[rescue] Network aware power switch?

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at yahoo.com
Sat Dec 20 18:08:15 CST 2003

--- Paul <paul at techcenter3000.com> wrote:
> Have you looked at your UPS? I've got a 2200VA MGE Pulsar, and it can
> be told via serial or network conenction to individually power on/off
> 4 of the 6 outlets. I used a simple  2 plug 'pigtail' to each of the
> 4 and each outlet controls 1 raid+cpu setup.

Neat idea, but maybe a bit different than that asked for...
> Since you _might_ already have this, it would be hard to beat the
> price. For the cost of some of those 'power controllers', you could
> probably buy 2 UPS'es with power control. Look into it, you might
> get extra bang for the buck.

Ideally, a network aware power switch could be a zero U solution,
whereas a UPS solution as yuo describe would be a multi U solution,
since both the UPS and the computer/terminal server would each occupy

BUT, as you said, you can't beat the price if your UPS has some form of
serial management (as you describe). Of course, if your terminal
server/computer that "drives" the UPS gets stuck, you need to visit the


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