|-f||Force the operation to occur without asking for final confirmation before execution.|
The commands recognized by apcpwr are as follows:
list produces a list of the known APC MasterSwitches and the information associated with each port. The outlet status is dynamically determined via snmp request each time the list command is executed.
probe produces the .db file (default: /var/db/apcpwr.db ). on turns on the output specified by outletname off turns off the output specified by outletname reboot turns off the outlet specified by outletname for (a default of) 5 seconds and then turns it back on.
The following command:
produces a table listing all managed MasterSwitch units, the device name attached to each outlet, and its status.pdu1 (172.21.251.251) 1: triangle On 2: 8ball On 3: 9ball On 4: cueball On 5: avail-5 On 6: avail-6 On 7: avail-7 On 8: admin On
apcpwr reboot admin
will turn off power for the system attached to pdu1, outlet 8, for (a default of) 5 seconds, and then automatically turn the power back on. Since the -f option was not specified, the following text:
Are you sure? [y|N]:
will be printed to standard output and a positive response required before the operation will continue.
A sample /etc/crontab entry to build the .db file via the probe command is:
# # Create /var/db/apcpwr.db # 0 21 * * * root /usr/local/bin/apcpwr probe > /dev/null
These utilities are based upon the netsnmp port. Other snmp packages may work but are untested.
The MIB file POWERNET344_MIB.txt is not required to use this port. However, if you with to debug this utility it must be copied from the provided media CD which came with the unit and installed into the correct MIB directory (in this instance: /usr/local/share/snmp/mibs).