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Managing the MasterSwitch PDU

Management Interfaces continued

Control Console

Serial Interface. To access the unit’s Control Console, use the supplied

interface,

null-modemcable to connect the serial port of the computer to the serial

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port on the MasterSwitch PDU, and set the terminal port to the following

 

communication settings:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baud Rate

2400

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data Bits

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stop Bits

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parity

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handshaking

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local Echo

Off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terminal Type

ANSI (VT100)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Logging on. To log on to the Control Console using either Telnet or a serial interface, respond to the user name and password prompts.The default for both the Administrator user name and the Administrator password isapc (lowercase).

Note: You can change the user name, password, and time-out values through the System menu. See User Manager on page 18.

Using menu items. All menus of the Control Console list items by number and name.

To select an item, type the number, and press ENTER.

For menus that configure value, always use the Accept Changes option to save any changes that you make.

SNMP interface MasterSwitch fully supportsSNMP—allunit and outlet properties are configurable throughSNMP. For instructions on how to useSNMP to manage MasterSwitch, see theMibguide.pdf and theNMS.pdf files in theSnmp folder on theCD.

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Managing the MasterSwitch PDU

Management Interfaces continued

WAP Interface To access and log on to the WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) interface of the MasterSwitchPDU:

1.In the URL Location field of the Micro browser:

Enter the unit’s IP address followed bywap.wml. The following example shows a typical address:

123.456.78.9/wap.wml

2.Respond to the user name and password prompts. If it has not been changed since purchase, the default for both the Administrator user name and the Administrator password is apc (lowercase).

Depending on the level of access (Administrator, Device Manager or Outlet User), the WAP interface will display outlets assigned to the user who logged on and will offer the following control options for the MasterSwitch unit:

immediate on

immediate off

reboot

master control of all outlets (All).

Note: The character preceding each outlet indicates whether the outlet is on (+) or off(–).

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Managing the MasterSwitch PDU

Password-ProtectedAccounts

Account access There are up to 16 Outlet User accounts, one Administrator account, and one Device Manager account. Each type of account provides a different level of access to the management menus.

Each Outlet User account has access only to the outlets assigned to it.

The Administrator and Device Manager accounts have access to all outlets.

The Administrator account can configure and manage all other accounts.

 

 

Account Type

 

Menu Items

 

 

 

Administrator

Device Manager

Outlet User

 

 

 

 

 

Outlets

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

 

MasterSwitch

Yes

Yes

No

 

 

 

 

Event Log

Yes

Yes

No

 

 

 

 

Network

Yes

No

No

 

 

 

 

System

Yes

No

No

 

 

 

 

Logout

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

 

Help

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

 

Links

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

 

For instructions on configuring Device Manager and Outlet User accounts, see User Manager on page 18.

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MasterSwitch Power Distribution Unit

Menu Items

Introduction

Management

Both the Web and Control Console interfaces provide the capabilities

Options

that this section describes for managing the MasterSwitch PDU, but the

 

information in this section is based on the Web interface. If you are

 

using Telnet or a serial interface to access the MasterSwitch PDU,

 

terminology may differ from what is used here.

 

Menu access depends on which type of account has logged on. See

 

Password-Protected Accounts on page 9 for more information on

 

accounts.

 

Note: SNMP information appears in a separate document,

 

Mibguide.pdf, on thisCD-ROM.

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Outlets

Outlet Control You can perform the following Outlet Control Actions on individualActions outlets or on all accessible outlets as a group (byMaster Outlet Control).

You can apply a Control Action only to an outlet that is not executing a command.

Item

Definition

 

 

Immediate On

The outlet turns on.

 

 

Immediate Off

The outlet turns off.

 

 

Immediate Reboot

The outlet turns off immediately, waits the outlet’s Reboot

Duration time, and turns on.

 

 

 

Delayed On

The outlet turns on according to its Power On Delay.

 

 

Delayed Off

The outlet turns off according to its Power Off Delay.

 

 

 

All outlets in the group assigned to the outlet user

Sequenced Reboot

immediately turn off. Each outlet then waits the longest

Reboot Duration (in seconds) of any outlet in the group,

 

 

waits its own Power On Delay, and turns on.

 

 

Delayed Reboot

The outlet turns off after its Power Off Delay, waits its own

Reboot Duration, and turns on.

 

 

 

 

Each outlet in the group of accessible outlets does the

 

following:

Delayed Sequenced

1. Waits its own Power Off Delay.

2. Turns off.

Reboot

3. Waits the longest Reboot Duration time (in seconds) of

 

any outlet in the group.

 

4. Waits its own Power On Delay.

 

5. Turns on.

 

 

 

All pending commands are canceled for the outlet(s).

Cancel Pending

Note: The Outlet State appears in orange with an asterisk

Commands

(*), indicating that a command is pending for the

 

outlet(s).

 

 

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Menu Items

MasterSwitch

 

 

Configure Device

 

 

Settings

Item

Definition

 

 

 

 

 

Unit Name

The name of the MasterSwitch PDU.

 

Maximum: 23 characters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coldstart Delay

The time that the MasterSwitch PDU waits before applying

 

power to outlets after AC power is applied to the unit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The longest reboot duration of any outlet in the group of

 

 

accessible outlets. You can change this value only by

 

Reboot Duration

modifying the Reboot Duration of individual accessible

 

 

outlets. Sequenced Rebootand Delayed Sequenced Reboot

 

 

use this value.

Outlet

 

 

 

 

Configuration

Item

Definition

 

 

 

 

 

Outlet Name

The name that identifies the outlet.

 

Maximum: 23 characters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The time that the outlet waits before turning on after the

 

Power On Delay

command is issued. Delayed On,Sequenced Reboot, and

 

 

Delayed Sequenced Reboot use this value.

 

 

 

 

 

The time that the outlet waits before turning off after the

 

Power Off Delay

command is issued. Delayed Off,Delayed Reboot, and

 

 

Delayed Sequenced Reboot use this value.

 

 

 

 

Reboot Duration

The time that the outlet will remain off during a reboot.

 

Immediate Reboot and Delayed Rebootuse this value.

 

 

 

 

 

 

URL Links

Defines HTTP links to relevant Web pages.

 

 

 

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Menu Items

Event Log

Displaying the

To display the Event Log, select the Event Log menu in the Web

Event Log

interface or press CTRL + L in the Control Console interface.

 

The Event Log displays the following information for the most recent 300

 

events for the MasterSwitch PDU.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

The date on which the event occurred (DD/MM/YYYY)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time

The time at which the event occurred (HH:MM:SS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event

Description of the event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retrieving the Event Log by using FTP

To retrieve the Event Log using client-sideFTP:

1.From an MS-DOS prompt, typeftp card-ip,wherecard-ip is theIP address of your MasterSwitchPDU.

2.After you log into the unit's FTP server, typedir. The screen displays information similar to the following:

ftp>dir

200 Command okay.

150 Opening data connection for /.

--wx-wx-wx1 apc apc 262144 Jul 5 2000 aos253.bin--wx-wx-wx1 apc apc 458752 Jul 5 2000 msp202.bin-r--r--r--1 apc apc 4096 Jul 5 2000 event.txt 226 Closing data connection.

ftp: 194 bytes received in 0.00Seconds 194000.00Kbytes/sec.

ftp>

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Menu Items

Event Log continued

Retrieving the

3. Type get event.txt. The MasterSwitchPDU transmits the Event

Event Log by using

Log, containing at least the last 300 events, to your specified drive.

FTP, continued

The screen displays information similar to the following.

 

 

ftp>get event.txt

 

 

200 Command okay.

 

 

150 Opening data connection for event.txt

 

 

226 Closing data connection.

 

 

ftp: 3694 bytes received in 0.11Seconds

 

 

33.58Kbytes/sec.

 

 

ftp>

Using a

To view the event.txt file after you obtain it, use a spreadsheet

spreadsheet to

application. The file is TAB-delimitedfor automatic formatting of

view the Event Log

columns.

 

Note:

When you import the event.txt file into a spreadsheet, the

 

 

spreadsheet may display the year in the date fields as only two

 

 

digits instead of the four digits logged and displayed by the

 

 

MasterSwitch PDU. To display the year as four digits, select a

 

 

four-digitdate format in the spreadsheet.

 

The event.txt file also includes the following information that is not

 

shown in the Web and Control Console Event Log screens:

 

The version of the event.txt file format (first field).

 

The date and time at which the event.txt file was retrieved.

 

The Name, Contact, Location, and IP address for the unit’s

 

 

Management Card.

 

A unique Event Code for every type of event.

Deleting the Event

To delete the Event Log, type del event.txt. You are not prompted

Log in the FTP

to confirm the deletion. The screen displays information similar to the

interface

following:

ftp>del event.txt

250 Requested file action okay, completed. ftp>

A new event.txt file is created immediately in response to the Deleted

Log event.

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Menu Items

Network

TCP/IP

The TCP/IP section of theNetwork menu displays settings for the

 

MasterSwitch PDU and allows you to configure the followingTCP/IP

 

settings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item

 

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

System IP

 

The IP address of the MasterSwitchPDU

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subnet Mask

 

The network subnet mask

 

 

 

 

 

 

Default Gateway

The local default gateway (router address)

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOOTP

 

Enables or disables BOOTP requests forTCP/IP settings at

 

 

startup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TFTP/FTP

For control of file transfers, the TFTP/FTP section allows access to the

 

following menu items on the TFTP/FTP menu for theTFTP andFTP

 

Client and the FTP Server.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Client or

 

Menu Item

Definition

 

Server

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TFTP Client

Remote Server IP:

The network address of the TFTP server

 

used for downloads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remote Server IP:

The network address of the FTP server used

 

 

for downloads.

 

 

 

 

 

FTP Client

 

 

 

 

User Name:

The user name for access to the FTP server.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Password:

The password for access to the FTP server.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Access:

Enable or Disable FTP server access.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FTP Server

 

 

The TCP/IP port on which theFTP server for

 

 

Port:

the MasterSwitch PDU is located.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Default: port 21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Network continued

Telnet/Web

T.

 

 

 

 

Port

Menu Item

Definition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Access

Enables or Disables Telnet access.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telnet

 

 

The TCP/IP port where the Telnet server for the

 

 

Port

 

MasterSwitch PDU resides.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Default: port 23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Access

Enables or Disables Web access.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Web

 

 

The TCP/IP port where the Web server for the

 

 

Port

 

MasterSwitch PDU resides.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Default: port 80

 

 

 

 

 

SNMP

The SNMP section of theNetwork menu displays the followingSNMP

 

settings:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item

 

 

Definition

 

 

 

 

SNMP Access

Enables or disables SNMP access.

 

 

 

 

Access Control

Controls access to each of the four SNMP channels.

 

 

 

 

 

Trap Receiver

Defines up to four network management stations (NMSs) to

 

which traps are sent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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