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    Dell Multi UPS Management Console User Guide Dell.com...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    INTRODUCTION ..............................1 INSTALLATION ..............................1 2.1. Installation Prerequisites........................1 2.1.1. On the System Hosting « Dell Multi UPS Management Console »............ 1 2.1.2. On the System that Displays Web based Graphical User Interface ..........1 2.2. Quick Start & Installation ........................2 2.3.

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    Upload Device Firmware ......................... 34 6.2.2. Upgrade applications ........................36 VIRTUALIZATION MODULE ..........................36 7.1. Introduction............................. 36 7.2. Dell Multi UPS Management Console Virtualization configurations for VMware and Microsoft... 37 7.3. Tested environments ........................38 7.3.1. VMware ............................38 7.3.2. Microsoft ............................39 7.4.

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    Configuring a VMHost (ESX/ESXi Server or Hyper v Server) ............42 7.9.1. First type of nodes (the VMhost has No DELL ULNM)..............42 7.9.2. Second type of nodes (DELL MUMC detects DELL ULNM running on the VMHost) ....... 43 COMPATIBILITY LIST ............................45 8.1. Dell Devices ............................. 45 8.2.

  • Page 5: Introduction

    2. INSTALLATION 2.1. INSTALLATION PREREQUISITES 2.1.1. ON THE SYSTEM HOSTING « DELL MULTI UPS MANAGEMENT CONSOLE » Dell Multi UPS Management Console can be installed on Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / 2008 / Windows 7 Notes:...

  • Page 6: Quick Start & Installation

    To start in 5 minutes, please perform the following steps: Step 1 (Installation) On a Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7 machine, run the “Dell Multi UPS Management Console” package under an administrator account. A Web browser is automatically displayed (enter admin as Login / admin as Password and click on the Login button).

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    When started, the application automatically performs a Quick scan: Using the Quick scan operation, you will discover, through broadcast, within a few seconds, all Dell UPS Management Card or Dell Local Node Manager available. Æ The discovered nodes are displayed in Settings...

  • Page 8: Installation Result

    The Events Æ Event List view allows you to view the device events. 2.3. INSTALLATION RESULT If you install a new Dell Multi UPS Management Console Release without uninstalling the old one, you will keep your database and your product information.

  • Page 9: Uninstalling The Product

    Dell Multi UPS Management Console USER GUIDE Dell.com A service called « Dell Multi UPS Management Console » is also created for the Database Acquisition Engine. This program continuously polls the status of Dell devices and Applications connected on the network.

  • Page 10: Dell Multi Ups Management Console Settings

    USER GUIDE Dell.com 3.2. DELL MULTI UPS MANAGEMENT CONSOLE SETTINGS Start the "Dell Multi UPS Management Console" main graphical interface from the previously created shortcut, and then click on the Settings menu item. 3.2.1. DISCOVER THE NODES CONNECTED ON THE NETWORK From the Settings Æ...

  • Page 11: Configure Actions

    Dell Multi UPS Management Console USER GUIDE Dell.com 3.2.2. CONFIGURE ACTIONS You can define the way users will be notified when node events happen. From the Settings Æ Actions item, the following channels are available: E mail Execute script/program Notification to Systray The Create new action button will display following interface: Note: The “*”...

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    Dell Multi UPS Management Console USER GUIDE Dell.com Events filter: You can filter the e mail notification according to: The event criticality. (Critical, Warning, Normal, Communication Lost). The event category (All Events, Alarms, Shutdown events, Power events, Measures). The view that triggers the event.

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    The Systray provides access to the alarm box. If no Power source has been declared, it can have following states: Systray correctly receives alarms from Dell Multi UPS Management Console (black) Communication is lost between Systray and Dell Multi UPS Management...

  • Page 14: Configure User Accounts

    Dell.com Advanced events and actions customization: In Dell Multi UPS Management Console installation folder, you can see a configs/scripts folder containing a sample user defined action script (sample_user_script.js). You have the possibility to modify this script or create new scripts that define very specific events and actions.

  • Page 15: System Settings

    Management Console” interface. You can access the same interface locally or remotely. 4.1.1. LOCAL ACCESS From the system where the supervisor is installed, you can use the following shortcut: Start Æ Programs File Æ Dell Æ Multi UPS Management Console Æ Open Dell Multi UPS Management Console 4.1.2. REMOTE ACCESS From a remote machine, you can type the following URL in a Web browser https://<name or IP address of computer hosting DELL MUMC>:4680/...

  • Page 16: Node List View

    To install the certificate on IE7 for Vista, you need to perform the following steps: > Run IE as an administrator (Right click the desktop icon) > Visit the DELL MUMC site. > Click through the certificate error > Click the "Certificate Error" button in the address bar.

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    Dell Multi UPS Management Console USER GUIDE Dell.com The following default columns are displayed in this page: Type graphical icon to differentiate UPS and Applications Status this icon represents the severity of the most critical event active on the monitored device...

  • Page 18: Flexible Panels View

    Dell Multi UPS Management Console USER GUIDE Dell.com 4.3. FLEXIBLE PANELS VIEW Select one of the device/applications in the list and “detailed Panels” appears in the selection view (on the right). Clicking on the bar title allows you to collapse/extend the panel.

  • Page 19: Status

    Dell Multi UPS Management Console USER GUIDE Dell.com The following node information is displayed in this panel: 166.99.xx.yy the DNS name (or IP address) is displayed near the “status icon” Description the commercial product name Nominal apparent Power the device load capacity in VA...

  • Page 20: Measures

    Dell Multi UPS Management Console USER GUIDE Dell.com 4.4.3. MEASURES This panel displays the selected device electrical parameters (single phase) depending on the node capabilities. 4.4.4. ENVIRONMENT This panel displays the selected device sensor information: Temperature, Humidity level, Dry contact...

  • Page 21: Synoptic

    Dell Multi UPS Management Console USER GUIDE Dell.com 4.4.6. SYNOPTIC This panel displays the selected device synoptic. A tooltip is displayed when the mouse is over one of the functional block. Synoptic Color codes: UPS modules: AC/DC DC/AC By Pass...

  • Page 22: Power Source

    Dell Multi UPS Management Console USER GUIDE Dell.com Electrical flows: Symbol Colour Description Yellow Current flow through the cable Note: the object animation gives the direction of current flow Grey No current flow through the cable (Warning the cable may be under voltage)

  • Page 23: Powered Applications

    Dell Multi UPS Management Console USER GUIDE Dell.com 4.4.8. POWERED APPLICATIONS This panel displays information on the applications that are powered by the selected device. 4.4.9. EVENTS This panel displays the events list of the selected node. 4.4.10. STATISTICS This panel displays the statistics of the selected node.

  • Page 24: Applications List View

    Category as criteria to filter the nodes. It is possible to create sub views from the following information: “Category”, “Contact”, “Description”, “IP address”, “Location”, Name”, “Status”, “Type”, “User Note”, “User Type”. Dell UPS Local Node Manager can be monitored in this View. The following default information appears in this page: Type...

  • Page 25: Map View

    Duration, in seconds, needed by the system to carry out its shutdown procedure. Link Link to the Web supervision interface of the Dell UPS Local Node Manager. 4.6. MAP VIEW This graphical representation allows you to organise the supervision Map using the Drag & Drop feature.

  • Page 26: Maps Examples

    Dell Multi UPS Management Console USER GUIDE Dell.com 4.6.2. MAPS EXAMPLES WORLD MAP VIEW COUNTRY MAP VIEW Dell MUMC – User Guide P 164000119 Rev 0.03...

  • Page 27: Events

    Dell Multi UPS Management Console USER GUIDE Dell.com SERVER ROOM MAP VIEW 4.7. EVENTS 4.7.1. LIST REPRESENTATION Select the Events > Events List and the following page appears. Dell MUMC – User Guide P 164000119 Rev 0.03...

  • Page 28: Calendar Representation

    Dell Multi UPS Management Console USER GUIDE Dell.com All new alarms are stored in this log. You can sort the alarms according to Status, Date, Name, Message and Ack. The following functions are available: Acknowledge selected events will add a check box in the Ack column for selected events Acknowledge all events will add a check box in the Ack column for all events Export Logs will create a logs.csv file with the following syntax:...

  • Page 29: Nodes Events List

    Dell Multi UPS Management Console USER GUIDE Dell.com 4.7.3. NODES EVENTS LIST The icons in the different views represent the event severity. Icon Event status Normal. With this event, the device is coming back to a normal status. Event list (UPSs, Applications, Generic devices):...

  • Page 30: Launching Device Or Application Web Interface

    Communication with device has failed 4.8. LAUNCHING DEVICE OR APPLICATION WEB INTERFACE From the Status panel, you can access the Web Page for Dell cards or applications including an on board web server. Click on the web Link associated to this blue icon (http access) or this yellow (https access).

  • Page 31: Defining Sub Views

    Dell Multi UPS Management Console USER GUIDE Dell.com 4.9. DEFINING SUB VIEWS When you have to monitor large configurations, it is helpful to define several sub views and then filter the nodes or events in these categories. You can select many criteria in order to organize your tree (i.e.

  • Page 32: Sharing Sub Views

    Dell Multi UPS Management Console USER GUIDE Dell.com To add a filtering rule, click on the Add rule button then key in the Object, Operation and Values. With this filter you will view the Devices whose Location field contains the value “Computer Room”.

  • Page 33: Shutdown

    Dell.com 5. SHUTDOWN 5.1. INTRODUCTION Dell Multi UPS Management Console provides local computer graceful shutdown (acquisition through Dell Network Management Card, USB, RS232) This Shutdown feature can be Enabled/Disabled from the Settings Æ System Æ Modules Settings 5.2. SHUTDOWN CONFIGURATION...

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    USER GUIDE Dell.com To configure, perform the following actions: Click on Edit shutdown configuration. In the Power source field select the UPS that powers the computer hosting Dell Multi UPS Management Console. Check other parameters. Click on Save. Note: Shutdown through Hibernate If available with your operating system, it is better to use the hibernation feature (available from Windows 2000) as there are a number of advantages.

  • Page 35: Power Source View

    When Shutdown feature is configured, from the Views menu Item, select the Power Source item. You will be able: To supervise the information from the UPS that powers the Dell Multi UPS Management Console computer. To drag and drop the panels in this window.

  • Page 36: Shutdown Sequence

    USER GUIDE Dell.com 5.4. SHUTDOWN SEQUENCE You will find more details on “Shutdown Sequence” and “Shutdown Use case” in Dell UPS Local Node Manager User guide. Notes: Dell Multi UPS Management Console can acquire shutdown alarms from Dell UPS Local Node Manager with the “Shutdown Controller”...

  • Page 37: Single Card Settings

    Dell Multi UPS Management Console USER GUIDE Dell.com 6.1.2. SINGLE CARD SETTINGS Dell Multi UPS Management Console can configure a single card. Proceed as follows: Login with an administrator profile. Select one card from the list. From the Node List button >...

  • Page 38: Nodes Upgrade

    Dell Multi UPS Management Console USER GUIDE Dell.com 6.2. NODES UPGRADE 6.2.1. UPLOAD DEVICE FIRMWARE From the Management menu Item, select the Nodes Upgrade item. Refer to the Network cards release notes to determine the latest Firmware release compatible with the Hardware revision.

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    Dell Multi UPS Management Console USER GUIDE Dell.com Perform this procedure to upload a Device firmware: Select the cards in the List. From the Node List button > Set Login Parameters, enter the card Login and Password. The access status changes from: Access Denied ( ) to Access OK ( From the Firmware >...

  • Page 40: Upgrade Applications

    The UPS has to be connected through a network interface (e.g. NMC) and the protection software (DELL ULNM) has to be configured in order to communicate with this network interface. Each peer to peer interface (i.e. USB/RS232) between Dell UPS Local Node Manager and the UPS doesn’t allow using this virtualization module.

  • Page 41: Dell Multi Ups Management Console Virtualization Configurations For Vmware And Microsoft

    Dell Multi UPS Management Console USER GUIDE Dell.com 7.2. DELL MULTI UPS MANAGEMENT CONSOLE VIRTUALIZATION CONFIGURATIONS FOR VMWARE AND MICROSOFT Dell MUMC – User Guide P 164000119 Rev 0.03...

  • Page 42: Tested Environments

    Note: if your installation just has a limited number of ESXi Servers and if you don’t use Cluster features, you don’t need DELL MUMC remote shutdown feature. To protect your ESXi Server you can install DELL ULNM on a vMA/VIMA, please refer to the DELL ULNM Appendix.

  • Page 43: Microsoft

    The vSphere SDK for Perl installed on the same machine as DELL MUMC. The vSphere SDK for Perl can be downloaded on the VMware website. http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/viperltoolkit/ You must also have a knowledge / experience with DELL MUMC software and VMware Infrastructure. 7.6. MICROSOFT SUPERVISORS PREREQUISITES The virtualization module needs following prerequisites: The Powershell Snapin for SCVMM.

  • Page 44: Adding A Vcenter Server Supervisor

    Dell Multi UPS Management Console USER GUIDE Dell.com 7.7. ADDING A VCENTER SERVER SUPERVISOR Once you have enabled the virtualization module, it automatically appears in the “Settings” menu. In this new “Virtualization” menu, you can Add/Edit/Remove supervisors on the right panel.

  • Page 45: Adding A Scvmm Supervisor

    Management Console Web interface through https. Using http is also possible but the Password is sent to the local or remote server in clear. In both cases, the password is stored encrypted in Dell Multi UPS Management Console and never resent on the Client side.

  • Page 46: Configuring A Vmhost (esx/esxi Server Or Hyper V Server)

    Once you have entered the correct information for the supervisor (sections 7.5 or 7.6), DELL MUMC connects to the supervisor (vCenter or SCVMM) and retrieves the VMHost information. Dell Multi UPS Management Console then creates two different types of nodes (you can see the new node in the Node List) 7.9.1.

  • Page 47: Second Type Of Nodes (dell Mumc Detects Dell Ulnm Running On The Vmhost)

    7.9.2. SECOND TYPE OF NODES (DELL MUMC DETECTS DELL ULNM RUNNING ON THE VMHOST) There is a Dell UPS Local Node Manager installed on the server that is hosting the Hypervisor (VMHost). In such case the Shutdown is done by this Dell UPS Local Node Manager.

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    Power source shutoff Î Disabled (Enabled is used only for server connected with UPS though RS232 or USB. Virtualization behavior requires Ethernet connectivity (NMC card). Note: If you install a Dell UPS Local Node Manager on the VMHost after the Dell Multi UPS Management Console node has been created: Delete the node in Dell Multi UPS Management Console, Rediscover the node with the “Address Scan”...

  • Page 49: Compatibility List

    (Shutdown Supervision Controller) Management Shutdown 8.2. APPLICATIONS ON COMPUTERS Applications designation Features Computers (Windows/Linux) hosting the application Dell UPS Quick Scan Local Node Manager Supervision Management 8.3. DELL SERIAL LINE DEVICES Dell Equipment designation Connectivity Tower and Rack 500, 1000, 1920, 2300 and 2700 Watt...

  • Page 50: Other Devices

    Dell Multi UPS Management Console USER GUIDE Dell.com 8.4. OTHER DEVICES Equipment designation Card/ proxy Features E aton Network Management Card Minislot UPS Option Card Quick Scan SNMP/Web – 66102 Eaton Pulsar Supervision And associated Environment Sensor Eaton Network Management Card &...

  • Page 51: Performances

    HDD: 2 HDDs 67GB 7200 rpm RAID 0 (Mirroring) OS: Windows Server 2008 64 bits Test conditions during 40 hours: 1300 nodes (including ~50 real), mainly DELL MUMCs, and some NSM and NMC. Average CPU load: 20~30% Memory load: 200~300MB Test with Machine 2 (typical PC) CPU : Intel Core2 Duo 6600 @2.4GHz...

  • Page 52: Acknowledgements

    This Dell UPS Local Node Manager product includes software written by Tim Hudson (tjh@cryptsoft.com) Lib USB Net SNMP The full License version for each of these projects is available from Dell Multi UPS Management Console (Settings Æ System Æ About) Dell MUMC – User Guide P 164000119 Rev 0.03...

  • Page 53: Appendix 1: Configuring The Mumc Vcenter Plugin

    Various useful applications can be attached to vCenter to make it more useful. vCenter Plug in also called “Intelligent Power Plug in vCenter” is a very easy to use and deploy Plug in to manage DELL MUMC from vCenter. This plug in provides the possibility to integrate Dell Multi UPS Management Console (DELL MUMC) with vCenter environment.

  • Page 54: Appendix 2: Configuring Maintenance Mode And Vmotion With Vcenter

    Dell uses the same vMotion capability when a UPS is in a critical power situation to move virtual machines off of a server that has a critical power situation. Dell Multi UPS Management Console will now write alarms/alerts into vCenter, which, in turn, will trigger vMotion.

  • Page 55: Configuring Maintenance Mode Behavior In Vcenter

    Dell Multi UPS Management Console USER GUIDE Dell.com automation mode of a virtual machine determines its behavior when the host (in a DRS cluster) it is running on enters maintenance mode: Any fully automated virtual machine is migrated automatically. For a partially automated or manual virtual machine, a recommendation for further user action is generated and displayed.

  • Page 56: Appendix 3: Configuring Maintenance Mode And Livemigration With Scvmm

    Dell Multi UPS Management Console USER GUIDE Dell.com 14. APPENDIX 3: CONFIGURING MAINTENANCE MODE AND LIVEMIGRATION WITH SCVMM 14.1. MAINTENANCE MODE In Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 R2, you can start maintenance mode for a virtual machine host anytime that you need to perform maintenance tasks on the physical host, such as applying security updates or replacing hardware on the physical host computer.

  • Page 57: Appendix 4: Wmware References

    Dell Multi UPS Management Console USER GUIDE Dell.com 15. APPENDIX 4: WMWARE REFERENCES 15.1. VMWARE ESX CONFIGURATION Please visit http://www.vmware.com/support/ 15.2. VCENTER SERVER (VMWARE SUPERVISOR) Please visit http://www.vmware.com/products/vcenter/ for more information about download and installation of vCenter Server Please visit also http://www.vmware.com/products/drs/...

  • Page 58: Appendix 5: Microsoft Hyper V References

    Dell Multi UPS Management Console USER GUIDE Dell.com 16. APPENDIX 5: MICROSOFT HYPER V REFERENCES 16.1. MICROSOFT TECHNET LIBRARY See the Microsoft TechNet Library for more information: http://technet.microsoft.com/en us/library/default.aspx 16.2. ABOUT MAINTENANCE MODE http://technet.microsoft.com/en us/library/ee236481.aspx 16.3. REQUIREMENTS FOR USING LIVE MIGRATION See the following link about “Hyper V Live Migration FAQ”:...

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