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  • #76
    Originally posted by JoelWener View Post
    Please ignore happy faces should be colon p, but the forum autocorrect changes it to happy faces.

    ip:user: password
    I don't care what you say. That is funny.

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    • #77
      Originally posted by JoelWener View Post

      This is a username & password that needs to be added for the card (PCNET) to the APCUPSD (pluggin) in order to login

      The normal format as per APCUPSD is

      IPaddress:usernameassword ""
      Does the apctray (client Windows application) ask to enter the username & password?

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      • #78
        Originally posted by pcp View Post

        Does the apctray (client Windows application) ask to enter the username & password?
        When I wish to access the UPS I need to enter a username and password. I am currently using the pluggin on the Linux version of HS3.

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        • #79
          The plugin doesn't communicate directly with the UPS, it only talks to the apcupsd daemon. The daemon is what needs to be configured to talk to your UPS. This is done by editing file /etc/apcupsd/apcupsd.conf (Linux) or C:\apcupsd\etc\apcupsd\apcupsd.conf (Windows).

          It appears that you are referring to UPSTYPE=pcnet, which would be set up in that file -- per the description therein:
          Code:
          # UPSTYPE   DEVICE           Description
          ....
          # pcnet     ipaddr:username:passphrase:port
          #                            PowerChute Network Shutdown protocol which can be
          #                            used as an alternative to SNMP with the AP9617
          #                            family of smart slot cards. ipaddr is the IP
          #                            address of the UPS management card. username and
          #                            passphrase are the credentials for which the card
          #                            has been configured. port is the port number on
          #                            which to listen for messages from the UPS, normally
          #                            3052. If this parameter is empty or missing, the
          #                            default of 3052 will be used.
          #
          Once you get apcupsd talking to the UPS, the plugin will connect to apcupsd and display the UPS data. The plugin doesn't need the username/password.

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          • #80
            I wish to monitor this PCNET ups as a secondary ups. I already have my local ups set-up in apcupsd, I don't think I can add more than one ups to apcupsd? The pluggin can only talk to apcupsd servers?

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            • #81
              The plugin can monitor more than one UPS - I'm monitoring two. To add another one, go to Plugins->APCUPSD->Configuration, then click on 'Create Instance' button.

              Have you read over the plugin help file? According to that, the plugin "Retrieves UPS information from APCUPSD or NUT software which must be running on target computers".

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              • #82
                Correct the plugin can monitor mutliple UPSes (I monitor 4 of them). The plugin connects to the APCSUPSD or NUT service which can run other machines or one been local to the HS3 server. As zwolfpack mentions you need to configure the apcupsd instance with the username/password to connect to your pcnet. Once that is configure one or more clients (like apctray, this plugin, etc) can connect to the acpupsd instance running on a host and listening to connections on port 3551 typically (which does not require a username/password from what I have seen).

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                • #83
                  I know the HS3 pluggin can monitor multiple UPS's, my question was can you run multiple instances of APCUPSD on the same Linux machine,one monitoring the local UPS, and the other monitoring the PCNet pluggin UPS?

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                  • #84
                    Doable, though a bit involved: https://wiki.debian.org/apcupsd#Conf...UPS_Devices.29

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                    • #85
                      FYI, I posted a new Beta

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