu or click the icon from the toolbar to open the Shutdown Settings window (see Figure 62). Figure 62. Shutdown Settings Window NOTE: The System check box is checked by default if software detects a UPS connected to the server through RS-232 or USB.
  • Page 62 NOTE: If the UPS Control Commands from Serial Port setting is disabled, configuration and load control commands are restricted to the LCD only. A read-only access message displays when you click OK (see Figure 63). You must enable this setting from the LCD before you can apply changes to the Shutdown Settings window. Figure 63.
  • Page 63: Remote Shutdown By Agent

    Parameter Description Run Command File before Shutdown Before system shutdown, the Agent can initiate a command if this parameter is not zero. The Agent does not begin to shut down the system until the ”Execute file before system shutting down” ends. Shutdown File Max Execution Time Before system shutdown, the time required to implement the shutdown file.
  • Page 64: Shutdown Remote Agents

    Shutdown Remote Agents To configure for shutting down remote Agents: 1 Click the Add button in the Shutdown Conditions area. The Shutdown Remote Agents window opens (see Figure 64). Figure 64. Shutdown Remote Agents Window 2 Select Shutdown or On Battery: When the UPS of the Agent is going to shut down and Shutdown is selected, the software sends the shutdown command to the remote computers at the IP addresses that are listed in the Shutdown Remote Agents window.
  • Page 65 When the shutdown condition is satisfied, the Agent sends a shutdown signal to the selected remote Agents. You can view and set the shutdown condition of each UPS according to its actual status (see Figure 65). Figure 65. Shutdown Conditions on the Shutdown Settings Window Configuring the Software...
  • Page 66: Shutdown Devices Monitored By Network Management Card

    Shutdown Devices Monitored by Network Management Card To shut down devices monitored by the Network Management Card: 1 Select SNMP from the serial ports list (see Figure 66). The UPS list displays the IP addresses for all of the devices monitored by the card. 2 Select one device to set the shutdown parameters.
  • Page 67: Redundant Ups Shutdown

    Redundant UPS Shutdown If there is a redundant UPS supplying power to the local Agent, you can safely shut down the local Agent before all UPSs shut down. Figure 67 shows a redundant UPS configuration. RS232 / USB / SNMP RS232 / USB / SNMP Server powered from two redundant power supplies...
  • Page 68: Entering The Ups Warranty Period

    Entering the UPS Warranty Period Select UPS Warranty Period Setting from the UPS menu to open the UPS Purchase Date Setting window (see Figure 69). Figure 69. UPS Purchase Date Setting Window Enter the UPS Purchase Date, Battery Purchase Date, UPS Warranty Period, and the Battery Warranty Period.
  • Page 69 You can also remind users of upcoming warranty expiration dates or that the warranty period has expired. To remind the user every month that the warranty has expired: 1 Select the Remind user that warranty period expired on check box (see Figure 70). Figure 70.
  • Page 70 The message displays at the top of the of the UPS status diagram and a reoccurring monthly warning message displays on the selected day and time (see Figure 71). Figure 71. Warranty Expiration Warning Message Configuring the Software...
  • Page 71 NOTE: For a one-time warranty expiration message, do not select the Remind user that warranty period expired on box (see Figure 72). Figure 72. One-Time Warranty Expiration Warning Settings Example Configuring the Software...
  • Page 72: Testing The Ups

    Testing the UPS You can perform a UPS self-test immediately or schedule a UPS self-test. Performing a UPS Self-Test Immediately To perform the Self-Test immediately: 1 Select Request Battery Test from the UPS menu to open the Request Battery Test window (see Figure 73).
  • Page 73: Scheduling A Ups Self-test

    Scheduling a UPS Self-Test Select Battery Self-Test Schedule from the UPS menu to open the UPS Test Manager window (see Figure 74). You can schedule a UPS self-test for one time only or on a monthly basis. Figure 74. UPS Test Manager Window The UPS Test Manager window displays a calendar at the top and the task list at the bottom.
  • Page 74 To schedule a UPS self-test: 1 Click Add Test to open the UPS Self-Test window (see Figure 75). Figure 75. UPS Self-Test Window 2 Select how often to perform the UPS self-test: Once or Monthly. 3 Select the start date and time for the UPS self-test. NOTE: The scheduled date and time cannot conflict with another scheduled UPS task.
  • Page 75 6 Click OK to save and exit. NOTE: If the UPS Control Commands from Serial Port setting is disabled, configuration and load control commands are restricted to the LCD only. A read-only access message displays when you click OK (see Figure 76). You must enable this setting from the LCD before you can apply changes to the UPS Self-Test window.
  • Page 76: Changing A Scheduled Ups Self-test

    Changing a Scheduled UPS Self-Test To modify a scheduled UPS self-test: 1 Select one of the UPS self-test tasks in the task list. 2 Click Modify and then update the schedule (see Figure 78). 3 Click OK to save and exit. Figure 78.
  • Page 77: Removing A Scheduled Ups Self-test

    Removing a Scheduled UPS Self-Test To remove a scheduled UPS self-test: 1 Select a UPS self-test from the task list. 2 Click Remove to cancel the task (see Figure 79). Figure 79. Remove Task Configuring the Software...
  • Page 78: Turning The Ups On/off

    Turning the UPS On/Off You can remotely turn the UPS off and on using the Dell UPS Management Software. Scheduling a UPS On/Off Task Select UPS On/Off Schedule from the UPS menu to open the UPS On/Off Manager window (see Figure 80). You can schedule a UPS On/Off task for one time only or on a weekly basis.
  • Page 79 To schedule a UPS On/Off task: 1 Click Add UPS On/Off to open the UPS On/Off window (see Figure 81). Figure 81. UPS On/Off Window 2 Select how often to perform the UPS On/Off task: Once or Weekly. 3 Select the start dates and times for the UPS On/Off tasks. NOTE: The scheduled date and time cannot conflict with another scheduled UPS task.
  • Page 80 5 Click OK to save and exit. NOTE: If the UPS Control Commands from Serial Port setting is disabled, configuration and load control commands are restricted to the LCD only. A read-only access message displays when you click OK. (see Figure 82). You must enable this setting from the LCD before you can apply changes to the UPS On/Off window.
  • Page 81: Changing A Scheduled Ups On/off Task

    Changing a Scheduled UPS On/Off Task To modify a scheduled UPS On/Off task: 1 Select one of the UPS On/Off tasks in the task list. 2 Click Modify and update the schedule (see Figure 84). 3 Click OK to save and exit. Figure 84.
  • Page 82: Removing A Ups On/off Task

    Removing a UPS On/Off Task To remove a scheduled UPS On/Off task: 1 Select a UPS On/Off task from the task list. 2 Click Remove to cancel the task (see Figure 85). Figure 85. Remove Scheduled UPS On/Off Task Configuring the Software...
  • Page 83: Viewing Scheduled Tasks

    Viewing Scheduled Tasks Select View Schedule from the UPS menu or click the icon from the toolbar to open the View Schedule window (see Figure 86). The View Schedule window displays only the tasks for the current month. Select another month to display the tasks for that month. Figure 86.
  • Page 84: Remotely Controlling A Ups On The Lan Or Internet

    Remotely Controlling a UPS on the LAN or Internet You can remotely monitor any Dell UPS within the same LAN or on the Internet. Up to 256 remote Agents can be monitored on the Internet. NOTE: To remotely monitor any Dell UPS within the same LAN, the computers involved must have TCP/IP communication protocol.
  • Page 85 The Dell UPS Management Software window opens (see Figure 89). Figure 89. Dell UPS Management Software Window 3 Select a UPS to monitor: Select the UPS from the tree view on the left side of the window or select Monitor Remote UPS from the Monitor menu.
  • Page 86 5 The UPS name displays in the tree view directory (in the LAN directory for LAN connections or in the WAN directory for Internet connections). If the Accept Remote Control option of the Agent is off, you can only remotely monitor the UPS. All control functions are disabled (see Figure 91).
  • Page 87: Monitoring A Ups Through Snmp

    Figure 93. Delete Remote Agent Monitoring a UPS through SNMP You can use SNMP to monitor UPSs that have a Network Management Card installed. Up to 1,000 SNMP nodes can be monitored. To add an area to the SNMP node: 1 Select the SNMP node from the tree view on the left side of the window.
  • Page 88 The new area displays under the SNMP node in the tree view (see Figure 95). Figure 95. New SNMP Area Configuring the Software...
  • Page 89 To add devices: 1 Click Search Device from the SNMP menu. 2 Select the Internet Protocol Version supported by SNMP from the Protocol Type list (see Figure 96). NOTE: The Protocol Type list displays only if both IPv4 and IPv6 are enabled. NOTE: For IPv4, both single device and segment devices searches are supported.
  • Page 90 Figure 97. Search Device Window (IPv6) Configuring the Software...
  • Page 91 5 Click Search. After searching, the new device displays in the tree view (see Figure 98). Figure 98. New Device in SNMP Area Configuring the Software...
  • Page 92 NOTE: If one or more SNMP IP addresses in the search range are disabled, a pop-up window opens displaying the disabled IP addresses (see Figure 99). Select the IP address to go to the Network Management Card’s Web page and configure the SNMP IP settings to enable the IP address. Figure 99.
  • Page 93 7 To view the event records for any Dell UPS monitored by a Network Management Card, select the UPS under the SNMP node in the tree view and select SNMP Event Log from the SNMP menu. The Event Log for the selected UPS opens (see Figure 101).
  • Page 94: Rebooting Computers After A Utility Failure

    To change the SNMP port if the default Port 162 is occupied by other programs: 1 Select SNMP Port Setting from the SNMP menu. 2 Enter the new SNMP port and click OK (see Figure 103). The port range of the SNMP Port Settings is 1 to 65535, and the new port is immediately enabled.
  • Page 95 Click Add. Repeat for each computer that should be rebooted when the utility power restores. 4 Dell recommends to test the reboot function. To test the reboot function, select the computers from the list and click Test. The computers should reboot.
  • Page 96: Exporting Configuration Parameters

    Exporting Configuration Parameters Instead of configuring the software settings individually on multiple computers, you can easily copy the software configuration parameters to another computer. To copy the configuration parameters to another computer: 1 From the configured Agent, select Export Configuration from the System menu (see Figure 105). Figure 105.
  • Page 97 3 From the new Agent, select Import Configuration from the System menu (see Figure 106). 4 Select the *.ini file and click OK. Once the configuration parameters are imported, the settings take effect immediately. Figure 106. Import Configuration Configuring the Software...
  • Page 98: Event Descriptions

    Event Descriptions This chapter lists events logged by the Dell UPS Management Software (see “Viewing the Event Log” on page 41). Events can be set up to send an event message through broadcasting, e-mail, and text messaging. Some events can also be sent as a page to configured pagers, or set up to open a message window on your computer.
  • Page 99 Number Event Description Type of Message Remarks Self-Test Canceled Information Self-Test Ended Information Specific Date Self-Test Started Information Specific Date Self-Test Information Canceled Specific Date Self-Test Ended Information Monthly Self-Test Started Information Monthly Self-Test Canceled Information Monthly Self-Test Ended Information UPS Control Power ON none On Manual Bypass...
  • Page 100 Number Event Description Type of Message Remarks Utility Not Present Alarm and transfers to battery if Utility level has fallen below the supporting the load; otherwise, Utility Not Present threshold powers down (typically < 25 to 50V). Bypass Not Available Alarm and inhibits bypass Applies to 5600W and double- transfer...
  • Page 101 Number Event Description Type of Message Remarks DC Link Undervoltage Alarm and transfers to bypass if Applies to double-conversion UPS supporting the load or if models only. converters are off Inverter Fault Alarm and inhibits recovery Applies to double-conversion UPS attempts models only.
  • Page 102: Installation On A Vmware Esx Server

    This guide describes the installation and configuration of the Dell UPS Management Software on a VMware ESX Server. Dell UPS Management Software allows you to connect a 3.x or 4.x VMware ESX Server with a UPS through the UPS RS-232 port, USB port, or through the Network Management Card. The software will be monitored and configured by a remote Agent on either a Microsoft Windows or Linux platform (see Figure 107).
  • Page 103 Guest OS2 Guest OSn (Windows) (Linux) (Solaris) Applications, Applications, Applications, Services, etc. Services, etc. Services, etc. Dell Software VMware Server ESX Server Agent RS-232/USB/Network Management Card Dell UPS Figure 107. VMware ESX Environment Structure Overview Installation on a VMware ESX Server...
  • Page 104: Installation

    Dell UPS Management Software Installation To install the software: 1 Download the software from the Dell Web site (support.dell.com) or from the CD (F618R A04 or higher) provided with the UPS. 2 To install the software from the CD, enter the following command:...
  • Page 105: Installing Vmware Tools On A Microsoft Windows Guest

    Installing VMware Tools on a Microsoft Windows Guest To install the VMware Tools for a Microsoft Windows guest: 1 On the VM Templates page, select the virtual machine template name and then select the Console tab. The virtual machine console displays (see Figure 108). Virtual Machine Template Name Figure 108.
  • Page 106 3 Log in to the guest operating system from the virtual machine console. 4 Select the template name and then right-click and select Install/Upgrade VMware Tools from the menu (see Figure 109). Figure 109. Virtual Machine Template Menu Installation on a VMware ESX Server...
  • Page 107 5 From within the guest operating system, click OK to confirm that you want to install VMware Tools and launch the Install Shield wizard. • If auto-run is enabled in the guest operating system (the default setting for Microsoft Windows operating systems), a window opens.
  • Page 108: Installing Vmware Tools On A Linux Guest

    Installing VMware Tools on a Linux Guest The VMware Tools installation package is on the VMware server installation CD on the path \VMware\RPMS. 1 On the VM Templates page, select the virtual machine template name and then select the Console tab.
  • Page 109 2 Insert and start the VMware server installation CD. 3 Log in to the guest operating system from the virtual machine console (see Figure 111). Figure 111. Console Window – Log In 4 Select the template name and then right-click and select Install/Upgrade VMware Tools from the menu (see Figure 109).
  • Page 110 8 Enter number: 1 9 Start the VMware Tools with the command: vmware-toolbox & VMware Tools on the summary row displays OK if the tools are available (see Figure 112). Figure 112. VMware Tools Available Installation on a VMware ESX Server...
  • Page 111: Configuration

    Configuration This section explains configuration for the Dell UPS Management Software and for the VMware server. VMware Server Configuration All hardware elements must have an operational network configuration that allows them to communicate freely with each other. Dell UPS Management Software uses TCP and UDP for communication with UPS.
  • Page 112: Communication Through An Rs-232 Or Usb Port

    The VMware server works in console mode and cannot be used for configuration. Use a remote Agent with the same Dell UPS Management Software version to configure the VMware server. 1 Start the manager interface on the remote software Agent in the Microsoft Windows operating system.
  • Page 113 3 Select Shutdown Parameter from the UPS menu. 4 On the Shutdown Settings page (see Figure 114): • Set the battery backup time • Select the Begin Shutdown Immediately if Battery Low check box • Select the Run Command File before Shutdown check box •...
  • Page 114: Communicating Through The Network Management Card

    Communicating Through the Network Management Card NOTE: See Table 6 on page 132 for a complete list of Dell Command User Interface (CUI) commands. The following procedure is an example of a user entering the settings for a graceful shutdown of selected...
  • Page 115 -e true -f shutdown -m 2 listshut -ip 172.18.127.47 NOTE: See “Dell CUI Commands List” on page 132 for a description of all Dell CUI commands. NOTE: Each guest operating system requires a minimum of 30 seconds to run the command file before shutdown.
  • Page 116: Installation On A Vmware Esxi Server

    ESXi to safely and orderly suspend or shutdown guest operating systems by configuring the ESXi hypervisor. This allows one Dell Software agent on one guest operating system (VIMA/vMA). Dell UPS Management Software allows you to connect a 3.x or 4.x VMware ESXi with a UPS through the Network Management Card.
  • Page 117 Virtual/ vMA 4.x Guest OS2 Guest OSn (Linux) (Solaris) Applications, Applications, Dell Software Services, etc. Services, etc. Agent Client VMware Server ESXi Hypervisor Network Management Card Dell UPS Figure 117. VMware ESXi Environment Structure Overview Installation on a VMware ESXi Server...
  • Page 118: Installation And Configuration

    Installation and Configuration This guide provides information about installing and configuring the Dell UPS Management Software on a VMware ESXi server and installing VMware Tools and vMA 4.x on a guest operating system. Prerequisites • VMware ESXi server machine •...
  • Page 119: Vmware Esxi Server Configuration

    VMware ESXi Server Configuration To allow interactions between physical and virtual machines, VMware tools must be installed on each virtual machine. Go to http://www.vmware.com/pdf/osp_install_guide.pdf to download the VMware Tools Installation Guide Operating System Specific Packages on the VMware Web site for further information. Installing VMware Tools on a Microsoft Windows Guest Operating System To install the VMware Tools for a Microsoft Windows guest operating system: 1 On the VM Templates page, select the virtual machine template name and then select the Console...
  • Page 120 3 Log in to the guest operating system from the virtual machine console. 4 Select the template name and then right-click and select Guest>Install/Upgrade VMware Tools from the menu (see Figure 119). Figure 119. Virtual Machine Template Menu 5 From within the guest operating system, click OK to confirm that you want to install VMware Tools and launch the Install Shield wizard.
  • Page 121: Installing Vmware Tools On A Linux Guest Operating System

    6 Follow the on-screen instructions. • On Microsoft Windows Server 2003, the SVGA driver is installed automatically, and the guest operating system uses it after it reboots. • After you install VMware Tools, Microsoft Windows 2000 and Microsoft Windows XP guest operating systems must be rebooted to use the new driver.
  • Page 122 3 Log in to the guest operating system from the virtual machine console (see Figure 121). Figure 121. Console Window – Log In 4 Select the template name and then right-click and select Guest>Install/Upgrade VMware Tools from the menu (see Figure 119). 5 Mount the CD with the command: mount /dev/cdrom /mnt 6 Install the package with the command:...
  • Page 123 8 Enter number: 1 9 Start the VMware Tools with the command: vmware-toolbox & VMware Tools on the summary page displays OK if the tools are available (see Figure 122). OK indicates that VMware Tools are available. Figure 122. VMware Tools Available Installation on a VMware ESXi Server...
  • Page 124: Vima/vma Shutdown And Startup Configuration

    VIMA/vMA Shutdown and Startup Configuration NOTE: You can configure the physical machine to boot the automatic operating system on startup. This setting is located in your machine’s basic input/output system (BIOS). For further information, refer to your specific technical hardware documentation. NOTE: You can configure the automatic startup and shutdown properties of guest operating systems as suspended.
  • Page 125 NOTE: All hardware elements must have an operational network configuration that allows them to communicate freely with each other. The Dell UPS Management Software uses TCP and UDP for communication with UPS. 4 Confirm that the following UDP ports are enabled on the VIMA/vMA firewall: 161, 162, and 3369...
  • Page 126: Dell Ups Management Software Installation

    To install the software: 1 Start the vMA 4.x guest operating system. 2 Download the software from the Dell Web site (support.dell.com) or from the CD (F618R A04 or higher) provided with the UPS. 3 Upload the software from Windows to vMA 4.x using WinSCP tools.
  • Page 127 8 VMware ESXi 4.1 and later. Modify the following two parameters in the shutdownESXi41.sh script: • vma_name (the name of the vMA) • timeout (the time that the operating system waits for all VMs to shut down before initiating the ESXi host shutdown) Open the shutdownESXi41.sh shell script.
  • Page 128: Shutdown Parameter Setting For Network Management Card

    NOTE: See Table 6 on page 132 for a complete list of Dell Command User Interface (CUI) commands. 1 Go to the installation path. 2 Enter ./CuiManager to start the CuiManager (see Figure 125).
  • Page 129 Figure 125. Searching for Devices Installation on a VMware ESXi Server...
  • Page 130 4 Enter the shutdown commands (see Figure 126). – VMware ESXi 4.0 example: shutsys -ip 172.18.127.47 -e true shutbackup -ip 172.18.127.47 -e true -m 1:00 shutfile -e true -f /opt/ups/shutdownESXi.sh -m 2 listshut -ip 172.18.127.47 NOTE: Each guest operating system requires a minimum of 30 seconds to run the command file before shutting down.
  • Page 131 Figure 126. Shutdown Parameters The host server and guest operating system shut down orderly and gracefully after the battery discharges for one minute. The status is displayed in the Recent Tasks pane at the bottom of the window (see Figure 127). Figure 127.
  • Page 132: Dell Cui Commands List

    Dell CUI Commands List The Dell Command User Interface (CUI) is a client program that connects to the Dell Monitor Server. The program operates only on SNMP devices and is used only on operating systems that support character commands. The Dell CUI is primarily used to search for SNMP devices and to set operating system shutdown parameters.
  • Page 133 Table 6. Dell CUI Commands (Continued) Command Description search4 Purpose: Search IPv4 SNMP devices Format: search4 [ip target_ip] [-ip target_ip] [-c community] Options: -ip target_ip: IPv4 address (default is 255.255.255.255) -c community SNMP communication authorization (default is public) Examples: search4 -ip 172.18.127.1 -ip 172.18.127.254 -c public...
  • Page 134 Table 6. Dell CUI Commands (Continued) Command Description shutremain Purpose: Show or Set message of “Shut down when remaining battery time is below” Format: shutremain [-ip target_ip] [-e boolean] [-m time] Options: -ip target_ip: IPv4 or IPv6 address -e boolean:...

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