Remote Management UPS
The remote management UPS allows for secure monitoring and control of an uninterruptible power device via a Web browser, command line interface or SNMP. Administrators can integrate UPS management software to remotely shut down equipment in the event of an outage. Options are available to configure and manage the individual UPS or to remotely communicate with multiple UPS units across a network. Additional features of UPS systems with remote capabilities vary but may include automatic event alerts for enhanced power management. Remote monitoring and control of both a power distribution unit (PDU) and a UPS can create a power management system for smarter energy consumption and equipment protection.
Monitor a PDU Remotely
A PDU distributes AC power to equipment using multiple outputs. It is often connected to the UPS. Today’s technology allows network managers to monitor a PDU remotely. PDUs are commonly used in data centres for electrical distribution to server racks and computers. Advanced switched power distribution devices allow for on-site or remote rebooting and control of individual outlets. PDU overload alerts can also be delivered. As with remote UPS control, the remote management of a power distribution device is performed through secure Web, SNMP, or another communication method.
Remote Power Management and Monitoring in Real Time
Features such as energy metering and remote power management are now found on more advanced UPS units. Rack or tower UPS devices are available with intelligent features that will remotely reboot devices on the network. With PDU remote management, controlled shutdowns can be scheduled and sequential start-ups configured. A Comms Express representative has the knowledge to explain how a web-controlled UPS, PDU or power switch contributes to network efficiency.