I'm about to configure a Belkin Universal UPS for a RaQ3 running the RaQ550 OS.
The UPS is connected via the serial cable with the second interface of the RaQ (the one marked with two dots).
Unfortunately my first try with the default APC driver did not work. The Active Monitor claims "Cannot connect to UPS daemon".
I played a bit with several drivers and settings ("genericups upstype=7" immediately shuts down the server for example ;-) but without much luck.
Now I found that the NUT driver package is quite outdated and a new one available even coming with built-in support of the Belkin UPS.
Can someone guide me through updating the NUT driver package step by step ?
Alternatively Belkin provides an own solution called "Bulldog plus". It is available for Linux and may work. However my goal is allowing me to check UPS state at the Active Monitor. Does someone know if this software also supports the Active Monitor (Belkin support is very friendly, but helpless) ?
Or can I use the installed NUT driver package. Maybe there is a user at this forum having made own experiences with the Belkin Universal UPS.
Okay, here is my latest research about this topic:
In an other forum I got told that the NUT package shipped with the RaQ is a custom one and therefore updating it could be problematic. Originally I thought the hardest problem is to find the right NUT package for the RaQ OS...
Does anyone have made own experiences in updating the NUT package on a RaQ550 or has some tips for me where to take care especially ?
Seems that there are not many users of this UPS type outside... anyway, I made some progress again:
In order to make a step forward, I downloaded the UPS management software from Belkin (the Linux version) and installed it. Installation is a manageable thing of just a few minutes, including downloading.
I then have manually started their UPS daemon shipped with the package. The UPS detection seemed to work (the log file stated so).
Unfortunately I was not able to find a way to configure the software. It was designed for having a desktop OS. Although there is a web configuration panel available, I was not able to bring it alive, because its configuration is done by the software frontend requiring a desktop environment.
Should I have some time, I will do further tests and post them here. But so far I hang again.
I have used APC UPS units with a RaQ550 as the main monitor unit. But usually it was plug and play. When the UPS has problems the RaQ550 emails me with status of its remaining power and alerts if the power is cut.
It also served as a primary monitor unit where in a case where it sees the UPS at less than 10%, it will automatically tell all the rest of the Cobalts to power down before its too late.
All these without even access the UPS GUI or even looking at it.
@galacnet: Support for APC is pre-configured by the RaQs, so there is no interaction necessary. A few other UPSs are also available as part of the NUT package, but since this is an early version of the NUT package, support is quite poor.
@confine: I also heard that with the right cable it would be possible to imitate an other (supported) UPS, but found no further information about the necessary cable (or the PINs connection to get a custom cable). Would it really work with a serial-to-USB adapter (I haven't found something so far overall) ? Is this a standard gateway, can't believe. Signals transferred via USB may also be custom, won't ?