Hey fellow administrators.
I need some advice please on procuring a suitable UPS for a development server that I’m overseeing. I’m not looking for anything mad expensive.
What I have is a small UPS probably giving 30min of backup until it fails. This timing is great but it has no means of alerting my server so that it can start shutdown procedures after 10min.
I would also like to configure it to restart my machine when power returns. I understand that I would need to change the BIOS to auto start on power supplied but the UPS has to be a little clever and keep the power off until the AC is solid again.
I came across http://www.networkupstools.org/stable-hcl.html that lists a linux tool for interfacing to smart UPS’s. I now just need a decent supplier/brand/model.
Thoughts and suggestions?
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