View Full Version : Intelligent (network ready) UPS

09-16-2002, 02:37 AM
What is meant by a network ready UPS, and what is the difference between this and a non-network UPS?

Thanks, Greg

09-16-2002, 07:10 AM
Most UPS have a software bundle that uses a serial or usb connector to tell you when there is a power outage and or give the status of the batteries

Network ready should have a nic inside it to tell the system administrator of a problem.
Or have the software to pass this info on by way of the network

In the case of a server it may also include the ability to auto shutdown

09-16-2002, 09:34 PM
Thanks for the reply.
By nic, do you mean a NiCd battery?
Also, does the non-network UPS NOT have the software for maint. & diagnostics?

Thanks, Greg

09-16-2002, 09:56 PM
NIC = Network Interface Card.....

09-16-2002, 10:00 PM
Most UPS today come with software.
But it only reports to the system it is connected to.
On a network the admin wouldn’t know of a problem unless the user of the node tells them about it.

On a server in a closet for example the admin wouldn’t know of a problem unless he/she were to look at the server monitor ..