Re: Battery & UPS Monitor plugin.
Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:30 am
Professor Falken wrote:Does anyone know if it is possible to have one Mac monitor two UPS's (and, if so, would this plug-in then allow monitoring of both)?
I have two separate UPS's that power a bunch of AV gear, as well as the the Indigo Mac mini, AD2Pi, modem, routers, switches, etc. One is an APC, but the other is another brand. I was hoping to use this plugin (and the Mac's built-in power monitor settings) to monitor both UPS's, but I am not sure that is possible.
If not I suppose I could use the separate APC plug-in for that one and this plug-in for the other one, but I was trying to avoid plugin bloat, plus the program for the APC one looks rather complex to set up.
Thanks for any advice.
I know it's not what you have, but the APCUPSD plugin supports multiple APC UPSes (each attached to different servers) being monitored. I'm sorry that it appears to be complex to setup — I'd be glad to help you get the new release installed and setup. You'll see that the plugin itself is straightforward — only the external package the plugin relies on that takes some non-normal steps. The nice thing is, the external package usually installs with a perfectly usable configuration right from the beginning so while it has lots of options, most don't have to be understood or tweaked.
Internally, I have revised the new APCUPSD plugin to be more adaptable to other UPS brands. If this other one you have has a definable way (like a program that can be run) to get its status/states I may be able to include it into the plugin.