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Topic # 31795 31-Mar-2009 06:08
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Looking for your thoughts and help on this one.

Around using a UPS on WHS.

Is it safe to run 3rd party UPS software on WHS?

Grid Junction does not reconise the UPS as WHS only lists generic or APC models.

The software (UpSilon 2000 for Windows)  runs ok shows all the UPS functions and shuts down the WHS when the mains fail.

My concern is will this may cause some issues when WHS is actually doing something and do we need special software to shut down WHS correctly.

Grid Junction details are a little vague on what id does and seems to just run a sript to issue a shutdown command.

Whats you thoughts on this?

Brought kit below as has nz plugs.

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Using a Dynamix UPS-1700 Smart Software (UpSilon 2000 for Windows) and RS232 Cable (made by KEBO)

UPS service is not running.

UPS connected on Port 1





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  Reply # 204346 31-Mar-2009 07:29
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It should be ok - the software is probably just requesting system shutdown and that 's how the processes normaly close.

The Belkin is also recognised without any drivers needed.







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  Reply # 204385 31-Mar-2009 11:36
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Thanks Mauricio

So do you have the UPS Service running on your WHS? and can this stay as a unstarted service?

Under Power Settings do you have any UPS sett? Can we just leave this as we have a third party software installed?

The only thing that I have running is the UPS software.

Just want to make sure I dont screw up the WHS as it now holding the crown jewels so to speak and I dont want to have a dead WHS down the track.




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  Reply # 204512 31-Mar-2009 19:47
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Thank you.

Looks if my isdsue is related to my UPS using Serial RS232.

Checking the Grid Junction support site.

Serial RS232 Support:
Grid Junction supports USB (”Plug and Play”) connected and supported UPS devices only; but a serial RS232-Interface-To-GridJunction driver bridge is currently under active development. Our goal is to keep Grid Junction lightweight and any code not needed by the vast majority of users will therefore not be included; instead the RS232-Interface-To-GridJunction driver bridge will be made available as a separate patch and is currently in early alpha.




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  Reply # 205570 6-Apr-2009 16:21
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Just for others that brought the Dynamix UPS-1700 which connnects by RS232 Cable.  This UPS is actually made in China by KEBO  UPS-1700D

For GridFunction 1.5 the following areas or feature additions/changes are being contemplated:

* RS232 Visor Driver Interface

The below is a closed beta group that you can join over at www.homeserverland.com/

see GridJunction - Support for MegaTec protocol UPS's




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  Reply # 205894 7-Apr-2009 22:56
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Thanks for the followup information... appreciated Smile

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