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Menu Items

Network continued

SNMP, continued Access control. TheAccess Control section of theSNMP menu identifies the current settings for all fourSNMP channels and provides the configurable values for a selected channel.

Item

Definition

 

 

 

The password that the NMS (identified by theNMS IP option)

Community Name

must use for SNMP access to the MasterSwitchPDU. The

allowed access type is defined by the Access Type option.

 

Maximum: 15 characters.

 

 

 

Limits access to the NMS orNMSs specified. You specify the

 

value as a specific IP address for oneNMS or as anIP address

 

filter for multiple IP addresses. For example:

 

159.215.12.1 allows only theNMS with the specificIP address

 

of 159.215.12.1 to have access.

NMS IP

159.215.12.255 allows access for anyNMS on the159.215.12

segment.

 

 

159.215.255.255 allows access for anyNMS on the159.215

 

segment.

 

159.255.255.255 allows access for anyNMS on the 159

 

segment.

 

0.0.0.0 or255.255.255.255 allows access for anyNMS.

 

 

 

Defines what actions the NMS that is identified by theNMS IP

 

option can perform:

Access Type

• Write: The NMS can useGETs andSETs.

 

• Read: The NMS can use onlyGETs.

 

• Disabled: The NMS can use neitherGETs norSETs.

 

 

Trap Receiver. TheTrap Receiver section of theSNMP menu identifies the current settings for all four trap receivers and allows you to change the values for a selected trap receiver.

Item

Definition

 

 

 

The password that the MasterSwitch PDU uses when it

Community Name

sends traps to the NMS identified by the ReceiverNMS IP

option.

 

Maximum: 15 characters.

 

 

 

The IP address of the NMS that will receive traps sent by

Receiver NMS IP

the MasterSwitch PDU.

Note: To send no traps to anyNMS, set 0.0.0.0 as the

 

 

Trap Receiver IP.

 

 

 

Enables or Disables the ability of the MasterSwitch PDU

Trap Generation

to send traps to the NMS identified by theReceiver NMS

 

IP option.

 

 

 

Enables or Disables the ability of the MasterSwitch PDU

Authentication Traps

to send authentication traps to the NMS identified by the

 

Receiver NMS IP option.

 

 

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Menu Items

System

User Manager

The User Manager section of theSystem menu displays the following

 

configurable properties of the Administrator and Device Manager

 

accounts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administrator Account

 

 

 

 

Item

Definition

 

 

 

 

 

The amount of time the user can be inactive on the system

 

Auto Logout

before being logged out automatically.

 

 

 

 

Default: 3 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

One of the following settings:

 

 

• Basic: Causes the Web Interface to use standard HTTP 1.1

 

 

login (base64-encodedpasswords).

 

Authentication

• MD5: Causes the Web Interface to use an MD5-based

 

 

authentication login. For MD5 authentication to function

 

 

properly, you must have cookies enabled in your browser.

 

 

Default: Basic

 

 

 

 

 

The user name.

 

User Name

Access: Administrator only

 

 

Maximum: 10 characters

 

 

Default: apc

 

 

 

 

 

The password for HTTP 1.1 authentication only

 

Password

Access: Administrator only

 

 

Maximum: 10 characters

 

 

Default: apc

 

 

 

 

 

The password for MD5 only.

 

Authentication

Access: Administrator only

 

Phrase

Minimum: 15 characters

 

 

Maximum: 32 characters

 

 

Default: admin user phrase

 

 

 

 

 

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User Manager,

continued

 

Device Manager Account

 

 

 

 

Item

Definition

 

 

 

 

 

The user name.

 

User Name

Maximum: 10 characters

 

 

Default: device

 

 

 

 

 

The password for HTTP 1.1 authentication only.

 

Password

Maximum: 10 characters

 

 

Default: apc

 

 

 

 

 

The password for MD5 only.

 

Authentication

Minimum: 15 characters

 

Phrase

 

Maximum:32 characters

 

 

Default: device user phrase

 

 

 

 

 

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Menu Items

System continued

Outlet User

You can create up to 16 independent Outlet User accounts for a

Management

MasterSwitch PDU.

 

 

Current Outlet User List. The list shows the existing outlet user

 

accounts and the outlets to which they have access. To select an

 

existing account to edit or delete, click on the underlined user name, To

 

add a user, select Add New User.

 

Configure the Outlet User Account Settings. Following are the

 

configurable settings for Outlet User Manager.

 

.

 

 

 

 

 

Item

Definition

 

 

 

 

 

The outlet user name for both HTTP 1.1 andMD5

 

 

authentication.

 

User Name

Maximum: 10 characters

 

 

Note: If the User Name is in orange, the user account

 

 

has been disabled.

 

 

 

 

Password

The outlet user password for HTTP 1.1 authentication.

 

Maximum: 10 characters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Outlet user authentication phrase for MD5.

 

Authentication Phrase

Minimum: 15 characters

 

 

 

 

Maximum: 32 characters.

 

 

 

 

User Description

A descriptive Identification of the outlet user.

 

Maximum:30 characters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enables, disables, or deletes the outlet user’s account.

 

Account Status

Note: A disabled account prevents the Outlet User of the

 

 

account from logging in. The User Name is in

 

 

orange if the account has been disabled.

 

 

 

 

MasterSwitch Outlet

Selects the specific outlets to which an outlet user will

 

Access

have access.

 

 

 

 

Delete User

To delete an account, change the Account status to delete

 

Outlet User, or click Delete User.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Identification

Item

Definition

 

 

Name

The system name used to identify the device. Name will be used

for the sysName OID inthe SNMP agent.

 

 

 

Contact

The contact for or owner of the device. Contact will be used for the

sysContact OIDin the SNMPagent.

 

 

 

Location

The physical location of the device. Location will be used for the

sysLocation OID in theSNMP agent.

 

 

 

Date/Time .

Item

Definition

 

 

Date

The date for the system in the following format: MM/DD/YY.

 

 

Time

The time for the system in the following format: HH:MM:SS (24-hour

time).

 

 

 

 

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File Transfer

The File Transfer section of theSystem menu provides access for

 

managing file transfers.

 

 

 

 

 

Item

Description

 

 

 

 

 

The IP address of the remote TFTP server

 

Remote TFTP Server IP

defined in the Network menu’sTFTP/FTP

 

settings.

 

 

 

 

TFTP: Remote Server IP

 

 

 

 

 

The IP address of the remote FTP server

 

Remote FTP Server IP

defined in the Network menu’sTFTP/FTP

 

settings.

 

 

 

 

FTP: Remote Server IP

 

 

 

 

 

The user name for the FTP server defined in

 

Remote FTP Server User Name

the Network menu’sTFTP/FTP settings.

 

 

FTP Client: User Name

 

 

 

 

 

The password for the FTP server defined in

 

Remote FTP Server Password

the Network menu’sTFTP/FTP settings.

 

 

FTP Client: Password

 

 

 

 

Filename

The name of the file to be downloaded.

 

 

 

 

Result of Last File Transfer

Displays the results of the last file transfer.

 

 

 

 

Initiate File Transfer Via

Lets you choose whether the file will be

 

transferred by TFTP orFTP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tools

Item

Definition

 

 

No Action

Causes no action.

 

 

Reboot Card

Restarts the operation of the Management Card, but

does not affect the state of the MasterSwitch outlets.

 

 

 

 

Restores all configuration settings, including TCP/IP

Reset Card to Defaults

settings and user accounts, to their defaults and

 

enables BOOTP.

 

 

Reset Card to Defaults

Restores all configuration settings to the default except

Except TCP/IP

TCP/IP settings.

 

 

Links

The link names that you configure appear on the navigation menu at the

 

left in the Web interface. (The APC links arepre-definedbut can be

 

changed.)

 

 

 

.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link Type

Item

Definition

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name

A link name that will appear on the menu bar. Up

 

 

to 3 are allowed.

 

 

 

 

User Links

 

 

 

 

The HTTP link inURL form for the link name

 

 

 

 

 

URL

specified as Name:

 

 

 

http://mysite.com/mypage.com

 

 

 

 

 

APC Links

Name

View the names of the APC links.

 

 

 

 

URL

Define the URL of eachAPC link.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: Only the Web interface of the MasterSwitchPDU displays hyperlinks and allows you to define them.

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Menu Items

Help

Contents

Accessing and

Navigating the

Online Help

APC Interactive

Assistant

The Contents screen provides an overview of many parameters reported and configured through the Web and Control Console interfaces.

To access the online help, do one of the following:

In the Web interface, select Help at the lower left in the navigation frame.

In the Control Console, type ? to access theHelp menu.

When using any menu, you can access the internal help pages by clicking ? at the end of the black title bar

APC Interactive Assistant bringsAPC Customer Service to the Web. When you selectAPC Interactive Assistant, the MasterSwitchPDU transmits information to theAPC Interactive Assistant server. The server then provides customizedup-to-dateproduct information (such as whether a later version of firmware is available) and provides access to extensivecontext-sensitivehelp.

About Card

About Card provides the following information about the MasterSwitch

 

PDU:

 

 

The serial number

 

The hardware revision

• The date and time at which the application version and APC OS information was loaded.

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MasterSwitch Power Distribution Unit

Configuring and Using E-mailNotification

Configuring E-mailRecipients

Menu options

To identify up to four e-mailrecipients, use one of the following:

The Recipients option of the Web interface’sEvents menu

The E-mail option of the Control Console’sNetwork Menu

Settings

 

Setting

Description

 

 

 

 

 

Defines the user and domain names of the recipient.

 

 

To use e-mailfor paging, use thee-mailaddress for the recipient’s

 

To

pager gateway account (for example, myacct100@skytel.com). The

 

Address

pager gateway generates the page.

 

 

Note: The recipient’s pager must be able to usetext-based

 

 

messaging.

 

 

 

 

 

Lets you choose one of the following methods for routing e-mail:

 

 

• Send e-mailthrough the Management Card’s SMTP server.

 

 

Selecting Local SMTP Server, which is the recommended option,

 

 

ensures that the e-mailis sent before the unit’s20-secondtime-out,

 

Send via

and, if necessary, is retried several times.

 

• Send e-maildirectly to the recipient’s remote SMTP server. If you

 

 

 

 

select the Recipient’s SMTP Server option, and the remote SMTP

 

 

server is busy, the time-outmay prevent somee-mailfrom being

 

 

sent, With this option, the management card tries to send the e-mail

 

 

only once.

 

 

 

 

E-mail

Enables (by default) or disables sending e-mailto the defined

 

Generation

recipient.

 

 

 

Configuring the

When you select the Local SMTP Server option for theSend via

local SMTP server

setting, you must do one of the following:

 

• Make sure that forwarding is enabled at that server so that the

 

server can route e-mailto external SMTP servers.

 

Note: Always see yourSMTP-serveradministrator before

 

 

changing the configuration of your SMTP server.

 

• Set up a special e-mailaccount for the Management Card.

 

This account then forwards the E-mailto an externale-mail

 

account.

Testing E-mail

In the Web interface, use the E-mail Test option to send a teste-mail

 

message to a configured recipient.

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Configuring and Using E-mail Notification

Configuring SMTP and DNS Settings

Requirements for

To use the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) to send e-mailwhen

using SMTP

an event occurs, you must define the following settings:

 

• The IP address of the Domain Name Service (DNS) server.

 

• The DNS name of the SMTP server and theFrom Address set-

 

tings for SMTP.

 

• The e-mailaddresses for a maximum of four recipients.

 

Note: To page ane-mailrecipient who uses atext-based

 

 

pager gateway, see the description of the To Address

 

 

setting in Settings on page 25.

DNS server

To enable the Management Card to send e-mailmessages, you must

 

use the TCP/IP & DNS option (Web interface) orDNS option (Control

 

Console) in the Network menu to identify the Domain Name Service

 

(DNS) server by its IP address.

 

If the unit does not receive a response from the DNS server within five

 

seconds, e-mailcannot be sent. Therefore, use a DNS server on the

 

same segment as the unit or on a nearby segment (but not across a

 

WAN).

 

 

 

After you define the DNS server’s IP address, verify that DNS is working

 

correctly by entering the DNS name of a computer on your network to

 

obtain the IP address for that DNS name.

SMTP settings

The E-mail option in theNetwork menu accesses the following SMTP

 

settings:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Setting

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

SMTP Server

 

The DNS name of the SMTP server.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The contents of the From field in thee-mailmessages sent by

 

 

 

the Management Card.

 

From Address

 

Note: See the documentation for your SMTP server to

 

 

 

determine whether you must use a valid user account

 

 

 

on the server for this setting.

 

 

 

 

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