How to enable and configure UPS Monitoring

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On Symantec Brightmail Gateway you can enable UPS monitoring

In the Control Center / Administration tab / Select UPS in the right panel


To enable UPS monitoring, check the box and enter the conditions under which the appliance will shut itself down.

The appliance supports monitoring of USB attached APC UPS devices and graceful shutdown upon loss of AC power when any one of the following configurable conditions are met:

Table: UPS Settings page

Item

Description

Battery level

If during a power failure, the remaining battery percentage (as reported by the UPS) is below or equal to the specified value. This value can be between 5 and 75 percent.

Runtime minutes

If during a power failure, the remaining runtime in minutes (as calculated internally by the UPS) is below or equal the specified value. This value can be between 5 and 75 minutes.

Timeout minutes

If during a power failure, the UPS has run on batteries for Timeout minutes.

Note:

If you have a Smart UPS, you will most likely want to disable this timer by setting it to zero and use the other settings to control when a shutdown is initiated.