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MasterSwitch Power Distribution Unit

Managing the MasterSwitch PDU

Management Interfaces

Management

After you configure a MasterSwitch PDU with the proper network

Options

settings, you can manage the unit remotely through its Web, Telnet

 

Control Console, SNMP, and WAP interfaces.

 

You can also use the Control Console to manage a MasterSwitch PDU

 

locally through a serial connection.

 

Only one user at a time can access a MasterSwitch PDU. Serial

 

interface users (using a terminal emulator) have precedence over Telnet

 

users, and Telnet users have precedence over Web and WAP users.

Web interface To access and log on to the Web interface of the MasterSwitchPDU:

1.In the URL Location field of the Web browser, do one of the following:

If the Web port of the MasterSwitch PDU is set to the default value of 80, enterhttp:// followed by the unit’sIP address. The following example shows a typicalIP address:

http://170.241.17.51

If the Web port of the MasterSwitch PDU is set to a value other than the default of80, enter the SystemIP address (theIP address of the unit) followed by a colon and the configured Web port value (8000 in the following example).

http://170.241.17.51:8000

If there is a DNS server entry for the MasterSwitchPDU, you can choose to enter theDNS name to access the unit.

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Web interface,

2. Respond to the user name and password prompts. The default for

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both the Administrator user name and the Administrator password is

 

apc (lowercase). After you log on, you can change the user name,

 

password, and time-outvalues through the System menu. SeeUser

 

Manager on page 18.

 

Note: Some Web interface features (data verification, Assistant

 

Online, and MD5 authentication) require that you enable

 

JavaScript or Java on your web browser, and MD5

 

authentication also requires that you have cookies enabled.

Control Console In addition to or instead of using the Web interface, you can use theinterface Control Console to manage the MasterSwitchPDU by one of the

following modes of access:

Telnet, for remote management.

A serial interface, for local management.

Telnet. To access the unit’s Control Console:

1.Choose Connect, then Remote Server.

2.Type the IP address of the MasterSwitch PDU.

3.Click the Connect button.

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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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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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