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MasterSwitch

Power Distribution Unit

AP9211

AP9212

AP9217

AP9218

User’s Guide

MasterSwitch Power Distribution Unit

Contents

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Product Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Front panel 1

LEDs 2

Rear panel 3

Initial Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Configuring TCP/IP settings 4

Customizing your configuration 4

Auto-configuration 4

Managing the MasterSwitch PDU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Management Interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Management Options 5

Web interface 5

Control Console interface 6

WAP Interface 8

Password-Protected Accounts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Menu Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

MasterSwitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Event Log. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Retrieving the Event Log by using FTP 13

 

Using a spreadsheet to view the Event Log

14

Deleting the Event Log in the FTP interface

14

Network . . . . . .

. . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . 15

TFTP/FTP

15

 

Telnet/Web

16

 

SNMP

16

 

 

System . . . . . . .

. . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . 18

Outlet User Management 20

 

Identification

21

 

Date/Time

21

 

File Transfer

22

 

Links

23

 

 

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Contents

Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Accessing and Navigating the Online Help 24

APC Interactive Assistant 24

About Card 24

Configuring and Using E-mail Notification . . . . . . . . . . 25

Configuring E-mail Recipients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Settings 25

Configuring the local SMTP server 25Testing E-mail 25

Configuring SMTP and DNS Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

DNS server 26SMTP settings 26

Event-Related Menus and Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Event Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27Actions Option (Web Interface only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Severity levels of events 29SNMP Traps action 29Email action 29

Related topics 29

Recipients Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Email Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

DNS server 32

SMTP settings 32

How to Configure Individual Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Event list access

33

Event list format

33

Management Card and MasterSwitch Events. . . . . . . . . . 36

Security. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Security Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Planning and implementing security features

39

Port assignments 39

 

User names, passwords, community names

39

Authentication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Authentication versus encryption 40MD5 authentication (Web interface) 40Summary of access methods 42

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Product Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Obtaining service 43Warranty exclusions 43

Obtaining Customer Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Life-Support Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

General policy 45

Examples of life-support devices 45

Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Product specifications for AP9211

46

Product specifications for AP9212

47

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

APC Worldwide Customer Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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MasterSwitch Power Distribution Unit

Introduction

Product Description

Front panel

.

!

Reset Button

Re-initializesthe MasterSwitchPDU without affecting the

outlet state.

 

 

 

 

 

"

Status LED

Indicates the status of the Ethernet LAN connection and

 

 

the state of the management card, as described in LEDs

 

 

#

Link-RX/TXLED

on page 2.

 

 

 

$

Eight Outlet

Indicates whether the associated outlet is on.

Power LEDs

 

 

 

 

 

%

Serial Port

Connects the MasterSwitch PDU to a terminal emulator

program to access the Control Console.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connects the MasterSwitch PDU to an EthernetLAN

&

RJ-45Port

using the 10Base-Tcommunication cable. This

connection allows configuration of the MasterSwitch PDU

 

 

 

 

through the Web, Telnet, or SNMP.

 

 

 

 

 

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Introduction

Product Description continued

LEDs

Each outlet has a corresponding LED that indicates the state of the

 

outlet, and two LEDs indicate the status of the entire unit. The following

 

table describes the conditions indicated by the LEDs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LED

Status

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outlet LED

On

The Outlet is on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Off

The Outlet is off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Off

The MasterSwitch PDU has no power.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green

The MasterSwitch PDU has valid network

 

 

 

 

settings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flashing

The MasterSwitch PDU does not have valid

 

 

 

Status

Green

network settings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red

A hardware failure has been detected in the

 

 

 

 

MasterSwitch PDU.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blinking

The MasterSwitch PDU is makingBOOTP

 

 

 

 

Red

requests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The device that connects the MasterSwitch

 

 

 

 

Off

PDU to the network (a router, hub, or

 

 

 

Link-RX/TX

 

concentrator) is off or is not operating correctly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flashing

The MasterSwitch PDU is receiving data

 

 

 

 

Green

packets from the network.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Introduction

Product Description continued

Rear panel

The following table lists the features of the MasterSwitch rear panel

 

shown in the figures on this page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

!

Power Cord/ IEC Inlet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"

Outlets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#

Outlet Label

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

Circuit Breaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following figure shows the MasterSwitch (AP9211/AP9217) rear panel withNEMA 5-15 outlets.

The following figure shows the MasterSwitch (AP9212/ AP9218) rear panel withIEC-320 C13 outlets.

 

 

 

 

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