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Latest revision as of 08:06, 31 March 2008


Contents

About

Terastation Live has some preconfigured files for supporting UPS from APC and Omron. Unfortunately there is no support for configuration via web interface. This procedure shows how to enable the using of an USB UPS from APC.


Prerequisites

Gain root access with ACP_Commander and login via telnet/ssh.

Procedure

1. Connect UPS to TS Live with USB cable - don't connect AC for TS Live so far to APC

2. Check for the file file: /etc/melco/ups

ups_link=
ups_connect=
ups_terashutdown=60
ups_upsshutdown=off
ups_recover=off
use_netups=off

3. Enable UPS support (ups_link) and chose the correct UPS-type (ups_connect).

ups_link=on
ups_connect=usb_apc
ups_terashutdown=60
ups_upsshutdown=on
ups_recover=on
use_netups=off

The other tokens control the TS Live behaviour

  • ups_shutdown = wether it will shutdown or not.
  • ups_recover = wether it will reboot after AC power returns

4. After reboot the UPS daemon () get's activated. You could also manually start the daemon with "/etc/init.d/ups start"

/usr/local/sbin/apcupsd --kill-on-powerfail

5. /var/log/messages should mention it as well:

Mar 22 16:32:59 tera kernel: usbcore: registered new driver hiddev
Mar 22 16:32:59 tera kernel: hiddev96: USB HID v1.10 Device [APC APC ES 500 FW:803.p6.A USB FW:p6] on usb-ehci_platform.4523-1.2
Mar 22 16:32:59 tera kernel: usbcore: registered new driver usbhid
Mar 22 16:32:59 tera kernel: drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: v2.6:USB HID core driver
Mar 22 16:33:01 tera apcupsd[1580]: apcupsd 3.12.1 (06 January 2006) unknown startup succeeded

6. Power down the UPS and the TS Live should shut down afterwards. With "ups_recover = on", TS Live reboots automatically when the power line is restored,

7. Finally connect TS live power cable to APS UPS,

Supported UPS families

  • APC USB
ups_connect=usb_apc
  • APC Serial
ups_connect=ups_apc
  • Omron USB
ups_connect=usb_omron
  • Omron Serial
ups_connect=ups_omron

Other interesting files

  • /etc/apcupsd/apcupsd.conf
  • /var/log/messages

Reference

  • Model:TS-HTGL/R5
  • Stock-FW: 2.13 (I upgraded from japanese FW to "hs-dhtgl-up_213_101")
  • UPS: APC ES 500 with USB cable