Currently Being ModeratedJul 19, 2011 1:00 AM (in response to upctry2)
If your UPS is connected to the Xserve via USB, just use the energy saver system preference tab to configure shutdown.
If your UPS is connected to the network with a management card, download this software:
and configure it. (that software is for 10.5 and 10.6, use version 2.2.4 for 10.4 servers). It's a little tedious to set up, but it works like a charm. Be sure to follow the instructions and have the network management card configured before attempting to set up the OS X software.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 19, 2011 8:17 AM (in response to upctry2)
my specific parts:
APC Smart-UPS XL 3000VA
and the management card:
APC UPS Network Management Card 2
the pcconnection site has MFG part numbers and you can view aditional accesseries. I am not sure if I had to order a backplate or not.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 19, 2011 8:21 AM (in response to upctry2)
Is one better than the other ?
You can go with the most basic card (AP9630) after you made sure your UPS has a slot for a card... the other cards offer more features like environmental monitoring and LOM which you probably won't need...